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1 Office International des Épizooties World Organisation for Animal Health created in 1924 in Paris

2 2 162 Member Countries Americas: 28 – Africa: 47 – Europe: 49 – Middle East: 12 – Asia: 26 Delegates are the Chief Veterinary Officers

3 3Objectives 1. To ensure transparency in the animal health situation throughout the world. 2. To collect, analyse and disseminate scientific veterinary information. 3. To contribute expertise and encourage international collaboration in the control of animal diseases. 4. Within its mandate under SPS and WTO Agreement, to safeguard world trade by publishing health standards for international trade in animals and animal products. 5.To improve the legal framework and resources of Veterinary Services.

4 4 The OIE EarlyWarningSystem

5 5 Approach of the Code Generic (horizontal) chapters import risk analysis methodology monitoring and surveillance standards evaluation of veterinary services, etc. Specific chapters on listed animal diseases and zoonoses covering live animals semen and embryos products of animal origin (meat, eggs, milk, hides and skins….)

6 6 Updating international standards PROBLEM Specialist Commissions Review Advice of experts or other Specialist Commissions Draft text COMMITTEE DELEGATES Adoption COMMITTEE, COMMISSIONS, DELEGATES 1 2 OIE INTERNATIONAL STANDARD Comments

7 7 New work programme Animal welfare Animal production food safety Regular up-dating of all Code chapters Interactive consultations

8 8 Areas of cooperation with Codex (1) Equivalence Risk analysis Regionalisation and zoning Surveillance and monitoring Transparency

9 9 Areas of cooperation with Codex (2) Control, Inspection and Certification Procedures Zoonoses Pre-Harvest Food and Feed Safety Biotechnology Veterinary Drugs and Antimicrobial Resistance

10 10 Collaborating Centres and Reference Laboratories 152 Collaborating Centres and Reference Laboratories across the world Collaborating Centres: horizontal themes Reference Laboratories for diagnosis, control, research and training

11 11 Functions and Responsibilities of the OIE Reference Laboratories 1. Act as a centre of expertise for a disease and standardisation of methodology, 2.Storage and distribution of standards strains and diagnostic standards, antisera, antigens and other reagents, 3.Development of new diagnostic methods, 4.Collection, processing and analysis of epizootiological data,

12 12 Functions and Responsibilities of the OIE Reference Laboratories (contd) 5.Provision of technical assistance to the OIE 6. Training in specific areas, 7.Organisation of scientific meetings on behalf of the OIE, 8.Co-ordination of collaborative studies, 9.Publication and dissemination of the relevant information.

13 13 Information on the OIE Web Site Early warning Weekly Disease Information International Standards (Codes, Manuals, etc.) Scientific and Technical Review (contents and abstracts) Scientific and general information on OIE activities, animal diseases and zoonoses

14 14 Capacity Building WTO coordinated Seminars Assistance to Delegates (national or regional) Specific workshops on Risk Analysis, Veterinary Services Workshops on disease control and trade resolution Seminars on vaccine production and standardization

15 15 Capacity Building cont. Participation in Ad hoc expert groups Assistance in animal health data submission Mediation on trade concerns Twinning with Reference Centers and Laboratories

16 World organisation for animal health 12 rue de prony paris, france Tel: 33 (0) – Fax: 33 (0)


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