Activities on GF-TADs

First Regional Steering Committee of GF-TADs in Asia and the Pacific (Tokyo, 7-9 March 2005)


The First FAO/OIE Regional Steering Committee Meeting of the Global Framework for the Progressive Control of Transboundary Animal Diseases (GF-TADs) in Asia and the Pacific took place in collaboration with the Japan Livestock Technology Association (JLTA) and hosted by Japan 's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, in Tokyo , Japan on 7-9 March 2005.

The GF-TADs is a joint FAO/OIE initiative to facilitate a mechanism for the fight against transboundary animal diseases, by combining the strengths of both organisations to achieve agreed common objectives.

The meeting was attended by Chief Veterinary Officers from countries in the region, national governments, international or regional organisations including OIE, FAO, WHO, World Bank, EU, ASEAN, JICA and other organisations relevant to transboundary animal diseases.

The meeting discussed roles, duties and responsibilities of the relevant organisations to be set up in the region including Sub-Regional Epidemiology or Laboratory Networks and prioritised transboundary animal diseases such as Foot and Mouth Disease, Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, Classical Swine Fever and Peste des Petits Ruminnants, and also made recommendations on the Regional Units, capacity building and research as well as on international coordination and financial aspects.

The OIE Regional Representation for Asia and the Pacific based in Tokyo , Japan serves as the Permanent Secretariat for the Regional Steering Committee.


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