Introducing OIE’s Sixth Strategic Plan for 2016–2020

May 11, 2016
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The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has selected the following priorities in the new Sixth Strategic plan which is to be implemented from 2016 to 2020

  • To protect animals and people from global health risks more effectively,
  • To promote the exchange of information and,
  • To strengthen national Veterinary Services

This Infographic below which was released on 21 April 2016 highlights provides an informative overview of the strategic plan.

Infrographic, OIE 6th Strategic Plan 2016 - 2020

The strategic plan was adopted by the World Assembly of Delegates to the OIE in May 2015 and the aims are to promote excellence, transparency, communication and cooperation, as the foundations of modern animal health governance. Building upon the achievements of previous strategic plans, it ensures that the OIE will continue to respond effectively to the major challenges confronting society and, as these challenges evolve, to adapt accordingly. The Organization reaffirms its commitment to protecting the health and welfare of animals worldwide, thus supporting economic prosperity as well as the social and environmental well-being of human populations.

To this end, the OIE continues to develop international standards and recommendations for its 180 Member Countries, drawing upon the latest scientific advances in collaboration with its network of expertise of more than 300 Reference centers and many partners.

The activities of the OIE will centre on three strategic objectives:

  • To improve the healthand welfare of animals, and the safety of animal products and foods of animal origin, and reduce the spread of animal diseases. The implementation of the ‘One Health’ approach will be crucial in overcoming the risks found at the interface between humans, animals and the environment.
  • To establish trustbetween participants and commercial partners in the cross-border trade of animals and their products, through transparency and good communication regarding epidemiologically important diseases and, above all, through the OIE standards on animal health safety during trade;
  • Strengthen the capacities of Veterinary Services and the resilience of their activities while reinforcing support for Member Countries.

Today, more than ever, OIE missions are decided by their contribution to the social and economic development of our communities, while protecting the health of all living beings and the environment we share.


This post can be originally found at the OIE Media page



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