Economic Cooperation Organization

Directorate for Human Resources and Sustainable Development (HRSD) deals with the matters relating to human resource development, social development, health, disaster risk reduction, and civil registration. The Directorate is also mandated by the ECO Vision 2025 to help realize the relevant objectives, including those identified under priority area 6 (Social Welfare).
The HRSD Directorate is responsible for the Organization’s programmes as relate to the relevant Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including the health and disaster-related goals. For this reason, The Directorate engages in partnerships with national, regional and international partners in capacity building and training activities in health and disaster related areas with a view to responding to the needs of the relevant sectors and authorities of the Member States. It also supports regional networking among relevant national authorities in pharmaceutical, blood transfusion and safety, disaster risk reduction, etc. the HRSD Directorate also coordinates scholarship exchanges and study tours among the universities/authorities of Member States in public health and other relevant areas.
The Directorate coordinates to hold ECO events in its mandates such as expert group meetings, senior official meetings and ministerial meetings with the participation of the delegates from Member States. In this respect, the Directorate conducted 8th ECO Ministerial Meeting on Disaster Risk Management in 2021 and 5th ECO Health Ministerial Meeting in 2023. HRSD Directorate also attends non-ECO events such as seminars, conferences in both national and international levels releted to its mandates including disaster risk management and health.
The two main ongoing works in the directorate are to follow up the implementation status of the i) ECO Plan of Action on Health Cooperation and ii) Regional Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction for ECO Region.
Director and Staff
Mr. Husnu TEKIN, PhD (Turkish national)
Director for Human Resources and Sustainable Development
Tel: + 98 (21)2283 1733-34 ext.: 213
Ms. Neda Moshref Javadi (Iranian national)
Programme Officer
Tel: + 98 (21)2283 1733-34 ext.: 215
Mr. Javed Ali (Pakistani national)
Desk Officer
Tel: + 98 (21)2283 1733-34 ext.: 218

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