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      ECO Minerals Experts meet in Iran

      ECO Minerals Experts meet in Iran

      (Sanandaj, Iran) The 7th ECO Minerals Experts Group Meeting was held on August 5-7, 2018 in the western Iranian city of Sanandaj, with the presence of representatives from the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Islamic Republic of Iran, Kyrgyz Republic, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Republic of Tajikistan, Republic of Uzbekistan, as well as the ECO Secretariat.

      Secretary General of International Energy Charter called on ECO Secretary General at ECO Secretariat

      Secretary General of International Energy Charter called on ECO Secretary General at ECO Secretariat

      Dr. Urban Rusnak, Secretary General of the International Energy Charter (IEC) Secretariat accompanied by Mr. Marat Terterov, Principal Coordinator of IEC visited the ECO Secretariat on 18th June 2018 and called on H.E. Mr. Halil Ibrahim AKÇA, ECO Secretary General and ECO DSG, Dr. Hadi Soleimanpour.

      ECO and NIOC held specialized ECO Oil and Gas Training Course

      ECO and NIOC held specialized ECO Oil and Gas Training Course

      (Mahmoudabad, Iran) The ECO Training Course on Metering and Proving was held on 1-2 May 2018 in the Northern Iranian city of Mahmoudabad. The event, organized by Iran’s National Oil and Gas Company (NIOC) and its Oil and Gas International Training Center (OGITC) gathered representatives from Azerbaijan, Islamic Republic of Iran, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan and Turkey,who engaged in intensive discussion and activity on Metering and Proving in the oil and Gas industry.

      ECO Secretariat attended United Nations Environment Assembly

      ECO Secretariat attended United Nations Environment Assembly

      The “Third Session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-3)” was convened on 4-6 December 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya under the overarching theme “Towards a Pollution-Free Planet”. UNEA-3 brought together over 4,300 delegates, including heads of state, ministers and other delegates from more than 170 Member States, UN officials, inter-governmental organizations, business leaders, civil society representatives, activists and celebrities.

      ECO Secretariat participated at the 28th Energy Charter Conference

      ECO Secretariat participated at the 28th Energy Charter Conference

      The International Energy Charter (IEC) and the Government of Turkmenistan in its capacity as the Chair of the Energy Charter Conference in 2017 jointly organized the 28th Energy Charter Conference (ECC) on 28-29 November 2017 in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. ECC is the governing and decision-making body of the Energy Charter Process, having the IGO status, which bring together both the new and the existing member countries of the Energy Charter and provides opportunity for mobilizing support towards the full implementation of the principles of the Energy Charter.

      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.

      2nd ECO Training Course on Unification of Height Datums was held in Tehran

      2nd ECO Training Course on Unification of Height Datums was held in Tehran

      ​The 2nd ECO Geomatics Committee Training Course on Unification of Height Datums (Gravity Potential Approach) was organized on 22-27 July 2017 in Tehran. Jointly held by the National Cartographic Center (NCC) of the Islamic Republic of Iran and ECO Secretariat, the Training Course was attended by representatives from the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Republic of Azerbaijan, Islamic Republic of Iran (host), Kyrgyz Republic, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Republic of Tajikistan as well as ECO Secretariat.

      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 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.

       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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