IPPC Adopts New Strategic Framework and Resource Mobilization Strategy

IPPC26 March 2012: At its seventh session, the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CMP 7) adopted, among other decisions: the IPPC Strategic Framework 2012-2019; a resource mobilization strategy; six International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs); as well as a number of institutional and procedural decisions. The CMP is the Governing Body of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC).

The Strategic Framework 2012-2019 outlines four strategic objectives: protecting sustainable agriculture and enhancing global food security through preventing pest spread; protecting the environment, forests and biodiversity from plant pests; facilitating economic and trade development through harmonized scientifically-based phytosanitary measures; and developing member capacities to achieve these objectives.

The resource mobilization strategy aims at making adequate resources available to implement the Strategic Framework, including through the creation of a Financial Committee, as well as the development of communication and information strategies to improve access to resources.

CMP 7 also: adopted six ISPMs; established the Capacity Development Committee; discussed the further development of an electronic certification system as high priority; and celebrated the IPPC's 60th anniversary.

CMP 7 was held from 19-23 March 2012, at the headquarters of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome, Italy. [IPPC Press Release] [IPPC Strategic Framework 2012-2019] [Resource Mobilization Strategy]