OIE Session Générale

88th OIE GENERAL SESSION

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Introduction

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic, the 88th Annual General Session of the World Assembly of National Delegates to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) will be held virtually from Monday 24 to Friday 28 May 2021. The General Session will take place via the videoconferencing software Zoom and will feature simultaneous interpretation into English, French and Spanish, plus Arabic, Chinese and Russian. Active access to 88th General Session will be granted to: 
  • OIE Members: two (2) connections (one for the OIE Delegate and one for his/her duly nominated accompanying person) during the OIE Regional Commissions meetings and in the GS plenary sessions. Only OIE Delegates will have access to the second administrative session on Friday 28 May. 

  • International and Regional Organizations having an agreement with the OIE: one (1) connection during the OIE Regional Commissions meetings and GS plenary sessions. 
OIE Members and International and Regional Organizations having an agreement with the OIE will be contacted by the General Session Secretariat Team (SG Secretariat) to complete their registration to the 88th General Session. With exception of the OIE Regional Commissions meetings and the second administrative session on Friday 28 May, the 88th OIE General Session will be webcasted live via the 88th GS website.  

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PROGRAMME

M O N D A Y  2 4  M A Y  2 0 2 1 

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All times are given in CEST (Central European Summer Time, Paris time)

MEETINGS OF THE REGIONAL COMMISSIONS 

  • 7:00-10:00 a.m. Regional Commission for Asia, the Far East and Oceania 

  • 9:00-11:00 a.m. Regional Commission for the Middle East 

  • 10:00-1:00 p.m. Regional Commission for Europe 

  • 1:00-4:00 p.m. Regional Commission for Africa 

  • 4:00-7:00 p.m. Regional Commission for the Americas

T U E S D A Y  2 5  M A Y  2 0 2 1

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All times are given in CEST (Central European Summer Time, Paris time)

12:00 p.m. Opening Ceremony
  • Ministerial Statements (video) 

  • Inaugural address of the President of the OIE

  • Inaugural address of OIE Director General

  • Inaugural address of the UNEP Executive Director

12:30 p.m.  FIRST PLENARY SESSION
  • Adoption of the Agenda and Programme of the General Session 

  • Nomination of the Sub-Commission for the Agenda and the Credentials Committee 

12:50 p.m.  Activities of the Specialist Commissions 

Terrestrial animal health commission
  • Presentation and discussion of standards proposed for adoption 

2:30 p.m. Break


2:40 p.m. Terrestrial animal health commission (contd) 
  • Presentation and discussion of standards proposed for adoption

4:00 p.m. Technical Item: Lessons learned from the pandemic: how OIE can support Veterinary Services achieve One Health Resilience  (Rapporteur: Dr William B. Karesh, United States of America) 


4:30 p.m. End of the first Plenary Session

W E D N E S D A Y  2 6  M A Y  2 0 2 1

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All times are given in CEST (Central European Summer Time, Paris time)

12:00 p.m. SECOND PLENARY SESSION 

Activities of the Specialist Commissions (contd) 

Scientific commission for animal diseases  
  • Presentation and discussion 

12:30 p.m. Biological standards commission 
  • Presentation and discussion of standards proposed for adoption 

1:50 p.m. Break 


2:00 p.m. Activities of the Specialist Commissions (contd) 

Aquatic animal health standards commission
  • Presentation and discussion of standards proposed for adoption 

  • Launch of the OIE Aquatic Animal Health Strategy 

 4:00 p.m. End of the Second Plenary Session

T H U R S D A Y  2 7  M A Y  2 0 2 1 

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All times are given in CEST (Central European Summer Time, Paris time)

12:00 p.m. THIRD PLENARY SESSION 
  • Presentation and adoption of Resolutions drafted during plenary sessions 

  • Activities and Recommendations of Regional Commissions

2:00 p.m. Break / End of the third Plenary Session

2:10 p.m. FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE SESSION 
  • Annual Report of the Director General on the Activities of the OIE in 2019 and 2020 

  • Report of the Director General on the Management, Activities and Administrative Work of the OIE in 2019 and 2020 

  • OIE Financial Report for the 94th Financial Year Regular budget and World Animal Health and Welfare Fund (1 January–31 December 2020) 

  • Report of the Auditors of the Council 

  • Report of the External Auditor

  • Renewal of the mandate of the external Auditor for the 2021 Financial Year 

  • 7th Strategic Plan 

  • Planned Working Programme for 2021–2022 

  • 2021 Budget 

  • Budget Estimates 2022 

  • Proposed Contributions Scale for 2022 

  • Modalities of holding OIE General Sessions 

  • Activities of the Council 

4:00 p.m. End of the First Administrative Session

F R I D A Y  2 8  M A Y  2 0 2 1

All times are given in CEST (Central European Summer Time, Paris time)

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12:00 p.m. SECOND ADMINISTRATIVE SESSION, RESERVED FOR PERMANENT OR ACCREDITED DELEGATES  - 
  • Election of the Director General 

  • Election of the Members of the Council 

  • Election of the Bureaux of Regional Commissions 

  • Election of the Members of the Terrestrial Animal Health Standards Commission 

  • Election of the Members of the Aquatic Animal Health Standards Commission 

  • Election of the Members of the Scientific Commission for Animal Diseases 

  • Election of the Members of the Biological Standards Commission 

 2:00 p.m. Break / End of the Second Administrative Session 


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2:15 p.m. FOURTH PLENARY SESSION  
  • Adoption of Resolutions drafted during plenary sessions 
  • Dates of the 89th General Session, Technical Item for the 89th General Session 

  • Closing ceremony 

 4:00 p.m. End of the General Session 

CONTACT

The SG Secretariat team (sg_secretariat@oie.int) can be contacted any time for assistance on registration or for any query on the organization of the 88th General Session.

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