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      ECO Workshop on Combating Narcotic Drugs was held in Tehran

      ECO Workshop on Combating Narcotic Drugs was held in Tehran

      The ECO Workshop on “Combating Narcotic Drugs” was jointly organized by the Police of Iran and ECO-Drug and Organized Crime Coordination Unit (DOCCU) from 16-19 July 2017 at the premises of International Police Academy of the Police University of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

      Interpol Secretary General visited ECO Secretariat

      Interpol Secretary General visited ECO Secretariat

      The Secretary General of Interpol H.E. Mr. Jurgen Stock visited ECO Secretariat in Tehran on 10 July 2017 and met with ECO Secretary General H.E Mr. Halil Ibrahim Akca. At the Meeting, both officials briefed each other on the scope of activities of ECO and Interpol, especially on the areas of similar mandates.

      ECO Project on Desertification and Sand Storms was reviewed in Tehran

      ECO Project on Desertification and Sand Storms was reviewed in Tehran

      ECO Secretariat and the ECO Institute of Environmental Science (ECO-IEST) co-organized the Project Development Consultation Workshop on “Combating Desertification with Special Emphasis on Dust Haze and Sand Storm in the ECO Region” on 5-6 July 2017 in the ECO Secretariat, Tehran.

      ECO Secretary General Met with Iranian Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade

      ECO Secretary General Met with Iranian Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade

      In order to discuss ways and means to enhance cooperation among ECO and its Member States, on 4th July 2017 the ECO Secretary General Ambassador Halil Ibrahim Akca called on, H.E. Mohammad-Reza Nematzadeh, the Minister for Industry, Mine and Trade of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

      ECO Secretary General met with UNFPA Representative

      ECO Secretary General met with UNFPA Representative

      Dr. Leila Saiji Joudane, the new Representative of the United Nations Population Fund ( UNFPA) in Tehran paid a courtesy call on the ECO Secretary General H.E. Ambassador Halil Ibrahim Akca on 13 June 2017.

       ECO Secretariat attended Ministerial Conference on Sustainable Energy in Astana

      ECO Secretariat attended Ministerial Conference on Sustainable Energy in Astana

      At the invitation of Republic of Kazakhstan and United Nations, the ECO Secretariat participated in Ministerial Conference and International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development held on 11 June 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan. The Meeting, organized in the context of Expo 2017, was attended by the ministers and high level officials from 85 countries, heads and high level officials from UN regional commissions and funds and programmes, and representatives of the business community and civil society.

       Pakistan signed Statute of ECO Regional Center for Anti-Corruption

      Pakistan signed Statute of ECO Regional Center for Anti-Corruption

      a special ceremony on the sidelines of the third meeting of ECO Heads of Anti-Corruption Agencies and Ombudsmen on 7 June 2017 in Baku, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan signed the Statute of the “ECO Regional Center for Cooperation of Anti Corruption Agencies and Ombudsmen” (RCCACO).

       ECO anti-corruption authorities met in Baku

      ECO anti-corruption authorities met in Baku

      The “3rd Meeting of Heads of Anti-Corruption Organizations and Ombudsmen of ECO Member States” was organized by the Anti-Corruption Directorate of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Republic of Azerbaijan on 6-7 June 2017 in Baku. It was attended by delegations from all ECO Member States. Representatives of International Association of Prosecutors (IAP), International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA), and International Association of Anti-Corruption Authorities (IAACA) also attended the Meeting. ECO Secretariat delegation, headed by ECO Deputy Secretary General participated in the Meeting.

       UNIDO Director for Trade & Investment visited the ECO Secretariat

      UNIDO Director for Trade & Investment visited the ECO Secretariat

      Dr. Bernardo Calzadilla-Sarmiento, Director for Trade and Investment of the United Nations Industrial Organization (UNIDO) visited the ECO Secretariat on 1st June 2017 and met with Mr. Kanan Nazarov, the ECO Deputy Secretary General, and other officials from the Directorate of Trade and Investment.

       ECO Secretary General participated in Ashgabat Energy Forum

      ECO Secretary General participated in Ashgabat Energy Forum

      The Government of Turkmenistan in its capacity as the Chair of the Energy Charter Conference in 2017 and the International Energy Charter jointly organized “Ashgabat International Energy Charter Forum: Towards a Multilateral Framework Agreement on Transit of Energy Resources" on 30-31 May 2017 in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. The Forum provided a platform for policy dialogue on energy transit among high-level government officials, representatives of international organizations, businesses and academia with a view to promoting open energy markets, diversification of supply sources and routes.

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