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      Virtual Regional Validation Workshop paves the way for  a Clean Energy Centre for the ECO region

      Virtual Regional Validation Workshop paves the way for a Clean Energy Centre for the ECO region

      Tehran, Iran, 23 June 2020 - The Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), with the financial support of the Austrian Development Agency (ADA), organized a regional meeting to validate the feasibility and viability of a Clean Energy Centre for the ECO region (CECECO). The meeting was held online due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

      6th ECO Ministerial Meeting on Agriculture, 3-4 December, 2019- Baku, Azerbaijan

      6th ECO Ministerial Meeting on Agriculture, 3-4 December, 2019- Baku, Azerbaijan

      The 6th ECO Ministerial Meeting on Agriculture preceded by 5th High Level Experts Meeting (HLEM) on Agriculture was held on 3-4 December 2019 in Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan under the chairmanship of H.E. Mr. Inam Karimov, Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

      ECO Seed Association (ECOSA) Regional Seed Trade Congress was held in Antalya on  29 November and 01 December 2019

      ECO Seed Association (ECOSA) Regional Seed Trade Congress was held in Antalya on 29 November and 01 December 2019

      ECO Seed Association (ECOSA) and Turkish Seed Union (TURKTOB) have jointly organized the 7th ECO Regional Seed Trade Congress in Antalya, Turkey between 29 November and 01 December 2019 with the attendance of more than 200 businessmen and stakeholders from ECO region. The congress was preceded by Growtech 18th International Greenhouse, Agricultural Technologies and Livestock Fair has which hosted 86.780 visitors from 120 countries and over 800 brands from 30 countries in Antalya, Turkey.

      The 2nd Training Course on Drought Monitoring and Prediction in ECO Region

      The 2nd Training Course on Drought Monitoring and Prediction in ECO Region

      The 2nd Training Course on Drought Monitoring and Prediction in ECO Region was held at ECO Secretariat Tehran, on 12-13 November, 2019. The course was attended by the delegations from the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the Islamic Republic of Iran (Host), the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Republic of Tajikistan and the Republic of Turkey as well as the representatives of ECO Secretariat.

      ECO participates in the Baku International Energy Charter Forum

      ECO participates in the Baku International Energy Charter Forum

      On the invitation of International Energy Charter, ECO Secretariat participated in the Baku International Energy Charter Forum held in Baku, Azerbaijan on 23-24 October 2019. The forum was jointly organized by the Ministry of Energy of Azerbaijan and the International Energy Charter on the theme of “Enabling Energy Transformation through Technology and Policy Innovations”. More than 200 participants, including Ministers, high-level officials and leading experts from Member and Observer countries, international organizations, the energy industry and academia participated in the Forum.

      ECO became a member of the Global Network of Regional Sustainable Energy Centres (GN-SEC)

      ECO became a member of the Global Network of Regional Sustainable Energy Centres (GN-SEC)

      The 4th Steering Committee Meeting of the Global Network of Regional Sustainable Energy Centres (GN-SEC) was held on 25 October 2019 in Accra, Ghana. The GN-SEC represents an innovative south-south and triangular multi-stakeholder partnership to accelerate the energy and climate transformation in developing countries. Since 2010, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) assists the regional economic communities/organizations and their member states in the establishment and operation of regional sustainable energy promotion centres.

      ECO Secretariat and the Institute of International Energy Studies (IIES)  reviewed cooperation

      ECO Secretariat and the Institute of International Energy Studies (IIES) reviewed cooperation

      The delegation of the Iran's Institute of International Energy Studies (IIES), headed by Dr. Ali Mobini-Dehkordi, Managing Director of the Institute visited the ECO Secretariat on 3 June 2019 to have an ECO-IIES consultation meeting.

      1ST ECO Experts Group Meeting on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS)

      1ST ECO Experts Group Meeting on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS)

      The First ECO Experts Group Meeting on Access and Benefit Sharing was held on 11-13 March, 2019 in Antalya, Republic of Turkey. The meeting was attended by the representatives of the Afghanistan, Iran, Kyrgyz Republic, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Turkey (Host), as well as the representatives of the ECO Secretariat and Secretariat of the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

       12th Tehran International Exhibition of Tourism and Related Industries

      12th Tehran International Exhibition of Tourism and Related Industries

      12th Tehran International Exhibition of Tourism and Related Industries was held on 12-15 February 2019 in Tehran International Permanent Fairground supported by Iran Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO), Iran Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts & Tourism Organization (ICHHTO) and Iran International Exhibition Co. (IIEC).

      ECO Secretariat participated in the 9th session of IRENA Assembly

      ECO Secretariat participated in the 9th session of IRENA Assembly

      The 9th session of the Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and related meetings were held from 10 to 13 January in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The session brought together ministers and other delegates from 160 IRENA Member States, representatives of intergovernmental organizations, civil society, academia, business leaders and other stakeholders in the field of renewable energy.

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