The CPM Finance Committee Meeting Held in Incheon, Republic of Korea

Posted on Tue, 18 Apr 2017, 09:25

The CPM Finance Committee (FC) meeting was held around the 12th Session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-12) on 3 April 2017 in Incheon, Republic of Korea. The meeting was chaired by Marie-Claude FOREST, FC Chair, opened by Jingyuan XIA, IPPC Secretary, and attended by Lois RANSOM (CMP Chair), Ralf LOPIAN (FC Member), Craig FEDCHOCK (IPPC Adviser) and Marko BENOVIC (Executive Officer of the IPPC Secretariat).

The Main objectives and tasks of this FC meeting were to update the action points since last meeting, and progress in IYPH; to review budget performance of the IPPC Secretariat for 2016, Work Plan and Budget (WPB) of the IPPC Secretariat for 2017, and the resource mobilization of the IPPC Secretariat for 2106 and its core activities for 2017; and to discuss a sustainable funding mechanism for the IPPC Work Programme, and the FC Work Programme for 2017.

The major results of the meeting included: a) FC highly appreciated budget performance by the IPPC Secretariat for 2016, being more accurate, more efficient and more transparent; b) FC fairly agreed with WPB for 2017 proposed by the IPPC Secretariat; and c) FC reached a consensus on further promotion to establish a sustainable funding mechanism for the IPPC Work Programme.

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