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May 25, 2011
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No more deaths from rinderpest

OIE's recognition pathway paved way for global declaration of eradication by FAO member countries in June
The national Delegates of Members of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) declared today that rinderpest, one of the deadliest diseases of cattle and of several other animal species, is now eradicated from the surface of the earth. At the organisation's 79th annual General Session in Paris, France the national Delegates of OIE Members unanimously adopted Resolution 18/2011 which officially recognized, following thorough control by the OIE with the support of FAO, that all 198 countries and territories with rinderpest-susceptible animals in the world are free of the disease. [...]

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Rinderpest's final days[watch the video]

 

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Strong political support for the Global Plan of Action for Animal Genetic Resources in Africa
The African Union – Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) recently developed its "Strategic Plan 2010-2014", which includes "Enhancing Africa's capacity to conserve and sustainably use its animal resources and their natural resource base" as one of its six programmes [...]

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