A year to celebrate plants: UN proclaims 2020 the International Year of Plant Health

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IPPC hails proclamation of the International Year of Plant Health

UN General Assembly proclaims 2020 as year to recognize and protect plant health

20 December 2018, Rome – The UN Food and Agriculture Organization and the International Plant Protection Convention Secretariat, based at FAO, welcome the UN General Assembly’s adoption today of a resolution proclaiming 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH). The year is expected to increase awareness among the public and policy makers of the importance of healthy plants and the necessity to protect them in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Decisive steps taken towards the proclamation of the International Year of Plant Health

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The Finnish Mission at the United Nations expressed their support for the proclamation of an International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) in 2020 during a reception in New York attended by over 70 UN delegations.

30 October 2018, New York - Over 90 participants from 70 UN delegations gathered at the Finnish Mission at the United Nations yesterday to express their support for the proclamation of an International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) in 2020.

The reception, hosted by the government of Finland, was the culmination of a series of informal meetings held during the UN General Assembly Second Committee. After ...

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Fourth meeting of IYPH Steering Committee held at FAO HQs

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From 23 to 25 April 2018 the International Year of Plant Health Steering Committee of the IPPC (“IYPH StC”) held its fourth meeting at FAO headquarters in Rome.

Led by Chairperson Ralf LOPIAN (Finland), and supported by the IPPC Secretariat, twenty participants and six invited stakeholders took part in the meeting.

Mr Shoki AL-DOBAI, Integration and Support Team Leader, welcomed participants on behalf of the IPPC Secretariat and recalled the good progress made towards the IYPH proclamation, which is planned be discussed by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in October/November 2018. He also briefed on the decisions taken ...

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CPM-13 Side Session on the 2020 International Year of Plant Health held at FAO HQ

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A side session on the 2020 International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) was held in the Plenary Hall at the FAO Headquarters in Rome on Thursday 19th April at the margins of the Thirteenth Session of the Commission of Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-13). The session, co-organized by the secretariat of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC), was opened by Dr Shoki Al-Dobai, IPPC Integration and Support Team Leader at the presence of over 60 participants. Speakers included Ms Marcella Villarreal, the Director of FAO’s Division of Partnerships and South-South Cooperation (DPS); Mr Ralf Lopian, IPPC contact point for Finland and ...

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Support to International Year of Plant Health proclamation discussed at third Steering Committee Meeting

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Nineteen participants from the seven FAO regions and the FAO and IPPC Secretariats took part in the third meeting of the IPPC International Year of Plant Health Steering Committee (IPPC IYPH StC), held at FAO Headquarters in Rome from 8 to 10 November 2017.

This was the first time when invited stakeholders from FAO and the International Seed Federation attended an IPPC IYPH StC meeting. The Chairperson, Mr Ralf Lopian from Finland, reminded that the final step towards the IYPH proclamation is the discussion by the Second Committee of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, which shall take ...

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The 2nd Meeting of IYPH Steering Committee held in Incheon, Republic of Korea

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The second meeting of the International Year of Plant Health Steering Committee (IYPH StC) was held in Incheon, Republic of Korea, from 12 to 13 April 2017. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Ralf Lopian (IYPH StC Chair), opened by Mr. Jingyuan Xia (IPPC Secretary), and attended by eighteen participants, including representatives from seven FAO regions as well as IPPC Secretariat members.

The IYPH StC elected Ms. Kyu-Ock YIM (Republic of Korea) as the new vice-chairperson and renewed the membership of the working groups on finances and on communications and partnerships. The IYPH StC reviewed at length the action list ...

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Getting forward - 155th FAO Council supports the International Year of Plant Health in 2020

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At its 155th session held in Rome from 5 to 9 December 2016, the FAO Council endorsed a draft Resolution on the observance of 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH).

The resolution, which was presented by Finland to the recent FAO Committee on Agriculture, recognizes the need for healthy plants as the foundation of all life on Earth, ecosystems functions, and food security. At the same time, it affirms plant health’s critical role in addressing the needs of more food for the increasing world population, and the subsequent need to raise awareness on this role at ...

