World Assembly of Delegates

The highest authority of the OIE


Composed of the President of the World Assembly, the Vice-President, the Past President and six Delegates

Director General

Dr Monique Eloit

Specialists Commissions

Terrestrial animals, Biological, Aquatic animals, Scientific

Regional Commissions

Africa, Americas, Europe, Asia-Far East and Oceania, Middle East

Regional Representations

Africa, Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Eastern Europe, Middle East


Located in Paris and placed under the authority of the Director General of the OIE, appointed by the World Assembly

Ad hoc Groups

Convened to examine specific scientific and technical issues

Working Groups

Responsible for continuingly reviewing developments in their fields

Collaborating Centres

Centers of expertise in a specific designated sphere of competence relating to the management of general questions on animal health issues

Reference Laboratories

Designated to pursue all the scientific and technical problems relating to a named animal disease or specific topic