World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH)

Organisation mondiale de la santé animale (OMSA)
Organización Mundial de Sanidad Animal (OMSA)

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1924 Paris France


Founded by an International Agreement, an International Conference for the Study of Epizootics having been held 27 May 1921, Paris. Statutes registered in 'LNTS 1/1360'.


Improve animal health globally, thereby ensuring a better future for all.


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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); Director-General. Specialist Commissions (4): Aquatic Animal health Standards Commission; Biological Standards Commission; Scientific Commission for Animal Diseases; Terrestrial Animal Health Standards Commission. Regional Commissions (5): Africa; Americas; Asia and Pacific; Europe; Middle East. Sub-Regional Represantives for: Southern Africa; North Africa; Eastern Africa; Central America and the Caribbean; South-East Asia; Brussels; Central Asia; Arabian Gulf. Ad hoc Groups; Working Groups; Collaborating Centres; Reference Laboraties.


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GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 15: Life on Land



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