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Workshop on ‘Water Governance and Integrated Water Management for Lake Chad Basin Countries’
Date: 16-17 July 2024
Venue: Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of the SESRIC Water Resources Management Capacity Building Program (Water-CaB), and in collaboration with the Islamic Organization for Food Security (IOFS), the Centre organised a two-day workshop on “Water Governance and Integrated Water Management for Lake Chad Basin Countries”. The purpose of the workshop was to enhance knowledge, skills and increased collaboration among OIC member countries, particularly in water governance and integrated water management in the Lake Chad Basin region.

Meeting on Exploring the Organization of a Joint Workshop on ’Energy Statistics, Balance, and Accounts for Informed Energy and Climate Policies’
Date: 16 July 2024
Venue: Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

SESRIC, the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) held a virtual meeting on 16 July 2024 to discuss organizing a joint workshop on “Energy Statistics, Balance, and Accounts for Informed Energy and Climate Policies”.

Workshop on 'Business Demography and Entrepreneurship Statistics'
Date: 16-17 July 2024
Venue: Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of its Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised a Workshop on “Business Demography and Entrepreneurship Statistics” on 16-17 July 2024 with the attendance of 54 participants from the National Statistical Offices (NSOs) of 20 OIC countries. The Workshop was conducted in collaboration with the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC), the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), and the United Nations Statistical Division (UNSD) through an online video conferencing platform.

SESRIC Held a Follow-up Meeting with Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF)
Date: 11 July 2024
Venue: Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

SESRIC and the Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF) held a follow-up meeting, following the signing of their Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 14 June 2024 in Istanbul, Türkiye. The meeting aimed to explore potential areas of collaboration in banking, finance, and related areas.

SESRIC and Türkiye Halal Accreditation Agency (HAK) Formalised Collaboration Through MoU Signing
Date: 11 July 2024
Venue: SESRIC Headquarters Ankara Türkiye

SESRIC and the Halal Accreditation Agency of the Republic of Türkiye (HAK) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to formalise their ties and collaboration in knowledge exchange, competencies enhancement, and best practices within the Halal domain and relevant areas. The MoU aims to foster collaborative efforts in developing and implementing initiatives to support halal quality infrastructure in the OIC countries. The signing ceremony took place at SESRIC Headquarters in Ankara, Türkiye.

Workshop on 'Empowering MSMEs in OIC Member Countries through Green Climate Finance'
Date: 09-10 July 2024
Venue: Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

SESRIC, in collaboration with the Small and Medium Business Development Agency (KOBİA) of the Republic of Azerbaijan, successfully organised a Workshop on “Empowering MSMEs in OIC Member Countries through Green Climate Finance”. The event, held within the framework of SESRIC’s Social Development Capacity Building Programme (SD-CaB) and the Vocational Education and Training Programme for the OIC Member Countries (OIC-VET), brought together 124 experts, executives and academics from TVET National Focal Points and relevant agencies/authorities and national institutions in 30 OIC countries.

Webinar on 'Digitalisation in Food Security and Agriculture'
Date: 09 July 2024
Venue: Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

SESRIC, in collaboration with the Islamic Organization for Food Security (IOFS), organised a Webinar on “Digitalisation in Food Security and Agriculture”, within the framework of SESRIC’s Agriculture and Food Security Capacity Building Programme (Agri-CaB) and Digital Capacity Building Programme (Digi-CaB).

SESRIC and the OIC Labour Centre Signed an MoU to Enhance Collaboration
Date: 09 July 2024
Venue: SESRIC Headquarters Ankara Türkiye

SESRIC and the OIC Labour Centre signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to exchange knowledge, best practices, and expert competencies in labour, public employment services, social protection, and other relevant areas. The MoU also aims to promote effective participation in these fields among OIC countries. The signing ceremony took place at the SESRIC Headquarters in Ankara, Türkiye.

SESRIC Participated in a Side Event to the Meeting of Ministers of Employment and Labour of the G20 Countries
Date: 09-10 July 2024
Venue: Virtual-Brazil

In support of its ongoing efforts to promote care work, SESRIC participated in a Side Event to the Meeting of Ministers of Employment and Labour of the G20 Countries. The event on “Advancing Measurement of Care Work and the Care Economy”, which was hosted by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) and the International Labour Organization (ILO), gathered National Statistical Organisations (NSOs) from G20 member countries to address critical issues surrounding the measurement of care work and the care economy.

H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK Pays Courtesy Visit to Prof. Dr. Necdet ÜNÜVAR, Rector of Ankara University
Date: 05 July 2024
Venue: Ankara Türkiye

H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK paid a courtesy visit to Prof. Dr. Necdet ÜNÜVAR, Rector of Ankara University. The meeting focused on exploring potential collaborations between SESRIC and Ankara University in the realm of socio-economic research and other areas of mutual interest.

Bilateral Meeting between SESRIC and Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the OIC to Further Strengthen Cooperation
Date: 04 July 2024
Venue: Jeddah Saudi Arabia

H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK held a bilateral meeting with H.E. Amb. Saleh Bin Hamad AL SUHAIBANI, Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), in Jeddah. The meeting underlined SESRIC's continuous commitment to fostering cooperation among OIC countries through its diverse capacity-building programs.

SESRIC DG H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK Pays Courtesy Visit to OIC ASG for Science & Technology H.E. Amb. Aftab Ahmad KHOKHER
Date: 04 July 2024
Venue: Jeddah Saudi Arabia

H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK paid a courtesy visit to H.E. Amb. Aftab Ahmad KHOKHER, the newly appointed Assistant Secretary-General for Science & Technology of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). H.E. SELÇUK congratulated H.E. KHOKHER on assuming his new role, which officially commenced on 1 July 2024.

Webinar on 'Developing Effective Digital Marketing Tourism Strategies in the OIC Member Countries'
Date: 03 July 2024
Venue: Virtual- Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of the SESRIC Tourism Capacity Building Programme (Tourism-CaB), SESRIC, in collaboration with the Türkiye Tourism Promotion and Development Agency (TGA), organised a Webinar on “Developing Effective Digital Marketing Tourism Strategies in the OIC Member Countries”.

H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK and H.E. Amb. Salim Mohamed Khalifa AL BUSAIDI of Oman Engage in Productive Discussion
Date: 03 July 2024
Venue: Jeddah Saudi Arabia

H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK and H.E. Amb. Salim Mohamed Khalifa AL BUSAIDI, Permanent Representative of Oman to the OIC, engaged in a fruitful discussion in Jeddah. The meeting highlighted the robust partnership between SESRIC and various Omani institutions, focusing on statistical activities and future cooperation in statistics, research, and training.

H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK Meets with IIFA Secretary General H.E. Prof. Dato Dr. Koutoub MOUSTAPHA
Date: 03 July 2024
Venue: Jeddah Saudi Arabia

H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK met with H.E. Prof. Dato Dr. Koutoub MOUSTAPHA, Secretary General of the International Islamic Fiqh Academy (IIFA), at the IIFA Headquarters in Jeddah. This high-level meeting marked a significant step in fostering collaboration between SESRIC and IIFA.

Webinar on ‘Vocational Education in Business and Industry’
Date: 02 July 2024
Venue: Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of the Vocational Education and Training Programme for the Member Countries of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC-VET) and in line with the OIC-TVET Strategic Roadmap 2020-2025, SESRIC, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology (MoECRT) of the Republic of Indonesia, organised a Webinar on “Vocational Education in Business and Industry”.

SESRIC Participated in the Symposium on ‘Jerusalem and the Gaza War: Palestinian Identity and Existence under Threat of Erasure’
Date: 01 July 2024
Venue: Jeddah Saudi Arabia

SESRIC participated in the Symposium on “Jerusalem and the Gaza War: Palestinian Identity and Existence under Threat of Erasure” in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The Symposium was organised by the OIC in collaboration with the United Nations’ Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People (CEIRPP).

SESRIC Engaged in Thematic Debate on AI and Human Rights at the 23rd Regular Session of the IPHRC
Date: 30 June - 01 July 2024
Venue: Jeddah Saudi Arabia

SESRIC participated in the 23rd Regular Session of the OIC Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) held at the OIC General Secretariat in Jeddah, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. As part of this session, the OIC IPHRC organised a thematic debate on the “Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Human Rights: Challenges and Opportunities”. The main objectives of the debate were to foster awareness among OIC countries about the effects of AI on human rights by engaging with various subject-matter experts and stakeholders in this field, sharing views, and identifying challenges related to human rights in this context.

SESRIC Convened with the FAO Sub-regional Office for Central Asia (FAO-SEC) to Explore Further Cooperation
Date: 28 June 2024
Venue: Ankara Türkiye

SESRIC’s delegation convened with the FAO Sub-regional Office for Central Asia (FAO-SEC) at their headquarters to discuss potential collaboration, focusing on agriculture and food security. The FAO Subregional Office for Central Asia (FAO-SEC) in Ankara, Türkiye, was established in 2006 to better address the priority needs of Central Asian countries-Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Türkiye, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. 

SESRIC Attended the OIC International Youth Forum
Date: 27-28 June 2024
Venue: Samarkand Uzbekistan

SESRIC participated in the OIC International Youth Forum on 27-28 June 2024, hosted by the Youth Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Samarkand. The forum aimed to provide a platform for exchanging innovative ideas and engaging in meaningful discussions, fostering unity among youth from OIC countries in pursuit of common goals for peace, brotherhood, and progress.