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The First Steering Committee Meeting on IYPH 2020 Successfully Held in Rome

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The first meeting of the Steering Committee (StC) on the International Year of Plant Health in 2020 (IYPH 2020) took place at FAO Headquarters in Rome from 9 to 11 November 2016, resulting in the development of concrete steps forward to ensuring the proclamation of IYPH 2020. The IYPH StC was established by the eleventh Commission of Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-11) in April 2016 to plan and oversee the implementation of support activities towards IYPH 2020.

The meeting was opened by Mr Jingyuan XIA, the IPPC Secretary, and attended by eleven IYPH StC members or alternates, including Mr Kenneth Kajarayekha MSISKA ...

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The Initial Step towards the International Year of Plant Health in 2020

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After the successful FAO Committee on Agriculture (COAG) side-event on 27 September 2016 to mark the official beginning of the campaign to establish an International Year of Plant Health in 2020 (IYPH 2020), COAG formally discussed this subject during their plenary on 29 September 2016, held in Rome, Italy. Mr. Veli-Pekka Talvela, Director General of Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Finland, presented the proposal on behalf of the Government of Finland providing both good background and justification for the proposed IYPH 2020. He stated that plant health is critically important to agriculture, food security and ecosystems and highlighted the ...

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Successful Start to the Campaign for the International Year of Plant Health in 2020

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On Tuesday September 27th a well-attended side session at the 25th meeting of the Committee on Agriculture marked the official beginning of the campaign to establish an International Year of Plant Health in 2020. A number of speakers, including FAO Assistant Director General Ren Wang, Veli-Pekka Talvela, Director General, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Finland and Eric Robinson, Alternate Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Canada to the Rome-based Food and Agriculture Agencies of the United Nations gave presentations on the importance of encouraging public support to plant health to help address issues of global concern, including hunger, poverty and ...

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Towards IYPH 2020: CPM-11 takes the next steps

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In April 2016, the Eleventh Session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-11), the governing body of the IPPC took further steps towards the proclamation of an International Year of Plant Health in 2020 (IYPH 2020). CPM-11 showed considerable enthusiasm for the progress made in the proclamation process and set-up necessary structures and objectives to guide the proclamation process and to initiate the planning phase.

CPM-11 also adopted the main objective and six specific objectives for IYPH 2020. The governing body of the IPPC found it of paramount importance that the IYPH 2020 will raise awareness of the importance and ...

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Finland officially requests FAO resolution for IYPH 2020

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The Minister of Agriculture and Forestry of Finland Mr Kimmo Tiilikainen officially requested that the proposal to have the year 2020 declared as the “International Year of Plant Health” is placed on the agenda of relevant FAO bodies with a view to have the proposal endorsed to this effect at the 40th Session of the FAO Conference in 2017.

In a letter to the Director-General of FAO Mr José Graziano da Silva the Finnish Minister elucidated that a key factor in any strategy to eliminate hunger and rural poverty must be the protection of plant health from pests and diseases ...

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"ONE IPPC" towards the International Year of Plant Health

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Message from the IPPC Secretary Dr. Jingyuan Xia

Dear Colleagues!

It is now a bit over three months since I accepted the honour and privilege to serve as the next IPPC Secretary. After taking my duty in May 2015, I have initiated the process of Strategic Planning on the IPPC and renewing of its Secretariat based on the recent Enhancement Evaluation to the IPPC Secretariat. The main goal of this action is to guide the IPPC and its Secretariat into a brighter future.

In order to be able to serve the IPPC and the CPM, the IPPC Secretariat needs to ...

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Sprouting stronger roots - the international support for IYPH 2020 increases

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The proposal to observe an International Year of Plant Health in 2020 (IYPH 2020) gains more and more momentum in the international plant protection community. The proposal to proclaim the IYPH 2020, adopted at the last meeting of the IPPC Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM), has been further promoted by IPPC contracting parties and the IPPC Secretariat and it received encouraging comments and strong support from a variety of sources. The IYPH 2020 was raised and promoted at the FAO Conference, the EU Council of Ministers, the CPM Bureau, the IPPC Financial Committee, the "International Workshop on Phytosanitary Threats" in ...

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