Closing Ceremony of International Year of Plant Health

Rome (virtual), Italy, 01/07/2021 01/07/2021

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At its eighth meeting, the IYPH ISC recommended that the IYPH 2020 Closing Ceremony be held on 1 July 2021 in conjunction with the closure of the first International Plant Health Conference (IPHC) in Helsinki, hosted by the Government of Finland. This was partially revised by the IYPH ISC at its fourteenth meeting, which further postponed the IPHC to 12 May 2022, while requiring that the IYPH Closing Ceremony still be held on 1 July 2021.

The main objectives of the IYPH Closing Ceremony are to:

(i)               present the outcomes of key IYPH initiatives undertaken in 2020 and the first half of 2021;

(ii)             highlight the IYPH achievements and trigger further reflections on the status of plant health around the world; and

(iii)           stress the importance of plant health to achieve the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.


Tentative Agenda of the IYPH Closing Ceremony

13:00 – 13:05

Introduction by moderator, including the IYPH video

13:05 – 14:00

Speeches by dignitaries

14:00 – 14:30

Distribution of awards for winners of photograph, drawing and video competitions

14:30 – 15:00

Presentation of IYPH legacy, including youth declaration