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The Palestinian Cabinet Approves and Issues a Decree on Implementing the Agriculture Census 2020
Date : 04 December 2018 Venue : Ramallah Palestine

The Palestinian Cabinet approved and issued a decree on implementing the Second Agriculture Census 2020 on 4th December, 2018. Implemented in cooperation between the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics and the Ministry of Agriculture, the agriculture census aims to establish a detailed, accurate, comprehensive and updated database of agricultural holdings, which is considered a key factor essential for the development of strategies and drafting policies for the development of the agricultural sector to improve living conditions and maintain food security for the sustainable development of the agricultural sector.

SESRIC launched the Statistical Yearbook on OIC Member Countries 2018
Date : 04 December 2018 Venue : Jeddah Saudi Arabia

The Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) launched the 2018 Edition of its Statistical Yearbook (SYB) on OIC Member Countries at the Fourth Session of the Annual Coordination Meeting of OIC Institutions (ACMOI) on 3 December 2018 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Statistics Course on ‘Tourism Statistics’ in Brunei Darussalam
Date : 04-06 December 2018 Venue : Bandar Seri Begawan Brunei

In accordance with its 2018 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised the Statistics Course on ‘Tourism Statistics’ at the Department of Economic Planning and Development (JPKE) of Brunei Darussalam on 4-6 December 2018.

Seventh Session of the Ministerial Conference on the Role of Women in the Development of OIC Member States
Date : 30 November - 01 December 2018 Venue : Ouagadougou Burkina Faso

The Seventh Session of the Ministerial Conference on the Role of Women in the Development of OIC Member States took place on 30 November – 1 December 2018 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, under the theme of "Women’s Empowerment in the OIC Member States: Challenges and Prospects”.

The 6th OIC Halal Expo and World Halal Summit 2018
Date : 29 November - 02 December 2018 Venue : Istanbul Turkey

The 6th OIC Halal Expo and World Halal Summit (WHS) took place on 29 November – 02 December 2018 in Istanbul, Turkey.

GSSD Expo 2018: Showcasing Institutions Supporting South-South and Triangular Cooperation in Preparation for the BAPA+40 Conference
Date : 28-30 November 2018 Venue : New York-USA

The Global South-South Development Expo (GSSD Expo) 2018 took place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, on 28-30 November 2018. The United Nations Office organizes the EXPO for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) in close consultation with the UN General Assembly High-level Committee on South-South Cooperation and UN specialized agencies, funds and programmes.

SESRIC and COMSATS signed a Memorandum of Understanding to Strengthen Cooperation
Date : 27 November 2018 Venue : Istanbul Turkey

The Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) and the Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen their cooperation in the areas of common interest and promote sustainable social and economic development in their respective member states.

Statistics Course on ‘Human Settlements and Housing Statistics’ in Benin
Date : 27-29 November 2018 Venue : Cotonou Benin

In accordance with its 2018 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised a Statistics Course on ‘Human Settlements and Housing Statistics’ on 27-29 November 2018 at the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Analysis (INSAE) of Republic of Benin.

OIC-CERT 9th General Meeting and Annual Conference 2018
Date : 26-29 November 2018 Venue : Shiraz Iran

The Permanent Secretariat of the OIC Computer Emergency Response Team (OIC-CERT), in cooperation with the Cyber Security Malaysia, organized the Ninth General Meeting and Annual Conference 2018”. This year’s event was held under the theme “Cyber Threats to the Public: Social Networks and Mobile Apps” on 26-29 November 2018 in the city of Shiraz, Iran. The Computer Emergency Response Team and Coordination Center of Iran (CERTCC.IR) hosted the event.

Training Course on OIC Diplomacy for Junior Diplomats
Date : 26-29 November 2018 Venue : Istanbul Turkey

SESRIC organized the Training Course on OIC Diplomacy for Junior Diplomats from the Member States on 26-29 November 2018 in Istanbul, Turkey.

34th Ministerial Session of the COMCEC
Date : 26 November 2018 Venue : Istanbul Turkey

The 34th Ministerial Session the Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (COMCEC) took place on 26-29 November 2018 in Istanbul, Turkey. High-level representatives from the Member States and the OIC institutions, as well as other international organizations, NGOs, think tanks, private sector organizations and the academia around the globe attended the session.

International Symposium on Financing for Development
Date : 22-23 November 2018 Venue : Istanbul Turkey

SESRIC and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) jointly organized an International Symposium on Financing for Development, between 22 and 23 November 2018 in Istanbul Turkey.

First Meeting of the Head of National Medicine Regulatory Authorities (NMRAs)
Date : 21-22 November 2018 Venue : Jakarta Indonesia

The Government of the Republic of Indonesia hosted the First Meeting of the Head of National Medicine Regulatory Authorities (NMRAs) on 21-22 November 2018 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Seminar on 'IPO and Bond Issue as a Way for Company Development'
Date : 20 November 2018 Venue : Baku Azerbaijan

SESRIC, in collaboration with Baku Stock Exchange and Azerbaijan Export and Investment Promotion Foundation, organised a Seminar on “IPO and Bond Issue as a Way for Company Development” on 20 November 2018 in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Training Course on 'Ways of Raising Finance through Capital Markets (IPOs)'
Date : 19-20 November 2018 Venue : Baku Azerbaijan

SESRIC organized a 2-day training course on “Ways of Raising Finance through Capital Markets (IPOs)” on 19-20 November 2018 in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Training Course on ‘Disaster and Prehospital Medicine’ in Sudan
Date : 18-29 November 2018 Venue : Khartoum Sudan

SESRIC, the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Turkey, the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) and the Federal Ministry of Health of Sudan, jointly organised a training course on “Disaster and Prehospital Medicine” on 18-29 November 2018 in Khartoum, Sudan.

NGO Capacity Building Training
Date : 17-18 November 2018 Venue : Istanbul Turkey

SESRIC, in collaboration with Corporate Governance Academy (KYA) and The NGO World Foundation organized an NGO Capacity Building Training on 17-18 November 2018 at Yenikapı Eurasia Culture and Art Center in Istanbul, Turkey on the sideline of the Third International NGO Fair.

SESRIC Becomes a Member of the Gender Statistics Network
Date : 15 November 2018 Venue : Ankara Turkey

SESRIC has become a formal member of the Subgroup on Gender Statistics Training of the Network for the Coordination of Statistical Training in Asia and the Pacific coordinated by the UN Women (the secretariat of the subgroup) and the Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific (SIAP) (the secretariat of the Network) on 15 November 2018.

Workshop on ‘The Role of Social Media in Supporting the Work of the OIC’
Date : 15 November 2018 Venue : Jeddah Saudi Arabia

SESRIC attended the Workshop on “The Role of Social Media in Supporting the Work of the OIC", organized by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, world’s second largest inter-governmental organization, on 15 November 2018 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Brainstorming Session on effective leadership for NGOs
Date : 13 November 2018 Venue : Islamabad Pakistan

SESRIC, in collaboration with the Institute of NGO Leadership and Management (INGOLAM) organized a 1-day Brainstorming Session on effective leadership for NGOs on 13th November 2018 in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Statistics Course on ‘Community Outreach Through Social Media For National Statistics Offices’ in Sudan
Date : 13-15 November 2018 Venue : Khartoum Sudan

SESRIC organised a Statistics Course on ‘Statistical Marketing and Dealing with the Social Media’ on 26-28 November 2018 at the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) of Sudan within the framework of OIC Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme.

