Dr Baoxu Huang
The World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH, founded as OIE) has set up five Regional Commissions to express specific problems facing its Members in the different regions of the world. These Commissions can be seen as full-fledged regional institutional bodies.
The Regional Commission for Asia and the Pacific* organizes a Conference once every two years in one of the countries of the region. These conferences aim to develop technical items and foster regional cooperation for the control of animal diseases. Regional programmes are also considered to reinforce major disease surveillance and control. The Regional Commissions report on their activities and submit recommendations to the World Assembly of Delegates.
In our region, the Regional Core Group is organised to enhance communication and coordination amongst the Regional and Sub-Regional Representations and Members in the Region.
The Regional Work Plan Framework is available here.
* In the 90th General Session of the World Assembly of Delegates, the name of the “Regional Commission for Asia, the Far East, and Oceania” was changed to the “Regional Commission for Asia and the Pacific”. This was to harmonise the name of the Commission with the name of WOAH Regional Representation.