APPPC Calendar

APPPC Regional Workshop on Development of Commodity Specific International Standards on Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs)

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This regional workshop is part of the APPPC’S biennium work programme for 2020-2021. The original proposal was to conduct this workshop in 2020, The objective was to promote the development and acceptance of international and regional commodity specific standards, and to discuss the implementation of the APPPC Regional Standard for Phytosanitary Measures (RSPM) 11 for mango. APPPC RSPM 11 for mango was adopted in 2019.

Due to the Covid-19 situation, it was agreed that the workshop would be postponed to the second quarter this year. Instead of the original proposal, we will now take into consideration ISPM 46 on commodity specific standard which was recently adopted at the CPM-16 2022 as well as an ISPM for mango (first annex to ISPM 46) to be developed based on RSPM 11.

APPPC Regional Workshop on Development of Commodity Specific International Standards on Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs)

Start date - End date
Short description
This regional workshop is part of the APPPC’S biennium work programme for 2020-2021. The original proposal was to conduct this workshop in 2020, The objective was to promote the development and acceptance of international and regional commodity specific standards, and to discuss the implementation of the APPPC Regional Standard for Phytosanitary Measures (RSPM) 11 for mango. APPPC RSPM 11 for mango was adopted in 2019.

Due to the Covid-19 situation, it was agreed that the workshop would be postponed to the second quarter this year. Instead of the original proposal, we will now take into consideration ISPM 46 on commodity specific standard which was recently adopted at the CPM-16 2022 as well as an ISPM for mango (first annex to ISPM 46) to be developed based on RSPM 11.

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

Start date - End date
Short description
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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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 pre-CPM-16 Meeting

Start date - End date
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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Short description
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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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











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