Antimicrobial Resistance



6 Dec

One Health Priority Research Agenda for AMR, Transmission Pillar - 2nd technical webinar
The Quadripartite organizations (FAO/UNEP/WHO/WOAH) have developed the One Health Priority Research Agenda for AMR (AMR-OHPRA) as a joint initiative to assist in directing and catalyzing scientific interest and financial investment for AMR priority research across sectors for countries and funding bodies. This series webinar aims to provide additional information on the identified research areas for overall priorities, and for each of the five pillars (transmission, integrated surveillance, interventions, behavioral insights and change, and policy and economics).
Virtual | 12-13.30 pm CET
[Register here]

5 Dec

AMR-MPTF: Fight against antimicrobial resistance in Peru under the One Health approach
Lima, Peru
The Tripartite Alliance (FAO; WOAH; WHO/PAHO), led by FAO, has supported the CMS-AMR project through the AMR-MPTF initiative, which aims to fight against antimicrobial resistance in Peru using the One Health approach. The event is organized to showcase the achievements and results obtained during the two years of project implementation of the AMR-MPTF project in Peru.

Organizer: Quadripartite

29-30 Nov

Regional AMR technical advisory group meeting for the animal health sector
Bangkok (Thailand)
[Learn more here]

27-28 Nov

Regional Workshop on AMR Data Management, Analysis and Reporting
Bangkok (Thailand)
[Learn more here]

28 Nov

Virtual Launch Event: Quadripartite One Health Legislative Assessment Tool for Antimicrobial Resistance
Organizer: Quadripartite
The One Health Legislative Assessment Tool for Antimicrobial Resistance was developed and piloted to help countries in the identification and assessment of the legal areas and elements that are important for AMR under a One Health approach. It is divided into seven chapters which pay attention to AMR institutional coordination, human health, food safety, animal health, pesticide management, plant health and the environment. Each chapter includes an explanation of the international reference standards and guidance relevant for the chapter and questions for the assessment.
10:00–11:30 CET [Session 1. 10:00 CET with interpretation English-French]
16:00–17:30 CET [Session 2. 16:00 CET with interpretation English-Spanish]

27 Nov

Virtual event | Avoiding AMR together: Ensuring healthy and safe aquatic foods
Join us to learn from our experts how to address AMR by gaining insights into AMR and One Health, AMR risks, zoonoses, AMR tools, alternatives, standards and regulations for aquaculture products. Discover ongoing efforts from private sector and government entities to combat AMR.

21 Nov

The Global Youth Dialogue – Securing our future from Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)
Youth play a pivotal role in advocating for increased political and public support to combat AMR across sectors and in raising awareness of AMR as a pressing social issue.
15:00–16:00 CET
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20 Nov

World AMR Awareness Week Campaign for Africa
World Antimicrobial Resistance Awareness Week (WAAW) is celebrated from 18-24 November every year to improve awareness and understanding of antimicrobial resistance. Africa 2023 WAAW commemoration is organized under the auspices of the Africa Quadripartite members (FAO, UNEP, WHO, WOAH) and the African Union Agencies (Africa-CDC and AU-IBAR), led by WOAH and in collaboration with the Government of Zimbabwe, hosted in Harare from 19 -25 November 2023.
Harare, Zimbabwe

20 Nov

The InFARM System and Current Perspectives on AMR Surveillance in Food and Agriculture
FAO is actively working towards establishing the International FAO Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring (InFARM) System and IT platform as the global epidemiological information system that will facilitate national efforts to consistently generate reliable information on AMR in food and agriculture.
Join us on 20 November to get acquainted with the InFARM initiative and different perspectives on designing and implementing AMR surveillance programmes in food and agriculture.
Moderated by Rachel Dalton, FAO
16:00–17:30 CET

15-16 Nov

AMR Multi-Stakeholder Partnership Platform: 
Inaugural Plenary Assembly
FAO HQ, Rome, Italy

