World Organization for Animal Welfare

Knowledge Source Identification
Knowledge source name World Organization for Animal Welfare
Abbreviated name OiE
Owner/Developer World Organization for Animal Welfare
Abbreviated owner OiE
Country France
Languages English, French, Spanish
Contact email
Description The need to fight animal diseases at global level led to the creation of the Office International des Epizooties through the international Agreement signed on January 25th 1924. In May 2003 the Office became the World Organisation for Animal Health but kept its historical acronym OIE. The OIE is the intergovernmental organisation responsible for improving animal health worldwide. It is recognised as a reference organisation by the World Trade Organization (WTO) and in 2016 has a total of 180 Member Countries. The OIE maintains permanent relations with 71 other international and regional organisations and has Regional and sub-regional Offices on every continent.
Knowledge Source Category
Category Organization
Sub categories International Organization
Knowledge Dissemination and Sharing
Dissemination channel Website, Audio / Video, Social media, Professional online network, Printed, Face-to-face
Targeted audience (specified/objective analysis) General public, Policy-makers, Regulators
Users access Open access, Free access, Fee-based access
Knowledge Characterization
3Rs relevance Replacement, Reduction, Refinement
Purpose Animal welfare, Documentation and information