healthier and safer
future for all
Animal health is more fundamental than ever to the development and well-being of human populations around the world. The World Organisation for Animal Health supports the Veterinary Services of its Members so that they can address current and future global challenges.
Who we are
The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) brings together 182 Members, with a mandate to improve animal health and welfare throughout the world. It is the standard-setting organisation of reference for the World Trade Organization in matters of animal health. It guarantees the health safety of international trade in animals and their products. Moreover, for almost 100 years, it has worked to achieve transparency of the global animal disease situation, including those transmissible to humans, and to publish prevention and control methods for these diseases. It accompanies Veterinary Services and facilitates information sharing among experts. The OIE acts thanks to the commitment of its staff working at the Headquarters, as well as in the 13 Regional and Sub-Regional Representations.
The OIE thus shapes the global governance of animal health.
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Animal Health in figures
Reference Centers of expertise
Virtual expert meetings organised
People trained remotely
Staff working around the world
Users of the World Animal Health Information System
Subscribers to our social networks
What we stand for
The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) helps policy makers and concerned stakeholders create a future in which human and animal health systems benefit and support each other, so that livelihoods are transformed, economies are boosted and the world is safer and healthier for everyone. To achieve this, we rely on scientific expertise, the sharing of quality data and collaboration with a strong network of partners in every field. We support our Members at every level and help our stakeholders with efficiency and agility. We promote a One Health approach based on the acknowledgment of human, animal and environment interdependence. Because the health of animals and the ecosystems strongly depend on human activities. Because the health of animals and ecosystems determine human health. The OIE seeks to impact humans’ activities to make our relationship with the animal world a source of sustainable development. We do that by improving animal health, globally.
In 2020, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) participated in several high-level panels and events to reinforce global health governance. Here are a few highlights of the year.
Global Forum for Food and Agriculture
G20 Agriculture and Water Ministers acknowledged the importance of OIE Standards, OIE-WAHIS and the GF-TADs mechanism to fight transboundary animal diseases.
Paris Peace Forum
Global Health Security Agenda
Ministers committed to foster the One Health approach with the Tripartite (FAO, OIE and WHO) support.