Since 1990, the OIE has adopted a strategic planning cycle for its five-year work program. The Sixth Strategic Plan, adopted by the Member Countries who met during the 83rd General Session of the World Assembly of Delegates, which was held from 25 to 29 May 2015, covers the period from 2016 to 2020. It exploits the positive results of previous strategic plans, which it consolidates allowing the OIE to continue to contribute effectively to the responses to major societal challenges by adapting to their changes:
- Risk management for the health and welfare of animals, and contribution to the reduction of the dangers to human health,
- Improve food safety, including reducing the impact of animal diseases on production and establishing standards to ensure transparent and harmonized conditions for national and international trade in live animals and their products,
- Transparency of health information provided by Member Countries, by adapting their tools to new communication technologies,
- Reduction of biological risks, whether they are of natural, accidental, or intentional origins,
- Analysis and optimization of socio-economic links between man and animal,
- Contribution to economic and human development, while ensuring the environment and biodiversity.
To do this, the OIE leans on the latest scientific advances to support the foundations of its standards, guidelines, opinions and findings, and to provide rapid dissemination of relevant methods of prevention and control of animal diseases to its Member Countries.
To resume, the overall vision of the OIE can be summarized by its slogan “Protect animals and Preserve our Future.”
To implement this vision, the three strategic objectives of the OIE include:
- Ensure the health and well-being of animals and the safety of animal-based food and products, and reduce the transmission of diseases, notably by controlling the risks at the human-animal-environment interface;
- Establish trust between stakeholders and trading partners in cross-border trade of animals and animal-based products and foods, through transparency and good communication on the incidence of epidemiologically important diseases, and through the OIE standards on the sanitary safety of exchanges;
- Strengthen the capacity and sustainability of National Veterinary Services.
In addition, three cross-cutting areas, necessary for the realization of these three major strategic objectives, complete the package, namely (1) scientific excellence, (2) diversity, participation, commitment and transparency of the Organization, and (3) its governance.
Refer to the Fifth Strategic Plan
Refer to the Sixth Strategic Plan