APPPC Calendar

International Day Plant Health (IDPH)(12 May 2022) - Protecting plants, protecting life

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International Day Plant Health (IDPH)

 FAO plans to observe this important occasion by hosting a three-hour session on May 12, 2022. The session will include the participation of policy leaders and technical experts from around the world.

 This year’s IDPH will build on the IYPH momentum under the slogan “Protecting plants, protecting life” and linking “Plant health innovation for food security” and highlighting the 70th Anniversary of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC).

 The goal of the event is to continue to raise awareness of the importance of plant health for food security, environmental protection and trade facilitation, with the following six specific objectives:

o Increasing the awareness among public and policy makers of the importance to keep plants healthy to achieve the UN 2030 Agenda, and particularly SDGs 2 (Zero Hunger).

o Campaigning to minimize the risk of spreading plant pests through trade and travel.

o Triggering higher compliance with international plant health standards.

o Keeping plants healthy while protecting the environment through integrated pest management.

o Promoting investment in plant health innovations, research, capacity development and outreach; and

o Strengthening monitoring and early warning systems to protect plants and plant health.

 FAO will provide simultaneous interpretation of the event in all six UN languages.

 The FAO Office of Communication is in the process of finalizing this year’s IDPH logo and other graphic products that could be used by the IPPC community.

International Day Plant Health (IDPH)(12 May 2022) - Protecting plants, protecting life

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International Day Plant Health (IDPH)

 FAO plans to observe this important occasion by hosting a three-hour session on May 12, 2022. The session will include the participation of policy leaders and technical experts from around the world.

 This year’s IDPH will build on the IYPH momentum under the slogan “Protecting plants, protecting life” and linking “Plant health innovation for food security” and highlighting the 70th Anniversary of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC).

 The goal of the event is to continue to raise awareness of the importance of plant health for food security, environmental protection and trade facilitation, with the following six specific objectives:

o Increasing the awareness among public and policy makers of the importance to keep plants healthy to achieve the UN 2030 Agenda, and particularly SDGs 2 (Zero Hunger).

o Campaigning to minimize the risk of spreading plant pests through trade and travel.

o Triggering higher compliance with international plant health standards.

o Keeping plants healthy while protecting the environment through integrated pest management.

o Promoting investment in plant health innovations, research, capacity development and outreach; and

o Strengthening monitoring and early warning systems to protect plants and plant health.

 FAO will provide simultaneous interpretation of the event in all six UN languages.

 The FAO Office of Communication is in the process of finalizing this year’s IDPH logo and other graphic products that could be used by the IPPC community.

APPPC pre-CPM-16 Meeting

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The pre-CPM meeting is normally organized prior to the annual session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM). This year, CPM-16 will be firtually held on 5, 7 and 21 April 2022 respectively. The agenda of the CPM-16 meeting is available at the following weblink: https://www.ippc.int/en/cpm-sessions/cpm-16/

The objectives of the APPPC pre-CPM-16 meeting to be virtually held on Tuesday, 29 March 2022 from 10:00-12:00 hours (Bangkok time) are as follows:

(a) to review, discuss, share, and consider any topics/issues related to CPM-16 agenda items, which are of high priority to our region.

(b) to strategize how to approach the agenda items to help move things forward; and to identify any issues related to our region.

APPPC pre-CPM-16 Meeting

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Short description
The pre-CPM meeting is normally organized prior to the annual session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM). This year, CPM-16 will be firtually held on 5, 7 and 21 April 2022 respectively. The agenda of the CPM-16 meeting is available at the following weblink: https://www.ippc.int/en/cpm-sessions/cpm-16/

The objectives of the APPPC pre-CPM-16 meeting to be virtually held on Tuesday, 29 March 2022 from 10:00-12:00 hours (Bangkok time) are as follows:

(a) to review, discuss, share, and consider any topics/issues related to CPM-16 agenda items, which are of high priority to our region.

(b) to strategize how to approach the agenda items to help move things forward; and to identify any issues related to our region.

APPPC Regional Workshop on Strategic Planning for 2022-2028 - Provisional Agenda

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The purpose of this workshop is to develop forward looking assessments and predictive analysis on the future of the APPPC. These insights will contribute to the development of the APPPC Strategic Plan 2022-2028, which will be submitted for adoption at the 32nd APPPC Session.

APPPC Regional Workshop on Strategic Planning for 2022-2028 - Provisional Agenda

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The purpose of this workshop is to develop forward looking assessments and predictive analysis on the future of the APPPC. These insights will contribute to the development of the APPPC Strategic Plan 2022-2028, which will be submitted for adoption at the 32nd APPPC Session.

2021 IPPC-APPPC Regional Workshop and the provisional agenda and group photos on 6 Sept 2021

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This is the second time this regional workshop will be held virtually. The previous one was held from 7-10 September 2020. The regional workshop will discuss three basic areas including nine of the draft International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs) out for consultation, the regional action programme, and the updating of IPPC issues. In particular, there will be updates on governance and strategic issues which include Governance and Strategy by the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) and CPM Bureau, Update from the Standards Committee (SC) and Update from the Implementation and Capacity Development Committee (IC).

Please use the following link to download the provisional agenda (as of 3 September 2021):

http://assets.apppc.fao.org/public/2021-09/ProvisionalAgenda-2021%20IPPC-APPPC%20RW%20%28%28Rev20%29%283Sept2021%29%28WithoutZoomInfo%29.docx

To download Group Photos of the participants attending the regional workshop on 6 September 2021, please use the following link:

http://assets.apppc.fao.org/public/2021-09/2021%20IPPC-APPPC%20RW%20-%20GroupPhotos%20%2806Sept2021%29.pdf











2021 IPPC-APPPC Regional Workshop and the provisional agenda and group photos on 6 Sept 2021

Start date - End date
Short description
This is the second time this regional workshop will be held virtually. The previous one was held from 7-10 September 2020. The regional workshop will discuss three basic areas including nine of the draft International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs) out for consultation, the regional action programme, and the updating of IPPC issues. In particular, there will be updates on governance and strategic issues which include Governance and Strategy by the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) and CPM Bureau, Update from the Standards Committee (SC) and Update from the Implementation and Capacity Development Committee (IC).

Please use the following link to download the provisional agenda (as of 3 September 2021):

http://assets.apppc.fao.org/public/2021-09/ProvisionalAgenda-2021%20IPPC-APPPC%20RW%20%28%28Rev20%29%283Sept2021%29%28WithoutZoomInfo%29.docx

To download Group Photos of the participants attending the regional workshop on 6 September 2021, please use the following link:

http://assets.apppc.fao.org/public/2021-09/2021%20IPPC-APPPC%20RW%20-%20GroupPhotos%20%2806Sept2021%29.pdf











18th APPPC Regional Workshop on Review od Draft ISPMs

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The 18th APPPC Regional workshop on review of Draft International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures(ISPMs) will be held in Busan, Rep. of Korea from 4-8 September 2017. The workshop will be supported by the Department of Plant Quarantine, Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency (APQA), Rep. of Korea. In this workshop, APPPC member countries will review and discuss 3 new draft ISPMs and 4 ISPMs for the second consultation. In addition, the workshop will also discuss on emerging pests issues in plant health, achievement of the implementation and capacity development committee, implementation progress of the pilot programme on surveillance, International Year of Plant Health and update on the administrative activities of RPPO and IPPC. Senior Plant Protection Officers are invited to attend the workshop. Participants of the workshop is required to collate and prepare draft country comments on the ISPMs and up-load to the IPPC on-line comment system (OCS) prior to the meeting for sharing with other participants durng the meeting.