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Major Achievements of the IPPC Secretariat in Promotion of Trade Facilitation in 2017

Posted on Thu, 01 Feb 2018, 14:42

Great achievements were obtained by the IPPC Secretariat in promoting trade facilitation in 2017 through the efforts of the IPPC ePhyto Project Team and the support of all Units (Teams) as well as the assistance of all Task Forces. Among many others, the major achievements are highlighted as follows:

The SDTF pilot project on ePhyto was successfully conducted with the active involvement of participating stakeholders and NPPOs. The requirements for deployment of the IPPC ePhyto hub and the generic ePhyto national system (GeNS) was finalized for testing and demonstration. Through the preliminary test, it proves that both ePhyto Solutions are ...

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Major Achievements in Implementation Facilitation for the IPPC Secretariat in 2017

Posted on Wed, 31 Jan 2018, 11:52

Facilitation of the PCE conducted in Guinea, by Mekki Chouibani, facilitator trained and selected within STDF project 401. © Ana Peralta, Guinea, 2017

Several achievements were obtained in the area of implementation facilitation of the IPPC Secretariat in 2017 through the efforts of the Implementation Facilitation Unit (IFU) with the support of Standards Setting Unit (SSU) and Integration and Support Team (IST), as well as the assistance of the Task Force for Communication and Advocacy (TFCA) and the Task Force for Resource Mobilization (TFRM). Among many others, the major achievements are highlighted as follows.

Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation Tool and implementation are ...

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Major Achievements in Resource Mobilization of the IPPC Secretariat for 2017

Posted on Tue, 30 Jan 2018, 16:50

Members of Task Force for Resource Mobilization (TFRM) of the IPPC Secretariat

Milestone achievements were obtained in resource mobilization of the IPPC Secretariat for 2017 through the efforts of the Task Force for Resource Mobilization (TFRM) and support of all Units (Teams) and the assistance of the Task Force for Communication and Advocacy (TFCA). Among many others, the major achievements are highlighted as follows:

The IPPC Multi-Donor Trust Fund received contributions at a record amounts, mainly from Australia, Canada, Republic of Korea, USA/NAPPO, New Zealand, Switzerland, Netherlands and International Seed Federation. This fund will contribute to the 2018 IPPC ...

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Major Achievements in Standard Setting of the IPPC Secretariat for 2017

Posted on Tue, 30 Jan 2018, 15:13

Remarkable achievements were obtained in standard setting within the IPPC Secretariat for 2017. This was enabled through the efforts of the Standard Setting Unit (SSU) with the support of the Integration and Support Team (IST) and the Implementation Facilitation Unit (IFU) as well as the assistance of the Task Force for Communication and Advocacy (TFCA) and the Task Force for Resource Mobilization (TFRM). Among many others, the major achievements are highlighted as follows:

The highest number of standards (22) were adopted by the CPM-12 (2017) or by the SC on behalf of the CPM in one year, this includes 5 ...

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Major Achievements in Communication, Advocacy and Partnerships of the IPPC Secretariat for 2017

Posted on Tue, 30 Jan 2018, 14:31

Significant achievements were obtained in communication, advocacy, and partnership of the IPPC Secretariat for 2017 through the efforts of the Integration and Support Team (IST) and the support of the Standards Setting Unit (SSU) and the Implementation Facilitation Unit (IFU), as well as the assistance of the Task Force for Communication and Advocacy (TFCA) and the Task Force for Resource Mobilization (TFRM). Among many others, the major achievements are highlighted as follows.

The IPPC annual theme on “Plant Health and Trade Facilitation” was promoted through the organization of a series activities during CPM-12 in the Republic of Korea, including one ...

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2018 Annual Meeting of the IPPC Secretariat Held in Rome, Italy

Posted on Wed, 24 Jan 2018, 11:20

The 2018 annual meeting of the IPPC Secretariat was held on 18 January at the FAO HQs in Rome, Italy, with the annual theme set as “Optimization of Financial Management”. The main objectives of the meeting were to review the major achievements of the IPPC Secretariat for 2017, as well as to plan the core activities and the annual theme of the IPPC Secretariat for 2018. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Jingyuan Xia, the IPPC Secretary and attended by all Secretariat staff. Mr. Xia opened the meeting with warm welcome of Mr. Avetik Nersisyan, the newly-appointed SSU Leader and ...

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The IPPC Secretary's Message on the New Year Greetings for 2018

Posted on Thu, 21 Dec 2017, 16:04

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the entire IPPC Secretariat, I would like to share my sincere greetings to all of you for the Holiday Season, and also show my high appreciation for your strong support and positive contribution to the IPPC throughout 2017.

2017 has been a milestone year for the IPPC, marking the 65th Anniversary of the entry into force of the Convention, and showcasing the IPPC annual theme on “Plant Health and Trade Facilitation”. This year has been very remarkable, as several important achievements have been obtained, including: 1) organization of a series activities for disseminating the IPPC ...

