The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE)
The need to fight against animal diseases worldwide was the reason why the International Office of Epizootics was created thanks to the International Agreement signed on January 25, 1924. In May 2003, the Office became the World Organization of Animal Health, but retains its historical OIE acronym.
The OIE is the intergovernmental organization in charge of improving animal health in the world.
The World Trade Organization (WTO) has recognized the rules issued by the OIE, which in 2017 had 181 Member Countries, as world reference standards. The OIE maintains permanent relations with 71 other international and regional organizations, and has regional and sub-regional representations on all continents.
The mission of these representations is to offer each member of the OIE services adapted to their region so that the surveillance and control of animal diseases can be strengthened.
For more information visit: www.oie.int