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.
Please be aware that some IPPC user has received SPAM emails that seems coming from the IPPS@fao.org or from other IPP users email addresses.
When you receive a message please check that it comes from IPPC@fao.org and don't open suspicious attachments that could be viruses.
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.
All 2018 IPPC Regional Workshop presentations are now available in Russian at: https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/capacity-development/regional-ippc-workshops/2018-ippc-regional-workshops/.
All-Russian Quarantine Center (VNIIKR) and EPPO are greatly thanked for undertaking these translations.
The compiled comments for the consultation on “CPM recommendation: Next Generation Sequencing technologies as a diagnostic tool for phytosanitary purposes” have been posted on the IPP:
Please check the above document to make sure that comments correctly reflect those entered into the OCS by your contact point.
CPM-13 report is now available in all FAO languages and can be downloaded from here.
Draft ISPMs for the first consultation are now available in Russian at https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/capacity-development/regional-ippc-workshops/2018-ippc-regional-workshops/. These unofficial translations were provided by EPPO.
From 12 to 16 November 2018, the CIHEAM Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Agronomic Studies in Zaragoza will be organizing an advanced course for professionals on “Plant diseases caused by Xylella fastidiosa: detection, identification, monitoring and control”. The course will involve 14 European and international expert lecturers and is being sponsored by the Spanish Agriculture Ministry and supported by several EU projects – XF-Actors, POnTE and MSCA-RISE CURE XF.
The week long course will consist of 40 hours of expert training and will include 10 hours of practical hands-on learning sessions. It will count on the participation of some of the top ...