The 84th General Session of the World Assembly of OIE Delegates will be held from 22 to 27 May 2016, bringing together representatives of 180 OIE Members and observers from international organisations that have signed an official agreement with the OIE, as well as other international and regional organisations and invited guests.
The General Session will be held at the “Maison de la Chimie1 from Sunday 22 May 2016 to Thursday 26 May 2016 inclusive, and at the OIE Headquarters2 on Friday 27 May 2016 (Friday’s session is exclusively for the Delegates; it concerns administrative and financial affairs).
The World Assembly of OIE Delegates establishes the policies of the OIE and supervises their implementation. Its main work concerns the adoption of new international standards applicable to animal diseases prevention and control, animal welfare and international exchanges of animals and products of animal origin.
During the General Session, two technical items will be presented by Rapporteurs chosen for their international competency :
1- The economics of animal health: direct and indirect costs of animal disease outbreaks;
2- Combatting Antimicrobial Resistance through a One Health Approach : Actions and OIE Strategy.
The opening session of the World Assembly of OIE Delegates is always a special event owing to the presence of important personalities from around the world.
In addition to the President and the Director General, addresses will be made in particular by Heads of States and Ministers of several OIE Members.