SESRIC organized a Seminar and a Training Course on Halal Tourism and Muslim-Friendly Hospitality Service in OIC Countries
Date : 13-16 November 2018 Venue : Tashkent, Samarkand Uzbekistan

SESRIC organized a 3-day training course on “Halal Tourism and Muslim-Friendly Hospitality Service” on 13-15 November 2018 Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Study Visit on ‘Income and Consumption Statistics’ to Egypt
Date : 13-15 November 2018 Venue : Cairo Egypt

SESRIC organised the Study Visit on ‘Income and Consumption Statistics’ on 13-15 November 2018 in Cairo, Egypt within the framework of OIC Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme. Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) of Egypt hosted the study visit for the benefit of one delegate from General Authority for Statistics (GASTAT) of Saudi Arabia.

Statistics Course on ‘Statistical Records of Economic Establishments’ in Iraq
Date : 12-14 November 2018 Venue : Baghdad Iraq

In accordance with its 2018 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised the Statistics Course on ‘Statistical Records of Economic Establishments’ at the Central Statistical Organization (CSO) of Republic of Iraq on 12-14 November 2018.

Seminar on Integrated Postal Reform and Development Plan and Postal Reform
Date : 12-14 November 2018 Venue : Khartoum Sudan

SESRIC, the Universal Postal Union (UPU), Tunis Post and Telecommunications & Post Regulatory Authority in Sudan jointly organized a Seminar on "Integrated Postal Reform and Development Plan and Postal Reform" on 12-14 November 2018, in Khartoum, Sudan.

Study Visit on 'Education Statistics' to Uganda
Date : 12-14 November 2018 Venue : Kampala Uganda

SESRIC organised a Study Visit on 'Education Statistics' on 12-14 November 2018 in Kampala, Uganda within the framework of OIC Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme. The Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) hosted the study visit for the benefit of three delegates from the Office for National Statistics (INE) of Mozambique.

Study Visit on 'Community Outreach through Social Media for National Statistics Offices' to Malaysia
Date : 12-14 November 2018 Venue : Putrajaya Malaysia

SESRIC organised a Study Visit on 'Community Outreach through Social Media for National Statistics Offices' on 12-14 November 2018 in Putrajaya, Malaysia within the framework of OIC Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme. The Department of Statistics (DoS) of Malaysia hosted the study visit for the benefit of two delegates from the Central Statistical Organization (CSO) of the Republic of Iraq.

Workshop on ‘Transforming Tobacco Questions for Surveys (TQS) Data to Action’
Date : 12-15 November 2018 Venue : Ankara Turkey

SESRIC, in collaboration with the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and CDC Foundation organised the Workshop on ‘Transforming Tobacco Questions for Surveys (TQS) Data to Action’ on 12-15 November 2018 in Ankara, Republic of Turkey.

Training course on ‘Occupational Safety and Health’
Date : 07-08 November 2018 Venue : Ramallah Palestine

Within the framework of Occupational Safety and Health Capacity Building (OSHCaB) Programme of OIC Member States, SESRIC organised a training course on ‘Occupational Safety and Health’ in Ramallah, Palestine on 7–8 November, 2018.

SESRIC attended the 12th Meeting of the COMCEC Trade Working Group
Date : 06 November 2018 Venue : Ankara Turkey

SESRIC attended the 12th Meeting of the COMCEC Trade Working Group, which was held on 6 November 2018 in Ankara, Turkey, under the theme: “Improving Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) Programs in the OIC Member Countries”.

Training Course on Anesthesia
Date : 01-11 November 2018 Venue : Ankara and Antalya Turkey

The Ministry of Health of Turkey collaborated with SESRIC and the Turkish Society for Anesthesiology and Reanimation (TARD) for the organization of the “Anesthesia Training Course” that took place between 1 and 11 November 2018, in Ankara and Antalya, Turkey.

Study Visit on ‘Labour Statistics’ to Egypt
Date : 31 October - 02 November 2018 Venue : Cairo Egypt

SESRIC organised the Study Visit on ‘Labour Statistics’ on 31 October - 02 November 2018 in Cairo, Egypt within the framework of OIC Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme. Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) of Egypt hosted the study visit with the participation of two statisticians from Libyan Bureau of Statistics and Census (LBSC).

Workshop on Islamic Finance in the National Accounts
Date : 31 October - 02 November 2018 Venue : Ankara Turkey

The Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC), Statistics Division of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), and United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) jointly organized the Workshop on ‘Islamic Finance in the National Accounts’ between 31 October and 02 November 2018 in Ankara, Turkey. The workshop was hosted by SESRIC at its Headquarters in Ankara and was attended by experts who are directly involved in the compilation of Islamic finance statistics for the national accounts in their countries.

Technical Mission on ‘Business Censuses and Registers’ to Brunei Darussalam
Date : 29-31 October 2018 Venue : Bandar Seri Begawan Brunei

In accordance with its 2018 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised the Technical Mission on ‘Business Censuses and Registers’ to the Department of Economic Planning and Development (JPKE) of Brunei Darussalam on 29-31 October 2018.

SESRIC attended the 11th Meeting of the COMCEC Financial Cooperation Working Group
Date : 25 October 2018 Venue : Ankara Turkey

SESRIC attended the 11th Meeting of the COMCEC Financial Cooperation Working Group held on 25 October 2018 in Ankara, Turkey, under the theme “Islamic Fund Management”. Eighteen OIC member States, 37 Representatives from Ministries of Finance, Economy and Treasury, Central Banks and Monetary Authorities, Capital Market Authorities as well as international organizations and private sector, attended the meeting.

Statistical Course on 'Economic Accounts' in Malaysia
Date : 23-25 October 2018 Venue : Putrajaya Malaysia

In accordance with its 2018 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised the Statistics Course on ‘Economic Accounts’ at the Department of Statistics (DoS) of Malaysia on 23-25 October 2018.

SESRIC participated in the Panel on Capacity Development – Coordination, Harmonization and Innovative Approaches in UAE
Date : 22 October 2018 Venue : Dubai United Arab Emirates

SESRIC participated in the special session on “Capacity development - Coordination, harmonisation and innovative approaches to capacity building from a partner and a donor perspective” as one of the panelists on 22 October 2018 in Dubai, UAE. The panel was organised under the main theme “New approaches to capacity development for better data: Supporting broad data ecosystems in countries” allocated within the programme of United Nations World Data Forum 2018.

Third Dialogue Meeting of the OIC Member Countries Technical Cooperation Agencies
Date : 18-19 October 2018 Venue : Bali Indonesia

The Third Dialogue Meeting of the OIC Member Countries Technical Cooperation Agencies (TCA) was held on 18-19 October 2018, in Bali, Indonesia.

Workshop conducted on The Role of Crafts in Developing Community-based Economics in the OIC Member States
Date : 16-18 October 2018 Venue : Ankara Turkey

SESRIC and ISESCO jointly organized a “Workshop on The Role of Crafts in Developing Community-based Economics in the Member States” between 16 and 18 October 2018, in Ankara, Turkey.

OIC Intern Programme held Certificate Ceremony for 300 Students
Date : 12 October 2018 Venue : Istanbul Turkey

The OIC Intern Program held a certificate ceremony for the first group of interns on 12 October 2018, at Grand Sheraton, in the historical city of Istanbul, Turkey. Three Hundred OIC interns from different universities from around Turkey, together with presidents and executive staff of program partners, leading companies and institutions, university rectors, as well as NGO managers attended the ceremony.

SESRIC signed a MoU with the Centre for Labour and Social Security, Training and Research of Turkey
Date : 11 October 2018 Venue : Ankara Turkey

SESRIC signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Centre for Labour and Social Security, Training and Research of Turkey (ÇASGEM) to further enhance collaboration between the two institutions in the areas of common interest.

12th Meeting of the COMCEC Transport and Communications Working Group
Date : 11 October 2018 Venue : Ankara Turkey

The 12th Meeting of the COMCEC Transport and Communications was held on 11 October 2018 in Ankara, Turkey, under the theme: “Planning of National Transport Infrastructure in the OIC Member States”.

