The WOAH Council was given a detailed and quantified presentation of strategies to ensure sustainable funding of the Seventh Strategic Plan from the WOAH regular budget from 2023. Among the various options proposed, the Council agreed that the most sustainable way to increase income to the regular budget was through a 30% increase of statutory contributions over the next three years. An explanatory note accompanied by the full minutes of the Council meeting was accordingly sent to all Delegates at the beginning of 2022.
During its virtual March meeting (8–10 March 2022), as is customary, the WOAH Council validated the various documents related to technical and administrative matters to be addressed by the World Assembly of Delegates during the 89th WOAH General Session, held in May 2022.
The Council met face-to-face for the first time in more than two years on 19 and 20 May 2022 at WOAH Headquarters in Paris. This meeting focused on fine-tuning preparations for the 89th General Session. As a first step, the Council agreed to propose an increase in statutory contributions for the year 2023.