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1 Regional Information Seminar for recently appointed OIE Delegates Brussels – 18 February 2014

2 The structure, objectives and Strategic Plan of the OIE Dr Monique Eloit Deputy Director General, OIE

3 3 Structure and governance

4 CHRONOLOGY An intergovernmental organisation preceding the United Nations 4 Creation of the Office International des Epizooties (OIE) World Organisation for Animal Health Creation of the United Nations

5 178 Member Countries in 2013 5 Africa 52 – Americas 30 – Asia, the Far East and Oceania 36 Europe 53 – Middle-East 20 Some countries belong to more than one region

6 Representatives of the Member Countries 6 Nominated by his/her Government Usually the Chief Veterinary Officer of his/her country Member of the World Assembly of Delegates (which meets in General Session) National focal point for the OIE in the country Rights and obligations »Responsible for negotiating international veterinary standards on behalf of his/her country »Notifies the OIE of the animal disease situation in his/her country The Delegate

7 Governance structure of the OIE 7 Aquatic animal diseases Wildlife diseases Animal disease notification Veterinary products Communication Animal welfare Animal production food safety Veterinary Laboratories National Focal Points Focal Points are nominated by the Delegate for each of the following fields:

8 8 The MANDATE of the OIE

9 OIE’s mandate in 1924 was: ‘prevent the spread of animal diseases throughout the world’ 4th Strategic Plan (2006-2010) changed the OIE’s mandate: ‘improve animal health worldwide’ 5th Strategic Plan (2011-2015) extended the OIE’s mandate: ‘improve animal health and welfare worldwide’ Expansion of the OIE mandate

10 OIE international standards, guidelines and recommendations for animal health (including zoonoses) Including standards on quality of Veterinary Services and/or Aquatic Animal Health Services International standard setting organisations SPS Agreement Food Safety CODEX Plant Health IPPC Animal Health OIE WTO SPS agreement (1995)


12 Governance structure of the OIE 12

13 Elected in May 2012 / or in 2013 Governance structure of the OIE 13 The Council President Dr Karin Schwabenbauer (Germany) Vice-President Dr XX Past President Dr Carlos Correa Messuti (Uruguay) Members Dr John Clifford (USA) Dr Evgeny Neplokonov (Russia) Dr Botlhe Michael Modisane (South Africa) Dr Mark Schipp (Australia) Dr Toshiro Kawashima (Japan) Dr Ali Abdullah Al- Sahmi (Oman)

14 Governance structure of the OIE Regional Commissions The Bureau of these Commissions counts four Delegates elected by the World Assembly of Delegates for a three-year term of office. It represents the Members between the Regional Commissions’ meetings. The following regions host Regional Commissions: Africa Americas Asia, the Far East and Oceania Europe Middle East »Each Regional Commission holds a Conference every two years in one of the countries of the region. Each Commission also meets every year on the margin of the World Assembly of Delegates. »The Conferences focus on technical items and on regional cooperation relating to animal disease control. »The Commissions can fully be considered as regional institutions. The OIE has set up five Regional Commissions to express specific issues Members in the different regions face. 14

15 Governance structure of the OIE 15 The Director General The OIE is managed by the OIE Headquarters in Paris, placed under the responsibility of a Director General elected by secret ballot by the World Assembly of Delegates. In 2010, Dr Bernard Vallat was elected Director General of the World Organisation for Animal Health for a third five-year term.

16 16 These representations closely collaborate with Regional Commissions and are directly under the Director General’s authority. Governance structure of the OIE 10/14 Regional and Sub-Regional representations

17 Governance structure of the OIE 17 Specialist Commissions Their role is to use relevant scientific information to: study epidemiological issues, especially the prevention and control methods of animal diseases develop, update and propose OIE’s international standards and guidelines for adoption by the World Assembly address scientific and technical issues raised by Members, with the exception of bilateral trade problems, for which the OIE has an in- house mediation procedure should the relevant Members request it The Specialist Commissions are elected by the World Assembly of Delegates for a period of three years.

18 Global network of OIE expertise OIE Reference Laboratories – leading expertise in surveillance and control of a named OIE listed disease OIE Collaborating Centres – expertise in a specific designated sphere of competence e.g. epidemiology, emerging avian diseases, veterinary medicinal products, animal welfare 18

19 The BUDGET of the OIE 19

20 Statutory contributions 6 categories of statutory contributions Member Countries on the United Nations’ list of “Least Developed Countries” benefit from a 50% reduction of their statutory contribution Part of the Members’ statutory contributions is compulsorily used to finance the Organisation’s Regional Representations operations Voluntary contributions World Animal Health and Welfare Fund Funding by countries hosting OIE offices in support of their activities Specific donations e.g. grants to buy buildings Provision of staff (Headquarters, regional offices) Various sources Publications, fees related to official recognition of some diseases, etc… Financing of the OIE 20



23 Canadian International Development Agency Canadian Food Inspection Agency Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada

24 FIFTH STRATEGIC PLAN 2011 - 2015 24

25 25 Fifth Strategic Plan 2011-2015 First, continuing to consolidate major objectives of the 4 th Strategic Plan Transparency of world animal disease situation (including zoonoses) Collect and publish veterinary scientific information, notably animal disease prevention and control methods Sanitary safety of international trade in animals and their products under the mandate given by the WTO Improve animal health and welfare worldwide

26 26 Fifth Strategic Plan 2011-2015 Improve animal health, veterinary public health, animal welfare, and consolidate the animal’s role worldwide

27 27 Fifth Strategic Plan 2011-2015 Reinforcing priority missions Animal health is a key component of animal welfare The OIE is recognised worldwide as the leader in developing international standards on animal welfare Animal welfare: a strategic commitment by the OIE

28 28 Suitable legislation and effective implementation Surveillance, early detection and rapid response to disease outbreaks thanks to a national chain of command and good diagnostic capacities Alliances between the public and private sector (farmers, private veterinarians, consumers) are key Support to the quality of ServicesSupport to the quality of Services through the use of OIE PVS tool (evaluation and gap analysis of international standards) Initial and continuing veterinary education Applied research Fifth Strategic Plan 2011-2015 Reinforcing priority missions Good governance of Veterinary Services

29 Fifth Strategic Plan 2011-2015 New actions 29 One Health A worldwide strategy for managing risks at the animal-human interface ecosystems Veterin International recognition of veterinary qualifications and promotion of professional excellence throughout the world

30 Preparation of the Sixth Strategic Plan of the OIE for 2016 - 2020

31 The Sixth Strategic Plan (2016 - 2020) should –contain a revised consolidated statement of OIE’s strategic vision and goals –take into account global trends and anticipated challenges affecting OIE’s operating environment –incorporate important cross cutting issues –be ambitious but not necessarily expansive –be high level, flexible and enabling rather than prescriptive and allow for optional approaches in order to be responsive and facilitate implementation –involve all Members of the OIE in its development Outcome of the Deliberations of the OIE Council in October 2013

32 Your reflections and comments on the initial framework and directions for the Sixth Strategic Plan (2016 - 2020) are valued and welcomed. Are there other critical trends, challenges and opportunities that should be taken into account in the planning process? Are the core elements of the revised strategic objectives appropriate? Inputs can be provided to Dr. Karin Schwabenbauer (Germany) or Dr. Evgeny Neplokonov (Russia), the OIE Council members representing the Region of Europe, and to the Members of the Bureau of the Regional Commission (Dr. Ago Pärtel – Estonia) Next Steps September 2014 Regional Conference of Europe (Switzerland)



35 Thank you for your attention!

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