13 Nov

Third Annual Global Media Forum
Representatives from various media outlets are cordially invited to attend the 3rd Annual Global Media Forum in the run-up to World AMR Awareness Week (WAAW) 2023. This event offers a unique opportunity for the media to engage with experts from the Quadripartite organizations that have joined forces to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR), considered one of the top 10 threats to global health security.
Organizer: Global AMR Media Alliance (GAMA) and CNS

9 Nov

FAO Knowledge dissemination dialogues on AMR:  Implementing AMR and AMU monitoring in a small low-income country (Timor-Leste)
by Dr Shan Ting - Menzies School of Health Research, Australia
Moderated by Francesca Latronico, FAO
12:30–13:30 CET

8 Nov

One Health Priority Research Agenda for AMR (AMR-OHPRA)
The Quadripartite organizations have developed the One Health Priority Research Agenda for AMR (AMR-OHPRA), as a joint initiative to assist in directing and catalyzing scientific interest and financial investments for AMR priority research across sectors for countries and funding bodies. The research agenda also serves as a guide to prevent and mitigate AMR within the One Health approach that will help policymakers, researchers, and a multidisciplinary scientific community to work together on solutions.
12:00–13:30 CET
Zoom meeting

12 Oct

FAO Knowledge dissemination dialogues on AMR:  Integrated surveillance of AMU and AMR in humans and animals in the EU - the JIACRA
Dr Pierre-Alexandre Beloeil - European Food Safety Authority
Moderated by Francesca Latronico, FAO
12:30–13:30 CET

12 Oct

FAO Progressive Management Pathway (PMP) for AMR
The aim of this meeting is to gather highly skilled technical experts who have extensive experience in the PMP approach and regional knowledge to assist in revising the PMP
Rome, Italy

29 Sept

AMR Multi-Stakeholder Partnership Platform: 
5th Cluster Kick-off meeting - International and Regional Financial institutions and philanthropic donors
Virtual | 15:00 – 16:00 (CEST)

28 Sept

AMR Multi-Stakeholder Partnership Platform: 
4th Cluster Kick-off Meeting - Governments, UN entities and Specialized Agencies, global and regional intergovernmental institutions
Virtual | 15:00 – 16:00 (CEST)

28-29 Sept

International Masterclass AMR 
It is designed for professionals who want to understand Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in a short time:
 - Explanation of Bacteria, Antibiotics and Resistance 
 - AMR: global causes and global solutions 
 - Science, health-economic & societal impact 
 - Bottom-up, interactive approach in the One Health perspective
 - Contributions by international Experts
[Event page]

26 Sept

FAO Knowledge dissemination dialogues on AMR:  Exploring the economic burden of antimicrobial use and resistance in livestock with the Global Burden of Animal Disease programme
Prof. Jonathan Rushton - University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Moderated by Daniela Battaglia, FAO
12:30–13:30 CET

21 Sep

AMR Multi-Stakeholder Partnership Platform:
3d Cluster Kick-off Meeting - Private Sector Entities
Virtual | 15:00 – 16:00 (CEST)

15 Sept

AMR Multi-Stakeholder Partnership Platform:
2nd Cluster Kick-Off Meeting - Civil Society Organizations and Networks
Virtual | 15:00 – 16:00 (CEST)

14 Sept

FAO Knowledge dissemination dialogues on AMR:  Research results and strategies on AMU reduction in Canadian poultry and their impact
Prof. Martine Boulianne - University of Montreal, Canada
Moderated by Daniela Battaglia, FAO
12:30–13:30 CET

10 Aug

FAO Knowledge dissemination dialogues on AMR:  Transmission of AMR between humans, animals and the environment
Denis Byarugaba - Makerere University, Uganda
Moderated by Alejandro Dorado Garcia, FAO
12:30–13:30 CET

24 July

Country Progress and Political Action on AMR in Agrifood Systems: Building Towards the UNGA High-Level Meeting on AMR in 2024
This event is aimed at discussing: ▪ country priority actions on AMR within agrifood systems ▪ reducing the AMR risk and the need for antimicrobials in the agrifood systems applying a One Health approach ▪ the upcoming UNGA 2024 HLM on AMR and priority actions to address AMR from farm to fork for a more sustainable, resilient, inclusive, and efficient agrifood systems.
18:00–19:00 CET

