Posted on Wed, 13 Feb 2013, 18:22
The Secretariat is currently soliciting nominations from all FAO regions for members and potential replacements for the Standards Committee and Subsidiary Body on Dispute Settlement. Both subsidiary bodies, containing members from all seven FAO regions, are responsible for the crucial decisions that shape and improve the IPPC. Decisions made by these bodies can impact national food security, the health and biodiversity of all ecosystems, trade, and capacity building needs. At the present time, only the Southwest Pacific Region needs to nominate members and replacements for the Standards Committee, the Subsidiary Body on Dispute Settlement and the Bureau of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures. This is a reminder to work within your regions to ensure that all formal nominations reach the Secretariat by 8 March 2013.