Mr. Deodat MAHARAJ, Director of UN Technology Bank, Visits SESRIC to Explore Collaborative Opportunities
Date: 26 June 2024
Venue: Ankara Türkiye

Mr. Deodat MAHARAJ, Director of the United Nations Technology Bank for Least Developed Countries, paid a visit to SESRIC to explore potential collaborative opportunities between the two institutions and enhance capacity building and sustainable development within the OIC region.

Training Course on ‘SDG 1 (No Poverty) Indicators’
Date: 25-27 June 2024
Venue: Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of its Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised a Training Course on “SDG 1 (No Poverty) Indicators” on 25-27 June 2024 with the participation of 14 experts from the National Statistical Offices (NSOs) and relevant national authorities of 10 Arabic-speaking countries of the OIC through an online video conferencing platform.

Webinar on ‘Fostering Collaboration between Private and Public Sectors towards Efficient TVET Systems’
Date: 25 June 2024
Venue: Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of the Vocational Education and Training Programme for the Member Countries of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC-VET) and in line with the OIC-TVET Strategic Roadmap 2020-2025, SESRIC, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education Malaysia, TVET Division, organised a Webinar on “Fostering Collaboration between Private and Public Sectors towards Efficient TVET Systems”.

SESRIC Held a Follow-up Meeting with the Central Bank of the Gambia
Date: 25 June 2024
Venue: Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

SESRIC held a follow-up meeting with the Central Bank of the Republic of The Gambia to explore opportunities for collaboration in banking, finance, and related areas. This meeting followed a bilateral meeting that took place on 3 May 2024 in Banjul, The Gambia, between H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK, Director General of SESRIC, and H.E. Buah SAIDY, Governor of the Central Bank of The Gambia (CBG).

President of TKDK Visits SESRIC for Joint Initiatives in Agriculture and Rural Development
Date: 25 June 2024
Venue: Ankara Türkiye

Dr. Ahmet Abdullah ANTALYALI, President of the Agriculture and Rural Development Support Institution (TKDK/ARDSI), paid a courtesy visit to H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK to explore joint initiatives in agriculture and rural development between the two institutions.

Students from Ankara Hacı Bayram Veli (AHBV) University Paid a Visit to SESRIC
Date: 24 June 2024
Venue: SESRIC HQ, Ankara Türkiye

SESRIC hosted a group of 32 students from 14 OIC countries, currently studying at Ankara Hacı Bayram Veli (AHBV) University, at its headquarters. The Centre regularly welcomes students from esteemed universities in member countries to enrich their understanding of SESRIC’s activities in the areas of statistics, research, and training, and its contribution to the development of OIC countries.

Director General of IRCICA Visits SESRIC to Enhance Collaborative Efforts
Date: 24 June 2024
Venue: Ankara Türkiye

H.E. Amb. Prof. Dr. Mahmud Erol KILIÇ, Director General of the Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture (IRCICA), paid a courtesy visit to H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK at the SESRIC Headquarters.

SESRIC and BIBF Signed an MOU to Foster Enhanced Cooperation
Date: 14 June 2024
Venue: Istanbul Türkiye

SESRIC and the Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to foster enhanced cooperation in Istanbul, Türkiye. Signed by H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK and H.E. Dr. Ahmed AL SHAIKH, Chief Executive Officer of BIBF, this MoU aims to establish a framework for cooperation and enhance collaboration between the parties in areas of mutual interest.

SESRIC Held Collaboration Meeting with the Ministry of Cooperatives and SMEs of Indonesia
Date: 13 June 2024
Venue: Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

SESRIC held a meeting with the Ministry of Cooperatives and SMEs of the Republic of Indonesia to explore potential cooperation, particularly in the areas of cooperatives and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK Pays Courtesy Visit to H.E. Salih TANRIKULU, Chairman of the State Supervisory Council of Türkiye
Date: 13 June 2024
Venue: Ankara Türkiye

H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK paid a courtesy visit to H.E. Salih TANRIKULU to congratulate him on his recent appointment as the Chairman of the State Supervisory Council of the Republic of Türkiye. H.E. TANRIKULU also serves as a distinguished member of the Board of Directors of SESRIC.

Webinar on ‘Addressing Risks & Prevention Measures of Livestock Sector’
Date: 12 June 2024
Venue: Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

SESRIC, in collaboration with the Islamic Organization for Food Security (IOFS), organised a Webinar on “Addressing Risk & Prevention Measures of Livestock Sector” within the framework of Agriculture and Food Security Capacity Building (Agri-CaB) Programme. The webinar aimed to highlight the role of livestock in sustainable development, discuss challenges and potentials in OIC countries, address environmental impacts, and promote green policies for sustainable livestock development.

Training Course on ‘Halal Value Chain’
Date: 11-12 June 2024
Venue: Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of its Central Banks Capacity Building Programme (CB-CaB), SESRIC, in collaboration the COMCEC Coordination Office (CCO) and Bank Indonesia (BI), organised a Training Course on “Halal Value Chain” through an online video conferencing platform.

Training Course on 'Population and Housing Censuses'
Date: 11-13 June 2024
Venue: Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of its Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC, in collaboration with the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) of the Arab Republic of Egypt, organised a Training Course on “Population and Housing Censuses” on 11-13 June 2024 with the participation of 23 experts from the National Statistical Offices (NSOs) of 8 Arabic speaking OIC countries through an online video conferencing platform.

SESRIC Participated at 3rd Ministerial Meeting of the TPS-OIC Trade Negotiating Committee
Date: 10-11 June 2024
Venue: Istanbul Türkiye

The Third Ministerial Meeting of the Trade Preferential System among the Member Countries of the OIC (TPS-OIC) Trade Negotiating Committee (TNC), hosted by the Republic of Türkiye, was held in İstanbul on 10-11 June 2024. Ministers and senior officials representing 42 OIC Member States that are party to the TPS-OIC, as well as relevant OIC and regional intergovernmental organisations, participated in the meeting. The SESRIC delegation, headed by H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK, attended the two-day meeting.

Training Course on ‘Banking, Insurance and Financial Market Statistics’
Date: 10-11 June 2024
Venue: Baku Azerbaijan

Within the framework of its Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC, in collaboration with the Central Bank of the Republic of Türkiye (CBRT), organised a Training Course on “Banking, Insurance and Financial Market Statistics” on 10-11 June 2024, in Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan.

SESRIC Participates in the Second Inter-Regional Expert Meeting on the Measurement of South-South Cooperation
Date: 04-06 June 2024
Venue: Doha Qatar

SESRIC participated in the Second Inter-Regional Expert Meeting on Measuring South-South Cooperation virtually. The meeting was organized as a hybrid event by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the UN Regional Commissions for West Asia (ESCWA), Africa (ECA), Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the UN Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC), and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB).

SESRIC Director General Visits Newly Elected President of Turkish Green Crescent Society
Date: 04 June 2024
Venue: Istanbul Türkiye

H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK paid a courtesy visit to H.E. Dr. Mehmet DİNÇ, the recently elected President of the Turkish Green Crescent Society. H.E. SELÇUK extended her heartfelt congratulations to Dr. DİNÇ on his new role.

SESRIC Participates in the Shusha OIC Youth Capital Opening Ceremony
Date: 04-05 June 2024
Venue: Shusha Azerbaijan

SESRIC participated in the Shusha OIC Youth Capital Opening Ceremony, held in Shusha on 4-5 June 2024. The event was organised by the Ministry of Youth and Sport of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum (ICYF).

SESRIC participated in the 12th Session of the Islamic Conference of Tourism Ministers
Date: 31 May - 02 June 2024
Venue: Khiva Uzbekistan

The 12th Session of the Islamic Conference of Tourism Ministers (ICTM) was held on 31 May - 2 June 2024 in Khiva, Republic of Uzbekistan, which was selected as the OIC City of Tourism for 2024 by the 11th Session of the ICTM. The 12th Session of the ICTM was hosted by the Ministry of Ecology, Environmental Protection and Climate Change of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Tourism Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan, and organized in collaboration with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). The Conference provided Member States with the opportunity to explore innovative strategies for promoting sustainable tourism practices, fostering intra-OIC tourism, and enhancing cooperation in tourism development efforts.

SESRIC Explores Collaborative Opportunities with UNDP Türkiye to Advance Sustainable Development Goals
Date: 31 May 2024
Venue: SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

SESRIC held a meeting with a delegation from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Türkiye Country Office, led by Mr. Miodrag DRAGISIC, Deputy Resident Representative, at its Headquarters in Ankara. The visit aimed to explore potential areas of collaboration following a bilateral meeting between the heads of both institutions in March 2024.

Webinar on ‘Good Practices in Preventing Discrimination at Work and Forced Labour’
Date: 30 May 2024
Venue: Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of SESRIC’s Social Development Capacity Building Programme (SD-CaB), SESRIC, in collaboration with the International Labor Organization (ILO), organised a Webinar on “Good Practices in Preventing Discrimination at Work and Forced Labour”.

Training Course on 'Enhancing the Competency-based Approach in TVET Curricula and Assessments'
Date: 29-30 May 2024
Venue: Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of the Vocational Education and Training Programme for the Member Countries of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC-VET) and in line with the OIC Technical and Vocational Education and Training (OIC-TVET) Strategic Roadmap 2020-2025, SESRIC organised an Online Training Course on “Enhancing the Competency-based Approach in TVET Curricula and Assessments”.

SESRIC Facilitates Collaboration Meeting Between Azerbaijan and Indonesia to Explore Key Labour Issues
Date: 29 May 2024
Venue: Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

SESRIC facilitated a meeting between the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Population of Republic of Azerbaijan and the Ministry of Manpower of the Republic of Indonesia, recognizing the mutual benefits of exploring collaboration on key labour issues.

