15th Meeting of the Upper Mekong Working Group on FMD



Through collaborative efforts with member countries and partners in the South-East Asia, China and Mongolia Foot-and-Mouth Disease (SEACFMD) Campaign, WOAH remains dedicated to implementing the Global FMD Control Strategy.

In pursuit of this objective, there is a recognised imperative for the implementation of progressive zoning and compartmentalization. These measures are essential for ensuring safer trading, in accordance with the WOAH Terrestrial Animal Health Code and the SEACFMD Roadmap. To address these needs, the Upper Mekong Working Group (UMWG) on Foot and Mouth Disease Zoning and Animal Movement Management, was established in 2002. The UMWG plays a crucial role in facilitating the implementation of strategic measures for disease control and trade safety within the region. 

To maintain UMWG activities that aim to facilitate the control of FMD and ensure safe trade among the Upper Mekong Region, WOAH SRR SEA, in collaboration with the Department of Livestock and Fisheries of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry proposes to organize the 15th Meeting of the UMWG on Foot and Mouth Disease Zoning and Animal Movement Management from April 24 to 26 in Luang Namtha, Laos. 





  • To share updated information on the UMWG activities including bilateral agreements on livestock trade zones, along borders the Upper Mekong region.  
  • To update the application of WOAH standards and guidelines for safer trade facilitation among Upper Mekong Region. 
  •  To provide updates on FMD prevention and control activities, access and map cross-border animal movements in Upper Mekong Region   
  • To encourage networking and public-private partnerships among Upper Mekong countries and to determine the way forward for safe and efficient trade facilitation