The Conference of the OIE Regional Commissions are the OIE institutional meetings with the purpose to examine animal health, animal welfare and animal production food safety issues within the Region and to elaborate recommendations in accordance with the OIE General Rules. The recommendations to be adopted during the 31st Conference will be presented to the World Assembly of Delegates of the OIE in May 2020 for endorsement.
Thanks to the kind offer of the government of Japan during the 86th General Session of the World Assembly of Delegates of the OIE, held in Paris in May 2018, we could organize the 31st Conference of the OIE Regional Commission for Asia, the Far East and Oceania in Sendai, Japan from 2 to 6 September 2019.
A total of 96 participants, comprising OIE Delegates and/or representatives of 22 Members of the Region and senior officers from 7 regional and international organisations, attended the Conference. In addition, representatives of the private sector as well as private veterinary organisations from the region and from the host country were present.
OIE authorities and conference participants thanked Japan for its hospitality. The conference was kindly hosted by the Government of Japan.