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Guidance to NPPOs for Mitigating Impacts of COVID-19 Crisis on Plant Health from the CPM Bureau and the IPPC Secretariat

Posted on Tue, 21 Apr 2020, 12:51

In this unprecedented crisis of Covid-19, our first concern is always to ensure that our families, friends and colleagues are protected and safe; this includes looking after ourselves. The Bureau of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM), together with the …

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IPPC Secretariat met virtually in full capacity to advance its work programme during the Covid-19 pandemic

Posted on Tue, 21 Apr 2020, 11:56

Rome, 17 April 2020. The IPPC Secretariat met virtually in full capacity to advance its work programme during the Covid-19 pandemic. The meeting was chaired by Mr Jingyuan Xia, IPPC Secretary, and attended by all 32 IPPC Secretariat members. Among …

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Supporting developing countries to trade safely during the COVID-19 pandemic: STDF holds online Working Group

Posted on Mon, 20 Apr 2020, 10:54

Geneva, 7 April 2020. The impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic is pressing and affecting supply chains and global trade flows in an unprecedented way. Strengthening technical assistance for developing countries in ensuring safe trade is now more important …

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The First CPM Bureau virtual meeting organized to move forward the IPPC work programme during the COVID-19 crisis

Posted on Fri, 10 Apr 2020, 13:57

9 April 2020, Rome. The Bureau of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) held its first virtual meeting of 2020 to reorganise the IPPC’s work, following the postponement of CPM-15 due to the COVID-19 crisis. The meeting was chaired by …

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The IPPC community contributes to development of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework

Posted on Fri, 03 Apr 2020, 13:02

Rome, 26 March 2020. A virtual meeting on the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) was convened by UNEP to seek input from Multilateral Environmental Agreements. The meeting, chaired by Ms Tita Korvenoja (UNEP) and Ms Diane Klaimi (UNEP), featured …

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Implementing the IPPC Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation helped Nicaragua approve their revised phytosanitary law in record time

Posted on Tue, 31 Mar 2020, 09:05

Managua, 11 March – Thanks to the IPPC Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation (PCE) tool, Nicaragua improved its phytosanitary legislation in record time. On Wednesday, 11 March 2020 - less than three months from the implementation of the PCE in the country …

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IPPC Secretariat launches new IPPC pest reports bulletin to facilitate global phytosanitary information exchange

Posted on Fri, 27 Mar 2020, 13:50

The IPPC Secretariat has always been striving to provide the IPPC community with the most up-to-date information on pest status to protect plants from pests and facilitate safe trade. The provision of pest reports is an opportunity to keep IPPC …

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Key messages from the IPPC Secretariat on plant health and Covid-19

Posted on Thu, 19 Mar 2020, 16:37

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) is an inter-governmental treaty signed by 184 countries, aiming at protecting the world's plant resources from the spread and introduction of pests, and promoting safe trade. The Convention introduced International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures …

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Sri Lanka undertakes the second workshop on Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation to strengthen its national plant protection organization

Posted on Tue, 17 Mar 2020, 13:28

Colombo, 28 February 2020 – Fully committed to improve its phytosanitary system, the National Plant Quarantine Service of Sri Lanka filled in all the Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation (PCE) modules and started elaborating its National Phytosanitary Capacity Development Strategy with the …

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Message from the IPPC Secretary on Overcoming the Difficult Time Imposed by COVID-19

Posted on Thu, 12 Mar 2020, 15:08

Dear Colleagues of the IPPC Community,

The WHO, yesterday, declared the evolving global COVID-19 outbreak a “pandemic”, an indication that we are in the midst of a situation that none of us has ever experienced before.

To be sure, there …

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International Symposium in Australia discusses Limiting the Spread of Contaminant Pests

Posted on Thu, 12 Mar 2020, 15:01

Sydney, 4 March 2020 – The Australian Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment invited government representatives from the IPPC community and international trade organizations to attend the International Symposium on Limiting the Spread of Contaminant Pests held in Sydney, …

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Showcasing IPPC ePhyto at FAO event on digital technology, trade and sustainable food chains

Posted on Wed, 11 Mar 2020, 08:25

Rome, 5 March 2020. The Embassy of Australia and FAO hosted a Skype conference on “Public-private sector collaboration: The link between digital technology, trade and sustainable food chains”. The presentations discussed public-private partnerships and their role in promoting economic growth, …

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Belgium dedicates a special 2 Euro coin to plant health at the occasion of the IYPH 2020

Posted on Fri, 06 Mar 2020, 18:01

Brussels, 5 March 2020 – The Federal Public Service (FPS) Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment of Belgium and the Royal Mint of Belgium issued a 2 Euro commemorative coin to promote the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) 2020 …

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IPPC Secretary’s message on the International Year of Plant Health in 2020

Posted on Mon, 02 Mar 2020, 17:02

Rome, 27 February 2020 - Mr Jingyuan Xia, the Secretary to the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) filmed a video message at the occasion of the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) 2020.

In his message, the Secretary Xia highlighted …

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