Meeting between SESRIC and UNESCO-UNEVOC Explored Multisector TVET Collaborations
Date: 29 May 2024
Venue: Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

SESRIC and the International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO-UNEVOC) convened virtually to discuss and explore potential collaborations and joint initiatives. The meeting between the two institutions focused on feasible partnership for capacity building activities, especially for Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) in all possible sectors.

Workshop on ‘Developing Sustainable Ecotourism in West African OIC Member Countries’
Date: 28-29 May 2024
Venue: Virtual - Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of the Regional Project on “Sustainable Development of Tourism in a Network of Cross-Border National Parks and Protected Areas” and under SESRIC’s Tourism Capacity Building Programme (Tourism-CaB), SESRIC, in collaboration with the Islamic Centre for Development of Trade (ICDT), successfully organised an online Workshop on “Developing Sustainable Ecotourism in West African OIC Member Countries”.

Global Forum on Islamic Economics and Finance
Date: 28-29 May 2024
Venue: Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

SESRIC participated in the Global Forum on Islamic Economics and Finance (GFIEF) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, during 28-29 May 2024. The Forum was organized by the Ministry of Finance Malaysia and Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) in collaboration with the Securities Commission Malaysia, Labuan Financial Services Authority, the International Islamic Liquidity Management Corporation, the Islamic Development Bank, the Islamic Financial Services Board and the World Bank Group. The event was a continuation to the 15th International Conference on Islamic Economics and Finance (ICIEF) recently held in Kuala Lumpur, a platform established since 1976 for intellectual discourses to advance Islamic economics and finance in Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) countries.

SESRIC and Indonesian Institutions Explore Collaborative Initiatives for Sustainable and Renewable Energy
Date: 24 May 2024
Venue: Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

SESRIC held a virtual meeting with Indonesian national institutions to explore potential cooperation in the area of alternative sustainable and renewable energy.

SESRIC Held a Technical Meeting with the Agency for Sustainable and Operational Social Security (DOST) of Azerbaijan to Discuss Joint Areas of Collaboration
Date: 24 May 2024
Venue: Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

SESRIC held a virtual meeting with the Agency for Sustainable and Operational Social Security (DOST) of the Republic of Azerbaijan to explore collaboration in statistics, economic and social research, and training programmes.

H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK Participated in the 1st AlBaraka Summit in Istanbul
Date: 24-25 May 2024
Venue: Istanbul Türkiye

H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELCUK participated in the 1st AlBaraka Summit convened in Istanbul on 24-25 May 2024. The Summit was organised by AlBaraka Forum for Islamic Economy in partnership with the Investment Office of the Presidency of the Republic of Türkiye, the Istanbul Financial Center (IFC), the Türkiye Wealth Fund (TWF), Ibn Haldun University, and Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum (ICYF) under the theme “Global Prospects for Islamic Economics: Fundamentals and Needs”. With thematic panels, discussion sessions, workshops, and networking opportunities, the Summit attracted over 1500 participants from 75 countries, providing valuable insights and opportunities to interact with community leaders in the field.

SESRIC Hosted a Technical Meeting with IOFS to discuss joint areas of collaboration
Date: 23 May 2024
Venue: SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

SESRIC welcomed Prof. Zulfiqar ALI, Director of Programmes & Project Department at the Islamic Organization for Food Security (IOFS) at its Headquarters in Ankara on 23 May 2024.

Indonesian Ministerial Delegation Visits SESRIC to Strengthen Cooperation and Explore New Collaborative Opportunities
Date: 23 May 2024
Venue: SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

An Indonesian Ministerial delegation, led by Mr. Arianto Christian HARTONO, Coordinator of International Economic Cooperation of the Ministry of National Development Planning of the Republic of Indonesia (BAPPENAS), paid a courtesy visit to SESRIC Headquarters in Ankara, Turkiye. The delegation included representatives from BAPPENAS, the Ministry of Cooperative and Small-Medium Enterprises (SMEs), and Ministry of Trade of Indonesia. The visit aimed to enhance cooperation between SESRIC and Indonesian national institutions and to explore potential new areas of collaboration in addition to the existing ones.

SESRIC, UNSD, and UNESCWA Collaborate on Enhancing Administrative Data Utilization in OIC Countries
Date: 23 May 2024
Venue: Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

SESRIC, the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) held a virtual technical meeting to advance the Collaborative on Administrative Data (CAD) initiative. The meeting aimed to establish new priorities for CAD, identifying potential collaborations, and initiate joint efforts to enhance the integration of administrative data into statistical production within the OIC region.

SESRIC Participated in the 40th Meeting of the Follow-up Committee of the COMCEC
Date: 22-23 May 2024
Venue: Ankara Türkiye

SESRIC participated in the 40th Meeting of the Follow-up Committee of the Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation (COMCEC). The meeting aimed to review the implementation of the COMCEC Strategy and the OIC-2025 Programme of Action, and to address cooperation areas, including intra-OIC trade, private sector development, financial cooperation, transport and communications, tourism, agriculture, poverty alleviation, and digital transformation.

Training Course on ‘Harnessing Digitalization and AI for the Advancement of OIC Stock Exchanges’
Date: 21-22 May 2024
Venue: Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of its Stock Exchanges Capacity Building Programme (SE-CaB), SESRIC, in collaboration with Borsa Istanbul, the Secretariat of the OIC Exchanges Forum (OICEF), organised an Online Training Course on “Harnessing Digitalization and AI for the Advancement of OIC Stock Exchanges”.

Training Course on ‘Health Statistics’
Date: 21-22 May 2024
Venue: Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of its Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC, in collaboration with the National Health Institute (INSP) of the Ministry of Health of Tunisia, organised a Training Course on “Health Statistics” with the participation of 10 experts from the National Statistical Offices (NSOs) and Ministries of Health of 6 French speaking OIC countries through an online video conferencing platform.

SESRIC Attended the First Meetings of the International Forum on TOSSD
Date: 21-24 May 2024
Venue: Oslo - Norway

SESRIC participated in the first meetings of the General Assembly and Steering Group of the International Forum on TOSSD (IFT), hosted by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) in Oslo.

Training Course on ‘Labour Statistics’
Date: 20-21 May 2024
Venue: Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of its Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC, in collaboration with the Turkish Statistical Institute (TURKSTAT), organised a Training Course on “Labour Statistics” on 20-21 May 2024.

Training Course on ‘SDG 5 (Gender Equality) Indicators’
Date: 20-22 May 2024
Venue: Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of its Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised an Online Training Course on “SDG 5 (Gender Equality) Indicators” with the participation of 17 experts from the National Statistical Offices (NSOs) and relevant national authorities of 7 Arabic-speaking countries of the OIC.

SESRIC and UNEP Explored Collaborations for Sustainable Development
Date: 17 May 2024
Venue: Virtual, Ankara Türkiye

SESRIC and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) convened virtually on 17 May 2024, for a coordination meeting aimed at exploring potential collaborations and joint initiatives. Among the prospective collaborations discussed were capacity building programmes related to environment.

H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK Met with H.E. Price Adeyemi ADENIRAN, Statistician General of Nigeria Bureau of Statistics
Date: 17 May 2024
Venue: Abuja Nigeria

On the margins of the High-Level Regional Seminar on Promoting Cancer Awareness and Advocacy Programme in Abuja, H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK met with H.E. Prince Adeyemi ADENIRAN, the Statistician General of the Nigeria Bureau of Statistics (NBS). The meeting aimed to strengthen and expand the collaborative efforts between the NBS and SESRIC.

SESRIC Participated in the 44th Meeting of the Sessional Committee of the COMCEC
Date: 16 May 2024
Venue: Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

SESRIC participated in the 44th Meeting of the Sessional Committee of the Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation (COMCEC). The objective of the meeting was to review and coordinate the activities and programmes of OIC institutions and to report to COMCEC Sessions.

SESRIC Participates in High-Level Regional Seminar on Cancer Awareness and Advocacy in OIC African Member States
Date: 15-16 May 2024
Venue: Abuja Nigeria

The “High-Level Regional Seminar on Promoting Cancer Awareness and Advocacy Programmes in OIC African Member States” was held in Abuja, Nigeria on 15-16 May 2024 under the auspices of H.E. Senator Oluremi TINUBU, First Lady of Nigeria, and was organised by the @OIC_OCI General Secretariat in collaboration with relevant OIC institutions and international organizations to address the critical challenges of cancer burden in the OIC Countries, particularly in Africa. The seminar aimed to facilitate the sharing of regional best practices and promote coordination mechanisms in cancer registry, control planning, and implementation.

Training Course on ‘Genetic Engineering and Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)’
Date: 14-15 May 2024
Venue: Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of the SESRIC Agriculture and Food Security Capacity Building Programme (Agri-CaB), the Centre, in collaboration with the Islamic Organization for Food Security (IOFS) and the National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (NIBGE) of Pakistan, organised a Training Course on “Genetic Engineering and Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)” on 14-15 May 2024 through an online video conferencing platform.

H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK Met with the OIC Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Affairs to Strengthen Cooperation
Date: 13 May 2024
Venue: Jeddah Saudi Arabia

H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK and H.E. Dr. Ahmad Kawesa SENGENDO, OIC Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Affairs, engaged in a fruitful discussion at the OIC Headquarters in Jeddah. The meeting served as a platform to exchange insights on innovative approaches to drive socio-economic development in OIC countries.

H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK Met with the OIC Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian, Cultural, and Social Affairs to Enhance Collaboration
Date: 13 May 2024
Venue: Jeddah Saudi Arabia

H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK engaged in a fruitful discussion with H.E. Amb. Tarig ALI BAKHEET, OIC Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian, Cultural, and Social Affairs, at the OIC Headquarters in Jeddah.

