The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) is responsible for improving animal health and welfare worldwide and is recognised as a reference organisation by the Sanitary and Phytosanitary Agreement (SPS) of the World Trade Organisation. It is notably responsible for ensuring transparency of the animal disease situation worldwide, including diseases transmissible to humans, as well as safeguarding the sanitary safety of world trade of animals and animal products. Since 2000 the organisation also publishes international standards on animal welfare.

Besides first-conducted actions of the previous plans, the 5th Strategic Plan adopted in May 2010 for the years 2011-2015 targets: more activities directed to food security, poverty alleviation; more focus on the “One Health” concept; the impact of climate and environmental changes on animal disease emergence and occurrence as well as the impact of animal production on climate change.

The presentation of the Sixth Strategic Plan of the OIE (2016-2020) and the election of the Director General in May 2015 during the 83rd General Session of the World Assembly of Delegates are two events of great importance taking place in 2015.




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