Viewing items from June, 2019
14 June 2019, Rome – CPM Bureau members gathered at FAO Headquarters in Rome from 10 to 14 June 2019, with the main focus on implementation of the IPPC Strategic Framework for 2020-2030.
In his opening speech, the IPPC Secretary Mr. Jingyuan Xia highlighted the need to plan for activities to support the implementation of the IPPC Strategic Framework for 2020-2030 and the related five-year investment plan. The IPPC Secretary further stressed the importance of mobilizing resources for both IYPH and ePhyto work programmes.
The Bureau was provided with updates about all the activities at the core of the IPPC mandate ...
The IPPC Financial Committee (FC) met from 6 to 7 June 2019 at FAO Headquarters in Rome. © FAO
7 June 2019, Rome - The IPPC Financial Committee (FC) met from 6 to 7 June 2019 before the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) Bureau meeting which began on 10 June 2019. The FC mainly discussed ways to link the IPPC Strategic framework for 2020-2030, the 5 year investment plan of the IPPC Secretariat for 2020-2024, and the IPPC Secretariat Work Plan and Budget for 2021.
The FC received an update on the financial situation of the IPPC Secretariat and focused its discussion ...
The IPPC ePhyto solution’s technical aspects and business processes were discussed during a meeting with the national plant protection organisation (NPPO) of the United Kingdom. © FAO
12 June 2019, London - Working directly with industry representatives is essential for the success of the IPPC electronic certification (ePhyto) solution. On 10 June 2019, Peter Neimanis and Christian Dellis, respectively Chair and Technical Lead of the ePhyto Steering Group, presented the IPPC ePhyto solution at the IT Strategic Session of the International Grain Trade Coalition (IGTC) annual meeting in London. Participants learned about the progress and technical aspects of the IPPC ePhyto ...
The report of the Implementation and Capacity Development Committee (IC) May 2019 meeting is now available on the IPP at:
The meeting was held at FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy from 13 to 17 May 2019.
How can digitising the phytosanitary certification process help to enhance food security? Craig Fedchock, Advisor at the International Plant Protection Secretariat, explains.
Read full article at: https://www.tradefacilitation.org/blog/enhancing-food-security-trade-facilitation/
Expert Working Group members at the June 2019 meeting in Toronto, Canada. © FAO
3 June 2019, Toronto – The Expert Working Group (EWG) in charge of developing the draft International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM) on Audit in the phytosanitary context (2015-014) met in Toronto, Canada from 3 to 7 June 2019. The standard is based on the approved Specification 66.
Once adopted, this new ISPM will guide national plant protection organizations (NPPOs) conducting audits in the phytosanitary context. It will cover audits conducted by NPPOs in both exporting and importing countries; and by “third party” entities authorized by NPPOs to ...
The Report of the first meeting of the International Year of Plant Health International Steering Committee (IYPH ISC) is now available at the following link:
Dr Cristiana Paşca Palmer, Executive Secretary of the CBD, and Dr Jingyuan Xia, Secretary of the IPPC, signed the CBD-IPPC joint work plan for 2019-2020 at the Consultation Workshop of Biodiversity-Related Conventions on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. IPPC and CBD delegates were also present. © FAO
10 June 2019, Bern – The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) share the common objective of protecting global biodiversity. With a long history of collaboration and recognizing the importance of ensuring coherence and mutual support in implementing both Conventions, a joint work plan for both Conventions for 2019-2020 ...
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT (Job Description – Public Information Specialist)
The short term consultancy is based at the IPPC, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) HQs in Rome.
Deadline for applications: 30 June 2019
Bern, Switzerland: The IPPC delegation at the Consultation Workshop of Biodiversity-Related Conventions on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (left to right): Mr González, Mr Lopian, Mr Xia (IPPC Secretary), Ms Yim, Mr Njoroge and Ms Moreira. © FAO
12 June 2019, Bern – An IPPC delegation led by the IPPC Secretary Mr Jingyuan Xia attended the Consultation Workshop of Biodiversity-Related Conventions on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework held in Bern, Switzerland from 10 to 12 June 2019. The consultation workshop was held at the headquarters of the Universal Postal Union and sponsored by the Government of Switzerland. Approximately 120 participants, with representatives ...
Rome, 14 June 2019. The first meeting of the International Steering Committee (ISC) on the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) in 2020 was held at FAO Headquarters in Rome. The meeting was opened by Dr. Jingyaun Xia, Secretary of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC), and Dr. Dongxin Feng, senior officer from FAO Partnership Division. Fifteen representatives of FAO regions, international organizations, the private sector and IYPH Secretariat attended the meeting. Mr Ralf Lopian and Ms Kyu-ock Yim were selected as Chairperson and the Vice-chairperson of the Committee. The main objectives of the meeting were to discuss the IYPH ...
During CPM-14 (2019) the North American Plant Protection Organization (NAPPO) delivered a presentation on the importance of using Risk-Based Sampling (RBS) in order for phytosanitary inspections and the measures that are put in place based on inspection results are technically justified.
After the presentation, some contracting parties (CPs) emphasized that sharing views and experiences with CPs would contribute to a better understanding of the conceptual foundation and the operational and regulatory considerations when implementing RBS.
In response to this suggestion NAPPO and its partners developed a free downloadable Excel workbook (in English and Spanish) to assist CPs in organizing data ...
The IPPC Secretariat would like to call your attention to the Latin American Risk Assessment Symposium (LARAS), "Building-up a regional approach” which will take place from 27 to 29 August 2019, in Montevideo, Uruguay.
The symposium will be held in English and Spanish with simultaneous translation. Participation is free of charge, although costs for travel, accommodation and lunches will need to be covered by participants. For more information see:
The aims of the symposium are to:
contribute to developing food safety structures in Latin America in order to sustainably improve risk analysis in ...
The IPPC is excited to announce the upcoming IPPC ePhyto South West Pacific regional workshop that will take place in Nadi, Fiji on 29-30 August 2019 at the Novotel Hotel. This workshop will directly follow the IPPC regional workshop which will be from 26-28 August 2019 at the same location.
Participants will learn about the progress of the IPPC ePhyto Solution Project, how the system works and the experiences of neighbouring countries - such as Samoa - in implementing the Generic ePhyto National System (GeNS) for phytosanitary exchange.
All NPPOs in the region have been contacted with information about this workshop and ...