OIE - World Organisation for Animal Health
OIE - Organisation mondiale de la santé animale
OIE - Organización Mundial de Sanidad Animal
1924 Paris France
Founded 1924, Paris (France), as International Office of Epizootics -- Office international des épizooties (OIE) -- Oficina Internacional de Epizootias (OIE), by an International Agreement, an International Conference for the Study of Epizootics having been held 27 May 1921, Paris. Current title adopted, 2002, and applied from 2003 onwards. Statutes registered in 'LNTS 1/1360'.
Ensure transparency on global animal disease through collection, analysis and dissemination of veterinary scientific information; encourage international solidarity in the control of animal diseases; safeguard world trade by elaborating international health standards for trade in animals and animal products; provide a better guarantee of food security and food safety; promote animal welfare through a science-based approach and improve the legal framework and resources of national veterinary services.
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World Assembly of National Delegates from all Member Countries and Territories (meeting annually in May), always in Paris (France). Council (meeting 3 times a year). Regional Commissions (5): Europe; Africa; Americas; Asia, Far East and Oceania; Middle East. Regional Representations (5): Africa - Bamako (Mali); Americas - Buenos Aires (Argentina); Asia - Tokyo (Japan); Eastern Europe - Moscow (Russia); Middle East - Beirut (Lebanon). Sub-regional Representations (7): Europe - Brussels (Belgium); Astana (Kazakhstan); Central America - Panama (Panama); Southern Africa - Gaborone (Botswana); North Africa - Tunis (Tunisia); Eastern Africa and the Horn of Africa - Nairobi (Kenya); South East Asia - Bangkok (Thailand). Specialist Commissions (4): The Terrestrial Animal Health Standards Commission; The Scientific Commission for Animal Diseases; The Biological Standards Commissions; The Aquatic Animal Health Standards Commission.
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