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Maintaining Global Freedom from Rinderpest International meeting: Information for Participants

Rome, 20-22 January 2016








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    The official declarations of global freedom from rinderpest were made during meetings at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and at the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) in 2011. At these historical celebrations, the Member States recommended that every country should destroy their stocks of rinderpest virus-containing material (RVCM) or send them to a Rinderpest Holding Facility (RHF) for safe keeping. To accelerate the process of rinderpest virus destruct ion and sequestration, FAO held on 5-6 August 2015, a regional meeting for Africa “Maintaining Global Rinderpest Freedom” in Sharm al Sheikh, Egypt. Nine African countries attended the meeting together with the OIE, the African Union Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) and invited experts.
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    Provisional Agenda of the International Meeting on Maintaining Global Freedom from Rinderpest
    Rome, Italy. 20-22 January 2016
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    FAO, with the support of the OIE, is holding an International Meeting (20 -22 January 2016, Rome) of countries that are still storing RVCM in their laboratories along with selected neighbouring countries. The overall purpose of the meeting is to commit countries to destroy their stocks of virus or arrange for its relocation to a FAO-OIE RHF.
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    Maintaining Global Freedom from Rinderpest
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    The official Declarations of Global Freedom from Rinderpest were made during meetings at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and at the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) in 2011. At these historic celebrations, the Member States of each organisation directed the two organizations to work jointly in managing all aspects of rinderpest in the post-eradication period and they recommended that every country should destroy their stocks of rinderpest virus-contain ing material (RVCM) or sequester them in a secure facility for safe keeping. The African Union (AU) has already shown its support for this process by recommending that all Member States should destroy any remaining RVCM or relocate it to a secure holding facility at the AU Pan African Veterinary Vaccine Centre (Recommendation of the 8th Conference of Ministers responsible for animal resources in Africa, May 2010; Endorsed by the African Union Heads of State and Government, (AU Decision: EX.CL/De c. 610 (XVIII), January 2011).

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