The 20th International Conference of Labour Statisticians (ICLS)
Date : 10-19 October 2018 Venue : Geneva-Switzerland

The International Labour Organization (ILO), a specialized agency of the United Nations, organized the 20th International Conference of Labour Statisticians (ICLS) on 10 - 19 October 2018 at the ILO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

Study Visit on ‘Income and Consumption Statistics’ to Tunisia
Date : 08-10 October 2018 Venue : Tunis Tunisia

SESRIC organised a Study Visit on ‘Income and Consumption Statistics’ on 8-10 October 2018 in Tunis, Tunisia within the framework of OIC Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme. National Institute of Statistics (INS) of Tunisia hosted the study visit with the participation of two statisticians from Department of Statistics (DOS) of Jordan.

Statistical Seminar on ‘Survey Design and Implementation’
Date : 08-12 October 2018 Venue : Istanbul Turkey

The Central Bank of Republic of Turkey (CBRT) organised a Statistical Seminar on “Survey Design and Implementation” on 8 - 12 October 2018 in Istanbul.

SESRIC attended the 12th Meeting of the COMCEC Poverty Alleviation Working Group
Date : 04 October 2018 Venue : Ankara Turkey

SESRIC attended the 12th Meeting of the COMCEC Poverty Alleviation held on 4 October 2018 in Ankara, Turkey, held under the theme “Skills Development in the OIC Member Countries: Vocational Education”.

Istanbul hosts major 'Consultative Workshop on IsDB’s Policy of Engagement with Civil Society'
Date : 03 October 2018 Venue : Istanbul Turkey

A major consultative workshop was held, in Istanbul, on Wednesday, on IsDB’s policy of engagement with the civil society organizations (CSOs) in different member countries.

Study Visit on ‘Classifications’ to Jordan
Date : 02-04 October 2018 Venue : Amman Jordan

SESRIC organised the Study Visit on ‘Classifications’ on 02-04 October 2018 in Amman, Jordan within the framework of OIC Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme. Department of Statistics (DOS) of Jordan hosted the study visit with the participation of two statisticians of General Authority for Statistics (GASTAT) of Saudi Arabia.

SESRIC and IRCICA held Reception on the 49th Anniversary of OIC
Date : 02 October 2018 Venue : Ankara Turkey

SESRIC and the Research Center for Islamic History, Art and Culture (IRCICA), held a reception in Ankara on the 49th anniversary of the establishment of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

SESRIC, IDB, ISFD, Turkish Red Crescent, and Partners Join Hands to Enhance Immediate Response to Humanitarian Crises and Support Resilience in OIC Countries
Date : 02-03 October 2018 Venue : Istanbul Turkey

More than a hundred experts from 20 different countries, convened in the city of Istanbul for a two-day workshop which aimed to promote dialogue and build further capacity for enhancing ‘response’ and ‘resilience’ to humanitarian crises in the 57-member nation block.

Training of Trainers Course on 'Disaster and Prehospital Medicine'
Date : 01-11 October 2018 Venue : Izmir Turkey

SESRIC, the Ministry of Health of Turkey and the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA), jointly organized a training of trainers course on 'Disaster and Prehospital Medicine' for 30 selected experts from the Ministry of Health of Sudan. The training was scheduled for 1-11 October 2018 and took place at the International Urla Emergency Disaster Training and Simulation Centre in İzmir, Turkey.

SESRIC Participated in the Second Workshop on Modernization of Official Statistics in the State of Qatar
Date : 25-26 September 2018 Venue : Doha Qatar

SESRIC participated in the Second Workshop on Modernization of Official Statistics in the State of Qatar organised by the Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics (MDPS) in Doha, Qatar on 25-26 September 2018.

32nd Session of the Committee for the Coordination of Statistical Activities (CCSA)
Date : 25-26 September 2018 Venue : Vienna-Austria

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) hosted the Thirty-Second Session of the Committee for the Coordination of Statistical Activities (CCSA) in Vienna, Austria on 25-26 September 2018. Dr. Atilla KARAMAN, Acting Director of Statistics and Information Department of SESRIC represented the Centre thereat.

Statistical Course on ‘Dissemination and Data Warehousing’ in Iraq
Date : 25-27 September 2018 Venue : Baghdad Iraq

In accordance with its 2018 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised the Statistics Course on ‘Dissemination and Data Warehousing’ at the Central Statistical Organization (CSO) of Republic of Iraq on 25-27 September 2018.

SESRIC attended the 16th Meeting of the Central Banks and Monetary Authorities of the OIC
Date : 23-25 September 2018 Venue : Antalya Turkey

SESRIC attended the 16th Meeting of the Central Banks and Monetary Authorities of the OIC Member Countries hosted by the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey on 23-25 September 2018, in Antalya, Turkey.

12th Meeting of the COMCEC Agriculture Working Group
Date : 20 September 2018 Venue : Ankara Turkey

The 12th Meeting of the “COMCEC Agriculture Working Group” was held on 20 September 2018 in Ankara Turkey, under the theme “Analysis of Agri-food Trade Structures to Promote Agri-food Trade Networks among the OIC Member Countries”.

Study Visit on 'Metadata' to Egypt
Date : 16-18 September 2018 Venue : Cairo Egypt

In accordance with its 2018 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised the Study Visit on ‘Metadata’ for the benefit of the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) on 16-18 September 2018. The Study Visit was hosted by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) of Arab Republic of Egypt.

International Development Forum on ‘SME Finance and Development in the Age of Digitalization’ in Istanbul
Date : 11-12 September 2018 Venue : Istanbul Turkey

SESRIC attended the International Development Forum on “SME Finance and Development in the Age of Digitalization” held on 11-12 September 2018 in Istanbul, Turkey, and presented a paper on the “SME and Women Entrepreneurship in OIC Countries”. The Forum was organised by the Association of National Development Finance Institutions in Member Countries of the Islamic Development Bank (ADFIMI), an international organisation based in Istanbul.

Expert Group Meeting on Digital Transformation
Date : 11-12 September 2018 Venue : Ankara Turkey

SESRIC, in technical cooperation with the Africa City of Technology Sudan, organized an Expert Group Meeting on Digital Transformation on 11-12 September 2018 at SESRIC HQ in Ankara, Turkey.

SESRIC Becomes a Member of EGRIS to Strengthen the Synergies on Refugee Statistics
Date : 04 September 2018 Venue : Ankara Turkey

SESRIC has become a member of the Expert Group on Refugee and Internally Displaced Persons Statistics (EGRIS) on 4 September 2018.

International Summer School and Workshop on “Applied Industrial Policy (& Beyond): Theory, Empirics and Instruments for Effective Policy Design”
Date : 04-05 September 2018 Venue : Istanbul Turkey

International Summer School and Workshop on “Applied Industrial Policy (& Beyond): Theory, Empirics and Instruments for Effective Policy Design” was organized in collaboration with SESRIC, the Center for Industrial Policy and Development of Istanbul Commerce University, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) on 04-05 September 2018 in Istanbul, Turkey. The program was attended by 39 participants of whom 30 of them were from OIC Member Countries.

Technical Mission on ‘Labour Statistics’ to Egypt
Date : 04-06 September 2018 Venue : Cairo Egypt

In accordance with its 2018 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised the Technical Mission on ‘Labour Statistics’ to the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) of Egypt on 4-6 September 2018.

Statistics Course on ‘Analytical and Critical Thinking’ in Uganda
Date : 03-04 September 2018 Venue : Kampala Uganda

In accordance with its 2018 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised the Statistics Course on ‘Analytical and Critical Thinking’ at the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) on 03-04 September 2018.

Statistics Course on ‘Analytical and Critical Thinking’ in Albania
Date : 03-04 September 2018 Venue : Tirana Albania

In accordance with its 2018 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised the Statistics Course on ‘Analytical and Critical Thinking’ at the Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) of Republic of Albania on 3-4 September 2018.