Bilateral Meeting between SESRIC and Permanent Representative of Indonesia to the OIC to Enhance Cooperation
Date: 13 May 2024
Venue: Jeddah Saudi Arabia

H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK met with H.E. Amb. Yusron Bahauddin AMBARY, Permanent Representative of Indonesia to the OIC, in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The meeting focused on exploring opportunities to expand cooperation in various areas of mutual interest.

Bilateral Meeting Between SESRIC and Acting Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the OIC to Strengthen Collaboration
Date: 12 May 2024
Venue: Jeddah - Saudi Arabia

H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK met with H.E. Mr. Liaquat Ali WARRAICH, Acting Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the OIC on 12 May 2024 in Jeddah. The meeting served as a platform to reaffirm the strong and continuing partnership between SESRIC and national institutions of Pakistan.

SESRIC and KOBİA Signed an MoU to Strengthen Partnership
Date: 08 May 2024
Venue: Ankara Türkiye

SESRIC and the Small and Medium Business Development Agency (KOBİA) of the Republic of Azerbaijan formalised their partnership through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 8 May 2024 in Ankara.

SESRIC and Kazakhstan Forge Paths for Enhanced Cooperation
Date: 07 May 2024
Venue: Ankara Türkiye

H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK paid a courtesy visit to H.E. Yerkebulan SAPIYEV, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Republic of Türkiye. The meeting aimed to expand cooperation and explore new avenues of collaboration.

H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK Met with the Ambassador of Brunei Darussalam to Türkiye to Strengthen Cooperation
Date: 07 May 2024
Venue: Ankara Türkiye

H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK engaged in a bilateral meeting with H.E. Noni Zurainah binti Haji ISMI, Ambassador of Brunei Darussalam to Türkiye, to strengthen cooperation between SESRIC and relevant national institutions and stakeholders in Brunei.

SESRIC Participated in the 22nd Meeting of the COMCEC Transport and Communications Working Group
Date: 06 May 2024
Venue: Virtual- Ankara Türkiye

SESRIC participated in the 22nd Meeting of the Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation (COMCEC) Transport and Communications Working Group, held virtually on 6 May 2024. The meeting focused on the theme “Developing Intelligent Transportation Systems in OIC Member Countries”. It brought together relevant representatives from transport and communications authorities of the OIC countries and relevant OIC institutions.

SESRIC Participated in the 22nd Meeting of the COMCEC Trade Working Group
Date: 06 May 2024
Venue: Virtual, Ankara Türkiye

SESRIC participated in the 22nd Meeting of the Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation (COMCEC) Trade Working Group, held virtually on 6 May 2024. The meeting focused on the theme “Improving Quality Infrastructure in the OIC Member Countries”. It brought together 46 representatives from relevant national public and private institutions of 18 OIC Countries, as well as international and regional organisations.

H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK Attended the 15th OIC Summit Conference in Banjul
Date: 04-05 May 2024
Venue: Banjul Gambia

The SESRIC delegation, led by H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK, attended the 15th Session of the Islamic Summit Conference in Banjul which was held under the theme “Enhancing Unity and Solidarity through Dialogue for Sustainable Development”. The SESRIC delegation engaged in strategic discussions and fostered partnerships that support the socio-economic development of the OIC Member Countries.

SESRIC and Central Bank of The Gambia Engaged in a Bilateral Meeting Ahead of the OIC Banjul Summit
Date: 03 May 2024
Venue: Banjul Gambia

H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK held a bilateral meeting with H.E. Buah SAIDY, Governor of the Central Bank of The Gambia (CBG) ahead of the OIC Banjul Summit. The meeting aimed to enhance cooperation between the two institutions and harness collective expertise towards the advancement of economic and financial knowledge in Gambia.

H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK Met with the Minister of Basic and Secondary Education of the Gambia Ahead of the OIC Banjul Summit
Date: 03 May 2024
Venue: Banjul Gambia

H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK paid a courtesy visit to H.E. Haddy Jatou SEY, Minister of Basic and Secondary Education (MoBSE) of Gambia. The meeting aimed to explore possible cooperation areas between SESRIC and MoBSE towards contributing to the capacity development in education sector of Gambia.

H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK Held a Bilateral Meeting with H.E. Mr. Nyakassi M.B. SANYANG, Statistician General of the Gambia Bureau of Statistics (GBOS)
Date: 03 May 2024
Venue: Banjul Gambia

Ahead of the OIC Banjul Summit, H.E. Zehra Zümrüt Selçuk, Director General of SESRIC, held a meeting with H.E. Nyakassi M.B. SANYANG, Statistician General of the Gambia Bureau of Statistics (GBOS). The meeting aimed to strengthen ongoing collaborative efforts between the two esteemed institutions in the field of statistical research and analysis.

SESRIC Participated in the 22nd Meeting of the COMCEC Tourism Working Group
Date: 02 May 2024
Venue: Virtual, Ankara Türkiye

SESRIC participated in the 22nd Meeting of the Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation (COMCEC) Tourism Working Group, held virtually on 2 May 2024. The meeting, which brought together 47 representatives from 13 OIC member countries’ relevant national public and private institutions as well as international and regional organisations responsible for tourism, focused on the theme “Developing and Branding Gastronomy Tourism Destinations within OIC”.

SESRIC Participated in the 22nd Meeting of COMCEC Poverty Alleviation Working Group
Date: 02 May 2024
Venue: Virtual, Ankara Türkiye

SESRIC participated in the 22nd Meeting of the Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation (COMCEC) Poverty Alleviation Working Group, held virtually on 2 May 2024. The meeting focused on the theme “Alleviating Adverse Effects of Natural Disasters on Poor Segments of Society in the OIC Member Countries”.

H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK met with with H.E. Demba SABALLY, Minister of Agriculture of The Gambia Ahead of OIC Banjul Summit
Date: 02 May 2024
Venue: Banjul Gambia

H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK met with H.E. Demba SABALLY, Minister of Agriculture of The Gambia. The meeting, held on 2nd May 2024 ahead of OIC Banjul Summit, aimed to fortify collaboration in the agricultural sector between SESRIC and The Gambia.

SESRIC Delegation, Led by H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK, Attends Inauguration of ICDT Invest Days Gambia Ahead of 15th OIC Summit
Date: 02-03 May 2024
Venue: Banjul Gambia

A delegation from SESRIC participated in the inauguration of the "ICDT Invest Days Gambia." The event, attended by H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK convened in Banjul, The Gambia, on the sidelins of the 15th Session of the OIC Summit Conference, held on 04-05 May 2024.

H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK Held a Meeting with H.E. Dr. Ahmadou Lamin SAMATEH, Minister of Health of The Gambia, Ahead of OIC Banjul Summit
Date: 02 May 2024
Venue: Banjul Gambia

H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK met with H.E. Dr. Ahmadou Lamin SAMATEH, Minister of Health of The Gambia ahead of the OIC Banjul Summit. The meeting aimed to identify areas of possible collaboration between SESRIC and Ministry of Health (MoH) of Gambia.

Webinar on ‘Monitoring Health for SDGs in the Post-COVID-19 Era’
Date: 30 April 2024
Venue: Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of its Webinar Series on Statistical Experience Sharing, SESRIC organized a Webinar on “Monitoring Health for SDGs in the Post-COVID-19 Era” on 30 April 2024. The webinar was conducted in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), World Bank (WB), the BPS Statistics of Indonesia, Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM) and Ministry of Health of Türkiye.

SESRIC Participated in the 22nd Meeting of COMCEC Agriculture Working Group
Date: 30 April 2024
Venue: Virtual, Ankara Türkiye

SESRIC participated in the 22nd Meeting of the Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation (COMCEC) Agriculture Working Group, which was held virtually on 30 April 2024. The meeting focused on the theme “Developing Livestock Production and Fishery to Foster Food Security for Sustainable Agricultural Development in OIC Countries”. It brought together relevant representatives from the agriculture authorities of the OIC countries and OIC institutions including the Standing Committee for Scientific and Technological Cooperation (COMSTECH) and the Islamic Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (ICCIA).

SESRIC, Indonesia’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology (MoECRT), and IOFS Held a Virtual Coordination Meeting
Date: 30 April 2024
Venue: Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

SESRIC held a virtual coordination meeting with the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology (MoECRT) of the Republic of Indonesia and Islamic Organisation for Food Security (IOFS) on 30 April 2024. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss collaborative efforts in implementing the matrix of agreed actions from the 7th Annual Meeting of OIC Institutions (7th ACMOI) on Training of Trainers for Digital Skill Development.

SESRIC Participated in the 21st Meeting of the COMCEC Financial Cooperation Working Group
Date: 30 April 2024
Venue: Virtual- Ankara Türkiye

SESRIC participated in the 21st Meeting of the Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation (COMCEC) Financial Cooperation Working Group, which was held virtually on 30 April 2024. The meeting focused on the theme “Digital Transformation of Payment Systems in OIC Member Countries”. It brought together relevant representatives from the financial authorities of the OIC countries and relevant OIC institutions.

H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK Held Bilateral Meeting with Ms. Dima Al-KHATIB, Director of UNOSSC
Date: 28 April 2024
Venue: Riyadh Saudi Arabia

On the sidelines of the 2024 Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group Annual Meetings and the Commemoration of its 50th Anniversary held in Riyadh, H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK engaged in a bilateral meeting with Ms. Dima Al-Khatib, Director of the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC). The meeting aimed to explore additional areas of cooperation concerning South-South and Triangular Cooperation for sustainable development between the two institutions.

