The CPM Bureau Meeting in October 2017 Held at FAO Headquarter

Posted on Fri, 20 Oct 2017, 09:35

The CPM Bureau meeting was held on 9 and 13 October 2017 at FAO Headquarter in Rome, Italy. The meeting was chaired by Mr Francisco Javier Trujillo Arriaga (Mexico), the Vice Chairperson of CPM, and opened by Mr Jingyuan Xia, the IPPC Secretary. The meeting was attended by all the Bureau members, except the CPM Chairperson who was excused, as well as the representatives from the IPPC Secretariat.

First day of the meeting was spent on updating the IPPC Secretariat’s activities, reviewing 2017 June Bureau report, discussing the outcome of the CPM Bureau Finance Committee in October, and preparing for the SPG meeting in October. The last day of the meeting was concentrated on the debriefing from the SPG meeting and planning for CPM-13 to be held in 2018.

During the meeting, the Bureau discussed a range of subjects, including: Work plan and budget of the IPPC Secretariat for 2018 and 2019; Sustainable funding mechanism for the IPPC Work Programme; Participation of external observers in future FC meetings; IPPC trade facilitation work plan (ePhyto, ecommerce, sea containers task force, etc.); involvement of industry stakeholders in the IPPC activities; IPPC strategic framework 2020-2030; advancements in IYPH in 2020; International Phytosanitary Conference; Agenda of CPM-13 (2018); and Preparation for IPPC annual theme for 2018 (Plant Health and Environment Protection).

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