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OIE Regional Commissions

The OIE has set up five Regional Commissions to express specific problems facing its Members in the different regions of the world. These Commissions can be seen as fully fledged regional institutional bodies.

These Commissions cover the following regions:

 

Each Regional Commission organises a Conference every two years in one of the countries of the region. These Conferences are devoted to technical items and to regional cooperation in the control of animal diseases.

Regional programmes may be developed to reinforce surveillance and control of major animal diseases, especially for regions where the OIE maintains a Regional or Sub-Regional Representation. The Regional Commissions work closely with these Representations.

Regional Commissions report on their activities and submit recommendations to the World Assembly of Delegates.

In May 2015, elections for the Bureaux (President, Vice-Presidents and Secretary General) of the Regional Commissions were held for a three-year term of office. The current composition of the Bureaux is as follows:

Africa

President

Vice-President

Vice-President

Secretary General

Dr Komla Batasse Batawui (Togo)

Dr Theogen Rutagwenda
(Rwanda)

Dr Djamila Hadj Amar 
(Algeria)

Dr  Mahamat Guindé
(Chad)

Americas

President

Vice-President

Vice-President

Secretary General

Dr Guilherme H. Figueiredo Marques (Brazil)

Dr Mark Trotman
(Barbados)

Dr Bernardo Jaén
Hernández (Costa Rica)

 

Dr Harpreet Kochhar
(Canada)

Asia, Far East and Oceania

President

Vice-President

Vice-President

Secretary General

Dr Zhang

Dr Zhang Zhongqiu
(People's Republic of China)

Dr Tashi Samdup
(Bhutan)

Dr Kazuo Ito
(Japan)

Dr Him Hoo Yap
(Singapore)

 

Europe

President

Vice-President

Vice-President

Secretary General

 Dr Maris Balodis
(Latvia)

Dr Budimir Plavšić
(Serbia)

Dr Ulrich Herzog
(Austria)

Dr Aliaksandr Subotsin
(Belarus)

Middle East

President

Vice-President

Vice-President

Secretary General

Dr Majid Al-Qassimi
(United Arab Emirates)

Dr Elias Ibrahim
(Lebanon)

Dr Fajer Al-Saloom
(Bahrain)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Salah Fadhil Abbas
(Iraq)

 

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Contact: Regional Activities Department 

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