H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK Met with H.E. Nasser Ayman AL-MAJALI, Secretary General of ISSA
Date: 28 April 2024
Venue: Riyadh Saudi Arabia

H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK held a bilateral meeting with H.E. Nasser Ayman AL-MAJALI, Secretary General of the Islamic Solidarity Sports Association (ISSA) on the sidelines of the 2024 Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group Annual Meetings and commemoration of the IsDB Group’s 50th Anniversary held in Riyadh.

SESRIC Delegation, Headed by H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK, Participated in the 2024 IsDB Annual Meetings and 50th Anniversary Celebrations
Date: 27 April 2024 - 30 April 2027
Venue: Riyadh Saudi Arabia

A SESRIC delegation, led by H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK participated in the 2024 Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group Annual Meetings under the theme “Cherishing our Past and Charting our Future” and the Golden Jubilee celebration of the IsDB Group’s 50th Anniversary in Riyadh.

IPHRC delegation paid a courtesy visit to H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK
Date: 25 April 2024
Venue: Ankara Türkiye

Dr. Saqlain JAVED, Deputy Executive Director of IPHRC and Mr. Hacı Ali AÇIKGÜL, Vice Chairman of IPHRC, paid a courtesy visit to H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK, Director General of SESRIC. The meeting aimed to strengthen the existing partnership between SESRIC and IPHRC in areas of mutual interest.

H.E. Mohammad Hassan HABIBOLLAH ZADEH, Ambassador of Iran in Ankara, Paid a Courtesy Visit to H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK
Date: 25 April 2024
Venue: Istanbul Türkiye

H.E. Mohammad Hassan HABIBOLLAH ZADEH, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the Republic of Türkiye, paid a courtesy visit to H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK at SESRIC Headquarters. During the visit, they explored opportunities for collaboration on capacity-building and technical cooperation initiatives between SESRIC and the national institutions of Iran.

Training Course on ‘SDG 4 (Quality Education) Indicators’
Date: 24-25 April 2024
Venue: Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of its Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised a Training Course on “SDG 4 (Quality Education) Indicators” on 24-25 April 2024 with the participation of 57 experts from the National Statistical Offices (NSOs) and Ministries of Education of 18 OIC countries through an online video conferencing platform.

Workshop on 'Halal Industry Development in OIC Member Countries'
Date: 24-25 April 2024
Venue: Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of the SESRIC Halal Capacity Building Programme (Halal-CaB), the Centre, in collaboration with the Ministry of National Development Planning of the Republic of Indonesia (BAPPENAS) and the Islamic Centre for Development of Trade (ICDT), successfully organised a Workshop on “Halal Industry Development in OIC Member Countries”. The workshop took place on 24-25 April 2024, through an online video conferencing platform.

H.E. Amb. Victor TCHATCHOUWO, Ambassador of Cameroon in Ankara, Paid a Courtesy Visit to H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK
Date: 24 April 2024
Venue: Istanbul Türkiye

H.E. Amb. Victor TCHATCHOUWO, Ambassador of Cameroon in Ankara, paid a courtesy visit to H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK at SESRIC Headquarters. During the meeting, H.E. SELÇUK and H.E. Amb. TCHATCHOUWO exchanged ideas on the facilitation of knowledge exchange across various social and economic sectors, aiming to benefit national institutions in Cameroon by strengthening their skills and capacities.

H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK Paid a Courtesy Visit to H.E. Amb. Prof. Dr. Mahmud Erol KILIÇ, Director General of IRCICA
Date: 19 April 2024
Venue: Istanbul Türkiye

H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK paid a courtesy visit to H.E. Amb. Prof. Dr. Mahmud Erol KILIÇ, Director General of IRCICA, in Istanbul. The visit aimed to further strengthen the existing close collaboration between SESRIC and IRCICA in areas of mutual interest and explore potential initiatives and activities to benefit the OIC countries.

Azerbaijan Delegation Meets the Director General of SESRIC to Strengthen Collaboration
Date: 18 April 2024
Venue: Ankara Türkiye

A delegation from the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Population (MLSPP) of the Republic of Azerbaijan, led by H.E. Fuad HEYDEROV, Director General of Labour Policies, met with H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK at SESRIC Headquarters.

H.E. Mariam A. KHAN, UNFPA Türkiye Representative, Paid a Courtesy Visit to H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK
Date: 17 April 2024
Venue: Ankara Türkiye

H.E. Mariam A. KHAN, UNFPA Representative for Türkiye and Country Director for Azerbaijan and Georgia, paid a courtesy visit to H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK. The visit aimed to discuss possible cooperation opportunities to leverage the respective expertise of UNFPA and SESRIC for the benefit of OIC countries.

SESRIC Participated in an Informative Session on the İş Pozitif Initiatives Organised by the Turkish Employment Agency (İŞKUR)
Date: 17 April 2024
Venue: Ankara Türkiye

SESRIC participated in an informative session on the İş Pozitif initiative on 17 April 2024. The session was hosted by the Turkish Employment Agency (İŞKUR) and brought together representatives from various international organisations.

SESRIC Participated in the ECOSOC Youth Forum 2024
Date: 16-18 April 2024
Venue: New York-USA

SESRIC participated in the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum on 16-18 April 2024 at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York. Throughout the Forum, SESRIC’s representative engaged in numerous breakout sessions and side events organised by the OIC countries and relevant institutions. Additionally, the representative held bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the Forum with representatives from the Permanent Observer of the OIC to the UN, Permanent Mission of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the UN, UN Statistics Division (UNSD), UN Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC). These meetings aimed to explore potential collaborations focused on youth empowerment.

Technical Review Meeting on ‘International Tourism in OIC Countries’
Date: 16 April 2024
Venue: SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

SESRIC held its ninth Technical Review Meeting on 16 April 2024 at its headquarters in Ankara, Türkiye. The meeting aimed to discuss and present the outcomes of the latest SESRIC research report on ‘International Tourism in OIC Countries 2024’.

SESRIC and the Agency on Statistics under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan Signed MoA
Date: 05 April 2024
Venue: Ankara Türkiye

SESRIC and the Agency on Statistics under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) to facilitate the collaboration and cooperation between both institutions within the framework of the project titled “Integration of Tobacco Questions for Surveys of Youth (TQS-Youth) into the National Surveys in Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Member Countries”. The MoA was signed by H.E. Mrs. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK, and H.E. Mr. Nurmahmadzoda JAMSHED, Director of the Agency on Statistics under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan.

Deputy Permanent Representative of Indonesia to the OIC Paid a Courtesy Visit to HE Mrs. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK
Date: 02 April 2024
Venue: Ankara Türkiye

A delegation led by H.E. Mr. Joneri ALIMIN, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Republic of Indonesia to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Jeddah, paid a courtesy visit to HE Mrs. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK. The visit aimed to increase cooperation linkages between SESRIC and national institutions of Indonesia, with a particular emphasis on possible joint activities and projects in areas of common interest.

Training Course on ‘Empowering Competition Authorities for Fair Market Competition’
Date: 02-03 April 2024
Venue: Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of the SESRIC Competition Authorities Capacity Building Programme (CA-CaB), SESRIC, in collaboration with the Turkish Competition Authority (TCA), organised a Training Course on “Empowering Competition Authorities for Fair Market Competition” on 2-3 April 2024 through an online video conferencing platform.

Training Course on ‘Statistical Business Registers’
Date: 01-02 April 2024
Venue: Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of its Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC, in collaboration with the Turkish Statistical Institute (TURKSTAT), organised a Training Course on “Statistical Business Registers” on 1-2 April 2024 through an online video conferencing platform.

Webinar on ‘Renewable Energy Statistics’
Date: 28 March 2024
Venue: Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of its Webinar Series on Statistical Experience Sharing, SESRIC organized a Webinar on “Renewable Energy Statistics” on 28 March 2024 in collaboration with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and with the contributions of the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), the International Energy Agency (IEA), the Mozambique National Institute of Statistics and the BPS Statistics of Indonesia.

SESRIC and the Indonesian Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS) held a Virtual Coordination Meeting
Date: 27 March 2024
Venue: Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Following the virtual meeting between SESRIC and the Indonesian Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS) on 14 December 2023, a consensus was reached to organise a Workshop on “Halal Industry Development in OIC Member Countries”, SESRIC subsequently shared the draft concept note with BAPPENAS. The workshop is scheduled to take place on 24-25 April 2024. In order to refine the specifics of the workshop, a virtual coordination meeting was held on 27 March 2024. The meeting was primarily devoted to deliberations on the logistical framework of the workshop and the identification of prospective speakers for this collaborative undertaking.

Training Course on ‘Navigating the Audit Landscape of Public Private Partnerships (PPPs)’
Date: 27-28 March 2024
Venue: Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of SESRIC’s Public Audit Capacity Building Programme (PAU-CaB), SESRIC, in collaboration with the Turkish Court of Accounts (TCA), organised a training course on “Navigating the Audit Landscape of Public Private Partnerships (PPPs)” on 27-28 March 2024 through an online video conferencing platform.

Training Workshop on ‘SDG 2 (Zero Hunger) Indicators’
Date: 26-27 March 2024
Venue: Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of its Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised a Training Workshop on “SDG 2 (Zero Hunger) Indicators” on 26-27 March 2024 through an online video conferencing platform.

SESRIC Participated in the Meeting of the Regional Coordination Group on Data and Statistics
Date: 22 March 2024
Venue: Virtual, Geneva – Switzerland

SESRIC participated in the Meeting of the Regional Coordination Group (RCG) on Data and Statistics on 22 March 2024, virtually hosted by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) in Geneva.

