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Health in Africa Congress
Date : 20-21 July 2017 Venue : Istanbul Turkey

Health in Africa Congress was organised by the Federation of Islamic Medical Associations (FIMA) in collaboration with the Turkish Ministry of Health, Hayat Foundation, and Istanbul Medeniyet University on 20-21 July in Istanbul, Turkey.

International Conference on the Question of Jerusalem
Date : 20-21 July 2017 Venue : Baku Azerbaijan

The International Conference on the Question of Jerusalem was convened under the auspices of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, in cooperation with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Baku, Azerbaijan on July 20-21 July 2017. The conference brought together representatives of various international organizations, civil society organization and diplomatic corps accredited in Azerbaijan.

Training Course on ‘Gender Statistics’ in Benin
Date : 18-20 July 2017 Venue : Cotonou Benin

In accordance with its 2017 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised the Training Course on ‘Gender Statistics’ at National Institute of Statistics and Economic Analysis (INSAE) of Republic of Benin on 18 – 20 July 2017.

Training Course on ‘Price Statistics’ in Brunei Darussalam
Date : 18-20 July 2017 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 Training Course on ‘Price Statistics’ at the Department of Economic Planning and Development (JPKE) of Brunei Darussalam on 18-20 July 2017.

Study Visit on ‘Banking, Insurance, and Financial Statistics’ in Turkey
Date : 17-19 July 2017 Venue : Ankara Turkey

In accordance with its 2017 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised the Study Visit on ‘Banking, Insurance, and Financial Statistics’ for the benefit of BPS-Statistics Indonesia on 17 – 19 July 2017. The Study Visit was hosted by the Turkish Statistical Institute.

Study Visit on ‘Price Statistics’ in Jordan
Date : 17-19 July 2017 Venue : Amman Jordan

In accordance with its 2017 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised the Study Visit on ‘Price Statistics’ for the benefit of Central Statistical Organization (CSO) of Republic of Iraq on 17 – 19 July 2017. The Study Visit was hosted by the Department of Statistics (DoS) of Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

The Fourth International Congress on Islamic Economics and Finance
Date : 15-16 July 2017 Venue : Istanbul Turkey

The Fourth International Congress on Islamic Economics and Finance was held on 15-16 July 2017 at Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University, Istanbul, in collaboration with Sakarya University ISEFAM (Research Center for Islamic Economics and Finance); Participation Banks Association of Turkey (TKBB).

Workshop on Development Finance Statistics
Date : 12-13 July 2017 Venue : Ankara Turkey

SESRIC in collaboration with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) organised the Workshop on Development Finance Statistics on 12-13 July 2017 in Ankara, Republic of Turkey.

FAHR of UAE is working on creating a safe and healthy working environment for the employees
Date : 10 July 2017 Venue : Ankara Turkey

The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR) of United Arab Emirates is working to standardize the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) and sharing information for development of guidelines and standards. The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources has been established in the United Arab Emirates as per Federal Decree Law # 11 for the year 2008 regarding Human Resources issued by His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of United Arab Emirates. The Authority is aiming to develop Human Resources in Government Sector based on the modern concepts and International criteria applied in the field of Human Resources Management.

The Fourth International Islamic Economics and Finance Summer School
Date : 10-14 July 2017 Venue : Istanbul Turkey

The Fourth International Islamic Economics and Finance Summer School was organized on 10-14 July 2017 in Istanbul. The programme lasted for five days and covered theoretical lectures and practical activities. Coming from different countries and with strong credentials, the training staff have consisted of expert academicians and professional practitioners who have publications on national and international The programme was attended by participants who have interest in the field of Islamic economics, finance and banking as well as the candidates of economics, political sciences, business and theology background.

Study Visit on ‘Agricultural Censuses’ in Jordan
Date : 10-12 July 2017 Venue : Amman Jordan

In accordance with its 2017 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised the Study Visit on ‘Agricultural Censuses’ for the benefit of the Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries of Republic of Tunisia on 10 – 12 July 2017. The Study Visit was hosted by the Department of Statistics (DoS) of Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

Training Course on ‘Health Statistics’ in Maldives
Date : 09-10 July 2017 Venue : Male Maldives

In accordance with its 2017 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised the Training Course on ‘Health Statistics’ at the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) of Republic of Maldives on 9-10 July 2017.

