“... "The world is looking to us to produce synergies and provide leadership for a One Health approach that prevents future pandemics originating from animal sources," FAO Director-General Qu Dongyu said.

With livestock production systems becoming more intensified in many parts of the world to meet demands for animal-based foods, the symposium will address the challenges and potential strategies for controlling emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, especially with the One Health approach. One Health recognizes the interconnectedness of the health of people, animals and the environment, and this multidisciplinary approach is essential to achieve optimal planetary health and the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. ...”