New York, 8 November 2018. The Second Committee of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has just adopted the resolution on the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) in 2020 by consensus. The process for the IYPH 2020 proclamation will be concluded when the UNGA plenary reviews the resolution in late December 2018.
The IPPC community is grateful to Finland for their leadership in the process to proclaim 2020 the International Year of Plant Health. For more information on the IYPH, see our video, factsheet and web page.
The International Conference on “Fall Armyworm Research-for-Development – Status and Priorities for Africa” was held at the African Union Commission (AUC) campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (29-31 October). Three intense days of meetings and discussions brought together over 220 experts from international leading scientific institutions and organizations worldwide.
The development and the implementation of harmonized protocols, able to include multi-location assessment of relationship between crop damage due to FAW and yield losses, have been highlighted as one of the priorities for the scientific community. Moreover, the access to new technologies to control the FAW impact in Africa has been underlined as ...
The Task Force on Topics meeting was held at FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy from 1-3 October 2018.
The Task Force reviewed submissions to the 2018 Call for Topics: Standards and Implementation and prepared recommendations to the Standards Committee and Implementation and Capacity Development Committee.
The report of the meeting is now available on the IPP at https://www.ippc.int/en/publications/86749/
The 14th International Conference on Plant Pathogenic Bacteria (ICPPB) will be held in Assisi (Umbria, Italy) from 7-12 June 2020. Entitled “The Impact of Plant Pathogenic Bacteria on Global Plant Health”, the conference aims at promoting and disseminating the latest scientific advances in Phytobacteriology; and encouraging collaboration among researchers.
A special session of the 14th ICPPB will be dedicated to the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH 2020) to highlight the important role of scientific research for promoting plant health and combating the devastating effect of bacteria and diseases on plant health and the environment.
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The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting nominations for appropriately qualified experts to take part in
the Expert Working Group on Audits in the phytosanitary context (2015-014)
the Technical Panel on Phytosanitary Treatments (TPPT)
Nominations are due 12 November 2018.
Further details are available on the IPP at http://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/standards-setting/calls-experts/.
The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has issued a call for nomination of experts for their assessment on invasive alien species. More details at the following link: https://www.ipbes.net/notification/call-nominations-experts-%E2%80%93-assessment-invasive-alien-species
Dear NPPOs and RPPOs,
As you are aware, we are getting close to the decision to proclaim 2020 the International Year of Plant Health. A resolution to this effect will soon be available on the UN e-document system. (http://www.un.org/en/ga/second/73/documentslist.shtml and http://www.un.org/en/ga/73/resolutions.shtml).
This is a kind reminder that an IYPH information package is available at the following links: https://www.ippc.int/en/news/prompting-action-towards-an-international-year-of-plant-health/ and https://www.ippc.int/en/iyph/iyph-toolbox/, and that you are strongly encouraged to contact your UN Missions ...
ISPMs 26, 30, 35 and 37 have successfully been reorganized to reflect the decisions of CPM-13 (2018). This reorganization made the suite of fruit fly standards more logical and simple, which will help in their implementation and facilitate safe trade.
The IPPC Secretariat would like to acknowledge the combined hard work of the IPPC Technical Panel on Fruit Flies, the Standards Committee and several countries from different FAO regions who made this reorganization possible.
The ISPMs can be found in English at this link: https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/standards-setting/ispms/
Language versions will be available in early 2019.
The five newly adopted Diagnostic Protocols (DPs) have now been posted to the IPP in English and can be found at the following link: https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/standards-setting/ispms/#publications
Click here to read more about the importance of these new diagnostic protocols in helping countries prevent the entry or establishment of pests.
Compiled comments for the first and second consultations on draft ISPMs have now been posted on the IPP at this link:
The IPPC Secretariat would like to thank all who have participated in the consultative process and invites IPPC Official contact points to review the comments ensure they correctly reflect those entered into the OCS.
Please contact the Secretariat if your comments have not been recorded correctly.
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The provisional Agenda of the Standards Committee (SC) meeting is available at the IPP Calendar at: https://www.ippc.int/en/events/event/626/
The meeting will take place at FAO, Rome, Italy from 19 to 23 November 2018
The draft specification to be discussed at the meeting and the compiled comments are now posted publicly and are available at: https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/standards-setting/member-consultation-draft-specifications-ispms/
The draft ISPMs to be discussed will be available for contracting parties (CPs) and the regional plant protection organizations (RPPOs) at https://www.ippc.int/en/work-area/sc-draft-ispms-for-cps-rppos/ in the restricted area ...
Compiled comments from the consultation on Implementation and Capacity Development Committee (IC) Sub-groups draft Terms of Reference and draft Rules of Procedure have been posted on the IPP at the following link: https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/capacity-development/consultation-on-ic-sub-groups-draft-terms-of-reference-and-draft-rules-of-procedure/
The IPPC Secretariat would like to thank all who have participated in the consultation.
Compiled comments from the 2018 consultation on the draft specification for Use of systems approaches in managing the pest risks associated with the movement of wood commodities have been posted on the IPP at the following link:
The IPPC Secretariat would like to thank all who have participated in the consultative process.