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The IPPC Secretariat supports Uzbekistan's efforts to improve its phytosanitary legislation and capacity

Posted on Thu, 21 Dec 2017, 16:02

Copyright G.N. Alit Susanta Wirya 2014

The IPPC Secretariat, FAO and Uzbek stakeholders convened a plant protection workshop within the framework of the FAO project “Support to the Improvement of the National Seed, Plant Variety Protection and Phytosanitary Legislation in Uzbekistan” (TCP/UZB/3602). The workshop was held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on 13 – 15 November 2017.

IPPC Secretariat Implementation Officer Ketevan Lomsadze, together with FAO Technical Officer Hafiz Muminjanov and FAO Legal Officer Carmen Bullon delivered the plant protection workshop. Participants discussed the international regulatory framework for plant protection. Workshop facilitators also presented the results of the national legal ...

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The First Meeting of the IPPC Implementation Capacity Development Committee Held in Rome, Italy

Posted on Wed, 20 Dec 2017, 13:36

IPPC 2017. Implementation and Capacity Development Committee (IC) members and representatives of the IPPC Secretariat convened in Rome, Italy for the first meeting of the IC.

The first meeting the IPPC Implementation Capacity and Development Committee (IC) was held from 11–15 December 2017 at FAO-HQ in Rome, Italy. The meeting was organized and hosted by the IPPC Secretariat. Mr. Jingyuan Xia, IPPC Secretary opened the meeting, followed by the election of IC Member Ms. Olga Lavrentjeva as the IC Chair, IC Member Mr. Dominique Pelletier as the IC Vice-Chair and IC Member and Phytosanitary expert Mr. Christopher Dale as ...

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The 2nd Advisory Committee Meeting on the IPPC ePhyto Project and the Experts Meeting of the IPPC ePhyto Business Model

Posted on Wed, 20 Dec 2017, 10:32

The 2nd Advisory Committee meeting on the IPPC ePhyto Project and the experts meeting of the IPPC ePhyto Business Model were held on the 5th and 6th of December 2017, respectively, at the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.

At the 2nd Advisory Committee meeting on the IPPC ePhyto Project, the members of the IPPC ePhyto Project Advisory Committee (PAC) discussed mainly the progress of the IPPC ePhyto project, the development of the IPPC ePhyto Business Model, and the future roles of the PAC once the STDF-funded part of the project is complete. The PAC will work on developing new ...

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The 2017 Meeting of the IPPC Technical Panel for the Glossary

Posted on Mon, 18 Dec 2017, 14:12

The IPPC Technical Panel for the Glossary (TPG) meeting was hosted by the Italian National Plant Protection Organization on 4-7 December 2017 in Rome, Italy. Mr Federico Sòrgoni from the “Ministero delle Politiche Agricole Alimentari e Forestali” warmly welcomed the eight TPG present members representing all six official FAO languages. The meeting was chaired by Mr John Hedley (New Zealand), with Ms Laurence Bouhot-Delduc (France) as Steward and Mr Ebbe Nordbo (Denmark) as Rapporteur. The TPG works on the development and revision of phytosanitary terms in the Glossary of phytosanitary terms (ISPM 5). It has an essential role in ensuring ...

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The CPM Bureau Virtual Meeting held in 12th December 2017

Posted on Thu, 14 Dec 2017, 12:31

The CPM Bureau virtual meeting was held on 12th December 2017 with participation of five Bureau members as well as the representatives from the IPPC Secretariat and FAO legal office. The meeting was chaired by the CPM Chairperson, Ms Lois Ransom (Australia), and opened by Mr Jingyuan Xia, the IPPC Secretary.

The Meeting started with the discussion of the action points of the June 2017 Bureau meeting followed by updates on the progress of IPPC strategic framework 2020-2030, Standards Committee meeting of November 2017, 29th Technical Consultation among RPPOs (TC-RPPOs), the 3rd Steering Committee meeting of International Year of Plant ...

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Official Establishment of the Implementation Capacity Development Committee of the IPPC Commission on Phytosanitary Measures

Posted on Thu, 14 Dec 2017, 11:17

Full members of the IC of IPPC-CPM (December 2017)

On 11 December 2017, Rome, Italy. The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) launched, at FAO-HQs, it’s new implementation oversight body, the Implementation and Capacity Development Committee (IC). The establishment of this new committee is a milestone event for the IPPC as it signals a greater emphasis towards the implementation of the IPPC and its standards.

In 2014, the IPPC’s governing body, the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) launched an Enhancement Evaluation of the IPPC Secretariat. As one of the important outcomes of this Evaluation, a strong recommendation was proposed ...

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The first meeting of the Expert Working Group for the development of the IPPC Pest Free Area Guide

Posted on Tue, 05 Dec 2017, 09:20

IPPC 2017 – Meeting participants convened in Rome Italy to initiate the development of the IPPC Pest Free Area Guide

The first meeting dedicated to the development of a Pest Free Area Guide was held in Rome Italy the 20 – 24 November 2017. The meeting was organized by the IPPC Secretariat and chaired by Mr Kenneth A. Bloem, phytosanitary expert of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) with the presence of phytosanitary experts from several FAO regions and IPPC Secretariat staff.

The development of the Pest Free Area Guide is driven by gaps identified through the IPPC General Surveys 2012 ...

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