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Thursday 6 September

Friday 7 September

FAO-OIE Global Conference on Peste des Petits Ruminants

6-7 September 2018, Brussels

PPR control and eradication starts with commitment and investment at national level. However, support is needed from regional and international partners in building the capacity of national, regional and sub-regional institutions, and bringing about a coordinated, sustained and harmonized approach necessary for the eradication of the disease. A globally concerted effort is now required to support both national and regional actions plans and the strengthening of Veterinary services.


The Global Conference will be held as a half-day event. It will provide a platform for high-level political interventions, for representatives from affected and at risk countries and regions to set forth their experiences, challenges, and commitments, and for resource partners to express their pledges for support.


  • To reaffirm international political commitment to globally eradicate PPR, as a vital contribution to fight rural poverty, ensure food and nutrition security, and strengthen the resilience of communities, thus supporting the attainment of the United Nations SDGs by 2030.
  • To provide a forum for governments to confirm their political commitment to the PPR-GEP and commit national investments to the control and eradication of PPR by 2030.
  • To obtain commitment and support from resource partners for the implementation of the PPR-GEP, by providing adequate funding for national, regional and global activities in order to eradicate PPR by 2030.
  • To exchange experiences, lessons learned and good practices among invited participants that can be harnessed for the implementation of the PPR-GEP.

Main expected outcomes

  • A common understanding has been created as well as new partnerships forged for a global, concerted and sustained effort towards the control and eradication of PPR among all stakeholders - including governments, civil society organizations, private sector representatives, foundations, resource partners and regional and international organizations.
  • Investments have been committed by governments and by resource partners for the implementation of the PPR-GEP and progress towards the eradication of the disease.
  • Experiences, lessons learned and good practices in implementing PPR control and eradication activities have been exchanged.


A Stakeholder Forum will be organized the day before the Global Conference, involving pastoralists, traders, representatives of civil society organizations, non-governmental organizations, women’s associations, parliamentarians and other stakeholders. This forum will provide an opportunity to exchange views, collect first-hand testimonies on the serious impact of PPR and issue a final statement to be delivered during the Conference by stakeholder representatives.

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