First Meeting of the TOSSD Task Force
Date : 06 July 2017 Venue : Paris-France

The First 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 OECD Statistics Directorate and with the support of the United Nations (UN) Statistics Division and UN Inter-Agency Task Force on Financing for Development (IATF) on 6 July 2017 at OECD Conference Centre in Paris, France. The Meeting was attended by the National Statistics Offices (NSOs) of Colombia, France, Mexico, Philippines, Senegal, South Africa, and United Kingdom; OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) and non-DAC providers from Canada, Costa Rica, Denmark, European Union (EU), France, Japan, and United States of America (USA); and partner country development policy makers from Bangladesh, Ghana, and Timor Leste. The Centre was represented by HE Amb. Musa KULAKLIKAYA, Director General, and Dr. Atilla KARAMAN, Researcher.

Training Program on the Development and Promotion of Muslim Friendly Tourism in COMCEC Member Countries
Date : 04-07 July 2017 Venue : Ankara Turkey

SESRIC organized a training program on the “Development and Promotion of Muslim Friendly Tourism in COMCEC Member Countries” for 15 member countries with little or no Muslim Friendly Tourism (MFT) applications and/or have weak implementations about the potential and positive impact of MFT.

IASIA-MENAPAR 2017 Joint Conference on Public Administration under Pressure: Towards a Resilient, Responsive, Collaborative and Transformative Public Administration
Date : 03-07 July 2017 Venue : Ramallah Palestine

SESRIC collaborated with the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA), the Middle East and North Africa Public Administration Research (MENAPAR) Network and the General Personnel Council in the organisation of the “IASIA-MENAPAR 2017 Joint Conference on Public Administration under Pressure” on 3-7 July, 2017 in Ramallah, Palestine.

Training Course on ‘Energy Statistics’ in Sudan
Date : 02-04 July 2017 Venue : Khartoum-Sudan

In accordance with its 2017 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised the Training Course on ‘Energy Statistics’ at the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) of Republic of the Sudan on 02-04 July 2017.

8th Dakar International Exhibition of Health and Medicine Equipment
Date : 28 June - 01 July 2017 Venue : Dakar Senegal

Centre International du Commerce Extérieur du Sénégal organized the ‘8th Dakar International Exhibition of Health and Medicine Equipment’ on 28 June to 1 July 2017 at the Exhibition grounds of CICES in Senegal.

SESRIC, the Steering Committee of the Regional Hub of Civil Services in Astana signed MoU to set out the Basis for Cooperation
Date : 16 June 2017 Venue : Astana Kazakhstan

On the sideline of the recently concluded Second Regional Networking Forum for the Arab States, Europe and the CIS on South-South and Triangular Cooperation which took place in Astana, Kazakhstan, SESRIC and the Steering Committee of the Regional Hub of Civil Services in Astana (The Hub) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote closer collaboration between the two institutions. The MoU was signed by H.E. Amb. Musa Kulaklıkaya, Director General of SESRIC and Alikhan Baimenov the Chairman of the Hub.

Second Regional Networking Forum on South-South and Triangular Cooperation
Date : 15 June 2017 Venue : Astana Kazakhstan

The Second Regional Networking Forum for the Arab States, Europe and the CIS on South-South and Triangular Cooperation was jointly organised by SESRIC, UN Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC), Islamic Development Bank (IDB), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and a number of other key regional and global stakeholders on 15 June 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan. The Forum was hosted by the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan with the support from the Regional Hub of Civil Service in Astana and within the framework of the Astana Economic Forum.

Capacity Development Training on South-South & Triangular Cooperation for the Representatives of Technical Cooperation Agencies
Date : 12-14 June 2017 Venue : Astana Kazakhstan

SESRIC in collaboration with United Nation Office for South-South Cooperation, the Islamic Development Bank and United Nations System Staff College organized a capacity building training on the South-South & Triangular Cooperation (SS & TC) on the sidelines of the “Astana Economic Forum” which was held in Astana, Kazakhstan on 12-14 June 2017.

SESRIC and ASBÜ signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote the quality services of the Journal of Economic Cooperation and Development (JECD)
Date : 09 June 2017 Venue : Ankara Turkey

The Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) and the Social Sciences University of Ankara (ASBÜ) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to provide coordination services of the Journal of Economic Cooperation and Development (JECD) on 9 June 2017 at the headquarters of SESRIC.

Subregional Workshop on Data and Statistics for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for High-Level Official Statisticians
Date : 30-31 May 2017 Venue : Baku Azerbaijan

The United Nations Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific (UNSIAP) in collaboration with the State Statistical Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan organised the Subregional Workshop on Data and Statistics for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for High-Level Official Statisticians on 30-31 May 2017 in Baku, Azerbaijan. Dr. Atilla Karaman, Researcher at Statistics and Information Department of SESRIC, represented the Centre thereat.

