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IPPC Secretariat and Senior CABI officials meet in Rome

Posted on Fri, 23 Oct 2015, 14:18

An IPPC delegation led by Secretary Jingyuan Xia met with a delegation of senior officials from CAB International led by CABI CEO Trevor Nicholls on Thursday, October 22. During the meeting the two parties drafted a letter of intent with some specific goals for the future which, once reviewed and finalized, should lay the foundation for a future programme of work aimed at enhancing awareness of both organizations and the importance of plant health and protection. Among other things, the ...

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The IPPC towards 2020 and beyond

Posted on Wed, 21 Oct 2015, 17:00

The 4th Strategic Planning Group (SPG) meeting was held in Rome from 13-15 October 2015, with the main theme “The IPPC toward 2020”. The meeting was chaired by Ms Lois Ransom (Australia), with presence of 27 participants from 22 contracting parties. Two rapporteurs were selected for the meeting - Mr Lucien Kouame Konan (Ivory Coast) and Mr Sam Bishop (United Kingdom). All participants were welcomed and invited to actively participate in the discussions. The SPG chairperson highlighted that...

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CPM Financial Committee - October 2015

Posted on Wed, 21 Oct 2015, 10:54

CPM Financial Committee (FC) met at the FAO-HQ in Rome on 12 October to discuss finance related topics of the IPPC Secretariat and CPM. The FC Chair Mr. John Greifer (USA) chaired the meeting, with presence of all FC members as well as Mr Jingyuan Xia (Secretary to the IPPC) and Mr Marko Benovic (IPPC Finance Officer). Discussed topics included: the financial situation of the IPPC Secretariat as of 30 September 2015, resource mobilization efforts, the International Year of Plant Health (IY...

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The IPPC Regional Workshop for the Caribbean Region (2015)

Posted on Wed, 21 Oct 2015, 07:44

The 2015 IPPC Regional Workshop for the Caribbean Region was held on 29 September – 1 October, in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. The workshop was organized by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and the IPPC Secretariat, hosted by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, and funded by the 10th European Development Fund (EDF) Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Project from the European Union (EU). Sixteen participants from 12 contracting parties, representati...

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Biodiversity Liaison Group Issues Joint Statement for UN Sustainable Development Summit

Posted on Wed, 30 Sep 2015, 15:04

The seven Secretaries of the Liaison Group of Biodiversity-related Conventions (BLG), of which the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) is a member, issued a joint statement in advance of the UN Sustainable Development Summit which took place from 25-27 September at UN Headquarters in New York. The full text of the statement.

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The IPPC Seminar on Invasive Alien Species: Trends and Patterns of Invasion, Global Impacts, and Possible responses

Posted on Tue, 29 Sep 2015, 18:36

The IPPC Seminar on Invasive Alien Species: Trends and Patterns of Invasion, Global Impacts, and Possible responses, took place in FAO headquarters on 24 September 2015. Dr Piero Genovesi, Chair IUCN Invasive Species Specialist Group, was invited to make the presentation. The Seminar was chaired by Dr. Jingyuan Xia, the IPPC Secretary, and had more than 60 participants from a number of different departments in FAO, among but not limited to fisheries, land and water, food safety and forest...

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IPPC Regional Workshop for the Near East and North Africa (2015)

Posted on Fri, 25 Sep 2015, 08:37

The 2015 IPPC Regional Workshop for the Near East and North Africa was held 14-17 September, in Amman, Jordan, and there were 40 participants from 14 contracting parties and West Bank and Gaza Strip. The Workshop was organized by the FAO Regional Office for the Near East (FAO-RNE), the Jordan Plant Protection Organization and the IPPC Secretariat; and it was funded by FAO-NRE as well as from the IPPC Trust Fund.

The Workshop was co-chaired by Ms Fida'a Ali Al-Rawabdeh, Head of the J...

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November 2015 SC meeting: provisional agenda

Posted on Tue, 22 Sep 2015, 18:03

The 2015 November Standards Committee (SC) meeting will be held at the FAO Headquarter in Rome, Italy, from 16 - 20 November and the provisional agenda is now available. In addition, national plant protection organizations (NPPOs) and regional plant protection organizations (RPPOs) are able to download from the restricted SC area on the IPPC website the draft spec...

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Two new IPPC Diagnostic Protocols Adopted!

Posted on Tue, 22 Sep 2015, 17:58

Two new Diagnostic Protocols (DPs) on Ditylenchus destructor and Ditylenchus dipsaci, and Genus Anastrepha Schiner - DP 8 and DP 9, respectively – were adopted by the Standards Committee on behalf of the CPM as Annexes to ISPM 27 (Diagnostic protocols for regulated pests). These two draft DPs were subject to the IPPC 45-days notification period, which closed on 15 August 2015.The complete list of Tags: DpISPM 27Ditylenchus destructorDitylenchus dipsaciGenus Anastrepha Schiner
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Message from the Chairperson of CPM Ms. Kyu-Ock YIM

Posted on Fri, 18 Sep 2015, 16:17

Update from the CPM Bureau

August 2015

Colleagues;

First of all, I would like to express my sincere thanks to the Contracting Parties and delegates of CPM-10. It was the first CPM for me as a chairperson and I know it would not be successful without your active participation and cooperation. I felt warmly supported and a strong collective interest to move issues and decisions forward throughout the CPM week. Since CPM-10, there have been many meetin...

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IPPC Secretariat Participates in Tenth Meeting of the Biodiversity Liaison Group

Posted on Thu, 17 Sep 2015, 10:58

IPPC Secretary, Jingyuan Xia, and IPPC Coordinator, Craig Fedchock, were active participants in the tenth meeting of the Biodiversity Liaison Group made up of the seven sustainable development agreements (SDAs) in Geneva on September 16.

The agenda covered a wide variety of topics, and the IPPC reported on developments related to activities related to the International Year of Plant Health proposal, ...

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IPPC Regional Workshop for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (2015)

Posted on Thu, 17 Sep 2015, 10:49

The 2015 IPPC Regional Workshop for Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia organized by the FAO Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (REU), the All-Russia Center for Plant Quarantine (VNIIKR) and the IPPC Secretariat, took place during the week of September 7 in Bykovo, Russia. Representatives from 12 National Plant Protection Organizations (NPPOs) in the region participated in workshop activities. The Workshop was chaired by Mr. Leonid Pleshko, Director of the NPPO of ...

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Dispute avoidance and settlement towards 2020

Posted on Mon, 14 Sep 2015, 12:34

Rome, Italy, 9 – 11 September 2015. The 12th meeting of the IPPC Subsidiary Body for Dispute Settlement (SBDS) was held at the FAO Headquarters in Rome and the chairpersonship of Ms Mennie Gerritsen-Wielard (Europe Region member). Members from Africa, Europe, North America, Latin and Caribbean America and the Pacific, met along with the IPPC Secretariat to discuss the status and progress made in the IPPC Dispute Avoidance and Settlement System (DASS).

Great focus wa...

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11 submissions received in answer to the 2015 Call for topics for the IPPC standard setting programme

Posted on Thu, 03 Sep 2015, 15:25

The 2015 Call for topics for the IPPC standard setting programme closed on 14 August 2015.

The IPPC Secretariat has received 11 submissions in answer to the call. All the submissions received have been posted at: https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/calls-topics/

They will be presented to the Standards Committee (16-20 November 2015 meeting) for review.

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