Regional coordination

Regional Commission for Asia, the Far East and Oceania


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 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.

31st Conference of the OIE Regional Commission for AFEO, virtual (Sep 2019)

32nd Conference of the OIE Regional Commission for AFEO, virtual (Sep 2021)

Regional Commission Meeting during the OIE 89th General Session, virtual (May 2022)

Final Reports of the Regional Conferences of the Regional Commission for AFEO

PR China

Dr Baoxu Huang


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New Zealand

Dr Tony Zohrab

Vice President

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Dr Masatsugu Okita

Vice President

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Dr Ye Tun Win

Secretary General

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