SESRIC and UNDP IICPSD signed MoU to Support Private Sector’s Role in Development
Date : 31 August 2018 Venue : Istanbul Turkey

SESRIC signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the UNDP Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development (IICPSD) to collaborate on increasing job and livelihood opportunities for the disadvantaged, including migrants and refugees, in the OIC member states through leveraging the role of markets and the private sector in skills development.

OIC Intern First Executive Committee Meeting
Date : 16 August 2018 Venue : Ankara Turkey

The First Executive Committee Meeting of the OIC International Internship Program (OIC INTERN) was held on 16 August 2018 in Ankara at the Headquarters of the Presidency for Turks Abroad and Related Communities (YTB).

Training Course on ‘ Disaster and Emergency Interventions’ in Sudan
Date : 12-16 August 2018 Venue : Khartoum Sudan

SESRIC, the Ministry of Health of Republic of Turkey, the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) and the Ministry of Health of Sudan, jointly organised a training course on “ Disaster and Emergency Interventions” on 12-16 August 2018 in Khartoum, Sudan.

SESRIC signed a Memorandum of Understanding with MARKA
Date : 09 August 2018 Venue : Kocaeli Turkey

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between SESRIC and MARKA (East Marmara Development Agency of Turkey) on 09 August 2018 in Kocaeli, Turkey to further enhance collaboration between the two institutions in the areas of economy, trade and development of human capital.

Statistics Course on ‘Examination of International Education Reports and Monitoring of Educational Indicators’ in Turkey
Date : 06 August 2018 Venue : Istanbul Turkey

In accordance with its 2018 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised the Statistics Course on ‘Examination of International Education Reports and Monitoring of Educational Indicators’’ at the Turkish Maarif Foundation (TMF) in Istanbul on 06 August 2018. The statistics course was organized as a part of the ‘Specialist Assistant Training Programme’ of the TMF being held between 21 May and 8 October of 2018. The Statistics Course was conducted by Mr. Davron ISHNAZAROV of the Statistics and Information Department of SESRIC.

OIC Intern first graduates met in Istanbul
Date : 04 August 2018 Venue : Istanbul Turkey

The first graduates of the OIC Intern Program came together in a meeting hosted by the OIC Intern Office in Istanbul.

High Level Regional Seminar on Promoting Cancer Awareness and Advocacy Programmes in the OIC African Member States
Date : 01-02 August 2018 Venue : Ouagadougou Burkina Faso

A high-level regional seminar on promoting cancer awareness and advocacy programmes in the OIC African Member States took place in Ouagadougou Burkina Faso, on 1-2 August 2018. The Seminar was organised under the patronage of the First Lady of Burkina Faso, H.E. Madam Sika Kabore.

SESRIC and SMIIC signed MoU to accelerate cooperation
Date : 27 July 2018 Venue : Ankara Turkey

The Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Standards and Metrology Institute for the Islamic Countries (SMIIC) to further accelerate collaboration between two institutions in the area of common interest. The MoU was signed by H.E. Ambassador Musa Kulaklıkaya, Director General of SESRIC, and H.E. Mr. İhsan Övüt, Secretary General of SMIIC, on 27 July 2018 at SESRIC Headquarters in Ankara.

Study Visit on ‘Understanding the Business of Statistics and Project Management’ to Indonesia
Date : 26-27 July 2018 Venue : Jakarta Indonesia

In accordance with its 2018 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised the Study Visit on ‘Understanding the Business of Statistics and Project Management’ for the benefit of the Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) of Republic of Albania on 26 – 27 July 2018. The Study Visit was hosted by the BPS-Statistics Indonesia.

Training Course on ‘Disaster and Prehospital Medicine’ in Sudan
Date : 15-19 July 2018 Venue : Khartoum Sudan

SESRIC, the Ministry of Health of Republic of Turkey, the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) and the Ministry of Health of Sudan, jointly organised a training course on “Disaster and Prehospital Medicine” on 15-19 July 2018 in Khartoum, Sudan.

Project on ‘Improving Islamic Tourism Ecosystem in OIC Member Countries: Destination and Industry Development’
Date : 09-12 July 2018 Venue : Malatya Turkey

SESRIC organised a training programme on Muslim Friendly Tourism (MFT) under the theme “Improving Islamic Tourism Ecosystem in OIC Member Countries: Destination and Industry Development”. The training took place in the historical city of Malatya, Turkey on 09-12 July 2018.

SESRIC Signed MoU with the HCP of Kingdom of Morocco
Date : 05 July 2018 Venue : Rabat Morocco

The Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the High Commission for Planning (HCP) of Kingdom of Morocco to further strengthen collaboration and cooperation between two institutions in the area of statistics.

14th Session of the UN-OIC General Meeting on Cooperation
Date : 03-05 July 2018 Venue : Rabat Morocco

The 14th Session of UN-OIC Coordination Meeting was held at the ISESCO Headquarters on 03-05 July 2018 in Rabat, Kingdom of Morocco. The biannual regular meeting evaluated the progress of joint cooperation activities in order to set directions, make assessments, evaluate prospects and provide a follow-up for collaboration between the two major international organizations and it was attended by high level delegations from both the OIC General Secretariat and relevant institutions of the OIC and the UN.

SESRIC and UNDP IICPSD launched joint publication
Date : 28 June 2018 Venue : Istanbul Turkey

SESRIC and UNDP Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development (IICPSD) launched a joint publication on “Best Practices Guidelines and Toolkit on Engaging the Private Sector in Skills Development” on the sidelines of the Fourth Regional Networking Forum on South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SS&TC) on 28 June 2018 in Istanbul, Turkey.

SESRIC signed Statement of Intent with partners on private sector’s engagement in South-South Cooperation
Date : 28 June 2018 Venue : Istanbul Turkey

A Statement of Intent (SoI) was signed between SESRIC, United Nations Development Programme Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development (UNDP IICPSD) and United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) on 28 June 2018 in Istanbul.

Fourth Regional Networking Forum on the Promotion of Entrepreneurship through South-South and Triangular Cooperation and Establishment of Southern Business Platform
Date : 28 June 2018 Venue : Istanbul Turkey

SESRIC, United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC), the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) jointly organised the 4th Regional Networking Forum for the Arab States, Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) on South-South and Triangular Cooperation. The forum took place on 28 June 2018 in Istanbul, Turkey and hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey. Fifty participants from different countries and various organisations attended the event.

Regional Seminar on Innovative Technologies in Water Sector for the achievement of the SDG 6
Date : 26-28 June 2018 Venue : Amman Jordan

SESRIC, in collaboration with the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) and the University of Jordan, organized a 2-day Regional Seminar on Innovative Technologies in Water Sector for the achievement of the SDG 6 on 26-28 June 2018 in Amman, Jordan. Researchers and experts from 15 OIC Member States, namely, Egypt, Iran, Indonesia, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Sudan, Tunisia, Turkey and Uzbekistan attended the Seminar.

Start-up Workshop on Digital Transformation and Diversification of Postal Services in OIC Countries
Date : 26-28 June 2018 Venue : Tunis Tunisia

SESRIC, in collaboration with the Universal Postal Union (UPU) and La Poste Tunisienne, organized a Workshop on Digital Transformation and Diversification of Postal Services on 26-28 June 2018, in Tunis, Tunisia.

Training Programme on ‘Intensive Care & Infection Control’
Date : 25 June - 13 July 2018 Venue : Ankara Turkey

SESRIC and the Ministry of Health of Turkey organised a 3-week training programme on Intensive Care & Infection Control between 25 June and 13 July 2018 in Ankara, Turkey. The training was organised within the framework of the OIC Strategic Health Programme of Action (OIC-SHPA) 2014-2023, under Thematic Area 1: “Health System Strengthening”.