Scholarship from TODAIE
Date : 29 May 2017 Venue :

Public Administration Institute for Turkey and Middle East (TODAIE) offers full scholarships for public officials. TODAIE conducts International Public Administration Master Programme (APEP) for international students and PhD Programmes in Political Science and Public Administration. The language of instruction for both programmes is English.

Certificate Ceremony for International Trade Unionism and Social Policy Training Programme
Date : 25 May 2017 Venue : Ankara Turkey

The Certificate Ceremony for International Trade Unionism and Social Policy Training Programme was held in Ankara on 25 May 2017. The ceremony was attended by H.E. Amb. Musa Kulaklıkaya, Director General of SESRIC, H.E. Mr. Ali Yalçın, President of MEMURSEN and H.E. Prof. Dr. Onur Ender Aslan, Director General of TODAİE, and certificates were distributed to 25 participants from 25 different confederations in different countries in the area of trade unionism and social policy.

First Meeting of the OIC-VET Working Group on ‘Qualification and Quality Assurance System and Occupational Standards’
Date : 24-25 May 2017 Venue : Ankara Turkey

SESRIC organized the First Meeting of the Working Group on Working Group on Qualification and Quality Assurance System and Occupational Standards was held in Ankara, Turkey on 24-25 May 2017. The objective of the Working Group was to develop the comprehensive multinational TVET strategy action plan for OIC Member Countries.

Training Workshop on ‘Environmental Impact Assessment’
Date : 22-24 May 2017 Venue : Ankara Turkey

SESRIC in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization, Republic of Turkey organized a Training Workshop on “Environmental Impact Assessment” within the framework of the Environment Capacity Building Programme (Environment-CaB) on 22-24 May 2017 in Ankara, Turkey.

International Workshop on ‘Trade Unionism and Social Policy’
Date : 17-18 May 2017 Venue : Ankara Turkey

SESRIC, in collaboration with MEMUR-SEN and TODAİE, organized an international workshop on “Trade Unionism and Social Policy” on 17-18 May 2017 in Ankara, Republic of Turkey.

Training Course on ‘Living Conditions and Poverty Statistics’ in Benin
Date : 16-18 May 2017 Venue : Cotonou Benin

In accordance with its 2017 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised the Training Course on ‘Living Conditions and Poverty Statistics’ at National Institute of Statistics and Economic Analysis (INSAE) of Republic of Benin on 16 – 18 May 2017.

Improving Lives and Wellness in OIC Countries: Prevention, Early Detection & Treatment of Cancer
Date : 16 May 2017 Venue : Jeddah Saudi Arabia

The spread of cancer has become a major public health concern in OIC member countries, which is adversely affecting socio-economic efforts of government and partners. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 60% of the world’s new cancer cases and 70% of all cancer deaths occur in Africa, Asia, Central and South America, regions in which most OIC member countries are located. Unfortunately, many of these countries are not able to provide the level of affordable cancer services required to meet the increasing demand. More than half of the OIC member countries lack the capacities to tackle chronic diseases or address their major underlying causes. To highlight this challenge and in line with the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) mission of fostering comprehensive human development in its MCs, a side event on Improving Lives and Wellness in OIC Countries: Prevention, Early Detection & Treatment of Cancer was held on 16 May 2017, during the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Islamic Development Bank Group.

Training Course on ‘Postal Codes and Addressing System’
Date : 16-18 May 2017 Venue : Ramallah Palestine

SESRIC organized a Training Course on “Postal Codes and Addressing System” within the framework of the OIC Postal Services Capacity Building Programme (OIC-PSCaB) on 16-18 May 2017 in Ramallah, Palestine. The course was provided by 2 experts from PTT, Turkey, Mr. Yakup Kadri KAYA, and Mr. Ali MANAS. The target group of this training course was experts from General Administration of Post, Palestine.

SESRIC Announced a Joint Publication with the UNDP
Date : 15 May 2017 Venue : Jeddah Saudi Arabia

On the sidelines of the ongoing 42nd IDB Annual Meeting in Jeddah, SESRIC and UNDP Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development (IICPSD), announced their joint publication tittle “Engaging the Private Sector in Skills Development: a Best Practices Guideline and Toolkit” which is designed to guide governments, local authorities, training providers, civil society actors, industry and other key stakeholders in formulating advice on effective partnerships with companies, industry chambers, and other business support organizations, to improve the results of skills education and training. The manual and toolkit outline strategies of how the private sector can contribute to active labour market measures to complement effort of addressing the lack of relevant skills for disadvantaged youth, women and other marginalized groups.

