Presentation on theme: "1 RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES DURING THE GENERAL SESSION OF THE WORLD ASSEMBLY OF DELEGATES Regional Information Seminar for Recently Appointed OIE Delegates."— Presentation transcript:
1 RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES DURING THE GENERAL SESSION OF THE WORLD ASSEMBLY OF DELEGATES Regional Information Seminar for Recently Appointed OIE Delegates 18 – 20 February 2014, Brussels, Belgium Dr Mara Gonzalez OIE Regional Activities Department
44 RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES OF DELEGATES during the General Sessions of the World Assembly of Delegates Invitation of Delegates Every year, the Director General of the OIE sends the Delegates of Member Countries an invitation to the next General Session of the World Assembly of Delegate s, with the provisional agenda and a detailed timetable for the General Session. In response, the Delegates send information on the actual participation of their country and the list of members of their Delegation.
55 RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES OF DELEGATES during the General Sessions of the World Assembly of Delegates Registration The Delegates, alternates and other members of the Delegation must report to the Secretariat of the OIE to complete the registration formalities and to receive their documents before the opening of the General Session. Participation in the sessions Each Delegation shall be placed in alphabetical order, according to the name in the French language of its Country, in the Conference Hall.
66 RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES OF DELEGATES World Assembly The Delegate is a permanent Delegate who enjoys permanent and full rights to represent the Country on the World Assembly of Delegates (General Session) and to maintain permanent relations along the year with the OIE. The Delegate is considered as empowered with national prerogatives to represent its country having permanently the corresponding national status.
77 RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES OF DELEGATES World Assembly The Delegate exercise the right to vote of the Member Country. He/She shall have one vote in each ballot. He/She may be accompanied by an alternate (“ Accredited Delegate” by Ministerial notification ) who, in case of hindrance of the Delegate, enjoys the same prerogatives (Organic Rules – Article 5) Loss of the status of Delegate results in the termination of any elected office that the Delegate may have held in the governing bodies of the Organisation (Assembly, Presidency, Council, Regional Commissions)
88 PresidentVice-President Dr Karin Schwabenbauer (Germany) Past President Dr Carlos Correa Messuti (Uruguay) Members Dr Evgeny Neplokonov (Russia) Dr Botlhe Michael Modisane (South Africa) Dr Toshiro Kawashima (Japan) Dr Mark Schipp (Australia) Dr Brian Evans (Canada) 2013 Governance structure of the OIE The Council Dr Jouad Berrada (Morocco) Elections of Council President: secret ballot, absolute majority Vice President: secret ballot, simple majority Members of Council (6): secret ballot, simple majority
10 Governance structure of the OIE OIE Regional Commission for Europe PresidentVice-President Secretary General Dr Ago Pärtel (Estonia) Dr Lucio Carbajo Goñi (Spain) Dr Dr Ivan Bisiuk (Ukraine) Elections at Regional Commissions: show of hands / electronic vote, simple majority
11 Governance structure of the OIE Elections of Specialist Commissions (4): show of hands / electronic vote, simple majority
12 GENERAL SESSION 2014 SUNDAY 25 May Opening ceremony: inaugural addresses of the president of the OIE and governmental authorities, as well as honorary awards MONDAY 26 May First Plenary Session: Presentation of the 2013 Annual Report of the Director General Technical Item I (whit questionnaire) Separate meetings of the Regional Commissions including intervention of regional organisations that have an official agreement with the OIE: Africa, Americas, Asia, the Far East and Oceania, Europe and Middle East
13 MEETING OF THE OIE REGIONAL COMMISSION FOR EUROPE Regular items (Monday 26 May) Financial contributions of Members to the OIE Report of the President of the OIE Regional Commission for Europe Report on the activities of the OIE Regional and Sub-Regional Representations Selection of a Technical Item (with questionnaire) to be proposed for inclusion in the agenda of the 84 th General Session (May 2016) Organisation of the 26 th Conference of the OIE Regional Commission for Europe
14 MEETING OF THE OIE REGIONAL COMMISSION FOR EUROPE Regular items (Monday 26 May) Selection of a Technical Item (without questionnaire) to be included in the agenda of the 26 th Conference of the OIE Regional Commission for Europe (September 2014) Elections (statutory elections every 3 year and partial if any) Proposals for designation of new Collaborating Centres (if any) (WAHIS) – Status of notifications by Members in Europe Presentations from Organisations that have concluded an official agreement with the OIE
15 GENERAL SESSION 2014 TUESDAY 27 May Second Plenary Session: Presentation of international organisations having agreement with OIE Technical Item II (without questionnaire) Activities of Aquatic Animal Health Standards Commission Third Plenary Session: Activities of Scientific Commission for Animal Diseases Follow-up to the recommendations of Global Conferences: Responsible and Prudent Use of Antimicrobial Agents for Animals (France, March 2013) Veterinary Education and the Role of the Veterinary Statutory Body (Brazil, 4-6 December 2013)
16 GENERAL SESSION 2014 WEDNESDAY 28 May Fourth and Fifth Plenary Sessions Activities of Terrestrial Animal Health Standards Commission Activities of the Biological Standards Commission
17 GENERAL SESSION 2014 THURSDAY 29 May Sixth Plenary Session Report on animal health status world-wide Presentation of proposed Resolutions drafted during plenary sessions Seventh Plenary Session Presentation of proposed Resolutions drafted during plenary sessions Activities and recommendations of Regional Commissions Technical Item for the 83 rd (ratify) and 84 th (chosen from items proposed by the Regional Commissions ) General Sessions Distribution of animal health status certificates
18 GENERAL SESSION 2014 FRIDAY 30 May First and Second Administrative Sessions - reserved for Permanent Delegates Eight Plenary Session Adoption of Resolutions, Presentation and discussion of draft Final Report
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