13 July

FAO Knowledge dissemination dialogues on AMR: Understanding (social) preferences related to antibiotic use in the human population
Prof. Robert Böhm -  Universities of Vienna, Austria and Copenhagen, Denmark
Moderated by Anica Buckel, FAO
12:30–13:30 CET

11-14 July

FAO Experts Meeting on alternative and advanced feed practices to promote the responsible use of antimicrobials
FAO HQ, Rome (Italy)

28 Jun

One Health Priority Research Agenda for AMR – Launch Event 
The One Health Priority Research Agenda for AMR was developed to identify and prioritize major gaps and needs in knowledge and evidence that require urgent scientific attention and resources to address AMR at the One Health interfaces across sectors. The research agenda is a joint product of the Quadripartite organizations –FAO, UNEP, WHO and WOAH - and a result of extensive stakeholder and expert engagement. The launch event will be the opportunity to share the main findings and reflect on the implications looking at the perspectives for different stakeholders.
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26-27 Jun

Launch of the FAO Reference Centres for Antimicrobial Resistance and Aquaculture Biosecurity
The use of antimicrobials plays a critical role in food security, our well-being, animal and plant welfare. However, the misuse of antimicrobials increases the risk of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and the emergence of organisms resistant to antimicrobials is a growing threat to human, animal and plant life. In order to address AMR, FAO is forging partnerships with Reference Centres (RCs). These will support the global efforts in the food and agriculture sectors, with a focus on aquatic food systems. They will implement the FAO Resolution 4/2015 and work towards the goals outlined in the FAO Action Plan on AMR 2021-2025.
The Philippines Room (C277), FAO Headquarters
10:30 - 12:00 (CEST)

8 Jun

FAO Knowledge dissemination dialogues on AMR: Resistance to antibiotics of last resort across One Health interface in Thailand and land neighboring countries
Prof. Rungtip Chuanchuen - Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Moderated by Francesca Latronico, FAO
12:30–13:30 CET

11 May

FAO Knowledge dissemination dialogues on AMR: Using source-associated mobile genetic elements to identify zoonotic extraintestinal E. coli infections
Prof. Lance Price - George Washington University, USA
Moderated by Jeffrey Lejeune, FAO
12:30–13:30 CET

10 May

Global consultations on rebranding of WAAW to World AMR Awareness Week
The Quadripartite will organize two global consultation meetings to facilitate conversations in diverse time zones to discuss the rebranding and address any issues arising. The general objective of the meeting is to share the rationale for the rebranding of World Antimicrobial Awareness Week as World AMR Awareness Week and solicit input on issues relating to its rollout and global adoption.
Virtual Zoom meeting
9.00–10.30 CEST [Register]
14.30–16.00 CEST [Register]

4-5 May

1st Global Joint Summit of Human and Veterinary Medicines Regulatory Authorities to Preserve Antimicrobials
The summit will bring together heads of regulatory authorities for human and animal medicines or their designates, from all geographical regions, in order to emphasize the importance of regulation for AMR globally, engage human and animal regulatory authorities on the issues of AMR to optimise use of existing legislation and enforcement measures, and come up with novel, non-regulatory “Smart” solutions to address over-the- counter sale of antibiotics. It will unite regulators and stakeholders from different sectors, regions and countries to manage AMR jointly. Following the summit, a Global Regulatory Forum will be established as a platform for continuous engagement of regulators.
[Event page]

14 Apr

Forging partnerships between science and policy: A high-level AMR event
Copenhagen, Denmark and virtual | 15:00-20:00
The high-level Global Leaders Group (GLG) - European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) joint event will provide a forum in which policymakers and distinguished scientists can engage on key AMR issues and forge partnerships between science and policy. Heads of government and ministers across the One Health spectrum as well as renowned scientists will participate. This event is intended to strengthen the links between research, policy and practice to generate sustainable solutions and a broader research agenda to address the pressing needs of AMR across all sectors.
The event can be attended in-person and will be livestreamed over ESCMID Youtube, ESCMID Facebook, GLG Twitter and GLG LinkedIN
[Programme] [Register]