SESRIC Participated in the Special Committee for the Coordination of Statistical Activities (CCSA) Meeting on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Monitoring
Date: 22 March 2024
Venue: Virtual, New York – USA

SESRIC participated in the Special Committee for the Coordination of Statistical Activities (CCSA) Meeting on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) monitoring on 22 March 2024, virtually hosted by the United Nations Statistical Division (UNSD) in New York.

SESRIC Held a Coordination Meeting with the Malaysian Social Security Organisation (SOCSO)
Date: 21 March 2024
Venue: Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Following the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in October 2023, SESRIC and the Malaysian Social Security Organisation (SOCSO) held a virtual coordination meeting on 21 March 2024 to discuss and plan future collaboration. The meeting focused on identifying specific programmes for joint initiatives.

SESRIC and UNIDO Türkiye Held Bilateral Meeting to Explore Areas of Cooperation
Date: 21 March 2024
Venue: Ankara Türkiye

H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK held a bilateral meeting with H.E. Süleyman YILMAZ, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Türkiye Country Representative and Director of UNIDO Center for Regional Cooperation (UCRC). The discussions focused on exploring potential areas of cooperation between SESRIC and UNIDO Türkiye with a particular focus on fostering sustainable industrial development within the OIC region.

SESRIC and IRENA held a Virtual Coordination Meeting to discuss the forthcoming Webinar on ‘Renewable Energy Statistics’
Date: 21 March 2024
Venue: Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

SESRIC and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) held a virtual coordination meeting on 21 March 2024 as a preparatory stage of the Webinar on “Renewable Energy Statistics” which will be organized by SESRIC in collaboration with the IRENA on 28 March 2024.

H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK Met with the Minister of Social Development of Oman at the CSW68
Date: 15 March 2024
Venue: New York, USA

H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK, Director General of SESRIC, held a bilateral meeting with H.E. Dr. Laila bint AHMED AL NAJJAR, Minister of Social Development of Oman. The meeting took place on 15 March 2024, on the sidelines of the 68th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW68), held at UN Headquarters in New York.

SESRIC Director General Engages in Bilateral Talks with African Union Official at CSW68
Date: 15 March 2024
Venue: New York-USA

H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK, Director General of SESRIC, held a bilateral meeting with H.E. Mrs. Bineta DIOP, Special Envoy at the African Union (AU) office on the sidelines of the 68th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW68) in New York. The meeting aimed at enhancing collaboration between SESRIC and the AU in advancing women's empowerment across diverse sectors.

High-Level Meeting Between SESRIC Director General and OIC Permanent Observer at CSW68
Date: 14 March 2024
Venue: New York-USA

H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK, Director General of SESRIC, came together with H.E. Ambassador Hameed Ajibaiye OPELOYERU, the Permanent Observer of the OIC at the United Nations, on the sidelines of the 68th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW68) in New York.

H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK Met with H.E. Dr. Maya MORSY to Advance Cooperation for Women and Family Empowerment at CSW68
Date: 14 March 2024
Venue: New York-USA

H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK, Director General of SESRIC, met with H.E. Dr. Maya MORSY, President of the National Council for Women in the Arab Republic of Egypt, during the 68th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW68) in New York. The meeting aimed at fostering cooperation to empower women and families across OIC countries.

SESRIC Director General Engages in Collaborative Discussions with Iranian Vice President for Women and Family Affairs at CSW68
Date: 14 March 2024
Venue: New York-USA

H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK held a meeting with H.E. Dr. Ensiyeh KHAZALI, Vice President for Women and Family Affairs of Iran, on 14 March 2024, during the 68th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW68) at UN headquarters in New York. The meeting aimed to enhance cooperation and promote initiatives that empower women and family well-being.

H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK Held a Meeting with H.E. Dr. Amal HAMAD, Minister of Women's Affairs of the State of Palestine at the CSW68
Date: 14 March 2024
Venue: New York-USA

During the 68th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW68) held in New York, H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK, Director General of SESRIC, met with H.E. Dr. Amal HAMAD, Minister of Women's Affairs of the State of Palestine. The discussion centered around SESRIC’s initiatives to support evidence-based research on women in Gaza and Palestine.

Training Workshop on ‘Effective Labour Market Information Systems’
Date: 13-14 March 2024
Venue: Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of the OIC Public Employment Services Network (OIC-PESNET) and the SESRIC Public Employment Services Capacity Building Programme (PES-CaB), SESRIC organised a Training Course on “Effective Labour Market Information Systems” on 13-14 March 2024 through an online video conferencing platform.

Training Course on ‘Integrating Green Skills and Sustainable Practices into TVET Programmes’
Date: 13-14 March 2024
Venue: Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of the Vocational Education and Training Programme for the Member Countries of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC-VET) and in line with the OIC-TVET Strategic Roadmap 2020-2025, SESRIC organised a Training Course on “Integrating Green Skills and Sustainable Practices into TVET Programmes” on 13-14 March 2024 through an online video conferencing platform.

Coordination Meeting of National Focal Points on Youth
Date: 13 March 2024
Venue: Virtual- Jeddah Saudi Arabia

SESRIC participated in the Coordination Meeting with the designated national focal points of the Ministries responsible for Youth and Sports in OIC member countries, which was organized virtually by the OIC General Secretariat on 13 March 2024.

H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK Meets with Mr. Papa Alioune SECK on the Sidelines of CSW68
Date: 13 March 2024
Venue: New York-USA

H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK, Director General of SESRIC, held a bilateral meeting with Mr. Papa Alioune SECK, Chief Statistician of UN Women, on the sidelines of the 68th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW68) in New York.

SESRIC Participated in a Virtual Coordination Meeting on the Final Report of the OIC-2025 Programme of Action (PoA)
Date: 13 March 2024
Venue: Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

SESRIC participated in a virtual coordination meeting with the OIC General Secretariat on 13 March 2024. The meeting focused on the preparatory stages for the final report on the implementation of the OIC-2025 Programme of Action (POA).

Workshop on Women Empowerment in Food Security and Beyond
Date: 12 March 2024
Venue: Virtual, Astana Kazakhstan

SESRIC participated in the workshop on “Women Empowerment in Food Security and Beyond”, which was organized and virtually hosted by the Islamic Organization for Food Security (IOFS) on 12 March 2024.

SESRIC Participated in the 68th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)
Date: 11-15 March 2024
Venue: New York-USA

SESRIC participated in the 68th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) and its side events from 11-15 March 2024 in New York, USA. The main theme of the Session was “Accelerating the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls by addressing poverty and strengthening institutions and financing with a gender perspective”. The Session covered a wide range of crucial topics for the benefit of women and girls including access to finance, empowerment, alleviating poverty, social protection systems, artificial intelligence, good practices and success stories.

Students from Türkiye–Africa Community in Ankara Hacı Bayram Veli (AHBV) University Paid a Visit to SESRIC
Date: 07 March 2024
Venue: Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

A group of 22 students from the Türkiye–Africa Community in Ankara Hacı Bayram Veli (AHBV) University visited SESRIC Headquarters on 7 March 2024. The purpose of the visit was to deepen their knowledge on the OIC and SESRIC.

Training Course on ‘Climate Change Adaptation Planning and Environmental Management’
Date: 05-06 March 2024
Venue: Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of Environment Capacity Building Programme (Environment-CaB), SESRIC organised a Training Course on “Climate Change Adaptation Planning and Environmental Management” on 5-6 March 2024 through an online video conferencing platform for the benefit of 48 experts and executives from the relevant Ministries and National Institutions in charge of climate change in 24 OIC Countries.

UNECE/UNICEF Expert Meeting on Statistics on Children
Date: 04-06 March 2024
Venue: Geneva - Switzerland

SESRIC participated in the expert meeting on statistics on children organised by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia on 4–6 March 2024 in Geneva, Switzerland.

SESRIC and UNDP Türkiye hold bilateral meeting to strengthen collaboration
Date: 04 March 2024
Venue: Ankara Türkiye

H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK held a bilateral meeting with H.E. Louisa VINTON, UNDP Türkiye Resident Representative. The discussions focused on exploring potential collaborations between SESRIC and UNDP Türkiye with a particular focus on addressing socioeconomic challenges and fostering sustainable development within the OIC region.

Permanent Representative of Türkiye to the OIC Pays a Courtesy Visit to Director General of SESRIC
Date: 04 March 2024
Venue: Ankara Türkiye

H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK had a productive meeting with H.E. Amb. Cenk URAZ, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Türkiye to the OIC. The meeting, held at SESRIC headquarters, focused on strengthening intra-OIC cooperation.

4th Meeting of the OIC Public Employment Services Network (OIC-PESNET)
Date: 29 February - 01 March 2024
Venue: Marrakech Morocco

SESRIC, serving as the Secretariat of the OIC-Public Employment Services Network (OIC-PESNET), collaborated with the National Agency for the Promotion of Employment and Skills (ANAPEC) of the Kingdom of Morocco, in its capacity as the Chair of the OIC-PESNET, to organise the 4th Meeting of the OIC-PESNET from 29 February to 1 March 2024 in Marrakech, Kingdom of Morocco. The Meeting brought together 56 participants from the the national Public Employment Services (PES) authorities and other relevant institutions, including the Ministry of Economic Inclusion, Small Business, Employment and Skills (MIEPEEC) of the Kingdom of Morocco, as well as 3 institutions, namely Tamwilcom, SABIL Project, and the Association for the Promotion of Education and Training Abroad (APEFE), representing 20 OIC member countries.

