Since 1990, the OIE has adopted a strategic planning cycle for its five-year work program. The Seventh Strategic Plan of the OIE, adopted by the Member Countries who met during the 88th General Session of the World Assembly of Delegates, covers the period from 2021 to 2025. The plan leverages the organisation’s experience and expertise, with the support of its network of Reference Centres, to foster the necessary changes and provide leadership in global animal health governance so that Veterinary Services are better equipped to anticipate and respond to new expectations.  

Built on the groundwork laid by the 6th Strategic Plan, the new plan shares a global vision and a framework for action for 2021-2025. 

The OIE’s ambition for 2025

The OIE is the global authority on animal health, working across borders to improve animal health and welfare and to assist national Veterinary Services.

We do this by setting International Standards to support the safe trade of animals and animal products and improve the prevention and control of animal diseases. Additionally, we collate data to improve our knowledge of animal health situations worldwide.

Improving the sustainability of animal production is still one of the major objectives of the OIE. Insufficient access to food, zoonoses and food-borne diseases still impact millions of people worldwide. With 18% of the world’s population engaged in animal husbandry or in the processing and marketing of animal-based foods, these people’s livelihoods and socio-economic status depend on the health of animals.

There have been global developments on climate change, food consumption patterns and animal welfare along with increasing expectations for more environmentally friendly animal production. These must be considered along with advances in science and technology and the need for increased cooperation to set out new targets. Consequently:

  • The OIE must exercise its voice in global discussions on these issues, within frameworks such as the Sustainable Development Goals, as these affect the socioeconomic balance of rural families and the sustainability of animal production systems.
  • Veterinary Services must be better prepared to respond to challenges that require wider knowledge and skills than those covered in veterinary schools.

With the support of its network of Reference Centres, the OIE helps implement change so that animal health services are equipped to respond the new challenges and expectations.

The 7th Strategic Plan of the OIE shares a global vision and a framework for action for 2021-2025. This is possible due to the groundwork laid by the 6th Strategic Plan, and the significant advances made in recent years, such as: 

increased transparency in the development of international standards and the evaluation of the health status of Members,  

better structured policies, and team mobilisation to implement global strategies, 

• modernised tools to monitor the evolution of global diseases and improve the quality of shared information with the relaunch of the World Animal Health Information System (OIE-WAHIS).

 • increased resources to support Members in evaluating and strengthening their capacities through our Performance of Veterinary Services (PVS) programme,  

strengthened and more successful partnerships,  

• an internal restructuring of the Organisation to better plan, deliver and report on our activities.  

In preparing the 7th Strategic Plan, we engaged with our Members, partners and staff to define future expectations.

 Together, we have prepared this plan with the aim of contributing to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, and together, we will rise to the challenge of implementing it. 

Mission and Vision: Leadership in global health governance

The mission of the OIE is to foster global commitment to improve animal health and welfare and veterinary public health worldwide.  The OIE’s organisational culture is founded on recognising value in encouraging different perspectives and seeking opportunities to leverage diversity, while promoting fairness and inclusionencouraging trust and instilling purpose in the OIE’s commitment to change.  

This is done by fostering scientific excellence, independence, transparency, solidarity and partnership in an environment that delivers good governance and sets an example for proficient regulatory practices.  

This OIE is committed to preserve a future where safe trade, public health, food security and sustainable socio-economic growth that support livelihoods, are improved. With this, the vision for the OIE in this Strategic Plan is to provide leadership in global animal health governance.  


Provide leadership in global animal health governance. Improve animal health care and welfare worldwide and support global goals.

Safe and fair trade

Public Health

Global food security and safety

Sustainable socioeconomic development


Promoting coordination of animal health and welfare

Fostering transparency in the animal disease situation worldwide

Support Veterinary Services to strengthen the governance of animal health systems


Developing international standards, guidelines and recommendations based on the best available evidence


Developing and supporting Veterinary Services in the implementation of global strategies and initiatives


Collecting, managing, analysing and giving access to health systems-related data, including real-time information on the state of animal health worldwide


Engaging Veterinary Services through the PVS Pathway in assessment, strategic planning and capacity development


Communicating with and engaging OIE stakeholders, including global experts, on anima health welfare, and veterinary public health issues

Objectives: Five strategic objectives

The OIE strives to bring positive and impactful global change. In order to strengthen its leadership in global health governance the OIE has five strategic objectives to fulfil.

Scientific Expertise

Objective: leveraging relevant scientific expertise to address multisectoral animal health and welfare issues 

How is it being achieved? By reinforcing the scientific excellence of the Organisation, improving collaboration and broadening the Organisation’s approach to animal health systems. 

Data Governance

Objective: implementing digital transformation through an OIE Data Strategy.

How is it being achieved? By developing a Data Strategy and data governance framework to optimise data management, while improving accessibility and visibility of data for stakeholders.

Responding to Member’s Needs

Objective: drive a high level of support to OIE Members

How is it being achieved? By monitoring the implementation of standards to ensure good and transparent regulatory practice and improve insights provided by PVS Pathway data. The OIE’s extensive network can maximise the delivery of support to members.  

Collaboration with Partners

Objective: optimising cooperation with partners to better respond to global challenges 

How is it being achieved? By developing the voice of the OIE in global policy dialogue, targeting collaboration for impact and to further promote the added value of the OIE as a partner.  

Efficiency and Agility

Objective: being recognised as an efficient and agile organisation underpinned by modern internal processes and tools

 How is it being achieved? By modernisingthe OIE through robust processes & tools and promote the OIE’s social and environmental responsibility 

You can also download the full Seventh Strategic Plan

Annual Reports of activities

Activity Report 2020

We all share one world, we all share One Health. Learn about what we have been doing to protect animal health and improve global health in our Activity Report: One Health for all

Previous annual reports