13 Apr

FAO Knowledge dissemination dialogues on AMR: Situational analysis of antimicrobial resistance, laboratory capacities, surveillance systems and containment activities in Ethiopia
Dr. Achenef Melaku Beyene - University of Gondar, Ethiopia
Moderated by Jorge Pinto Ferreira, FAO
12:30–13:30 CET

11-14 Apr

Series of meetings/consultations focusing on improving AMR laboratory and surveillance activities, and AMU practices in the food and agriculture sectors in Tajikistan
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
[Event news]

27–28 Mar

1st Quadripartite Executive Annual Meeting
The purpose of this meeting is to review the progress since the 28th Tripartite Executive Annual Meeting (TEAM28), highlighting the key achievements of the Quadripartite and review the on-going activities. The meeting will seek to gain the approval of the Principals of the Quadripartite organizations for these activities and identify the key agreements and actions for the Quadripartite going forward.
[Event page]

20–21 Mar

Technical Working Group Meeting to discuss addressing AMR TAG Technical Item Number 6: Regional guideline on monitoring and surveillance of antimicrobial residues in food

15-17 Mar

Congress of the FAO Reference Centre for AMR
APHA Weybridge, United Kingdom
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and its UK Reference Centre for antimicrobial resistance (AMR) are co-organizing the first congress of the FAO Reference Centre for AMR at the Animal and Plant Health Agency headquarters at Weybridge, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, from 15 to 17 March 2023. The congress will bring representatives from FAO and its AMR Reference Centres to meet in person for the first time to share and discuss scientific information and jointly agree areas for future collaboration.

7–9 Mar

Regional ATLASS Training (Part 2)

9 Mar

FAO Knowledge dissemination dialogues on AMR: Role of insects used as animal feed to decrease the need to use antimicrobials in farm animal
by Professor Laura Gasco, Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Sciences – University of Turin (Italy)
Moderated by Daniela Battaglia, FAO
12:30–13:30 CET

6–10 Mar

The fifth meeting of the Southeast Asia Community of Practice on antimicrobial guidelines for poultry and swine

9 Feb

FAO Knowledge dissemination dialogues on AMR: The evolving antimicrobial resistance pandemic in Kenya and the East African region
by Samuel Kariuki, Director of Research and Development at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)
Moderated by Alejandro Dorad , FAO
12:30–13:30 CET

7-8 Feb

Sixth Meeting of the Global Leaders Group on Antimicrobial Resistance
The Global Leaders Group (GLG) is comprised of world leaders and experts from across sectors working together to accelerate political action on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) based on the One Health approach and achieve optimal and sustainable health outcomes for people, animals and ecosystems. During its meeting, the GLG will cover critical issues in the response to AMR including financing, research and development, integrated surveillance, the role of the private sector, AMR and the environment, animal health and galvanizing political action to address AMR.
[Event page]

22–23 Feb

Regional ATLASS Training (Part 1)

13–17 Feb

The fourth meeting of the Southeast Asia Community of Practice on antimicrobial guidelines for poultry and swine

10 Feb

7º Encontro técnico de produção de leite
Santarem, Portugal 

6–8 Feb

First research conference on antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial use in food animals in Asia and the Pacific

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23–26 Jan

Third meeting of the Southeast Asia Community of Practice (CoP) on antimicrobial guidelines for poultry and swine
Members of CoP continue to meet to exchange information. The CoPs have the potential to trigger positive changes in how antimicrobials are used in the region

12 Jan

FAO Knowledge dissemination dialogues on AMR: Antibiotic use in Nepalese layer poultry in relation to AMR of Salmonella
by Narayan Paudyal, National Animal Health Research Centre of Nepal Agricultural Research Council
Moderated by: Jorge Pinto, FAO
12:30–13:30 CET

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