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The 2nd virtual meeting for RPPOs organized to advance the IPPC work programme among regions during the Covid-19 pandemic

Posted on Thu, 09 Jul 2020, 08:54

Rome, 26 June 2020 – The IPPC Secretariat organized the second virtual meeting with Regional Plant Protection Organizations (RPPOs) to discuss how to strengthen collaboration and involve the regions in key IPPC activities. The meeting was opened by Mr Jingyuan Xia ...

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IPPC Secretariat’s role as one of the STDF’s core partners

Posted on Tue, 30 Jun 2020, 08:56

Rome, 29 June 2020 - On 26 May 2020, the working group of the Standards Trade and Development Facility (STDF) met in a webinar on “Future-proofing safe trade during COVID-19” to discuss what STDF partners were doing to keep facilitating safe ...

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The IPPC 2019 Annual Report is published

Posted on Fri, 26 Jun 2020, 13:09

Rome, 25 June 2020 – The IPPC Annual Report 2019: Protecting the world’s plant resources from pests has been published online. Styled with a new and fresher makeover, the publication highlights all the major achievements of the IPPC community in ...

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The 9th IYPH ISC meeting convened virtually to continuously advance delivery of the IYPH during the Covid-19 pandemic

Posted on Thu, 25 Jun 2020, 15:23

Rome, 25 June - The 9th meeting of the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) International Steering Committee (ISC) was held virtually to continuously advance delivery of the IYPH during the Covid-19 pandemic. The meeting was chaired by Mr Ralf Lopian ...

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The first informal briefing organized virtually to promote implementation of the IPPC work programme during the Covid-19 pandemic

Posted on Tue, 23 Jun 2020, 12:17

Rome, 18 June 2020. The IPPC Secretariat organized its first informal briefing via ZOOM to IPPC National Plant Protection Organizations (NPPOs) and Regional Plant Protection Organizations (RPPOs) to inform and discuss on how to move forward the IPPC work programme ...

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The IPPC Secretariat preparing for the implementation of the FAO Global Action for the Fall armyworm control in relation to the IPPC’s issues

Posted on Fri, 19 Jun 2020, 15:09

Rome, 16 June 2020 – The IPPC Secretariat organized the first coordination meeting on preparation for the implementation of the FAO Global Action for the Fall armyworm control in relation to IPPC’s issues. The meeting was chaired by Mr Jingyuan ...

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The IPPC Secretariat and the Right to Food Team join forces to fight against hunger

Posted on Wed, 17 Jun 2020, 15:27

Rome, 11 June 2020. How can protecting plant health contribute to the realization of the right to food? Aiming to highlight the inevitable linkages between these two issues, the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat and the FAO Right to ...

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IPPC Contracting Parties step up in issuing postage stamps to promote the International Year of Plant Health in 2020

Posted on Tue, 16 Jun 2020, 09:14

Rome, June 2020. Despite the global COVID-19 pandemic, so far June has been a month rich in activities to promote the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) in 2020.

Many initiatives are being undertaken by IPPC contracting parties (CPs) at ...

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The second virtual meeting of the IPPC Secretariat’s staff held to continuously advance its work programme during the Covid-19 pandemic

Posted on Tue, 16 Jun 2020, 09:06

Rome, 11 June 2020 – The IPPC Secretariat organized the second virtual briefing to continuously advance its work programme during the Covid-19 pandemic. The meeting was chaired by Mr Jingyuan Xia, IPPC Secretary, and attended by 27 staff members. The main ...

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The IPPC ePhyto Steering Group and Industry Advisory Group met virtually to advance ePhyto work during Covid-19 pandemic

Posted on Fri, 12 Jun 2020, 12:30

Rome, 4 June - The IPPC ePhyto Steering Group (ESG) and Industry Advisory Group (IAG) met virtually to promote ePhyto work during Covid-19 pandemic. Ms Beth Bechdol, FAO Deputy Director General, delivered opening remarks; and Mr Christian Dellis, ESG Chair, and ...

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The IPPC Implementation and Capacity Development Committee (IC) virtual meetings ensure the continuity of its activities

Posted on Thu, 11 Jun 2020, 13:26

Rome, 03 June 2020 - The IPPC Implementation and Capacity Development Committee (IC) May 2020 face-to-face meeting was cancelled due to the COVID-19 global crisis. To ensure continuity, the CPM Bureau encouraged the IPPC Secretariat to explore the use of virtual ...

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CPM Bureau meets virtually for the third time since beginning of global pandemic to decisively advance IPPC work plan

Posted on Mon, 08 Jun 2020, 10:42

Rome, 5 June 2020. The CPM Bureau held its third virtual meeting since the beginning of the global sanitary crisis to continue providing the IPPC community with guidance and governance, in cooperation with the IPPC Secretariat. The meeting was opened ...

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The IPPC Innovative Approach for the Continued Development of International Standards during the COVID-19 Lockdown

Posted on Wed, 03 Jun 2020, 12:52

Rome, 2 June 2020. To ensure the continuity of the IPPC standard setting process, the Standards Committee (SC) has been using online tools to review and approve three draft International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs) for the first round of ...

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The eighth meeting of the IYPH International Steering Committee held virtually

Posted on Tue, 26 May 2020, 16:16

Rome, 25 May 2020 – Members and observers of the IYPH International Steering Committee (ISC) convened at their 8th meeting for the second time virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic. Discussions to advance the IYPH activities despite the COVID-19 pandemic were once ...

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