SESRIC Organised the Follow-up Meeting of the 12th Session of the OIC Statistical Commission in New York
Date: 28 February 2024
Venue: New York – USA

SESRIC, in its capacity as the Secretariat of the OIC Statistical Commission (OIC-StatCom), organised the Follow-up Meeting of the 12th Session of the OIC-StatCom on 28 February 2024 as a side event of the 55th Session of the United Nations Statistical Commission in New York, USA. 36 delegates from 19 OIC member countries, as well as the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), CDC Foundation and GCC-STAT, attended the meeting.

SESRIC and TurkStat signed an MoU to enhance their collaboration to strengthen National Statistical Systems
Date: 27 February 2024
Venue: Ankara Türkiye

SESRIC and Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) of the Republic of Türkiye signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to formalize their longstanding partnership in order to strengthen national statistical systems of the OIC member countries. The ceremony took place at the SESRIC Headquarters in Ankara, Türkiye.

SESRIC Participated in the 55th Session of the United Nations Statistical Commission (UNSC)
Date: 26 February - 01 March 2024
Venue: New York – USA

The SESRIC delegation headed by Dr. Atilla Karaman, Chief of Cabinet and Mr. Onur Cağlar, Director of Statistics and Information Department, participated in the 55th Session of the United Nations Statistical Commission (UNSC) and its side events on 26 February - 01 March 2024 in New York, USA.

Field Visit to Tunisia within the Framework of the Joint Research Project between SESRIC, ITFC and IsDB
Date: 26 February - 01 March 2024
Venue: Tunis Tunisia

SESRIC and International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group conducted a field visit to Tunisia during 26 February – 1 March 2024. The field visit was conducted as part of the third research project prepared within the framework of a joint research trilogy initiated between the two institutions to assess the impacts of African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) on African OIC countries.

Webinar on ‘Strategies to Support Mental Health at Work’
Date: 22 February 2024
Venue: Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of the OIC Occupational Safety and Health Network (OIC-OSHNET) and SESRIC Occupational Safety and Health Capacity Building Programme (OSH-CaB), the Centre, as the OIC Technical Coordinator of OIC-OSHNET, collaborated with the Directorate General of Occupational Safety and Health (DGOSH) at the Ministry of Labour and Social Security of the Republic of Türkiye, as the Secretariat of the Network. Together, they organised a Webinar on “Strategies to Support Mental Health at Work” on 22 February 2024. The webinar was attended by 65 officials from national OSH authorities and related institutions in 18 OIC member countries.

SESRIC Participated in the Interim Governing Body of the International Forum on TOSSD (IFT)
Date: 22 February 2024
Venue: Virtual, Paris – France

SESRIC attended the Meeting of the Interim Governing Body of the International Forum on TOSSD (IFT), which was held on 20 and 22 February 2024, virtually hosted by OECD from Paris. The meeting brought together members of the Forum to review the transition process into the International Forum on TOSSD (IFT), elaborating on the workplan communications and outreach outcomes, insights and revisions in the recipient profiles and TOSSD statistical standard and methodology among others.

Training Course on ‘Tourism Statistics’
Date: 21-22 February 2024
Venue: Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of its Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC, in collaboration with the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM), organised a Training Course on “Tourism Statistics” with the participation of 48 experts from the National Statistical Offices (NSOs) and Ministries of Tourism of 19 countries of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on 21-22 February 2024 through an online video conferencing platform. The course marked the 500th Statistical Activity of SESRIC since 2007, highlighting a significant milestone in SESRIC’s commitment to enhancing statistical capacities across the OIC region.

SESRIC Hosted a Technical Meeting with the OECD Istanbul Centre to Explore Partnership Opportunities
Date: 20 February 2024
Venue: Ankara Türkiye

SESRIC hosted a technical meeting with the OECD Istanbul Centre to explore partnership opportunities in areas of common interest. The meeting took place at SESRIC Headquarters in Ankara, Türkiye, on 20 February 2024.

SESRIC held a Coordination Meeting with the ILO Office for Türkiye
Date: 20 February 2024
Venue: SESRIC HQ, Ankara Türkiye

SESRIC and the ILO Office for Türkiye held a coordination meeting on 20 February 2024 at the SESRIC Headquarters to discuss potential collaboration activities. During the meeting, SESRIC shared proposed activities for collaboration with the ILO, focusing on statistics, research, and training. These activities included, among others, a care economy project proposal, the OIC Occupational Safety and Health Network (OIC-OSHNET), and the OIC Public Employment Services Network (OIC-PESNET). SESRIC also outlined its 2024 schedule of training courses, webinars, meetings, and training of trainers (ToT), inviting the ILO to contribute with its expertise in various subjects such as Labour Statistics, SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth) Indicators, Strategies for Supporting Mental Health at Work, Effective Labour Market Information Systems, and Integrating Green Skills and Sustainable Practices into TVET Programmes.

H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK Meets Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador
Date: 20 February 2024
Venue: Ankara Türkiye

H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK and H.E. Fahad Bin Assaad Bin Abdulkareem ABUALNASR, Ambassador of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Ankara, held a productive meeting at SESRIC Headquarters. The meeting focused on strengthening collaboration between SESRIC and Saudi Arabia, particularly in capacity-building initiatives and partnerships with the Saudi national institutions.

Three SESRIC Projects are on the Final List of the 11th Call for Project Proposals of COMCEC Project Funding
Date: 20 February 2024
Venue: Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of the 11th Call for Project Proposals of COMCEC Project Funding, the COMCEC Coordination Office (CCO) has completed the evaluation process and announced the Final List of successful projects that will receive COMCEC Project Funding. Three projects prepared and submitted by SESRIC under three different cooperation areas of COMCEC Strategy were found eligible to be funded in the 2024 implementation period, namely:

SESRIC held a Virtual Coordination Meeting with the Islamic Organization for Food Security (IOFS)
Date: 19 February 2024
Venue: Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

SESRIC held a virtual coordination meeting with the Islamic Organization for Food Security (IOFS) on 19 February 2024 to discuss the implementation of the Agreed Joint Activities between the two institutions, in line with the Matrix of the 7th Annual Coordination of the OIC Institutions (ACMOI), which was held on 17-18 January 2024 in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK Paid a Courtesy Visit to Mr. Paolo MARCHI, UNICEF Türkiye Representative
Date: 19 February 2024
Venue: Ankara Türkiye

H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK paid a courtesy visit to Mr. Paolo MARCHI, UNICEF Türkiye Representative, to explore avenues for enhanced cooperation and capacity-building programmes in the domain of children and their well-being.

H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK Pays a Courtesy Visit to the Ambassador of Oman
Date: 15 February 2024
Venue: Ankara Türkiye

H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK engaged in a productive meeting with H.E. Amb. Saif Bin Rashid Bin Saif ALJAHWARI, Ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman in Ankara. The visit aimed to enhance collaboration between SESRIC and relevant national institutions in Oman.

Training Course on ‘Supporting Tobacco Farmers through Tobacco Control Programmes’
Date: 13-14 February 2024
Venue: Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of Tobacco Free OIC Capacity Building Programme (TF-CaB), SESRIC organised a Training Course on “Supporting Tobacco Farmers through Tobacco Control Programmes” on 13-14 February 2024 through an online video conferencing platform for the benefit of 48 experts and executives from Ministries and relevant national institutions in charge of tobacco control in 14 OIC Member Countries.

High-Level Collaboration Meeting Between SESRIC and UN Agencies in Türkiye: Strengthening Socio-Economic Development for OIC Countries
Date: 13 February 2024
Venue: Ankara Türkiye

H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK and H.E. Dr. Babatunde AHONSI, UN Resident Coordinator (UNRCO) in Ankara, came together to explore avenues for enhanced cooperation between SESRIC and UN agencies in Türkiye.

Training Course on 'SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation) Indicators'
Date: 12-13 February 2024
Venue: Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of its Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised a Training Course on “SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation) Indicators” with the participation of 97 experts from National Statistical Offices (NSOs) and Ministries responsible for Water of 23 OIC countries on 12-13 February 2024 through an online video conferencing platform.

SESRIC and ILO Strengthen Collaboration to Advance Labour Domain in OIC Member Countries
Date: 12 February 2024
Venue: Ankara Türkiye

H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK held a high-level meeting with the International Labour Organization (ILO) delegation, comprised of H.E. Beate ANDREES, ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia, and H.E. Dr. Yasser Ahmed Hassan IBRAHIM, Director of ILO Türkiye Country Office. The meeting took place at SESRIC Headquarters and focused on crucial matters related to labor issues in OIC Countries.

SESRIC Participated in the Annual Meeting of the Global Network of Institutions for Statistical Training (GIST)
Date: 12 February 2024
Venue: Virtual, New York – USA

SESRIC particiapted in the Annual Meeting of the Global Network of Institutions for Statistical Training (GIST) on 12 February 2024, virtually hosted from New York. The meeting brought together GIST members, the Stakeholder Advisory Board, and National Statistical Offices (NSOs) to review the achievements of the past year and to set the strategic directions and priorities for 2024, emphasizing the collective ambition to strengthen global statistical capacities.

Study Visit to Uganda
Date: 05-07 February 2024
Venue: Kampala Uganda

A delegation from SESRIC conducted a study visit to Uganda, which was organized by the Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) in collaboration with the Ugandan Embassy in Türkiye. The purpose of the visit was to explore the opportunities for further cooperation with relevant national authorities and OIC institutions based in Uganda, and learn more about the latest efforts of the country in promoting inclusive and sustainable development in the case of Mount Elgon region. The SESRIC delegation consisted of Dr. Kenan BAĞCI, Senior Researcher, and Muzamil EDEMA, Researcher at SESRIC.

