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Archived Meetings: September 2004 - October 2008

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International Ministerial Conference on Avian Influenza (2008)

Date: October 24-26, 2008

Location: Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

Organizer: Government of Egypt, the International Partnership on Avian and Pandemic Influenza and the European Union with the support of the US Government, the European Commission and different organizations within the UN system, including the Food and Agriculture Organization, the World Organization for Animal Health, the World Health Organization, the World Bank and the UN Children’s Fund.


This conference aimed to highlight the special needs and requirements of developing and least developed countries that are especially vulnerable to the impact of HPAI outbreaks and an influenza pandemic. Participants described their achievements to date and outlined what still needs to be done at national, regional and global levels during 2009. FAO, OIE, WHO-collaborated with UNICEF, UNSIC and the World Bank, to develop a joint strategic framework in response to the evolving risk of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. The document communicating this framework, Contributing to One World, One Health* - A Strategic Framework for Reducing Risks of Infectious Diseases at the Animal-Human-Ecosystems Interface, was officially released during the conference at Sharm el-Sheikh.

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FAO-OIE-WHO Joint Technical Consultation on Avian Influenza at the Human Animal Interface (2008)

Date: October 7-9, 2008

Location: Verona, Italy

Organizer: European Commission, US Centers for Disease Control, Canadian International Development Agency, EU-funded project FluTrain, the Government of Italy, and the Comune of Verona


This consultation provided a first opportunity for a large group of influenza experts from the animal and public health sectors to gather and discuss purely technical topics of joint interest that exist at the human-animal interface.

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New Delhi International Ministerial Conference on Avian and Pandemic Influenza (2007)

Date: December 4-6, 2007

Location: New Delhi, India

Organizer: Government of India with cooperation from the United States of America (IPAPI chair), the European Commission, WHO, FAO, OIE, World Bank, UNICEF and the UN System Influenza Coordinator for Avian and Human Influenza.


The Ministers of Health and Animal Husbandry from several countries spearheaded the discussions. The meeting created a unique platform for bringing together the global community for the sixth International Ministerial Conference after the Washington, Geneva, Beijing, Vienna and Bamako Conferences as "One World, United against Avian and Pandemic Influenza".

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Beijing Declaration at the International Pledging Conference on Avian and Human Pandemic Influenza (2006)

Date: January 17-18, 2006

Location: Beijing, China

Organizer: Government of the People’s Republic of China, the European Commission and the World Bank and in close coordination with the World Health Organization (WHO), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations(FAO) and World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).


This conference was organized to promote, mobilize, and help coordinate financial support from the donor community for the national, regional and global response to highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) and to support efforts at all levels to prepare for a possible human influenza pandemic. The conference was attended by representatives from more than 100 countries around the world and representatives of international technical and financing agencies, organizations, the private sector and civil society.

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One World, One Health: Building Interdisciplinary Bridges to Health in a "Globalized World" (2004)

Date: September 29, 2004

Location: Manhattan, New York

Organizer: Wildlife Conservation Society and The Rockefeller University


Health experts from around the world met for a symposium focused on the current and potential movements of diseases among human, domestic animal, and wildlife populations. Using case studies on Ebola, Avian Influenza, and Chronic Wasting Disease as examples, the assembled expert panelists delineated priorities for an international, interdisciplinary approach for combating threats to the health of life on Earth. The product - called "The Manhattan Principles" lists 12 recommendations for establishing a more holistic approach to preventing epidemic/epizootic disease and for maintaining ecosystem integrity for the benefit of humans, their domesticated animals, and the foundational biodiversity that supports us all.

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