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G20 Ministers of Agriculture reaffirm importance of Plant Health in Niigata, Japan

Posted on 星期一, 13 五月 2019, 13:49

Source: FAO Twitter

Niigata, 11-12 May 2019. The G20 Agriculture Ministers’ Meeting taking place in Niigata, Japan last weekend reaffirmed the importance of plant health to reach Sustainable Development Goals and encouraged its members and stakeholders to take full advantage of the opportunity of the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) in 2020.

Under the main theme “Toward Sustainable Agro-Food Sector – Emerging Issues and Good Practices”, ministers discussed a...

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Fifth IPPC IYPH Steering Committee meeting Report posted!

Posted on 星期三, 08 五月 2019, 13:10

The report of the fifth meeting of the IPPC IYPH Steering Committee (now IYPH Technical Advisory Board) is available at the following link:

The direct link is available here.

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The International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) partners meet to share ideas and build an IYPH network

Posted on 星期一, 15 四月 2019, 14:48

The first International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) 2020 partners meeting took place at FAO headquarters on 6 April 2019. © FAO

6 April 2019, Rome – The International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) 2020 is a once in a lifetime opportunity to raise global awareness on how protecting plant health can help end hunger, reduce poverty, protect the environment, and boost economic development. However, the combined effort of a wide range of partners at the global, re...

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Call for human-interest stories on plant health for IYPH 2020

Posted on 星期二, 09 四月 2019, 13:18

At the CPM-14 session held last week, FAO and the IPPC Secretariat launched a call for human-interest stories on plant health. The call is intended to promote real stories about how plant health affects the lives of a variety of people across sectors.

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IYPH Partners Coordination Meeting agenda posted!

Posted on 星期五, 08 三月 2019, 16:26

The agenda of the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) partners coordination meeting is now available:

This meeting will be held at FAO headquarters in Rome on Saturday 6 April 2019 and is open to Regional Plant Protection Organizations, IPPC IYPH Steering Committee members, IPPC partners and organizations that showed an interest in promoting IYPH.

Participants are requeste...

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IYPH forum / first poll

Posted on 星期三, 06 三月 2019, 11:27

The IYPH forum can now be reached via the following link: (at the top right of the screen). Users must be logged in to participate in the forum discussion.

We encourage your participation to the first poll: “What are the top three initiatives that you plan to undertake to promote the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) in 2020?”

The poll is open for IPPC contracting parties, Regional Plant Protect...

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Plant Health in the news!

Posted on 星期五, 21 十二月 2018, 12:14

The UN General Assembly has declared 2020 the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH). This global observance is expected to raise awareness of the importance of plant health to achieve UN Sustainable Development Goals and to strengthen plant protection services at all levels.

The news has received great attention on the web, including on the FAO and IPPC websites:


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    Posted on 星期四, 20 十二月 2018, 17:32



    2018.12.20罗马 – 联合国粮食及农业组织(FAO)和国际植物保护公约秘书处(设于FAO总部)欢迎联合国大会于今日采纳的一项决议,宣布将2020年作为国际植物健康年。 希望借此能够提高大众以及政策制定者对健康植物重要性的认识以及保护植物健康的必要性,以实现可持续发展目标。.

    如今,植物病虫害每年引起的粮食损失占全球粮食产量的40%。 就经济价值而言,每年仅植物病害造成全球经济损失达2200亿美元,入侵害虫造成的损失约700亿美元。国际植物保护公约(IPPC)秘书长夏敬源指出:“国际植物健康年是一项十分关键的倡议,其突出强调植物健康对提升食品安全,保护环境及生物多样性和促进经济发展的重要性。”


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    UN General Assembly Second Committee approves IYPH resolution

    Posted on 星期五, 09 十一月 2018, 07:21

    New York, 8 November 2018. The Second Committee of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has just adopted the resolution on the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) in 2020 by consensus. The process for the IYPH 2020 proclamation will be concluded when the UNGA plenary reviews the resolution in late December 2018.

    The IPPC community is grateful to Finland for their leadership in the process to proclaim 2020 the International Year of Plant Health. For more information on t...

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

    Posted on 星期二, 30 十月 2018, 10:10

    Shown left to right: Senior Advisor at the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Finland Ralf Lopian, APHIS Deputy Administrator Osama El-Lissy, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry in Finland Jaana Husu-Kallio, Finnish Ambassador Kai Sauer, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Singapore Burhan Gafoor, and IPPC Secretariat Public Information Specialist Mirko Montuori.

    The Finnish Mission at the United Nations expressed their suppo...

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    Important communication on International Year of Plant Health (En, Fr, Es)

    Posted on 星期五, 12 十月 2018, 15:02

    Dear NPPOs and RPPOs,

    As you are aware, we are getting close to the decision to proclaim 2020 the International Year of Plant Health. A resolution to this effect will soon be available on the UN e-document system. ( and

    This is a kind reminder that an I...

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    Prompting action towards an International Year of Plant Health in 2020

    Posted on 星期五, 27 七月 2018, 13:54

    Plants account for over 80% of the human diet and are indispensable for food security. Healthy plants are also vital to sustainable and profitable crop production and to the quality supply of food, fuel, and fiber. Plant pests and diseases pose a threat to food security because they can damage crops, thus reducing the availability and access to food, increasing the cost of food.

    Nowadays, due to increasing global trade and a changing climate, plant pests and diseases pose a greater...

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    Fourth meeting of IYPH Steering Committee held at FAO HQs

    Posted on 星期一, 30 四月 2018, 14:50

    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 IYP...

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

    Posted on 星期五, 20 四月 2018, 17:42

    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...

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