Training Course on ‘Cotton Varieties and Efficient Cultivation Technologies’
Date : 15-19 May 2017 Venue : Baku Azerbaijan

SESRIC organised a training course on ‘Cotton Varieties and Efficient Cultivation Technologies’ within the framework of Capacity Building Project on Development of Cotton Sector in OIC Member Countries in Baku, Azerbaijan on 15- 19 May 2017. The course was provided by 3 experts from Nazilli Cotton Research Institute of Turkey Ms. Şerife Balcı, Ms. Özlem Yıldırancan and Ms. Nazife Özkan. The target group of this training course were experts from Agrarian Science Consultation and Information Center,Ganca Cotton Research Institute,Genetic Resources Institute of ANAS,State Sort Testing Commission.

Seminar: Modeling the Youth Economic Empowerment in Palestine
Date : 15 May 2017 Venue : Jeddah Saudi Arabia

SESRIC participated in a seminar, themed Modeling the Youth Economic Empowerment in Palestine, which took place on 15 May 2017 in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and was attended by Officials from IDBG Member countries, development partners, donor agencies, private actors and NGOs.

Training Workshop on ‘Ensuring Effective Regulations of Islamic Banks’
Date : 15-19 May 2017 Venue : Kuala Lampur Malaysia

SESRIC in collaboration with the Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), Central Bank of Malaysia, organized a Training Workshop on “Ensuring Effective Regulations of Islamic Banks” within the framework of the Capacity Building Programme for Central Banks (CB-CaB) on 15-19 May 2017, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

‘Improving Occupational Health and Safety in Mauritania- Support for Legislation Development: Study Visit to Mauritania’
Date : 14-19 May 2017 Venue : Nouakchott Mauritania

As part of continued efforts to realize the objectives of the “Improving Occupational Health and Safety in Mauritania” project, The Centre in collaboration with the General Directorate of Occupational Health and Safety (DGOHS) operating under the Ministry of Labour and Social Security of the Republic of Turkey (MoLSS) organized a study visit to The National Occupational Health Office (ONMT) in Nouakchott, Mauritania on 14-19 May 2017.

HE Amb. Musa Kulaklıkaya, Director General of SESRIC attended the Opening Ceremony of the Fourth Islamic Solidarity Games in Baku
Date : 12-22 May 2017 Venue : Baku Azerbaijan

HE Amb. Musa Kulaklıkaya, Director General of SESRIC, was among thousands of dignitaries, well-wishers, athletes and sport enthusiasts that attended the Opening Ceremony of the Fourth Islamic Solidarıty games on 12 May 2017 at Baku Olympic Stadium in Azerbaijan. The official opening was done by Azerbaijan President H.E. Mr. Ilham Aliyev with a spectacular display of fireworks and cultural performances.

HE Amb. Musa KULAKLIKAYA Visited AzStat
Date : 11 May 2017 Venue : Baku Azerbaijan

HE Amb. Musa Kulaklıkaya, Director General of SESRIC, paid a courtesy visit to Mr. Tahir Yagub Budagov, Chairman of the State Statistical Committee (SSC) of the Republic of Azerbaijan on 11 May 2017 in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Executive International Model OIC Summit
Date : 09-12 May 2017 Venue : Baku Azerbaijan

Islamic Conference Youth Forum for Dialogue and Cooperation (ICYF-DC), in collaboration with OIC General Secretariat and the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan, organized the Executive Model OIC Summit 2017 on 9-12 May in Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan under the theme “Solidarity in Action”.

International Forum on Al-Quds Waqfs
Date : 08-09 May 2017 Venue : Istanbul Turkey

The International Forum on al-Quds Waqf organizes the International Forum on the Role of Waqfs in Economic Development of the Holy City of Al-Quds and its Surrounding, under the auspices of His Excellency Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of Republic of Turkey.

5th Meeting of OIC/COMCEC Private Sector Tourism Forum
Date : 04 May 2017 Venue : Istanbul Turkey

SESRIC will participate to the 5th Meeting of OIC/COMCEC Private Sector Tourism Forum with the theme of "Crisis Communication and Management in Tourism: Recent Challenges and Solutions in OIC Countries" which will be organized by The Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism in collaboration with the Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (COMCEC) and  the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on 4th of May, 2017 in Istanbul, Turkey.

