The OIE Americas Regional Commission

The OIE has created five Regional Commissions to study the specific problems of the Veterinary Services and organize cooperation at the regional level:

Africa | Americas | Asia and the Pacific | Europe | Middle East

These Commissions, which are formed by the Delegates of the Member Countries, are chaired by an Executive Board composed of a President, two Vice-Presidents and a General Secretary. The composition of these Tables is renewed every three years.

Each Commission organizes a Conference every two years in one of the countries of the region. These conferences deal with technical issues and organize regional cooperation for the control of animal diseases. In view of the global health situation with respect to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the face-to-face meeting has been suspended. However, to be able to address regional needs, the 25th Conference of the OIE Regional Commission for the Americas was held on 22-23 September 2020, in VIRTUAL format.

In addition, every year during the General Session in the month of May, a meeting of each Regional Commission is held. Below you can find  the last three reports of these meetings.

Check the Regional Conferences

The Board of the Regional Commission

The Board of the Commission was renewed, for a term of three years, in May 2018. It is currently composed as follows:




Vice President

Dr. Wilmer José Juarez Juarez

Director de Sanidad Animal

Instituto de Protección y Sanidad Agropecuaria (IPSA)

Km 5½ Carretera Norte, contiguo a ENACAL Portezuelo,




Vice President

Dra. Ximena Melon

Directora Nacional de Sanidad Animal

Servicio Nacional de Sanidad y Calidad Agroalimentaria (SENASA)

Av. Paseo Colón 367

4° Piso Frente- (1063)

Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires


Secretary General

Dr Arnold Dwarkasing

Chief Veterinary Officer

Ministry of Health, Environment and Nature

Abattoirweg 15

Netherlands Antilles Island, Willemstad


OIE Americas

Regional Conferences

Regional Conferences

November 08, 2019
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