The International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) launch event will take place at FAO headquarters as a special session of the 163rd session of the FAO Council on Monday, 2 December.

The FAO Director-General will open the plant health exhibition at 5:45 pm (CET), followed by the official IYPH 2020 launch event from 6:00 to 7:45 pm.

The programme for the event includes:

  • FAO Director-General’s opening speech
  • Keynote remarks by the

– Minister of Agriculture and Livestock of Nicaragua;

– Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine of Ireland

– Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Finland

– Permanent Secretary for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Read more on the details of the event: Launch of the International Year on Plant Health 2020 (Website Link)

The webcast of the IYPH launch event will be available at:

IYPH Launch Event Webcast