A Global Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance was developed in 2015 by the World Health Organization (WHO) in coordination with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). The Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) is leading the efforts of AMR on food safety through an Intergovernmental Task Force on AMR. The Task Force addresses all uses on antimicrobials in agriculture products (i.e. animals and crops) to minimize the potential development of foodborne antimicrobial resistance.
This Global Action Plan underscores the need for an effective “one health” approach involving coordination among numerous international sectors and actors, including human and veterinary medicine, agriculture, finance, environment, and well-informed consumers.
The objective is to have multi-sectorial national action plans in place by the 2017 World Health Assembly.