H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK Paid a Courtesy Visit to H.E. Amb. Hazem Issam AL-KHATIB AL-TAMIMI of Jordan
Date: 02 February 2024
Venue: Ankara Türkiye

H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK paid a courtesy visit to H.E. Hazem Issam AL-KHATIB AL-TAMIMI, Ambassador of Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in Ankara. The visit aimed to explore potential venues of cooperation between SESRIC and national institutions of Jordan.

SESRIC and UNWTO Coordination Meeting for Enhanced Cooperation
Date: 31 January 2024
Venue: Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

SESRIC and the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) held a coordination meeting virtually on 31 January 2024. The meeting served as a platform for discussions, exploring various areas of collaborations and potential joint initiatives. Among the prospective collaborations discussed were capacity building programmes, research projects, and the sharing of data, with a specific focus on advancing the field of Halal Tourism.

Bilateral Meeting between SESRIC and ILO Türkiye Office
Date: 30 January 2024
Venue: Ankara Türkiye

H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK held a bilateral meeting with H.E. Dr. Yasser Ahmed HASSAN, Director of the ILO Türkiye Office. The meeting aimed at deepening collaboration and exploring new avenues for joint initiatives to benefit the OIC countries.

Courtesy Call to Ambassador of the Gambia in Ankara to Strengthen Collaboration in Capacity Building and Technical Cooperation
Date: 23 January 2024
Venue: Ankara Türkiye

H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK paid a courtesy visit to H.E. Alkali Fanka CONTEH, Ambassador of the Gambia in Ankara. The meeting focused on exploring opportunities for collaboration in capacity building and technical cooperation initiatives between SESRIC and The Gambia.

Training Course on `SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy) Indicators'
Date: 22-23 January 2024
Venue: Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of its Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised a Training Course on “SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy) Indicators” for the benefit of 28 experts from the National Statistical Offices (NSOs) of 9 Arabic speaking OIC countries on 22-23 January 2024 through an online video conferencing platform.

IsDB Regional Hub in Türkiye Paid a Courtesy Visit to SESRIC
Date: 22 January 2024
Venue: Ankara Türkiye

H.E. Dr. Walid ABDELWAHAB, Director of the IsDB Regional Hub in Türkiye paid a courtesy visit to H.E Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK at the SESRIC HQs. The meeting aimed to reinforce the longstanding partnership between the two OIC institutions.

Bilateral Meeting Strengthens Health Cooperation Between SESRIC and WHO
Date: 19 January 2024
Venue: Ankara Türkiye

H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK paid a courtesy visit to H.E. Dr. Batyr BERDYKLYCHEV, WHO Representative and Head of Türkiye Country Office. The meeting, held on 19 January 2024, aimed to explore avenues for enhancing cooperation between SESRIC and WHO, with a specific focus on health-related initiatives.

Preparatory Meeting for the UNECE/UNICEF Expert Meeting on Statistics on Children
Date: 18 January 2024
Venue: Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

SESRIC participated in a preparatory meeting with the panel participants for the upcoming UNECE/UNICEF Expert Meeting Session on Child Disability Data, which will be held on 4–6 March 2024 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Training Course on `SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, Infrastructure) Indicators'
Date: 17-18 January 2024
Venue: Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of its Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised a Training Course on ‘SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, Infrastructure) Indicators’ for the benefit of 33 experts National Statistical Offices (NSOs) of 8 French speaking OIC countries on 17-18 January 2024 through an online video conferencing platform.

SESRIC Delegation participated in the 7th Session of the Annual Coordination Meeting of OIC Institutions (ACMOI)
Date: 17-18 January 2024
Venue: Jeddah Saudi Arabia

SESRIC delegation headed by H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK, Director General, participated in the 7th Session of the Annual Coordination Meeting of OIC Institutions (ACMOI), which took place on 17-18 January 2024 at the Headquarters of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

SESRIC and IOFS Forge Strategic Alliance to Tackle Food Security Challenges in OIC Member Countries
Date: 17 January 2024
Venue: Jeddah Saudi Arabia

H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK met with H.E. Ambassador Askar MUSSINOV, Director General of Islamic Organization for Food Security (IOFS) on the sidelines of the the 7th Session of the Annual Coordination Meeting of OIC Institutions (7th ACMOI) held on 17-18 January 2024 at the OIC Headquarters in Jeddah. The discussions focused on strengthening the collaboration outlined in the Joint Action Plan, encompassing both current and future activities between the two esteemed organisations.

SESRIC and Kuwait Explore Enhanced Collaboration on Capacity-Building Initiatives on the Sidelines of the 7th ACMOI, held in Jeddah, KSA
Date: 17 January 2024
Venue: Jeddah Saudi Arabia

On the margnis of the 7th Session of the Annual Coordination Meeting of OIC Institutions (7th ACMOI) held on 17-18 January 2024, H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK held a bilateral meeting with H.E. Mohammed Saud ALMUTAIRI, the Permanent Representative of Kuwait to the OIC.

SESRIC Delegation participated in the Coordination Meeting of OIC Islamic Universities and relevant OIC Institutions
Date: 16 January 2024
Venue: Jeddah Saudi Arabia

SESRIC delegation headed by H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK, Director General, participated in the Coordination Meeting of the OIC Islamic Universities (IUCM), which took place on 16 January 2024 at the Headquarters of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

High-Level Bilateral Meeting between H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK and H.E. Amb. Saleh Bin Hamad AL SUHAIBANI Enhances SESRIC-KSA Collaboration
Date: 16 January 2024
Venue: Jeddah Saudi Arabia

On the sidelines of the Coordination Meeting of the OIC Islamic Universities (IUCM) and relevant OIC Institutions held on 16 January 2024, H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK met with H.E. Amb. Saleh Bin Hamad AL SUHAIBANI, the Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) to the OIC.

SESRIC and University of Management and Technology (UMT) in Pakistan Sign an MoU to Strengthen Partnership and Cooperation
Date: 16 January 2024
Venue: Jeddah Saudi Arabia

SESRIC and the University of Management and Technology (UMT) in Pakistan solidified their collaboration by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at enhancing partnership and cooperation. The agreement focuses on areas of common interest within SESRIC's relevant capacity-building programs and the Vocational Education and Training Programme for OIC member countries (OIC-VET).

SESRIC and International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) Sign an MoU to Strengthen Partnership and Cooperation
Date: 16 January 2024
Venue: Jeddah Saudi Arabia

SESRIC and the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) have solidified their commitment to fostering collaboration and mutual cooperation by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The agreement, inked by H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK, Director General of SESRIC, and Prof. Dr. Ahmad Faris BIN ISMAIL, Deputy Rector of IIUM in Academic and Internationalisation, on 16 January 2024, during the Coordination Meeting of OIC Islamic Universities (IUCM) and relevant OIC institutions in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, establishes a framework for partnership in areas of shared interest.

Training Course on ‘Setting Up a Supportive Policy Framework to Promote Youth and Women Entrepreneurship’
Date: 09-10 January 2024
Venue: Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of the Vocational Education and Training Programme for the Member States of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC-VET) and in line with the OIC-TVET Strategic Roadmap 2020-2025, SESRIC, with collaboration of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), organized a Training Course on “Setting Up a Supportive Policy Framework to Promote Youth and Women Entrepreneurship” on 9-10 January 2024 through an online video conferencing platform.

Oman's Ambassador to Ankara Paid a Courtesy Visit to SESRIC
Date: 09 January 2024
Venue: Ankara Türkiye

H.E Saif Rashid AL JAHWARI, Ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman to Ankara, paid a courtesy visit to H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK at the SESRIC Headquarters. The meeting was held to explore potential areas of cooperation between Oman and SESRIC with a focus on capacity building and technical cooperation initiatives.

Training Course on 'Government Finance, Fiscal and Public Sector Statistics'
Date: 08-09 January 2024
Venue: Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

Within the framework of its Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised a Training Course on “Government Finance, Fiscal and Public Sector Statistics” for the benefit of 15 experts from the National Statistical Offices (NSOs) of 9 French speaking OIC countries on 8-9 January 2024 through an online video conferencing platform.

SESRIC Organized a Training Course on ‘Halal Tourism and Muslim-Friendly Hospitality Services’ as Part of the Preparations to Celebrate Khiva as the OIC City of Tourism 2024
Date: 08-12 January 2024
Venue: Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye

As part of the preparations to celebrate Khiva as the OIC City of Tourism for 2024, SESRIC, in collaboration with the Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC), under the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture of Malaysia, organized a Training Course on “Halal Tourism and Muslim-Friendly Hospitality Services”, on 08-12 January 2024, through an online video conferencing platform.

H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK Attends Launch of International Maarif Preschool Education Programme for OIC Member Countries
Date: 05 January 2024
Venue: Istanbul Türkiye

H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK attended the launch event of the International Maarif Preschool Education Programme on January 5, 2024, in Istanbul. Organized by the Turkish Maarif Foundation, the program aims to elevate early childhood education in some OIC member countries.

SESRIC and WHO European Centre Collaborate on Humanitarian and Health Initiatives in OIC Countries
Date: 05 January 2024
Venue: Istanbul Türkiye

H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK recently engaged in a productive bilateral meeting with Dr. Nabeth PIERRE, Head of the WHO European Centre for Preparedness for Humanitarian and Health Emergencies. The meeting, held in Istanbul, focused on reinforcing collaboration between SESRIC and WHO within the framework of SESRIC's mandated areas, particularly emphasizing humanitarian and health crises within the OIC member countries.