Posted on Thu, 05 Aug 2010, 10:10
Discussions during workshop on draft ISPMsTo ensure that the work of the IPPC is relevant, of high quality and acceptable to the membership as a whole, it is vitally important that contracting parties participate in the key meetings that establish and carry out the IPPC work programme.
Increasing member countries participation in the IPPC is a high priority. One means by which this is achieved is by providing representatives of low income countries with funding assistance to attend meetings. For the past eight years the European Union has provide valuable funding assistance for the participation of developing countries in IPPC meetings. Such valued support is crucial in improving participation and improving transparency, while also allowing for a degree of capacity building.
To date, this year s contribution from the EU of Euro 225,000 has supported the participation of more than 100 people in meetings such as the CPM, SC, the Near East Regional Workshop on Draft ISPMs and the Regional Workshop on Draft ISPMs for Russian-speaking countries.