OIE Session Générale


Due to the current sanitary situation, the 88th OIE General Session will be held virtually. Most of the sessions will be accessible to all through livestream. 


25-28 May 2021 (The Regional Commission meetings held on 24 May and the Second Administrative session on 28 May will not be livestreamed)

  • Open sessions will be livestreamed here

  • Press releases and news about the 88SG will be published on the news section of the OIE website.

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About the 88th OIE General Session:

During this event, new intergovernmental Standards for animal health and welfare will be adopted, and the current global landscape of animal diseases, including zoonosis, will be analysed. 
The Director General, Dr Monique Eloit, will also present the 7th Strategic Plan (2021-2025) for adoption by OIE national Delegates. 

OIE Members will proceed to the election of the OIE Director General, the members of the governing bodies of the OIE (members of the Council and of the Bureaux of the Regional Commissions), and the members of the Specialist Commissions. 
In addition, the following topics will be addressed this year: 

  • Technical Item: Lessons learned from the pandemic: how OIE can support Veterinary Services achieve One Health resilience; 

  • Update on the OIE-World Animal Health Information System (OIE-WAHIS); 

  • Launch of the first OIE Global Strategy on aquatic animal health

  • Recognition of new official disease status by the OIE. 

 Access the full programme here       


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