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The draft Ministerial declaration for CPM-15 (2020) is now open for comments
Comments should be submitted through the IPPC Online Comment System (OCS): https://ocs-new.ippc.int/. If you need assistance to use the OCS, please visit the OCS resource page on the IPP or contact the IPPC Secretariat at IPPC-OCS@fao.org.
A Special Topics Session on Plant Health and Environment Protection was held on 19 April 2018 during the 13th Session of the Commission for Phytosanitary Measures. The Session aimed at promoting the IPPC 2018 annual theme “Plant Health and Environment Protection”. Four speakers briefed the CPM audience and clearly demonstrated the relevance and linkage between plant health, environmental protection, climate change, food security and human health.
Prof Vernon Heywood, Emeritus Professor in the University of Reading with his presentation “Environmental protection and sustainability – pies and doughnuts” clearly showed that sustainability of our planet depends on maintaining healthy, functioning and diverse ...
A successful side session on the 2018 IPPC annual theme “Plant Health and Environmental Protection” was held at FAO Headquarters in Rome on Monday 16 April at the margins of the thirteenth session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-13). The session, co-organized by the Secretariats of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), was opened by Dr Jingyuan Xia, IPPC Secretary, with presence of over 120 participants. The high-level speakers included Dr Cristiana Paşca Palmer, CBD Executive Secretary; Dr Kent Nnadozie, Secretary of the International Treaty of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and ...
The 13th Session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-13) of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) officially launched on 16 April 2018 at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy. Dr Cristiana Paşca Palmer, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), was invited to present a keynote address the 2018 IPPC Annual Theme “Plant Health and Environmental Protection”. The keynote address from Dr. Paşca Palmer was warmly welcome and highly appreciated by all participants of the CPM-13.
In recent year, the IPPC and CBD Secretariats have been working towards globally harmonized measures that minimize the negative impacts pests, invasive ...
Dear IPPC colleagues,
As you are aware, the thirteenth session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-13) is approaching, and will be held at FAO HQs in Rome from 16 to 20 April 2018.
One of the crucial topics in the agenda for CPM-13 is the discussion over the IPPC Strategic Framework for 2020-2030. Contracting parties attending CPM-13 will have a valuable opportunity to provide strategic feedback on this essential document.
This is a valuable opportunity that does not arise often. You are invited to carefully consider the IPPC Strategic Framework for 2020-2030 before your trip to Rome so you ...
CPM Financial Committee (FC) met at the FAO-HQ in Rome on 12 October to discuss finance related topics of the IPPC Secretariat and CPM. The FC Chair Mr. John Greifer (USA) chaired the meeting, with presence of all FC members as well as Mr Jingyuan Xia (Secretary to the IPPC) and Mr Marko Benovic (IPPC Finance Officer). Discussed topics included: the financial situation of the IPPC Secretariat as of 30 September 2015, resource mobilization efforts, the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) 2020 initiative, the hosting of CPM outside of Rome, and progress in ISPM 15 symbol registration. A report ...
Update from the CPM Bureau
First of all, I would like to express my sincere thanks to the Contracting Parties and delegates of CPM-10. It was the first CPM for me as a chairperson and I know it would not be successful without your active participation and cooperation. I felt warmly supported and a strong collective interest to move issues and decisions forward throughout the CPM week. Since CPM-10, there have been many meetings and progress in the activities of the IPPC. I would like to provide a brief update of the highlights and request your continued ...
In accordance with the Process for developing and adopting CPM Recommendations as revised by CPM-10 (2015), the IPPC Secretariat has opened the Proposed draft CPM Recommendation on the importance of pest diagnosis for comments. Comments should be submitted by IPPC official contact points through the Online Comment System and they are due by 24 November 2015.
More on the Process on CPM Recommendations and the draft can be found at https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/governance/cpm/cpm-recommendations/
Australia’s increased support and involvement with the International Plant Protection Convention has been recognized in Australia and globally. Ms Lois Ransom, a senior Department of Agriculture official, has been elected as the Vice-Chair of the IPPC governing body, the Commission for Phytosanitary Measures (CPM). In addition to this important position, Australia is also represented on three other key bodies within the IPPC framework. Australian representation in these many positions underscores Australia's commitment to international plant protection.
In his statement, Australia's Agriculture Minister, Mr Barnaby Joyce, congratulated Ms Ransom on this achievement and acknowledged Australia’s agricultural interests ...
Following key decisions of the 10th session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measure (CPM) in March 2015 and the Capacity Development Committee (CDC) 6th meeting in June 2015 the IPPC Secretariat is issuing a call for the collection of following technical resources:
Software applications (including mobile apps) for pest identification, diagnosis, surveillance and other activities related to plant health and targeting different audiences.
Plant health risk communication resources (targeting different stakeholders, providing understanding of the specific issues of plant protection and pest risk, promoting and explaining pest management decisions, information and education programmes, different risk communication strategies e.g. during ...
The IPPC Secretariat is pleased to announce that all ISPMs adopted by the Tenth Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-10 (2015)) have been posted in all FAO languages: https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/standards-setting/ispms/
The six ISPMs are:
• ISPM 5 Glossary of phytosanitary terms (as amended by CPM-10)
• The new Annex 3 on Phytosanitary procedures for fruit fly (Tephritidae) management to ISPM 26 Establishment of pest free areas for fruit flies (Tephritidae)
• Phytosanitary treatment 16: Cold treatment for Bactrocera tryoni on Citrus sinensis
• Phytosanitary treatment 17: Cold treatment for Bactrocera tryoni on Citrus reticulata x C. sinensis
• Phytosanitary treatment ...
The report from the March 2015 CPM Financial Committee has been posted and is available at https://www.ippc.int/en/publications/81015/. For any query or comment regarding the report please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
El informe del Comité Financiero de la CMF de marzo 2015 se ha publicado y está disponible en https://www.ippc.int/en/publications/81015/. Para cualquier consulta o comentario respecto al informe por favor contacte email@example.com.
Le rapport du Comité financier de la CMP en mars 2015 a été publié et est disponible à https://www.ippc.int/en ...
Contracting parties to the IPPC may submit written comments to any of the CPM papers to the IPPC Secretariat via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submitting these comments is March 4th.
Las partes contratantes de la CIPF podrán presentar comentarios escrito a cualquiera de los papeles de CPM a la Secretaría de la CIPF por correo electronic a email@example.com. La fecha límite para la presentación de estos comentarios es el 4 de marzo.
Les parties contractantes de la CIPV pourront présenter des observations écrites aux documents de la CMP au Secrétariat de la CIPV par ...
The Standards Committee (SC) on behalf of the CPM has adopted one new Diagnostic Protocol (DP): Annex to ISPM 27. (Diagnostic protocols for regulated pests): Potato spindle tuber viroid. Up to now, seven diagnostic protocols were adopted by the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM). The list of adopted DPs is posted at https://www.ippc.int/core-activities/standards-setting/expert-drafting-groups/technical-panels/technical-panel-diagnostic-protocols.
The draft diagnostic protocol (DP) was under the 45-days notification period, which closed on 30 January 2015.
More information about the notification period for this DP is available at https://www.ippc.int/news/ippc-secretariat/notification-period-draft-dp-potato-spindle-tuber-viroid-now-open.