Statistics reaffirms the continuous expansion of the occupation settlements in Palestine
Date : 22 June 2018 Venue : Palestine

Though it is observed by the international community, Israeli occupation settlers have increased their activities to take control of Palestinian properties within neighbourhoods of East Jerusalem (Al-Quds) and West Bank. These illegal efforts have led to restrictions on residential rights and freedom of movement for Palestinians. Settler occupation of the Palestinian properties worsens the current environment facing Palestinians and increases the risk of displacement. As stated by UN Security Council resolutions, all legislative and administrative measures taken by Israeli occupation to alter the character and status of Al-Quds are invalid and cannot change the status. (See; inter alia, UN Security Council resolutions 252, 267, 471, 476 and 478.)

South-South & Triangular Cooperation in Implementing the 2030 Agenda: Youth4South Edition
Date : 20-22 June 2018 Venue : Istanbul Turkey

A training on “South-South & Triangular Cooperation in Implementing the 2030 Agenda: Youth4South Edition” was organised in cooperation with SESRIC, United Nation Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC), Islamic Development Bank (IDB), United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA), China Institute for South-South Cooperation in Agriculture (CISSCA) and the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) in Istanbul, Turkey on 20-22 June 2018.

First Meeting of the Joint Monitoring Group (JMG) of the Capacity Development Project on ‘Improving Occupational Safety and Health in Mauritania’
Date : 18-20 June 2018 Venue : Nouakchott Mauritania

SESRIC organized the First Meeting of Joint Monitoring Group (JMG) of the Capacity Development Project on “Improving Occupational Safety and Health in Mauritania” in partnership with Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) and the General Directorate of Occupational Health and Safety of Turkey, hosted by the National Office of Occupational Medicine of Mauritania (ONMT) on 18-20 June 2018 in Nouakchott, Mauritania.

Director General’s Message for the 40th Anniversary of SESRIC
Date : 01 June 2018 Venue : Ankara Turkey

Since its establishment on 1st June 1978, The Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) have contributed to the wellbeing of the Muslim Ummah within its three mandated areas; namely statistics, socio-economic research and training and technical cooperation. It was established as a subsidiary organ of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and serves to 57 member countries of the OIC, which are spread across four continents

Welcoming Speech of Director General delivered at SESRIC 40th Anniversary Iftar Programme
Date : 01 June 2018 Venue : Ankara Turkey

HE Amb. Musa Kulaklıkaya delivered a welcoming speech at the Iftar Programme organized on the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of SESRIC.

SESRIC Celebrates 40 Years in the Service of Muslim Ummah
Date : 01 June 2018 Venue : Ankara Turkey

The Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC), a subsidiary organ of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) – the world’s second largest intra-governmental organisation – celebrated its 40th Anniversary this Friday with an Iftar Programme organised for the occasion.

Director General of SESRIC visited EU and shared findings of Muslim Diaspora Report
Date : 30 May 2018 Venue : Brussels-Belgium

HE Amb. Musa Kulaklıkaya, Director General of SESRIC, delivered a presentation on the “Global Muslim Diaspora Project” at the European External Action Service (EEAS) Headquarters in Brussels. Amb. Kulaklıkaya was in Brussels on a working visit to attend the Fourth Meeting of the Total Official Support for Sustainable Development (TOSSD) Task Force, held between 29-31 May 2018.

SESRIC Attended the Fourth Meeting of the TOSSD Task Force
Date : 29-31 May 2018 Venue : Brussels-Belgium

The Fourth Meeting of the Total Official Support for Sustainable Development (TOSSD) Task Force was organized by the Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in collaboration with the European Union (EU) on 29-31 May 2018 in Brussels, Belgium. At the Meeting, SESRIC was represented by HE Amb. Musa Kulaklıkaya, Director General, and Dr. Atilla Karaman, Researcher.

Demographic Statistics of Palestine reviewed on the occasion of the 70th Annual Commemoration of the Palestinian Nakba
Date : 21 May 2018 Venue : Palestine

Despite the displacement of more than 800,000 Palestinians in 1948 and more than 200,000 Palestinians to Jordan and other countries after the 1967 war, the 2017 Population, Housing and Establishments Census showed that the Palestinian population in the State of Palestine at the end of 2017 was recorded as 4.8 million, both in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, in addition to 1.56 million in the occupied territories in 1948.

UN to send war crimes investigators to Gaza
Date : 18 May 2018 Venue : Geneva-Switzerland

The UN’s human rights body, UNCHR, has voted on Friday to send a team of international war crimes investigators to probe the killing of protesters in Gaza by the Israeli forces.

The Extraordinary OIC Summit in Istanbul promises to take concrete steps to protect Palestinians from Israeli aggression
Date : 18 May 2018 Venue : Istanbul Turkey

The Extraordinary OIC Summit held on Friday in Istanbul convened by the President of Turkey, HE Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, in response to latest developments in the State of Palestine and the illegal relocation of the U.S. Embassy to Al-Quds al-Sharif, was concluded with a historical communique by the heads of Member States of the OIC.

Workshop of the OIC Center of Excellence on Vaccines and Biotechnology Products’ Way Forward
Date : 12 May 2018 Venue : Jakarta-Indonesia

The Workshop of the OIC Center of Excellence (CoE) on Vaccines and Biotechnology Products’ Way Forward took place at the Borobudur Hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia on 14 May 2018.

SESRIC and YTB joint workshop on ‘Muslim Diaspora: Prospects and Challenges for Global Peace and Prosperity’
Date : 12-13 May 2018 Venue : Istanbul Turkey

The Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) and the Presidency for Turks Abroad and Related Communities (YTB) jointly organised a Workshop on "Muslim Diaspora: Prospects and Challenges for Global Peace and Prosperity" on 12-13 May 2018, in the historical city of Istanbul, Turkey.

34th Meeting of the Follow-up Committee of COMCEC
Date : 09-10 May 2018 Venue : Ankara Turkey

The 34th Meeting of the Follow-up Committee of the Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation (COMCEC) was held on 09-10 May 2018 in Ankara, Turkey, with the participation of the OIC Member States and relevant OIC institutions.

Training Course on ‘Development of Sustainable Transgenic Technology, Commercialization and Post-release Monitoring’
Date : 08-10 May 2018 Venue : Ankara Turkey

SESRIC organized a 3-day training course on “Development of Sustainable Transgenic Technology, Commercialization and Post-release Monitoring” within the framework of the OIC Cotton Training Programme (OIC-CTP) in Ankara, Turkey, on 08-10 May 2018.

Study Visit on ‘Metadata’ to Jordan
Date : 07-09 May 2018 Venue : Amman Jordan

In accordance with its 2018 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised the Study Visit on ‘Metadata’ to Jordan for the benefit of the General Authority for Statistics (GASTAT) of Saudi Arabia on 7-9 May 2018. The study visit was hosted by the Department of Statistics (DOS) of Jordan with the participation of Mr. Khaled FAQIHI, Expert on Statistical Methodologies at GASTAT of Saudi Arabia.

Panel Session on “OSH Regional Cooperation and Networks”
Date : 06-09 May 2018 Venue : Istanbul Turkey

SESRIC chaired a panel session on “OSH Regional Cooperation and Networks” that took place during the 9th International Conference on Occupational Health and Safety, which was organized by the Directorate General of Occupational Health and Safety (DGOHS) of Ministry of Labour and Social Security of Republic of Turkey on the theme of “Coordination and Cooperation in Occupational Safety and Health (OSH)” on 6-9 May 2018 in Istanbul, Republic of Turkey.

