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Asia and Pacific Plant Protection Commission (RAP-704)

Title Asia and Pacific Plant Protection Commission
Code RAP-704
Sessions and documents

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Legal Framework
Article of Constitution

Article XIV

Origin

The Plant Protection Committee for Southeast Asia and the Pacific was established under Article II of the Plant Protection Agreement for the Southeast Asia and Pacific Region which was approved by the Council at its 23rd Session (1955) in conformity with Article XIV of the Constitution, and entered into force on 2 July 1956.
Reflecting the extended geographical scope over the years, the amended title “Asia and Pacific Plant Protection Commission” was approved by the Council at its 75th Session (June 1979), and entered into force on 16 February 1983.

AGREEMENT

Rules of Procedure

General Rules of the Organization.

Category Cat. 1
Purpose

To strengthen international cooperation in plant protection measures in order to prevent the introduction of destructive plant diseases and pests and their spread within the Region.

Number of Members 25
List of Members
  • Australia
  • Bangladesh
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • Fiji
  • France
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Malaysia
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • New Zealand
  • Pakistan
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Philippines
  • Republic of Korea
  • Samoa
  • Solomon Islands
  • Sri Lanka
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Tonga
  • Viet Nam
Languages English, and also French if a French-speaking Member Nation advises the Director-General of its intention to participate.
Frequency of Sessions Normally one session per biennium
Division Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (RAP)
Contact information/email

Yongfang.Piao@fao.org

Web site

Asia and Pacific Plant Protection Commission

First Session December 1956, as Plant Protection Committee for the Southeast Asia and Pacific Region. April 1983: Thirteenth Session of the Commission was the first with the amended title "Asia and Pacific Plant Protection Commission".