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      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”.

      ECO delegation in New York

      ECO delegation in New York

      An ECO delegation headed by Secretary General H.E. Mr. Halil Ibrahim Akca visited New York from 19 to 23 to attend informal meeting of ECO council of Ministers and 72nd UN General Assembly. The delegation also held some bilateral meetings.

      Ambassador of South Africa visited ECO Secretariat

      Ambassador of South Africa visited ECO Secretariat

      South African Ambassador, H.E. Mr. William Max Philemon Whitehead, visited the ECO Secretariat in Tehran on 25th September 2017 and met with the ECO Secretary General, H.E. Mr. Ibrahim Halil Ibrahim Akca.

      ECO Secretariat attended the OIC Summit on Science and Technology

      ECO Secretariat attended the OIC Summit on Science and Technology

      The First OIC Summit on Science and Technology was held on 10-11 September 2017 in Astana, Republic of Kazakhstan. The Heads of State, Ministers of Foreign Affairs and high-level representatives of the Member States, high level representatives of the international and regional organizations attended the Conference, chaired by H.E. Mr. Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

      ECO Secretariat attended the Asia-Pacific Ministerial Meeting on Environment

      ECO Secretariat attended the Asia-Pacific Ministerial Meeting on Environment

      The Asia-Pacific Ministerial Summit on Environment was jointly organized by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and UN Environment from 5 to 8 September 2017 in Bangkok.

      ECO Secretary General met with IDB President in Jeddah

      ECO Secretary General met with IDB President in Jeddah

      A high level ECO delegation headed by the ECO Secretary General H.E. Mr. Halil Ibrahim Akca visited the Islamic Development Bank Group (IDBG) Headquarters in Jeddah from 19- 22 August 2017. The main objective of visit was to enhance cooperation between the two organizations.

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