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Azerbaijan is on the way to strengthen its Phytosanitary Capacity

Posted on Mon, 07 Mar 2016, 08:35

Baku, Azerbaijan, 9 -12 April 2016

The project “Strengthening phytosanitary inspection and diagnostic services in Azerbaijan (MTF/AZE/007/STF)” was officially launched with the inception activities on 9 -12 April 2016, Baku, Azerbaijan. The project aims to improve inspection and diagnostic services by the State Phytosanitary Control Service (SPCS) and by the State Customs Committee (SCC) of Azerbaijan maintaining the necessary level of phytosanitary protection of a...

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Update on the STDF project 401 on PCE facilitators: the trainers were trained in Rome

Posted on Tue, 23 Feb 2016, 17:06

Rome, FAO Headquarters, 17-27 January 2016

The STDF project 401 aims at training PCE facilitators. Sixty six (66) candidates from all over the world have been selected against stringent criteria to enroll in the first part of the project consisting in an intensive phytosanitary training. Eight trainers with varied competencies have received an update on the Logical Framework Approach as well as on facilitation techniques in order to transfer high standard knowledge ...

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IPPC Strongly Represented at Biodiversity Workshop in Geneva

Posted on Mon, 22 Feb 2016, 15:31

The Workshop on Synergies among the Biodiversity-Related Conventions was held on 8-11 February 2016 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. This was the first joint Workshop of all seven International Biodiversity-Related Conventions, including the Convention on Biological Diversity CBD, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), the Convention on Wetla...

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Achievements in Implementation Facilitation in 2015

Posted on Mon, 08 Feb 2016, 09:01

The IPPC Implementation Facilitation Unit (IFU), as part of the IPPC Secretariat, participated in the IPPC Secretariat Annual Meeting that took place on 22 January 2016.

Mr. Orlando Sosa, IPPC Implementation Officer, presented the activities of the IFU over the past year. The most notable activities reported included, among others:

  1. 5 Projects or its components valued at USD 3 million were managed by the Unit: IRSS, STDF350 and STDF 401, Strengthening Phytosanitary Cap...

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    Achievements in Integration and Support in 2015

    Posted on Fri, 05 Feb 2016, 09:03

    The IPPC Integration and Support Team (IST), as part of the IPPC Secretariat, participated in the IPPC Secretariat Annual Meeting that took place on 22 January 2016.

    Mr. David Nowell, Information Officer, presented the IST activities over the past year. The most notable activities reported within the following areas included:

    1. National Reporting Obligations (NROs): NROs UPDATE - 12 monthly newsletters for over 400 recipients, 1 training before the CPM and during the regi...

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      Diagnostic Protocols newly adopted!

      Posted on Wed, 03 Feb 2016, 17:37

      Photos: Evolution of symptoms of pine (Pinus pinaster) infested by Bursaphelenchus xylophilus, from healthy tree to dead. (Photo courtesy T. Schröder, Julius Kühn-Institute, Germany.)

      Diagnostic Protocols newly adopted!

      The IPPC Secretariat is delighted to announce that on 30 January 2016 three more diagnostic protocols (DPs) have been adopted by the Standards Committee (SC) on behalf of the CPM (Commission on Phytosanitary ...

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      Kuwait - WTO Workshop on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures

      Posted on Tue, 02 Feb 2016, 09:17

      A Regional Workshop on the WTO Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (the SPS Agreement) for the Arab Region took place from 25-29 January 2016 in Kuwait. Members from Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Sudan, Tunisia and UAE participated in this training touching upon all aspects of the implementation of the Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) agreement. IPPC Coordinator Craig Fedchock was part of the mission team composed of WTO sta...

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      Achievements in Standard Setting in 2015

      Posted on Mon, 01 Feb 2016, 15:50

      The IPPC Standard Setting Unit (SSU) participated in the recent IPPC 2016 Annual Meeting, taking place at FAO Headquarters on 22 January 2016. The meeting was an occasion to reflect on the 2015 accomplishments and to present strategies and activities for 2016.

      Mr. Brent Larson, Senior Standards Officer, presented highlights of the activities of the SSU activities over the past year. The highlights included, among others:

      1. Nine adopted standards (including annexes, Diagn...

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        Plant Health Management Essential to Mitigate for Climate Change

        Posted on Fri, 29 Jan 2016, 17:26

        The 3rd IPPC Seminar on Plant Health and Climate Change was held in FAO-HQ on 27 January. The Seminar was chaired by Mr Jingyuan Xia, the Secretary to the IPPC Secretariat, with over 80 participates present including those from Missions or Embassies of China, France and South Africa. There were also some participates from Argentina, Canada, Egypt, Ivory Coast, USA, etc. through virtual meeting. Three internationally recognized speakers made the speech: His Excellency Serge Tomasi (French A...

        Tags: Climate changePest Riskspest risk analysisSDGsplant healthphytosanitary measures
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        Theme of 2016 Annual Meeting for the IPPC Secretariat: Team and Cultural Building

        Posted on Fri, 29 Jan 2016, 10:09

        The 2016 Annual meeting of the IPPC Secretariat was held on 22 January at the HQ-FAO in Rome, Italy. The main objectives of the meeting were to review the major achievements of the IPPC Secretariat for 2015, to plan the core activities for 2016, and to strengthen internal management. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Jingyuan Xia, the Secretary to the IPPC, with participation of all Secretariat staff. Team Leaders, Brent Larson, David Nowell and Orlando Sosa, made briefings for the respected ...

        Tags: IPPC Secretariatintegration and supportimplementation facilitationstandard setting
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        A New Look for ISPMs for the New Year!

        Posted on Fri, 15 Jan 2016, 11:45

        As a welcome to 2016, the IPPC Secretariat has published its International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs) in English, French and Spanish with a brand new, modern and appealing layout: [https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/standards-setting/ispms/].

        Although they are available in English, French and Spanish only at present, other language versions will follow as resources become available....

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        Strengthening IPPC-Brazilian cooperation

        Posted on Thu, 14 Jan 2016, 15:21

        The IPPC Secretary, Mr Jingyuan Xia, held a meeting with H. E. Ms Maria Laura da Rocha, the Ambassador of the Brazilian Permanent Representation to FAO, on 14 January 2016 in FAO-HQ. The IPPC delegation was composed of the IPPC coordinator, Mr Craig Fedchock, the Information Exchange Officer, Mr David Nowell, and the Agricultural Officer in Standard Setting, Ms Adriana Moreira; and the Brazilian Ambassador was accompanied by Ms Larissa Maria Lima Costa (alternate FAO Representative of Braz...

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        Ireland supports the IYPH with EUR 25 000

        Posted on Mon, 11 Jan 2016, 09:01

        The Government of Ireland has entered into an Agreement with FAO and has donated EUR 25 000 in order to support the efforts to declare an International Year of Plant Health in 2020 (IYPH 2020). The donation by Ireland is the first direct financial contribution to promote the proclamation of the IYPH 2020. The IPPC Secretariat is very grateful for this donation from Ireland since it will allow it to undertake IYPH 2020 related activities which had no previous financial foundation. Dr Jingyu...

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        Works on Harmonization of International Phytosanitary Terminology

        Posted on Tue, 22 Dec 2015, 14:05

        The IPPC Technical Panel for the Glossary (TPG) meeting was held 7 - 10 December 2015 in Rome, Italy. The meeting was opened by the IPPC Secretary, Mr Jingyuan Xia, and was chaired by Mr John Hedley (New Zealand). All eight TPG members participated, including the TPG Steward, Ms Laurence Bouhot-Delduc (France), hereby represent...

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