Posted on Wed, 09 Oct 2019, 13:24
Participants at the October 2019 IPPC Finance Committee FC) meeting. © FAO
7 October 2019, Rome - The IPPC Finance Committee (FC) met in Rome on 7 October 2019 to review the overall financial situation of the IPPC Secretariat, progress made on several pending matters, and how to link the IPPC budget to the 2020-2030 IPPC Strategic Framework.
The IPPC Secretariat first presented its 2019 resource mobilization report; and a progress report on the implementation of the 2019 work plan and budget. The 2020 work plan and budget, as well as the first draft of the 2021 work plan and budget, were also presented. The FC then discussed the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) 2020 funding gap.
The FC noted that the IPPC Secretariat had successfully implemented the 2019 work plan and budget. They then approved the revision of the 2020 work plan and budget to allow for interpretation into five languages at the Standards Committee (SC).
The FC acknowledged the Secretariat’s efforts to link the 2020-2030 IPPC Strategic framework to the IPPC Secretariat budget. This will be done by associating specific development agendas from the Strategic framework with the core pillars of the IPPC Secretariat.
The FC meeting was chaired by Mr Greg Wolff (Canada - FC Chair) and opened by Mr Jingyuan Xia, IPPC Secretary. Participants included Mr Stephen Butcher (New Zealand - FC and CPM Bureau member), Ms Kyu-Ock Yim (Republic of Korea - FC member), Mr Lucien Kouame Konan (Côte d’Ivoire – FC and Commission on Phytosanitary Measures Bureau member), Mr Craig Fedchock (IPPC Adviser), Mr Arop Deng (IPPC IST Team leader) and Mr Marko Benovic (Budget and Planning Officer of the IPPC Secretariat). The FC meeting was also attended by three observers: Mr Francisco Tristante (European Commission – DG Trade), Mr William Gain (World Bank) and Mr Dominique Pelletier (Canada – Implementation and Capacity Development Committee Vice chair).