Specialist Commissions

The OIE has four Specialist Commissions: the Aquatic Animal Health Standards Commission, the Biological Standards Commission, the Scientific Commission for Animal Diseases and the Terrestrial Animal Health Standards Commission.

Together, the Specialist Commissions play a key role in the development and revision of OIE international standards, collaborate with its global scientific network, are responsible for the official recognition of animal health status, provide advice on epidemiology, prevention and control of animal diseases, and address scientific and technical issues related to the above.

Members of each Commission meet twice yearly to address their work programme. The reports of the Specialist Commission meetings are published in English, French and Spanish on the OIE website and include links to relevant reports of the OIE Working Groups and ad hoc Groups.