88th General Session of the World Assembly of OIE Delegates

From 24/05/2021 to 28/05/2021

Paris (France)

12:00pm - 4:30pm (GMT+1:00)

Key figures and outcomes 

During five days, participants from all over the world joined the
discussions of the first virtual OIE General Session. OIE national Delegates have
adopted new Resolutions and made commitments to incorporate the hard lessons
learned from COVID-19 into a more sustainable and healthier future.

Here is an overview of the main outcomes:

A global event

Nearly 400 participants from 165 countries

joined the live event- including representatives of OIE Members as well as scientists and observers from partner organisations

6 Ministers and the Executive Director of UNEP*

addressed the Assembly during the Opening Ceremony 

*United Nations Environment Programme

+800 people connected

to the livestream  

People engaged in the #OIE88SG

 discussion on social media 

Main achievements

0
Resolutions

adopted by OIE Delegates to improve animal health and welfare globally 

0
International Standards 

adopted or revised in the field of terrestrial and aquatic animal disease prevention and control, animal welfare, diagnostic methods and vaccine quality 

Terrestrial Code
0

new
chapters

0

revised chapters

Terrestrial Manual
0

new
chapter

0

revised chapters

Aquatic Code
0

new
chapter

0

revised chapters

Aquatic Manual
0

new
chapter

0

revised chapters


13 official disease status

recognised


A strengthened network

New centres of scientific excellence  
for a total of 331 Reference Centres located in 47 countries to provide scientific and technical support 

New partnerships  
for a total of 77 partnerships to respond more effectively to global health challenge


A new ambition for 2025

7th Strategic Plan 

adopted to pursue OIE’s contribution to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 


Newly elected members of OIE’s governance bodies 

OIE Director General

Dr Monique Éloit (2021-2026)


OIE Council

New President of the World Assembly of Delegates (2021-2024) 

Dr Hugo Federico Idoyaga Benítez (Delegate of Paraguay)

Past President

Dr Mark Schipp (Delegate of Australia)

New Vice President

Dr Christianne Bruschke (Delegate of Netherlands)

6 new council members

Dr Yobani Gutiérrez Ravelo (Delegate of Cuba)

Dr Roland Xolani Dlamini (Delegate of Eswatini) 

Dr Konstantin Savenkov (Delegate of Rusia) 

Dr Him Hoo Yap (Delegate of Singapore) 

Dr Komla Batassé Batawui (Delegate of Togo) 

Dr Majid Al Qassimi (Delegate of UAE)