SESRIC, TIKA and the Ministry of Health of Turkey organised a Trainers Course on 'Disaster and Prehospital Medicine'
Date : 02-11 May 2018 Venue : Izmir Turkey

SESRIC, the Ministry of Health of Turkey and the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA), jointly organised a training of trainers course on “Disaster and Prehospital Medicine Training of Trainers” for the benefit of 30 selected experts devided on two groups from the Ministry of Health of Sudan. The training took place on 2-11 May 2018 at the International Urla Emergency Disaster Training and Simulation Centre in Izmir, Turkey and was preceded by 3 candidates’ selection trainings in Sudan.

Seventh Session of OIC Statistical Commission (OIC-StatCom)
Date : 02-03 May 2018 Venue : Ankara Turkey

The Seventh Session of the Statistical Commission of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC-StatCom) was organised by SESRIC in collaboration with the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) on 2-3 May 2018 in Ankara, Republic of Turkey with the participation of 69 delegates from the National Statistical Offices (NSOs) of 31 OIC countries, including Albania, Azerbaijan, Benin, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Egypt, Gambia, Guinea, Indonesia, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE, Uganda and Uzbekistan and regional and international organizations including SESRIC, IDB, Sub-Saharan African Organisation for the Development of Economic Studies and Statistics Systems (AFRISTAT), Arab Institute for Training and Research in Statistics (AITRS), Statistical Centre for the Cooperation Council for the Arab Countries of the Gulf (GCC-STAT), International Organization for Migration (IOM), Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century (PARIS21), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD).

SESRIC Signed MOU with the AITRS
Date : 30 April 2018 Venue : Amman Jordan

The Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Arab Institute for Training and Research in Statistics (AITRS) to initiate and facilitate collaboration and cooperation between two institutions in the area of statistics. 

LPRD Capacity Building Study Visit
Date : 30 April - 07 May 2018 Venue : Ankara-Istanbul Turkey

Within the framework of “BINA Program”, SESRIC is arranging a study visit in coordination with the administration of the Libyan Program for Reintegration and Development (LPRD). In line with the large diverse scope that LPRDs activities and programs cover and the essential role required from it in contributing to the development of state and society, the study visit is organized in order to provide a deep insight on the Turkish development experience through direct interaction with a number of influential public institutes in different sectors with the aim of gaining an inclusive understanding of the strategies, methodologies and techniques that were fundamental in making sustainable development successes.

OIC-UNHCR Workshop on Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF)
Date : 29-30 April 2018 Venue : Dead Sea Jordan

The Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the United Nation High Commissioner for Refugee (UNHCR) organized a joint workshop to raise awareness of the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) on 29-30 April 2018 in the Jordanian city of the Dead Sea.

OIC Interns meet with their mentors
Date : 28 April 2018 Venue : Istanbul Turkey

Within the framework of the OIC International Internship Program (OIC Intern), candidate interns met with their mentors to introduce each other and get early advice before starting their internship in companies or institutions.

The Second Working Group Meeting on Boosting Private Sector and Entrepreneurship Policies in Afghanistan took place in Istanbul
Date : 26-27 April 2018 Venue : Istanbul Turkey

SESRIC attended the Second Working Group Meeting on Boosting Private Sector and Entrepreneurship Policies in Afghanistan that took place in Istanbul, Turkey from 26–27 April 2018. The meeting was organized by The Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OEDC) in Collaboration with the European Union (EU).

SESRIC and Governorship of Malatya Signed Partnership Agreement
Date : 24 April 2018 Venue : Ankara Turkey

SESRIC signed a Partnership Agreement with the Governorship of Malatya of Turkey for the implementation of a training programme and a study visit under the Project “Improving Islamic Tourism Ecosystem in OIC Member Countries: Destination and Industry Development” to be held on 9-12 July 2018 in Malatya, Turkey.

Workshop on Improving the State of Elderly in OIC Member States
Date : 24-25 April 2018 Venue : Jeddah Saudi Arabia

The OIC General Secretariat, in cooperation with SESRIC, organized a Workshop on “Improving the State of Elderly in OIC Member States” on 24-25 April 2018 at the OIC General Secretariat Headquarters in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The workshop was attended by experts from the Member States as well as relevant OIC institutions and international organizations and aimed to effectively identify common trends on population ageing and inquire key challenges faced by elderly people in OIC Member States in a more systematic and coordinated way.

Training Program on Technology, Entrepreneurship, Advocacy and Management of Business Incubation and Technology Parks
Date : 23-25 April 2018 Venue : Istanbul Turkey

SESRIC attended the Training Program on Technology, Entrepreneurship, Advocacy and Management of Business Incubation and Technology Parks that took place on 23–25 April in Istanbul, Turkey. The training was organized by The Islamic Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (ICCIA) in collaboration with The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchange of Turkey (TOBB) and was funded by the Perez-Guerrero Trust Fund for South-South Cooperation (PGTF).

 

Statistics Course on ‘Gender Statistics' in Maldives
Date : 23-25 April 2018 Venue : Male Maldives

In accordance with its 2018 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised the Statistics Course on ‘Gender Statistics’ at National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) of Maldives on 23 –25 April 2018.

Workshop on Integration of the Traditional and Complementary Medicine Practices into the Health Systems and Health Services
Date : 18 April 2018 Venue : Istanbul Turkey

SESRIC, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health of Turkey, organised a workshop on the “Integration of the Traditional and Complementary Medicine Practices into the Health Systems and Health Services” on 18 April 2018, in the historical city of Istanbul, Turkey.

Fourth Islamic Conference of Youth and Sports Ministers: 'Solidarity in Action for Youth Development' was held in Baku, Azerbaijan
Date : 17-19 April 2018 Venue : Baku Azerbaijan

The 4th Islamic Conference of Youth and Sports Ministers (ICYSM) was held in Baku, Azerbaijan during the period 17-19 April 2018, under the theme “Solidarity in Action for Youth Development”. The conference was organised by the Ministry of Youth and Sport of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Secretariat of the Conference, comprising of the Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation (ISSF – on sports issues) and Islamic Conference Youth Forum for Dialogue and Cooperation (ICYF-DC – on youth issues) in coordination with the General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

OIC Intern Orientation Training Programme
Date : 12 April 2018 Venue : Ankara Turkey

Within the framework of the OIC International Internship Program (OIC Intern), an orientation training programme was held on 12 April 2018, in Ankara, Turkey. More than 100 international students from OIC member countries studying in Turkish universities participated in the programme.

Preparatory Senior Experts Meeting for the 4th Meeting of the OIC Occupational Safety and Health Network (OIC-OSHNET)
Date : 11-13 April 2018 Venue : Ankara Turkey

SESRIC, organised in collaboration with the Directorate General of Occupational Health and Safety (DGOHS) of Ministry of Labour and Social Security of Republic of Turkey, and the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA), a state-run development agency, a “Preparatory Senior Experts Meeting for the 4th Meeting of the OIC Occupational Safety and Health Network (OIC-OSHNET)” on 11-13 April 2018 in Ankara, Turkey.

SESRIC signed an MoU with the Agency for Technical Assistance and Cooperation in Tunisia (ATCT)
Date : 03 April 2018 Venue : Tunis Tunisia

SESRIC and the Agency for Technical Assistance and Cooperation in Tunisia (ATCT) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to initiate and facilitate collaboration between both organisations in matters of mutual interest and to establish necessary modalities for their implementation.

Workshop on the Operational Readiness for E-Commerce Project: Quality of Service Fund (QSF) and Remuneration for the Arab Region
Date : 02-06 April 2018 Venue : Tunis Tunisia

SESRIC, in collaboration with the Universal Postal Union (UPU) and La Poste Tunisienne, organized a workshop on the “Operational readiness for e-commerce project: quality of service fund and remuneration for the Arab region” on 2-6 April 2018, in Tunis, Tunisia.

