Today marks the opening of the 87th General Session of the OIE. Six days for you, one thousand participants, to meet, discuss, refine and adopt international standards; Six days for us to exchange on the current global animal health situation; Six days to assess future challenges and build solutions together. All efforts, all decisions made, will define the future of global animal health and welfare. By participating in this 6-day event, you are all actors of this investment for the future; you are all actors in the work of the OIE.
The OIE develops and revises OIE International Standards which contribute to: - improving animal health and welfare, as well as human health - improving the economic and social well-being of populations - ensuring fair and balanced trade
These standards are continually updated to keep pace with scientific developments.