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The CPM Bureau, Finance Committee and the Strategic Planning Group all met in the week of 8-12 October. This note is to give you brief details of some of the items discussed and otherwise to update you on IPPC/CPM issues.
Following the departure of Lois Ransom from her post in Australia and consequent resignation from all CPM bodies, Dr Kyu-Ock Yim of the Republic of Korea kindly agreed to take the role of chair of the Finance Committee. The group discussed the presentation of financial information to the CPM and heard that whilst there is funding available ...
This note is to provide information about the recent CPM Bureau meeting and to give some reminders about recent requests.
Two deadlines are approaching, one for treatments to be submitted for possible international recognition and the other for nominations for the Technical Panel on the Glossary.
For phytosanitary treatments data is sought for:
Modified atmospheres and controlled atmospheres for fruit flies Soil and Growing Media Irradiation treatments
See https://www.ippc.int/index.php?id=1111081. The deadline is 1st September 2012.
For the Technical Panel for the Glossary (TPG) we need nominations of French and Arabic speakers. These ...
The CPM Bureau agreed duringits meeting on Friday 23rd March that it would be useful to send out periodic updates and reminders about aspects of the CPM work. We hope you find this useful.
Article XIV Questionnaire
A generic questionnaire covering all Article XIV bodies has now been sent out by FAO Legal to Permanent representatives based in Rome. If youhaven’t received this or been advised by your country’s permanentrepresentative how they intend to handle responses you should get in touch with them. A deadline of 25th April2012 has been set for responses so there is not too ...
Bureau discussionsOn 12th October, Mohammad Katbeh Bader, the CPM Chairperson, wrote to all IPPC Contact Points to explain the critical financial position for the IPPC and the work programme in 2011. On behalf of the Bureau, he urged IPPC Member Countries and partner organizations to signal their intent to provide extra-budgetary support by the first of December 2010. The WTO-SPS Committee also expressed its concerns about the situation, and there were calls in the FAO Council for increased support to be given to IPPC.
The Chairperson extends his thanks to those countries which responded; there has been one firm offer ...