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New IYPH website launched

Posted on Fri, 26 Jul 2019, 14:58

The new website of the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) was launched today.

Visit it at www.fao.org/plant-health-2020

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New publication: IYPH get started

Posted on Wed, 17 Jul 2019, 09:21

FAO and the IPPC Secretariat published the IYPH get started guide in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.

Read it here: http://www.fao.org/documents/card/en/c/ca5188en

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G20 Ministers of Agriculture reaffirm importance of Plant Health in Niigata, Japan

Posted on Mon, 13 May 2019, 13:49

Source: FAO Twitter

Niigata, 11-12 May 2019. The G20 Agriculture Ministers’ Meeting taking place in Niigata, Japan last weekend reaffirmed the importance of plant health to reach Sustainable Development Goals and encouraged its members and stakeholders to take full advantage of the opportunity of the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) in 2020.

Under the main theme “Toward Sustainable Agro-Food Sector – Emerging Issues and Good Practices”, ministers discussed a series of issues ranging from fostering innovative human resources and new technologies, Food Value Chain, and pursuing possible contribution to achieve SDGs.

Participating countries included G20 members, six invited guest countries ...

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Fifth IPPC IYPH Steering Committee meeting Report posted!

Posted on Wed, 08 May 2019, 13:10

The report of the fifth meeting of the IPPC IYPH Steering Committee (now IYPH Technical Advisory Board) is available at the following link: https://www.ippc.int/en/iyph/

The direct link is available here.

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The International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) partners meet to share ideas and build an IYPH network

Posted on Mon, 15 Apr 2019, 14:48

The first International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) 2020 partners meeting took place at FAO headquarters on 6 April 2019. © FAO

6 April 2019, Rome – The International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) 2020 is a once in a lifetime opportunity to raise global awareness on how protecting plant health can help end hunger, reduce poverty, protect the environment, and boost economic development. However, the combined effort of a wide range of partners at the global, regional and national levels is essential for making the year a success.

The IPPC Secretariat therefore organized the first IYPH Partners Coordination Meeting that brought ...

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Call for human-interest stories on plant health for IYPH 2020

Posted on Tue, 09 Apr 2019, 13:18

At the CPM-14 session held last week, FAO and the IPPC Secretariat launched a call for human-interest stories on plant health. The call is intended to promote real stories about how plant health affects the lives of a variety of people across sectors.

For additional guidance and to submit your story, please consult the International Year of Plant Health - My Story.

Your story will be used to inspire people to take action.

Please send your story to IYPH@fao.org. The deadline to advise if you plan to send stories is 30 June 2019. The deadline for the finalized stories ...

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IYPH Partners Coordination Meeting agenda posted!

Posted on Fri, 08 Mar 2019, 16:26

The agenda of the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) partners coordination meeting is now available: https://www.ippc.int/en/events/event/739/

This meeting will be held at FAO headquarters in Rome on Saturday 6 April 2019 and is open to Regional Plant Protection Organizations, IPPC IYPH Steering Committee members, IPPC partners and organizations that showed an interest in promoting IYPH.

Participants are requested to reply to the question available on the IYPH forum prior to the meeting: https://www.ippc.int/en/forum/category/iyph-forum/

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IYPH forum / first poll

Posted on Wed, 06 Mar 2019, 11:27

The IYPH forum can now be reached via the following link: https://www.ippc.int/en/iyph/ (at the top right of the screen). Users must be logged in to participate in the forum discussion.

We encourage your participation to the first poll: “What are the top three initiatives that you plan to undertake to promote the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) in 2020?”

The poll is open for IPPC contracting parties, Regional Plant Protection Organizations, IPPC partners and all interested international organizations. The deadline for comments is 21 March 2019, 5 pm (Rome time). A compilation of responses ...

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Plant Health in the news!

Posted on Fri, 21 Dec 2018, 12:14

The UN General Assembly has declared 2020 the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH). This global observance is expected to raise awareness of the importance of plant health to achieve UN Sustainable Development Goals and to strengthen plant protection services at all levels.

The news has received great attention on the web, including on the FAO and IPPC websites:

Several statements and press releases were delivered by countries, regions and partners:

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A year to celebrate plants: UN proclaims 2020 the International Year of Plant Health

Posted on Thu, 20 Dec 2018, 17:32

IPPC hails proclamation of the International Year of Plant Health

UN General Assembly proclaims 2020 as year to recognize and protect plant health

20 December 2018, Rome – The UN Food and Agriculture Organization and the International Plant Protection Convention Secretariat, based at FAO, welcome the UN General Assembly’s adoption today of a resolution proclaiming 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH). The year is expected to increase awareness among the public and policy makers of the importance of healthy plants and the necessity to protect them in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

Today, up to ...

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UN General Assembly Second Committee approves IYPH resolution

Posted on Fri, 09 Nov 2018, 07:21

New York, 8 November 2018. The Second Committee of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has just adopted the resolution on the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) in 2020 by consensus. The process for the IYPH 2020 proclamation will be concluded when the UNGA plenary reviews the resolution in late December 2018.

The IPPC community is grateful to Finland for their leadership in the process to proclaim 2020 the International Year of Plant Health. For more information on the IYPH, see our video, factsheet and web page.

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Decisive steps taken towards the proclamation of the International Year of Plant Health

Posted on Tue, 30 Oct 2018, 10:10

Shown left to right: Senior Advisor at the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Finland Ralf Lopian, APHIS Deputy Administrator Osama El-Lissy, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry in Finland Jaana Husu-Kallio, Finnish Ambassador Kai Sauer, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Singapore Burhan Gafoor, and IPPC Secretariat Public Information Specialist Mirko Montuori.

The Finnish Mission at the United Nations expressed their support for the proclamation of an International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) in 2020 during a reception in New York attended by over 70 UN delegations.

30 October 2018, New York - Over 90 participants ...

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Important communication on International Year of Plant Health (En, Fr, Es)

Posted on Fri, 12 Oct 2018, 15:02

Dear NPPOs and RPPOs,

As you are aware, we are getting close to the decision to proclaim 2020 the International Year of Plant Health. A resolution to this effect will soon be available on the UN e-document system. (http://www.un.org/en/ga/second/73/documentslist.shtml and http://www.un.org/en/ga/73/resolutions.shtml).

This is a kind reminder that an IYPH information package is available at the following links: https://www.ippc.int/en/news/prompting-action-towards-an-international-year-of-plant-health/ and https://www.ippc.int/en/iyph/iyph-toolbox/, and that you are strongly encouraged to contact your UN Missions ...

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Prompting action towards an International Year of Plant Health in 2020

Posted on Fri, 27 Jul 2018, 13:54

Plants account for over 80% of the human diet and are indispensable for food security. Healthy plants are also vital to sustainable and profitable crop production and to the quality supply of food, fuel, and fiber. Plant pests and diseases pose a threat to food security because they can damage crops, thus reducing the availability and access to food, increasing the cost of food.

Nowadays, due to increasing global trade and a changing climate, plant pests and diseases pose a greater threat to food security than ever before. In fact, global trade increases the chance of these pests moving from ...

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