Latest Calls from the IPPC Secretariat
An invitation message has been circulated to national contact points for the coming meeting of the IPPC Strategy Planning Group (SPG), to take place on 7-10 October 2014.
See the attached message.
Please pay a special attention to the fact that the SPG meeting this time will have a little different arrangement in terms of the preparation of participants, based on the earlier decision by the Bureau. First, all the participants are requested to present papers in advance on key strategic points, for the visioning exercise “IPPC in 20 years” at the SPG meeting.
Second, the participants are also encouraged ...
The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting nominations for qualified experts and scientists to participate in the Expert Consultation on Phytosanitary treatments for Bactrocera dorsalis complex. Invited experts would be expected to share an overview of treatments they have developed and through discussion, participants should be able to identify and agree how to address the main issues in the development of B. dorsalis complex treatments such as experimental design, statistical analyses, confirmatory trials, treatment evaluation and treatment submission. Also, experts are expected to present their data and participants will analyse commonalities between data. To help facilitate this process ...
The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting nominations for appropriately qualified authors to take part in the diagnostic protocol for Anoplophora spp. (2004-020) under the discipline Insect and Mites in the Technical Panel on Diagnostic Protocols (TPDP) work programme. Nominations are due on 17 April 2014. Further details are available on the IPP clicking here.
The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting nominations for appropriately qualified authors to take part in four diagnostic protocols in the Technical Panel on Diagnostic Protocols (TPDP) work programme.
Nominations are due on 21 February 2014.
The four diagnostic protocols (DP) are outlined below:
Liberibacter solanacearum (2013-001)
Conotrachelus nenuphar (2013-002)
Anguina spp. (2013-003)
Fusarium moniliformis / moniforme syn. F. circinatum (2006-021)
Further details are available on the IPP clicking here.
The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting nominations for appropriately qualified experts to take part in Expert working group (EWG) to develop international standard on International movement of wood products and handicrafts made from wood (2008-008).
This call closed on 15th February 2014
Please follow the link: https://www.ippc.int/core-activities/standards-setting/calls/calls-for-experts/2013-december-ippc-call-for-experts for more information.
The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting nominations for appropriately qualified experts to take part in the Technical Panel on Phytosanitary Treatments (TPPT) and the Technical Panel for the Glossary (TPG) and two Expert working groups (EWGs) to develop international standards on International movement of cut flowers and branches (2008-005) and Safe handling and disposal of waste with potential pest risk generated during international voyages (2008-004).
Please note the due date for submissions of nominations was 15 November 2013. This call for experts is closed.
Please follow the link: https://www.ippc.int/core-activities/standards-setting/calls/calls-for-experts/2013-september-ippc-call-for-experts ...
In 2013, a task force (TF) for the Framework for Standards was established and a meeting will be held on 18-20 September 2013 in Ottawa, Canada. The TF will use an existing framework for standards and consider the results from the several IRSS surveys done over the last two years, including the general survey. Also, the TF will consider discussion papers on this theme. The IPPC Secretariat is soliciting discussion paper submissions for the upcoming meeting on the Framework for Standards Task Force. Submissions of discussion papers should be sent to the IPPC Secretariat by e-mail (email@example.com) no ...
IPPC call for authors on Diagnostic Protocols is open. Nominations are being solicited by the Secretariat of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) for authors of four IPPC diagnostic protocols (DP) as outlined below: - Liberibacter spp. / Liberobacter spp. on Citrus spp. - Liberibacter solanacearum - Conotrachelus nenuphar - Anguina spp. Nominations are due 27 September 2013. Authors will work in liaison with the member of the Technical Panel on Diagnostic Protocols (TPDP) in charge of this protocols to develop two draft protocols as annexes to ISPM 27:2006 (Diagnostic Protocols for Regulated Pests). Curriculum Vitae (CV) of experts nominated as authors should outline ...
Please note: This call for experts is closed. The ECCT meeting held from 02-06 December 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Use the following link: https://www.ippc.int/core-activities/standards-setting/expert-consultation-on-cold-treatments for more information. The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting nominations for qualified experts and scientists to participate in the Expert Consultation on Cold Treatments (due to take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in December 2013) to identify collect and evaluate information on existing cold treatments that are needed for regulated pests and regulated articles and that may be implemented at a global level. Selected experts are ...
The 2013 call for topics starts on 20 May and ends on 31 August. The IPPC Secretariat makes a call for topics every two years. Note that because the 2011 call for topics was cancelled, the last call occurred in 2009. For the 2013 Call for Topics, topics being solicited include the following: - new topics for International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs) - new components to existing ISPMs, such as supplements, annexes or appendices - revisions or amendments to adopted ISPMs, supplements, annexes, appendices or glossary terms - pests for which a new diagnostic protocol should be developed - new topics for phytosanitary treatments ...
The International Plant Protection Secretariat requests contracting parties to propose topics (new topics or current topics requiring additional emphasis or review) for the upcoming Strategic Planning Group (SPG) by no later than Friday, June 7, 2013. A final decision on the topics to be addressed will be made by the CPM Bureau by September 9, 2013. For the purposes of this call, the suggestions do not have to be detailed, but the suggestions should have a sentence stating the topic with an additional 2-3 lines of explanation. Following the Bureau’s discussion in June and additional input from the TC-RPPO ...
Plant protection and phytosanitary measures experts are invited to apply to be listed in the Phytosanitary Capacity Development Roster of Consultants.
The Phytosanitary Resources page www.phytosanitary.info was developed to consolidate a range of resources related to phytosanitary issues. Current offerings include over 200 technical resources (trainings, diagnostic protocols, etc). A web-based database of service providers on phytosanitary issues on web page will offer information on self-nominated experts with competencies in developing phytosanitary capacity. This roster is intended to help national plant protection organizations, organizations/institutions and other stakeholders find the expertise they need to successfully implement phytosanitary capacity ...
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Contracting parties, governments, United Nations agencies, inter-governmental, nongovernmental, regional and international organizations are invited to organize a side event during the 8th session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) to be held in Rome, Italy from 8 to 12 April 2013.
These events and any information presented should have direct relevance to the purpose and activities of the IPPC. (https://www.ippc.int/about/what).
Please also bear in mind the following:
Organizers who are not part of an official delegation (e.g. those from non-governmental agencies) will be able to observe the plenary session ...
Details on the implementation of ISPM No. 15 and the use of the wood packaging mark in individual countries will be added under NPPO News (see the link on the left side of this page) when provided to the IPPC Secretariat by countries. At the moment, NPPO News contains data for: - the Netherlands, the UK, the USA and Canada