Each Regional Commission
of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) organises a Conference every two years. These Conferences are devoted to technical items and to regional cooperation in animal health, animal welfare and animal production food safety issues within the region.
In May 2021, during the 88th General Session of the World Assembly of OIE Delegates, the President confirmed that the Assembly had noted the activity reports of the Commissions and endorsed the recommendations of the 31st Conference of the Regional Commission for Asia, the Far East and Oceania (Sendai, Japan, 2–6 September 2019) and the 15th Conference of the Regional Commission for the Middle East (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 10–14 November 2019).
However, due to the adaptation to a virtual format of the 25th Conference of the OIE Regional Commission for the Americas (22–23 September 2020), the 29th Conference of the Regional Commission for Europe (9–10 November 2020) and the 24th Conference of the Regional Commission for Africa (9-11 February 2021), the traditional technical items that would normally have been presented and discussed for the elaboration of recommendations, were not included in the agenda of these Conferences (reduced agenda). Thus, no recommendations were developed during these Conferences.
Recommendations of Conferences of OIE Regional Commissions and reports of the meetings of the OIE Regional Commissions held during the OIE General Sessions since 2001