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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 ...
The IPPC is currently facing a budget crisis. The 2011 budget estimates (USD) required to operate a similar work programme to that in 2010, are $4,947,000. The funds available at the moment for 2011 are $3,701,000, meaning the anticipated shortfall is $1,246,000.
In light of the current situation, the Chairperson of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures has sent a letter seeking support to all contracting parties of the Convention. Click on the attached files below to read the letter.
THE IPPC RESPONSE TO THE SITUATION.
The Bureau, reflecting the discussions in the SPTA on ...