Palestine Announced the Preliminary Results of the Population, Housing and Establishments Census 2017
Date : 28 March 2018 Venue : Ramallah Palestine

Under the auspices of H.E. President of the State of Palestine, Mahmoud ABBAS, Announcement Conference of the Preliminary Results of the Population, Housing and Establishments Census 2017 was held on 28 March 2018 at Muqata’a, the Presidential Headquarters in Ramallah, State of Palestine.

The Ministry of Higher Education of Sudan Attended a Study Visit to University Techno Parks in Turkey
Date : 28 March - 03 April 2018 Venue : Ankara/Istanbul-Turkey

A delegation from the Ministry of Higher Education of Sudan attended a 5-day study visit in Ankara and Istanbul, Turkey, between 28 March – 03 April 2018, in a visit organised by SESRIC in collaboration with the Ministry of Science, Technology and Industry of Turkey and the management of five Science and Technology Parks (STPs).

Statistics Course on ‘Infographics’ in Kuwait
Date : 27-28 March 2018 Venue : Kuwait City Kuwait

In accordance with its 2018 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised the Statistics Course on ‘Infographics’ at Kuwait Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) on 27-28 March 2018.

Statistics Course on 'International Trade Statistics' in Sudan
Date : 25-27 March 2018 Venue : Khartoum Sudan

In accordance with its 2018 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised the Statistics Course on ‘International Trade Statistics' at Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) of Sudan on 18-20 March 2018.

Statistics Course on ‘Data Analysis' in Maldives
Date : 25-27 March 2018 Venue : Male Maldives

In accordance with its 2018 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised the Statistics Course on ‘Data Analysis’ at National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) of Maldives on 25 – 27 March 2018. 

Statistics Course on ‘Income and Consumption Statistics' in Benin
Date : 20-22 March 2018 Venue : Cotonou Benin

In accordance with its 2018 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised the Statistics Course on ‘Income and Consumption Statistics’ at the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Analysis (INSAE) of Benin on 20 –22 March 2018.

Statistics Course on ‘Income and Consumption Statistics’ in Malaysia
Date : 20-22 March 2018 Venue : Putrajaya Malaysia

In accordance with its 2018 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised the Statistics Course on ‘Income and Consumption Statistics’ at the Department of Statistics (DoS) of Malaysia on 20-22 March 2018.

SESRIC participated in the Coordinating Meeting of the Alliance for Fighting Avoidable Blindness (AFAB)
Date : 19-20 March 2018 Venue : Istanbul-Turkey

SESRIC attended the coordination meeting of the Alliance for Fighting Avoidable Blindness (AFAB) organised by the Islamic Solidarity Fund on 19-20 March 2018 in Istanbul, Turkey.

SESRIC Participated in the Symposium on ‘South-South Cooperation: trends and challenges ahead of the BAPA+40 Conference’
Date : 08-09 March 2018 Venue : Brasilia-Brazil

The Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) participated in the Symposium on “South-South Cooperation: trends and challenges ahead of the BAPA+40 Conference”, jointly organized by the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) and Brazilian Cooperation Agency (ABC) on 8-9 March 2018 in Brasilia, Brazil.

SESRIC Participated in the First Meeting of the Global Network of Institutions for Statistical Training (GIST)
Date : 08 March 2018 Venue : New York-USA

The Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) participated in the First Meeting of the Global Network of Institutions for Statistical Training (GIST) organised by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) in United Nations Headquarters, New York, USA on 8 March 2018.

Meeting with the Delegates of National Statistical Offices of OIC Member Countries
Date : 08 March 2018 Venue : New York – USA

SESRIC, in its capacity as the Secretariat of the OIC Statistical Commission (OIC-StatCom), organised the annual Meeting with the Delegates of National Statistical Offices of OIC Member Countries on 8 March 2018 as a side event meeting of the 49th Session of the United Nations Statistical Commission in New York, USA.

 

Statistics Course on 'Sustainable Development Statistics' in Oman
Date : 06-08 March 2018 Venue : Muscat Oman

In accordance with its 2018 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised the Statistics Course on 'Sustainable Development Statistics' at National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI) of Oman on 6 – 8 March 2018.

Training Course on ‘Genotyping by Sequencing Analysis’
Date : 05-07 March 2018 Venue : Bursa Turkey

SESRIC organised a training course on “Genotyping by Sequencing Analysis” within the framework of OIC Cotton Training Programme (OIC-CTP) on 05- 07 March 2018, in Bursa, Turkey. The training course was provided by experts from Horticulture Department of Uludag University in Turkey for the experts from Agrarian Science and Information Advisory Center of Azerbaijan and Genetic Resources Institute of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences.

31st Session of the Committee for the Coordination of Statistical Activities (CCSA)
Date : 05 March 2018 Venue : New York – USA

The Thirty-First Session of the Committee for the Coordination of Statistical Activities (CCSA) was held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on 5 March 2018. Dr. Atilla KARAMAN, Researcher, and Ms. Nenden Octavarulia SHANTY, Researcher, represented the Centre thereat.

Training Course on ‘Emergency And Disaster Medical Services’
Date : 04-08 March 2018 Venue : Khartoum Sudan

SESRIC organised in collaboration with the Ministry of Health of Turkey and the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) a training course on Emergency and Disaster Medical Services for the benefit of 39 experts divided on two groups from the Ministry of Health of Sudan on 4-8 March 2018 in Khartoum, Sudan.

SESRIC and the Palestinian International Cooperation Agency (PICA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen cooperation during a study visit in Turkey
Date : 26-27 February 2018 Venue : Ankara Turkey

A delegation from the Palestinian International Cooperation Agency (PICA), an agency operating under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Palestine, attended a study visit in Ankara, Turkey, between 26-27 February 2018. The visit was organised by SESRIC and aimed at exploring the potential for better coordination and cooperation between SESRIC and PICA as well as to forge the partnership with Turkish institutions to better address and respond to challenges of developments in Palestine.

4th Session of the Islamic Conference of Labor Ministers
Date : 21-22 February 2018 Venue : Jeddah Saudi Arabia

The 4th Session of The Islamic Conference of Labor Ministers was held with the participation of ministers and senior ministry officials from 56 countries of the OIC in the city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

SESRIC launched State of Children Report during the 5th Islamic Conference of Ministers in charge of Childhood in Morocco
Date : 21-22 February 2018 Venue : Rabat Morocco

SESRIC launched the State of Children in OIC Countries report during the 5th Islamic Conference of Ministers in Charge of Childhood, held in Rabat, Morocco on 21-22 February 2018, under the theme: “Towards a Safe Childhood”.

SESRIC launched the OIC Labour Market Report 2017 at the Fourth Islamic Conference of Labour Ministers (ICLM) in Jeddah
Date : 21-22 February 2018 Venue : Jeddah Saudi Arabia

SESRIC launched the OIC Labour Market Report 2017 during the 4th Islamic Conference of Labour Ministers, which was held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia during 21-22 February 2018.  The main highlights of the report were presented by HE Amb. Musa Kulaklıkaya, Director General of SESRIC, during the conference.

SESRIC project on “Improving Tourism Ecosystem in OIC Countries” to be funded by COMCEC
Date : 19 February 2018 Venue : Ankara Turkey

SESRIC project on “Improving Islamic Tourism Ecosystem in OIC Member Countries: Destination and Industry Development” has been selected for funding by The Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (COMCEC), within the 2018 Implementation Period of COMCEC Project Funding.

Workshop on “Rapidly Changing Technologies and Legislative Alignment”
Date : 19-20 February 2018 Venue : Cotonou Benin

SESRIC and the OIC Broadcasting Regulatory Authorities Forum organised a joint workshop on “Rapidly Changing Technologies and Legislative Alignment” on the sideline of the 6th Annual Meeting of the OIC Broadcasting Regulatory Authorities Forum (IBRAF), which took place on 19-20 February 2018, in the city of Cotonou, Benin.

