First Meeting of the OIC Water Council
Date: 15-16 November 2017
Venue: Istanbul - Türkiye

The first meeting of the OIC Water Council will be held in Istanbul in the period 15-16 November, 2017. The meeting will be held in pursuance of the decision of the 3rd session of the OIC Conference of Ministers Responsible for Water (ICMW) which was held in Istanbul between the dates 17-19 May 2016 and which approved the establishment of the OIC Water Council and adopted its Terms of Reference.

The Water Council comprises the member states representing three regions of the OIC as Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Guinea, Iraq, Iran, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda and OIC General Secretariat, relevant OIC institutions such as SESRIC and international organizations as observers. The mission of the Water Council is to promote activities recommended by the OIC Water Vision, facilitate capacity building and exchange of experience through collaboration among OIC stakeholders, elaborate on a potential financial mechanism and demonstrate success for future consideration of greater cooperation among the OIC Member States.