General session, Global Events

89th General Session of the World Assembly of OIE Delegates

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12:00pm - 4:30pm (GMT+1:00)
Paris

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 89th Annual General Session of the World Assembly of National Delegates was held in a hybrid format from Monday 23 to Thursday 26 May 2022. While keynote speakers gathered at the event venue in Paris, Members’ delegations and partners attended remotely.  

During four days, participants from all over the world joined the discussions of the first hybrid General Session. National Delegates have adopted new Resolutions and made commitments to engage in multisectoral emergency management systems. 

Contact

The SG Secretariat team ([email protected]) can be contacted any time for any query on the General Session.


Outcomes

Nearly 500 participants from 151 countries and territories

joined the event either in person or virtually – including representatives of Members as well as scientists and observers from partner organisations

5 Ministers

addressed the Assembly during the Opening Ceremony 

+ 500 people

Connected to watch the livestreamed event

#OIE89GS

People engaged in the discussion on social media


Main achievements

0
Resolutions

adopted by Delegates to improve animal health and welfare globally 

0
International Standards 

adopted or revised in the field of terrestrial and aquatic animal disease prevention and control, animal welfare, diagnostic methods and vaccine quality 


Terrestrial Code

0

revised chapters


Terrestrial Manual

0

new chapters

0

revised chapters


Aquatic Code

0

new chapter

0

revised chapters


Aquatic Manual

0

revised chapters


6 new animal health status and 2 disease control
programmes were recognised and endorsed


A strengthened network

11

New centres of scientific excellence  
for a total of 334 Reference Centres located in 47 countries to provide scientific and technical support 

New cooperation agreement  
to respond more effectively to glonal health challenges (view all our cooperation agreements)

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SG89/10/CS2Report of the Biological Standards Commission
SG89/10/CS3Report of the Scientific Commission for Animal Diseases
SG89/10/CS4Report of the Aquatic Animal Health Standards Commission
SG89/11/GT1Report of the Working Group on Wildlife
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