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      Earthquake in ECO Region

      Earthquake in ECO Region

      An earthquake measuring 7.3 on Richter scale hit western provinces in the Islamic Republic of Iran on 12 November 2017 which has claimed hundreds loss of life, leaving behind thousands of injured and affected people. ECO Secretariat would like to extend its deepest sympathy to the people and government of the Islamic Republic of Iran for this tragic disaster.

      Secretary General attended the High-level Conference on Security and Sustainable Development in Central Asia

      Secretary General attended the High-level Conference on Security and Sustainable Development in Central Asia

      On the invitation of the Government of Uzbekistan, the ECO Secretary General, H.E. Ambassador Halil Ibrahim Akca participated in the “International High-level Conference on Security and Sustainable Development in Central Asia” held on 10-11 November 2017 in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.

      ECO Secretary General attended Trans Eurasia International Conference in Astana

      ECO Secretary General attended Trans Eurasia International Conference in Astana

      Ambassador Halil Ibrahim Akca, ECO Secretary General, participated in the “10th Trans Eurasia International Conference on Transport and Transit Potential”, hosted by Kazakh Ministry of Investments and Development on 2nd November 2017 in Astana. About 300 participants from the Eurasian countries, representing public and private sectors and transport sector, diplomatic corps in Republic of Kazakhstan, and regional and international organizations, financial institutions, transport associations and companies were present in the Conference.

      ICRC delegation visited the ECO Secretariat

      ICRC delegation visited the ECO Secretariat

      A delegation from International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) visited the ECO Secretariat in Tehran on 1 November 2017 and met with ECO Deputy Secretary General Mr. Seyed Jalaledin Alavi Sabzevari and relevant officials of the Secretariat.

      ECO Secretary General participated in the D8 Summit

      ECO Secretary General participated in the D8 Summit

      Secretary General of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), Ambassador Halil Ibrahim Akca participated in the “9th Summit of the Developing Eight Organization for Economic Cooperation” which was held on 20 October 2017 in Istanbul, Turkey.

      ECO Seminar on Trade Patterns and WTO Issues was held in Islamabad

      ECO Seminar on Trade Patterns and WTO Issues was held in Islamabad

      The “4th Seminar on Trade Patterns in the ECO Region and WTO Issues” was organized by the ECO Secretariat in collaboration with the Ministry of Commerce of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and ECO Trade and Development Bank (ETDB) on October 25-26, 2017 in Islamabad, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

      ECO-UNESCO Workshop on School Safety was held in Tehran

      ECO-UNESCO Workshop on School Safety was held in Tehran

      The “School Safety Workshop" was organized from 22 to 24 October 2017 at the ECO Secretariat in Tehran, participated by representatives and experts from Republic of Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic and Pakistan as well as officials from UNESCO, UNhabitat, International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (IIEES), Natural Disaster Research Institute (NDRI) and ECO Secretariat.

      Heads of ECO Civil Registration Organizations convened their 2nd meeting in Istanbul

      Heads of ECO Civil Registration Organizations convened their 2nd meeting in Istanbul

      The “2nd Meeting of the ECO Heads of National Organizations/Centers for Civil Registration” was held on 17 October 2017 in Istanbul. The Meeting was attended by delegations from 9 ECO Member States, namely, the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Republic of Azerbaijan, Islamic Republic of Iran, Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Republic of Tajikistan, Republic of Turkey and Republic of Uzbekistan.

      “UN International Day For Disaster Reduction  was marked in the ECO Region”

      “UN International Day For Disaster Reduction was marked in the ECO Region”

      ECO Member States and partner organizations celebrated the “UN International Day for Disaster Reduction” on 13th October 2017 in Ankara in a befitting manner. The ECO Secretariat and Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) of Republic of Turkey jointly organized the event.

      ECO Regional Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction was finalized

      ECO Regional Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction was finalized

      Officials and experts from disaster management and emergency situation authorities of the ECO Member States finalized on 12 October 2017 the text of “ECO Regional Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction”.

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