OIE Session Générale

Programme 88th General Session 

M O N D A Y  2 4  M A Y  2 0 2 1

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

  • Inaugural address of the President of the OIE

  • Inaugural addresses of OIE Director General

  • Inaugural addresses 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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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 

  • Presentation of Resolutions

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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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 
  • Activities of the Council 

  • 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 

  • 2021 Budget 

  • 7th Strategic Plan 

  • Planned Working Programme for 2021–2022 Proposed Contributions Scale for 2022 and 2022 Budget Estimates 

  • Modalities of holding OIE General Sessions 

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

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12:00 p.m. FOURTH PLENARY SESSION 
  • Adoption of Resolutions drafted during plenary sessions 

12:50 p.m. Break / End of the Fourth Plenary Session 


1:00 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 

 2:30 p.m. Break / End of the Second Administrative Session 


 3:00 p.m. FIFTH PLENARY SESSION 
  • Dates of the 89th General Session, Technical Item for the 89th General Session 

  • Closing ceremony 

 4:00 p.m. End of the General Session