Training Course on ‘Integrated Pest Management and Crop Management’
Date : 03-05 May 2017 Venue : Kampala Uganda

SESRIC organized a training course on “Integrated Pest Management and Crop Management” within the framework of the OIC Cotton Training Program (OIC-CTP) on 3-5 May 2017 in Kampala, Uganda. The course was provided by Prof. Dr. Tayyab Husanain and Prof. Dr. Idrees Ahmad Nasir, from Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology, University of the Punjab, Pakistan. The target groups of this training course were experts from the Cotton Development Organization, the National Agricultural Research Organization and Operation Wealth Creation in Kampala.

Training Course on “Agricultural Censuses” in Tunisia
Date : 02-04 May 2017 Venue : Tunis Tunisia

In accordance with its 2017 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised the Training Course on ‘Agricultural Censuses’ at the Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resource and Fisheries of Republic of Tunisia on 2-4 May 2017.

Training Course on ‘Education Statistics’ in Chad
Date : 02-04 May 2017 Venue : N'Djamena Chad

In accordance with its 2017 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised the Training Course on ‘Education Statistics’ at Educational Center of Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) in Republic of Chad on 2 – 4 May 2017.

Training on ‘Effective Leadership and Management of Development Organizations’
Date : 02-05 May 2017 Venue : Islamabad Pakistan

SESRIC in collaboration with The NGO World Foundation and the Institute of NGO Leadership and Management organized a training on “Effective Leadership and Management of Development Organizations” which was held on 02-05 May 2017 in Islamabad, Pakistan.

‘The Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI) Public Hearing’
Date : 27 April 2017 Venue : Istanbul Turkey

Public Hearing was held on 27 April 2017 by Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions - AAOIFI) for introduction and development standards (External Shari'ah Audit and Central Shari'ah Board), which are of great importance for the Islamic Finance Industry.

Study Visit on ‘Environment Statistics’ to Jordan
Date : 24-26 April 2017 Venue : Amman Jordan

In accordance with its 2017 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised the Study Visit on ‘Environment Statistics’ for the benefit of Department of Statistics (HCP) of Kingdom of Morocco on 24-26 April 2017. The Study Visit was hosted by the Department of Statistics (DoS) of Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

Workshop on ‘Key Infrastructure Development for Rural Growth for OIC Countries’
Date : 24-26 April 2017 Venue : Istanbul Turkey

SESRIC participated in the Workshop on Key Infrastructure Development for Rural Growth for OIC Countries, organized by Islamic Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (ICCIA), in collaboration with the Perez-Guerrero Trust Fund for South-South Cooperation (PGTF), Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) and the Union Chamber and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) on 24-26 April 2017, in Istanbul, Turkey.

Training Course on ‘Agriculture Statistics’ in Algeria
Date : 18-20 April 2017 Venue : Algiers Algeria

In accordance with its 2017 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised the Training Course on ‘Agriculture Statistics’ at National Statistics Office (ONS) of People's Democratic Republic of Algeria on 18-20 April 2017.

Workshop on the ‘Impact of Brexit on the Economies of the OIC Member States’
Date : 18-19 April 2017 Venue : Dubai United Arab Emirates

SESRIC, in collaboration with ICDT and IDB, will be organizing a workshop looking at the potential impacts Brexit will have on the economies of OIC Member Countries. The people of the United Kingdom on 23rd June 2016 voted narrowly to leave the European Union (EU). The decision which is now dubbed Brexit is seen as one of the biggest political seismic swift in recent times. Since its founding after the Second World War, no member country has quit the EU which is the largest single market in the world. And as the second largest economy in Europe, The UK is one of the most important members of the EU. The British Prime Minister, Therese May, has recently triggered Article 50 of the EU Treaty, beginning a two year divorce process. Although it is unclear what sort of a deal the UK will get from the EU after it leaves the grouping, the implications of this political move will no doubt be felt around the globe including in the OIC member Countries.

General Guidelines on Occupational Safety and Health
Date : 12 April 2017 Venue : Istanbul Turkey

The Resolution of the Standardization Department regarding the adoption of the new OIC/SMIIC Standard on “General Guidelines on Occupational Safety and Health” has been recently announced by the Standards and Metrology Institute for Islamic Countries (SMIIC).

A delegation of representatives from 25 OIC countries visited SESRIC
Date : 07 April 2017 Venue : Ankara Turkey

A delegation of representatives from 25 OIC countries visited SESRIC on 7 April 2017. The visit was part of the Training Programme on International Trade Unionism and Social Policy organized by the Center in collaboration with MEMUR-SEN and TODAİE.