SESRIC and IDB organised a Workshop to introduce the “Engage Platform” and “Transform Fund”
Date : 13 February 2018 Venue : Ankara Turkey

SESRIC and Islamic Development Bank Group Regional Hub in Turkey jointly organized a workshop to introduce the recently launched “Engage Platform” and “Transform Fund” on 13 February 2018 at SESRIC Headquarters in Ankara, Turkey. The workshop was attended by the Embassies of the OIC member states, international agencies, and UN Agencies working in Turkey.

Statistics Course on 'Data Analysis' in Oman
Date : 13-15 February 2018 Venue : Muscat Oman

In accordance with its 2018 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised the Statistics Course on 'Data Analysis' at National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI) of the Sultanate of Oman on 13-15 February 2018.

Study Visit on ‘Education Statistics’ to Indonesia
Date : 13-14 February 2018 Venue : Jakarta Indonesia

In accordance with its 2017 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised the Study Visit on ‘Education Statistics’ to Indonesia for the benefit of the General Authority for Statistics (GASTAT) on 13-14 February 2018. The study visit was hosted by the BPS-Statistics Indonesia.

Study Visit on ‘Metadata’ to Turkey
Date : 07-08 February 2018 Venue : Ankara Turkey

In accordance with its 2018 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised the Study Visit on ‘Metadata’ to Turkey for the benefit of the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI) of Sultanate of Oman on 7-8 February 2018. The study visit was hosted by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) of Republic of Turkey.

SESRIC signed an MoU with the General Directorate of Higher Education Credit and Hostels Institution
Date : 06 February 2018 Venue : Ankara Turkey

SESRIC signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the General Directorate of Higher Education Credit and Hostels Institution (KYK) in Turkey to enhance the cooperation in matters of common interest and to strengthen the social and cultural interaction among international students from OIC Member Countries studying in Turkey. 

Statistics Course on ‘Labour Statistics’ in Mauritania
Date : 06-08 February 2018 Venue : Nouakchott Mauritania

In accordance with its 2018 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised the Statistics Course on ‘Labour Statistics’ at National Statistical Office (ONS) of Islamic Republic Mauritania on 6-8 February 2018.

Workshop on Sound Institutional Environment, Cooperation, Dialogue and Partnerships for the Production and Utilization of SDG Indicators
Date : 06-08 February 2018 Venue : Tunis Tunisia

The Workshop on Sound Institutional Environment, Cooperation, Dialogue and Partnerships for the Production and Utilization of SDG Indicators organised by the United Nations Economic and Social Council for Western Asia (UNESCWA) in collaboration with the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and hosted by Statistics Tunisia on 6-8 February 2018 in Tunis, Tunisa. Dr. Atilla KARAMAN, Researcher, represented the SESRIC thereat.

SESRIC and Turkish Red Crescent sign Memorandum of Understanding to enhance the capacity of humanitarian organisations and alleviate poverty
Date : 05 February 2018 Venue : Ankara Turkey

SESRIC, a subsidiary organ of the OIC, and the Turkish Red Crescent Society, the largest humanitarian organisation in Turkey and a member of the International Red Cross, announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance the capacity of the humanitarian organisations and to alleviate poverty in the OIC countries through joint initiatives and development projects.

SESRIC Launched the International Tourism in the OIC Countries: Prospects and Challenges 2017 during the 10th Session of Islamic Conference of Tourism Ministers
Date : 05-07 February 2018 Venue : Dhaka Bangladesh

SESRIC launched the “International Tourism in the OIC Countries: Prospects and Challenges 2017” report during the 10th Session of Islamic Conference of Tourism Ministers (ICTM), held on 5-7 February 2018, in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Statistics Course on ‘Energy Statistics’ in Azerbaijan
Date : 05-07 February 2018 Venue : Baku Azerbaijan

In accordance with its 2018 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised the Statistics Course on ‘Energy Statistics’ at State Statistical Committee (SSC) of the Republic of Azerbaijan on 5-7 February 2018.

Study Visit on ‘Population and Migration Statistics’ to Malaysia
Date : 29-30 January 2018 Venue : Putrajaya Malaysia

In accordance with its 2017 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised the Study Visit on ‘Population and Migration Statistics’ to Malaysia for the benefit of the General Authority for Statistics (GASTAT) of Saudi Arabia on 29-30 January 2018. The study visit was hosted by the Department of Statistics (DOS) Malaysia with the participation of senior officials of GASTAT of Saudi Arabia.

Statistics Course on 'Data Analysis' in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Date : 28-30 January 2018 Venue : Riyadh Saudi Arabia

In accordance with its 2018 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised the Statistics Course on 'Data Analysis' at General Authority for Statistics (GASTAT) of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on 28-30 January 2018.

Training for OIC Intern mentors
Date : 24 January 2018 Venue : Istanbul Turkey

Within the framework of the OIC International Internship Program (OIC Intern), a training course was provided for the first group of mentors, who are young professional volunteers willing to share their working and business experience with student interns.

Third Meeting of the TOSSD Task Force
Date : 24-25 January 2018 Venue : Ottawa-Canada

The Third Meeting of the Total Official Support for Sustainable Development (TOSSD) Task Force was organized by the Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in collaboration with the Global Affairs Canada on 24-25 January 2018 in Ottawa, Canada. SESRIC was represented thereat by Dr. Atilla KARAMAN, Researcher.

Study Visit on ‘Labour Statistics’ to Brunei Darussalam
Date : 23-24 January 2018 Venue : Bandar Seri Begawan Brunei

In accordance with its 2017 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised the Study Visit on ‘Labour Statistics’ to Brunei Darussalam for the benefit of the General Authority for Statistics (GASTAT) on 23-24 January 2018. The study visit was hosted by the Department of Economic Planning and Development (JPKE) of Brunei Darussalam with the participation of senior officials of GASTAT of Saudi Arabia.

13th Session of the Parliamentary Union of the OIC Member States (PUIC) Conference
Date : 16-18 January 2018 Venue : Tehran Iran

SESRIC attended the 13th Session of the Parliamentary Union of the OIC Member States (PUIC) Conference which was held on 13-17 January 2018 in Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran. The PUIC conference provides a framework for comprehensive and fruitful cooperation and coordination among the parliaments of the OIC countries by exchanging parliamentary experience, discussing economic, cultural, social and political issues of interest to the OIC countries, and addressing grave challenges and attempts to impose cultural, political and economic domination, and adopting appropriate recommendations and decisions on such issue. 

SESRIC signed MoU with ICRIC
Date : 16 January 2018 Venue : Tehran Iran

SESRIC has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Islamic Chamber Research and Information Centre (ICRIC) on 16 January 2018 in Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran to reinforce their collaborative efforts and commitments towards organizing joint research, training and consultation for the development of OIC Member Countries.

SESRIC and ECO signed MoU to Strengthen Cooperation
Date : 16 January 2018 Venue : Tehran Iran

SESRIC and Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) signed a Memorandum of Understating (MoU) aiming to boost cooperation between the two institutions on 16 January 2018 in Tehran in the fields of training, data collection and analysis, development and the dissemination of knowledge.

Technical Mission on ‘Labour Statistics’ to Sudan
Date : 14-16 January 2018 Venue : Khartoum Sudan

In accordance with its 2017 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised the Technical Mission on ‘Labour Statistics’ to Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) of Republic of the Sudan on 14-16 January 2018. 

Training Course on Islamic Microfinance
Date : 08-09 January 2018 Venue : Ramallah Palestine

SESRIC organized in collaboration with the Representative Office of OIC in the State of Palestine and Al Huda Center of Islamic Banking and Economics a training course on “Islamic Microfiance” on 8-9 January 2018 in Ramallah, Palestine.