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      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.

       ECO Secretary General attended the Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the ECO Trade and Development Bank

      ECO Secretary General attended the Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the ECO Trade and Development Bank

      The 16th annual meeting of the Board of Governors of the ECO Trade and Development Bank was held on May 23, 2017 at Istanbul, Turkey. On invitation of the ECO Trade & Development Bank, ECO Secretary General H.E. Ambassador Halil Ibrahim Akca participated in the plenary session of the Meeting and delivered a statement.

       ECO Secretariat attended the 5th UN Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

      ECO Secretariat attended the 5th UN Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

      The 5th Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction was held from 21-26 May 2017 in Cancun, Mexico. The Meeting was the first global event since the adoption of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction at the UN World Conference in March 2015 in Sendai, Japan. The High Level segment of the Global Platform was attended by delegates from 189 countries including Heads of State/Government, Ministers and high level officials as well as authorities from the UN System, intergovernmental organizations, NGOs and other stakeholders. At the invitation by UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), ECO delegation composed of Mr. Ugur Kilicarslan, ECO Director for Human Resources and Sustainable Development (HRSD) and Mr. Javad Heidari, HRSD Programme Officer also attended the Event.

       ECO Secretariat participated in the IDB Consultative Forum with the Regional Cooperation Organizations

      ECO Secretariat participated in the IDB Consultative Forum with the Regional Cooperation Organizations

      The “2nd Islamic Development Bank Consultative Forum with Regional Cooperation Organizations in the OIC Region” was held on 14-16 May 2017 on the sidelines of the 42nd Islamic Development Bank Group's Annual Meeting in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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