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CBD call for information

Posted on Thu, 22 Jun 2017, 09:05

NPPOs are encouraged to provide information in response to a call by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) on the following issues:

a) Addressing the risks associated with trade in wildlife, invasive alien species sold via e-commerce, and invasive alien species moving with sea containers;

b) Risk analysis on biological control agents;

c) Decision support tools for management of invasive alien species; and

d) The progress on the achievement of Aichi Biodiversity Target 9.

To facilitate the compilation of the information relevant to the issues referred to above, the CBD Secretariat has created an online survey available at the following ...

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ISPMs adopted at CPM-12 posted in languages

Posted on Wed, 21 Jun 2017, 09:01

This is to announce that all ISPMs adopted by CPM-12 were posted in all languages (ISPM 20, ISPM 38, ISPM 39, ISPM 40, ISPM 41 and PTs 22 to 31). To read them, please visit https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/standards-setting/ispms/

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Vacancy announcement - Technical Officer (P-2)

Posted on Fri, 09 Jun 2017, 11:24

The IPPC Secretariat is hiring a Technical Officer (P2) to work with the standard setting unit. Main tasks relate to facilitating the development of standards and publishing of standards in the official FAO languages.

Read more about the duties of the position and requirements for application at http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/user_upload/VA/pdf/IRC4202.pdf

The IPPC Secretariat welcomes applications from candidates meeting the minimum requirements. The deadline for applications is 23 June 2017.

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CDC report posted

Posted on Wed, 07 Jun 2017, 15:47

The report of the tenth IPPC Capacity Development Committee held in Tokyo on 15-19 May has been posted to the Capacity development page on the IPP. The direct link can be found here.

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Call for NPPO experts from small island developing States in the Caribbean to join a CBD workshop.

Posted on Tue, 06 Jun 2017, 11:00

The Secretariat to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is holding a capacity-building workshop towards achieving Aichi Biodiversity Target 9, scheduled to take place from 18 to 22 September 2017 in Kingston, Jamaica. This workshop is open to CBD Parties of small island developing States (SIDS) in the Caribbean. One of the mandates of this workshop is to encourage national cooperation between CBD and IPPC focal points.

With the generous financial support from the Government of Japan and the UNEP Caribbean Sub-Regional Office, the workshop will facilitate the technical and scientific cooperation to put comprehensive measures that address risks posed ...

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Limited travel funds are available for researchers to attend Phytosanitary Measures Research Group meeting in July 2017

Posted on Fri, 02 Jun 2017, 10:16

PMRG

The Phytosanitary Measures Research Group (PMRG) provides a mechanism where critical phytosanitary treatment issues can be addressed through discussion and collaborative research. The group is comprised of around 75 researchers and regulators and meets approximately every two years. It is anticipated that approximately 25 researchers will attend the upcoming meeting.

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The Phytosanitary Measures Research Group (PMRG) is seeking expressions of interest from suitable treatment researchers and regulators wishing to attend and contribute to the upcoming meeting of the PMRG to be held in Wageningen, the Netherlands, 10-13 July 2107. Limited funds for travel assistance is available for eligible ...

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Vacancy Announcement - Senior Agricultural Officer (P5)

Posted on Fri, 02 Jun 2017, 09:05

We are hiring! Open vacancy for a Senior Agricultural Officer (Team Leader - Standard Setting Unit) IPPC based at Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) HQs in Rome. To know more and apply: http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/user_upload/VA/pdf/IRC3945.pdf

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Standards Committee 2017 May meeting report posted!

Posted on Wed, 31 May 2017, 10:23

The report of the Standards Committee May meeting (Rome, 8-12 May, 2017) has now been posted. You can find the report on the IPP at https://www.ippc.int/en/publications/84388/.

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CPM-12 report posted!

Posted on Tue, 30 May 2017, 16:42

The report of the Twelfth Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-12) held in Incheon, Republic of Korea, has now been posted! You can find it at this link.

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New OCS short guide posted!

Posted on Thu, 25 May 2017, 15:20

A new short guide on the IPPC Online Comment System (OCS) has been posted today. The guide is available in English in the OCS resource page of the IPPC website or through a direct link here.

IPPC contact points are encouraged to read it through in view of the opening of consultations on draft ISPMs on 1st July. In case of need, please contact IPPC-OCS@fao.org.

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All CPM-12 adopted standards now posted!

Posted on Fri, 19 May 2017, 18:23

All standards adopted by CPM-12 have now been published in English, including all Phytosanitary Treatments. The standards can be found in the IPPC adopted standards page.

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CPM-12 adopted ISPMs now posted in English!

Posted on Tue, 16 May 2017, 10:04

This is to inform you that ISPMs adopted at the Twelfth Session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-12) were posted on the IPP in English at https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/standards-setting/ispms/

Those include: ISPM 20 with Annex 1, ISPM 38, ISPM 39, ISPM 40 and ISPM 41.

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NRO leaflets are avilable now in Spanish and Russian

Posted on Thu, 11 May 2017, 10:11

The NRO leaflets (factsheets) previously available in English and French have been translated also into Spanish and Russian and are now available on the IPP.

You can download a language version of your choice from here: https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/information-exchange/nro/

One leaflet (factsheet) was developed for each National Reporting Obligation:

  • Official Contact Point
  • Description of NPPO
  • Phytosanitary requirements, restrictions and prohibitions
  • Points of entry
  • Lists of regulated pests
  • Pest reports
  • Organizational arrangements
  • Rationale
  • Non-compliance
  • Investigation of non-compliance
  • Pest status
  • Emergency action
  • Pest Risk Analysis

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Report of the 2nd meeting of the IYPH Steering Committee is available now

Posted on Wed, 10 May 2017, 16:49

The report of the second meeting of the International Year of Plant Health Steering Committee that took place in April 2017 is now available on the IPP on the IYPH page.

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