Healthy animals for a better life
Healthy animals for a better life
2018 IN FIGURES
following the adoption of
Saint Lucia in May 2018
Representations at regional and sub-regional level
Centres of Scientific Expertise
A budget of €30 M
1/3 of which is derived from statutory contributions from Member Countries
85 Standards adopted
or revised in the Terrestrial and
Aquatic Codes and Manuals
3 Global conferences
86th General Session, control and eradication of peste des petits ruminants, the fight against antimicrobial resistance
2 Regional conferences
(Europe and the Americas)
119 active contracts
with donors, 31 of which
were signed in 2018
28 Expert Groups
on a variety of subjects:
wildlife, avian influenza, animal welfare in laying hen production systems, tilapa lake virus…
more than 1,200
by the OIE at regional
seminars and meetings
6th STRATEGIC PLAN
Progress in 2016-2018
Tangible political impacts
Listening to Member Countries and partners
In order to promote dialogue and inclusion, several operational mechanisms and procedures have been redeveloped, both with regard to the OIE’s network of expertise and to the election of members of governance bodies.
In addition, new opportunities for dialogue between Member Countries and stakeholders have been created: a number of think tanks and brainstorming sessions have been organised on topics such as animal welfare, the development of Public–Private partnerships, and key programmes such as the PVS Pathway and vaccine banks. The OIE is continuing to take this open, listening approach by involving Member Countries in the development of structural projects such as OIE-WAHIS and the Observatory of OIE standards.
Lasting links with partners and investors
The FAO-OIE-WHO Tripartite was institutionalised with the signing of a memorandum of understanding in May 2018. It will be further strengthened with the establishment of a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Multi-Partner Trust Fund to finance tripartite activities on antimicrobial resistance.
Recent partnerships have enabled us to launch new projects such as the Observatory of OIE Standards, which is being developed in collaboration with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
Moreover, the OIE World Fund has benefited from more than 30 new funding streams, confirming that our partners have confidence in the work of the OIE.
Increasing participation in high-level political forums and events
Long-term commitment from political decision-makers and circles of influence is vital for the implementation of sustainable activities.
In 2018, as in previous years, the OIE actively participated in several high-level political panels and events, at national and global level, whose conclusions made reference to OIE programmes and the role played by Veterinary Services in national and global health governance.
THE FIGHT AGAINST PRIORITY ANIMAL DISEASES
DIAGNOSIS AND RESEARCH
ACTION AGAINST ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE
RESPECT FOR ANIMAL WELFARE
GLOBAL ANIMAL HEALTH INFORMATION
RECOGNITION OF DISEASE-FREE ZONES
COMMUNICATION SKILLS TRAINING
MODERNISATION OF TOOLS
THE PERFORMANCE OF VETERINARY SERVICES
TRAINING FOR VETERINARY PARAPROFESSIONALS
THE WAHIS SYSTEM
2018 saw the start of the renovation of the World Animal Health Information System (WAHIS), which will make it easier to access, analyse and share data on the animal disease situation worldwide. The new platform will be technologically advanced, but easy to use.
With several advanced features, the new OIE-WAHIS platform will incorporate a number of changes to improve usability, geographic information and data analysis. It will be designed to allow it to evolve in line with technological innovations and changes in OIE international Standards. It will also be possible to compare data between countries and to connect to other national, regional and international databases.
Implementation will begin in 2020.
TOWARDS AN OBSERVATORY ON
THE IMPLEMENTATION OF OIE STANDARDS
In May 2018, with the goal of ensuring that OIE Standards are relevant to country needs and that the OIE can better determine priorities for developing new standards and revising existing texts, OIE Members adopted an initiative to establish an Observatory.
Supported by the G20 Agriculture Ministers in Buenos Aires (Argentina) in July 2018, this ambitious project, which was initiated with the collaboration of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), will require several years of work before it is fully operational. The design phase began in 2018. In order to determine how the Observatory will work, it will review the current mechanisms for the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of standards.