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Event The Annual Regional Workshop of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC)

FAO Regional Office for the Near East is organizing the Annual Regional Workshop of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) in collaboration with the Secretariat of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) and the Near East Plant Protection Organization (NEPPO).

The workshop will be held, in Agadir Beach Club Hotel, Agadir, Morocco during the period 28 October – 1 November, 2013.

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) is multilateral treaty on plant health. The Convention aims at protecting cultivated and wild plants by preventing the introduction and spread of pests associated with the plant products in international trade through developing standards for phytosanitary measures and assisting member countries in their application.

The IPPC aimed by developing the International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs) to provide guidelines and recommendations for unifying the phytosanitary measures at the global level that simplify and facilitate international trade of plant products; and to avoid any measures applied individually by the countries that might lead to unjustified barriers in International trade. The International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs) are also the basis for phytosanitary measures applied by members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) under the Convention on the application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS).

The aim of the workshop is to review and discuss the new draft standards approved by the Standard Committee this year to ensure full involvement of the member countries in developing of these standards; and to ensure that the opinions and comments of the Near East countries are incorporated in the draft before final revision and approval by the governing body of the IPPC- Commission on Application of Phytosanitary Measures (CPM). The country representatives will be also updated on the IPPC issues and issues emerged from the Eight Session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-8). In addition, many other topics related to phytosanitary and plant protection, and enhancement of the countries’ participation in the Convention will be discussed.

Contact information n/a
Event type Conference
File link http://neareast.fao.org/Pages/Events.aspx?I=0&DId=0&CId=0&lang=EN&CMSId=5000918&id=1140
Source Regional Office for the Near East and North Africa
Subject(s) HYDRAULICS - HYDROLOGY , INFORMATION - COMPUTER SCIENCES , MEASUREMENTS AND INSTRUMENTATION , METHTODOLOGY - STATISTICS - DECISION AID , NATURAL MEDIUM , RISKS AND CLIMATOLOGY
Relation http://www.emwis.org/topics/climatechange
Geographical coverage Morocco
Address Agadir Beach Club Hotel, Agadir
Organizer FAO Regional Office for the Near East, in collaboration with the Secretariat of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) and the Near East Plant Protection Organization (NEPPO)
Target audience International
Period [28/10/2013 - 01/11/2013]
Status Confirmed
Working language(s) ENGLISH
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