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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.

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.

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 Couretsy 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.