The 85th General Session of the World Assembly of OIE Delegates will be held from 21 to 26 May 2017, 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 21 May 2017 to Thursday 25 May 2017 inclusive, and at the OIE Headquarters2 on Friday 26 May 2017 (Friday’s session is exclusively for the Delegates, it concerns administrative and financial affairs).
The World Assembly of OIE Delegates will examine, with a view to adopting, a number of new intergovernmental standards covering animal disease control methods, including those for controlling diseases transmissible to humans, the safety of international trade in animals and animal products, as well as animal welfare. The progress of the implementation of the 6th Strategic Plan (2016-2020) will also be presented.
During the General Session, two technical items will be presented by speakers chosen for their recognized international expertise:
1- Global action to alleviate the threat of antimicrobial resistance: progress and opportunities for future activities under the ‘One Health’ initiative;
2- Public-Private Partnerships: expectations of private sector partners for international animal health and livestock development programmes..
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.
(1) 28 bis rue Saint-Dominique, 75007 Paris • Tel. : 33 (0)1 40 62 27 00 • fax : 33 (0)1 45 55 98 62 • http://congres.maisondelachimie.com
(2) 12 rue de Prony, 75017 Paris • Tel. : 33 (0)1 44 15 18 88 • fax : 33 (0)1 42 67 09 87 • www.oie.int