The 83rd General Session of the World Assembly of OIE Delegates will be held from 24 to 29 May 2015, bringing together representatives of 180 OIE Members and observers from international organisations that have signed an official agreement with the OIE, as well as other international and regional organisations and invited guests.
The General Session will be held at the “Maison de la Chimie1 from Sunday 24 May 2015 to Thursday 28 May 2015 inclusive, and at the OIE Headquarters2 on Friday 29 May 2015 (Friday’s session is exclusively for the Delegates; it concerns administrative and financial affairs and elections).
The World Assembly of OIE Delegates establishes the policies of the OIE and supervises their implementation. This year, its main work concerns the adoption of new international standards applicable to animal diseases prevention and control, animal welfare and international exchanges of animals and products of animal origin.
During the 83rd annual General Session, the OIE Delegates will be called to elect the members of the OIE governance bodies (Council and Bureaux of the Regional Commissions), the experts of the four specialized committees and the Director General.

During the General Session, a Technical Item of general interest will be presented by Rapporteurs chosen for their international competency : the use of information technology in animal health management, disease reporting, surveillance and emergency response.

The opening session of the World Assembly of OIE Delegates is always a special event owing to the presence of important personalities from around the world.
In addition to the President and the Director General, addresses will be made in particular by Heads of States and Ministers of several OIE Members.

(1) 28 bis rue Saint-Dominique, 75007 Paris • Tel. : 33 (0)1 40 62 27 00 • fax : 33 (0)1 45 55 98 62 •
(2) 12 rue de Prony, 75017 Paris • Tel. : 33 (0)1 44 15 18 88 • fax : 33 (0)1 42 67 09 87 •