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Posted on Sun, 01 Dec 2019, 15:17

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The International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) launch event will take place at FAO headquarters as a special session of the 163rd session of the FAO Council on Monday, 2 December.

The FAO Director-General will open the plant health exhibition at 5:45 pm (CET), followed by the official IYPH 2020 launch event from 6:00 to 7:45 pm. The programme for the event includes the FAO Director-General's opening speech, followed by keynote remarks by the Minister of Agriculture and Livestock of Nicaragua; the Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine of Ireland; the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Finland; and the Permanent Secretary for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

After the first session, a high-level panel discussion will take place, followed by a reception.

For more information, please read the programme here.

The webcast of the IYPH launch event will be available at:


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