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87th OIE General Session

26 - 31 May 2019


The 87th General Session of the World Assembly of National Delegates of the OIE will be held from 26 to 31 May 2019, bringing together representatives of 182 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 OIE General Session will be held at the “Maison de la Chimie” from Sunday 26 to Friday 31 May 2019 (Friday’s session is exclusively for the OIE Delegates, as it concerns administrative and financial matters).

The World Assembly of OIE Delegates will examine several texts, with a view to adopt, a number of new intergovernmental standards covering animal disease control methods, including those for controlling diseases transmissible to humans, the safety of international trade in animals and animal products, as well as animal welfare. The progress of the implementation of the 6th Strategic Plan (2016-2020) will also be presented.

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 of the World Assembly of OIE Delegates and the Director General of OIE, addresses will be made in particular by high level authorities of several OIE Members.

The following technical item will be presented:

“How external factors (e.g. climate change, conflicts, socio-economics, trading patterns) will impact Veterinary Services, and the adaptations required.”

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The first three members of official delegations from OIE Members are exempt from paying the registration fees to participate to the General Session of the World Assembly of OIE Delegates. As previous years, in order to encourage their participation, OIE National Focal Points will be exempt from registration fees in case their country delegation would exceed three persons.

The first two members of official delegations from International Organisations that have signed an agreement with the OIE are exempt from paying the registration fees. For the other eligible organisations, observer countries and territories, only one member is exempt from registration fees. Following reception of the invitation letters sent by the OIE, the official delegations from OIE Member Countries, International Organisations that have signed an agreement with the OIE, other eligible organisations, observer countries and territories must register on a secure website.

Those members of delegations who are not exempt from paying the registration fees are invited to pay them (400€ for OIE Members and International Organisations that have signed an agreement with the OIE; 450€ for observer countries and territories and other eligible organisations) while registering on the secure website (payment online or by bank transfer).

The registration fees are a financial participation to the costs of the logistics of the General Session, including coffee breaks and cocktail

87th General Session Secretariat  ●  OIE 12, Rue de Prony 75017, Paris France  ●  Tel: 33(0)1  ●  Fax: 33(0)1 ● E-mail: sg_registration@oie.int


The OIE General Session takes place at Maison de la Chimie from sunday to friday

28 bis rue Saint-Dominique, 75007 Paris Tel. : 33 (0)1 40 62 27 00

Discover how to get there from the airport or from the OIE Headquarters



  • Visit our Publications stand during the 87th General Session to consult the newly released titles.

  • Subscribe to the OIE Bulletin, now 100% digital.

Emerging risks within the ‘One Health’ framework

Scientific and Technical Review Vol. 38 (1), 2019

Casey Barton Behravesh, ed.


Scientific and Technical Review Vol. 37 (2), 2018

Tony Fooks, ed.

The contribution of animals to human welfare

Scientific and Technical Review Vol. 37 (1), 2018

Temple Grandin, ed.

Take a look at our Publications Catalogue.


The sale of OIE publications will take place at the Maison de la Chimie from Sunday to Friday.
A 20% discount will be given on all publications sold and taken away immediately and a 10% discount on all orders placed during that week.

ContactTamara Benicasa • OIE Publication Sales and Marketing Manager • Tel: 33 (0) 1 44 15 18 88 • Fax: 33 (0) 1 42 67 09 87 • Email: t.benicasa@oie.int



About the 86th OIE General Session

Nearly 800 participants are expected to attend this annual meeting, bringing together all the Member Countries, as well as the international and regional partners of the OIE.

During this event, new International Standards for animal health and welfare will be adopted, and the current global landscape of animal diseases, including zoonosis, will be analysed.

The Director General, Dr Monique Eloit, will also report on the progress made in the implementation of the 6th Strategic Plan (2016-2020).

In particular, the following topics will be addressed this year:

  • Latest developments in global strategies developed by the OIE, particularly in relation to the fight against antimicrobial resistance;
  • The state of play of the implementation of OIE International Standards by OIE Member Countries and the Observatory the OIE is building on this topic;
  • Launch of an educational game focusing on the necessary vigilance needed to keep our world free from rinderpest;
  • Adoption of new official disease status and recognition of national control programs for certain priority diseases;
  • Presentation of future developments envisaged for WAHIS, the OIE World Animal Health Information System towards the WAHIS+ project.

Sessions open to journalists*

Sunday 20 may from 2:30 pm Opening Ceremony followed by a cocktail

With the intervention of Ministers from several Member Countries

Monday 21 may 9:15 – 10:30 am Annual report of the Director General on the Activities of the OIE in 2017
11 am – 12:30 pm Technical Item 1: Implementation of OIE International Standards by OIE Member Countries: state of play and specific capacity-building needs

Rapporteur : Dr Sarah Kahn

Tuesday 22 may 11 – 11:45 am Presentation of the OIE Observatory project in collaboration with OECD
11:45 am -12:30 pm Presentations by international organisations having signed a cooperation agreement with the OIE

Theme: Establishing trust in the multilateral trade system through transparency and Standard’s implementation monitoring

WHO, FAO, Codex Alimentarius, WTO, World Bank

Thursday 24 may 9 – 11:00 am Current animal health situation worldwide: analysis of events and trends
3 – 4 pm Distribution of animal health status certificates

*These are the only sessions freely accessible to the press.

Request for interviews

Interviews with the participants can be arranged, subject to availability, throughout the General Session, by appointment only and with minimum 48 hours’ notice. Please contact us on your specific topics for easier organization and so we can better meet your needs (media@oie.int).


Kindly return the completed form as an attachment before Wednesday, May 16, 2018. No access will be permitted without prior accreditation.

To allow you to follow the topics covered throughout the event, several press releases will be published during the week. In addition, some sessions and interviews will be broadcast on our Youtube channel, and official photos of the event will be made available on Flickr. 

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