Workshop on the Implementation of the SDG Indicator Framework in the ESCWA Region
Date : 05-06 April 2017 Venue : Beirut Lebanon

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) in collaboration with the United Nations Statistical Division (UNSD) organised the Workshop on the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Indicator Framework on 5-6 April 2017 in Beirut, Republic of Lebanon with the participation of 13 ESCWA member countries including Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mauritania, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, and Yemen and regional and international agencies including GCCStat, ILO, SESRIC, UNDP, UNEP, UNESCO, UNFPA, UN HABITAT, UNICEF, UN Resident Coordinator’s Office, UN Women, and WHO. Dr. Atilla Karaman, Researcher at Statistics and Information Department of SESRIC, represented the Centre thereat.

12th Session of ESCWA Statistical Committee
Date : 04-05 April 2017 Venue : Beirut Lebanon

Organised by the ESCWA Statistics Division, the 12th Session of ESCWA Statistical Committee was held on 4-5 April 2017 in Beirut, Lebanon with the participation of 13 ESCWA member countries including Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mauritania, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, and Yemen and regional and international agencies including GCCStat, ILO, SESRIC, UNDP, UNEP, UNESCO, UNFPA, UN HABITAT, UNICEF, UN Resident Coordinator’s Office, UNSD, UN Women, and WHO. Dr. Atilla Karaman, Researcher at Statistics and Information Department, represented the Centre thereat.

Trade Unionism and Social Policy Certificate Programme opens
Date : 03 April 2017 Venue : Ankara Turkey

SESRIC in collaboration with MEMURSEN and TODAİE have on Monday, 3rd of April, kick-stated an “International Trade Unionism and Social Policy Certificate Programme” for twenty-five foreign relations officers from 25 different confederations in different countries in the area of trade unionism and social policy. The opening ceremony took place at the TODAİE office in Ankara.

The Vocational Qualifications Authority of Turkey shares his experience about occupational standards
Date : 31 March 2017 Venue : Ankara Turkey

The Vocational Qualifications Authority of Turkey shares its 116 national occupational standards, out of 416, with OIC member countries.

SESRIC signed MoU with TODAIE
Date : 30 March 2017 Venue : Ankara Turkey

SESRIC and Public Administration Institute for Turkey and Middle East (TODAIE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding, signaling a commitment by both institutions to enhanced co-operation. The MoU which tied together the two institutions in formal collaboration is aimed at mutual cooperation in the field of research, statistics, capacity building, publications and other relevant areas.

Experience Sharing with the OIC Labour Centre
Date : 29-30 March 2017 Venue : Ankara Turkey

SESRIC hosted a delegation from the OIC Labour Centre in Azerbaijan at its headquarters in Ankara. The delegation consisted of Vugar Hasanov, President of Scientific Research and Training Centre, Durdana Mirzayeva, Head of Department of Law, Mr. Farid Garayev, International Relations Specialist and Aynur Qadimaliyeva, State Employment Service Expert.

Regional Seminar on Financial Inclusion Strategies in South Asia: Methodology and Perspectives
Date : 28-29 March 2017 Venue : Islamabad Pakistan

SESRIC will participate in a regional seminar on “Financial Inclusion Strategies in South East Asia: Methodology and Perspectives” to be jointly organized by Association of National Development Finance Institutions in Member Countries of the Islamic Development Bank (ADFIMI) and Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited on 28 – 29 March 2017 in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Project Consultation Meeting on Global Muslims Diaspora
Date : 28 March 2017 Venue : Ankara Turkey

SESRIC hosted a consultation meeting on “The Global Muslim Diaspora Project” (GMD) at its headquarters on 28 March 2017. The meeting was attended by ambassadors of OIC member countries as well as representatives from host countries.

Training Course on ‘Population and Migration Statistics’ in Benin
Date : 28-30 March 2017 Venue : Cotonou Benin

In accordance with its 2017 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised the Training Course on ‘Population and Migration Statistics’ at National Institute of Statistics and Economic Analysis (INSAE) of Republic of Benin on 28 March – 30 March 2017.

SESRIC awarded grant by COMCEC
Date : 27 March 2017 Venue : Ankara Turkey

SESRIC is among a handful of institutions and government ministries that have been awarded grant by The Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (COMCEC) Coordination Office to implement a training project on the “Development and Promotion of Muslim Friendly Tourism (MFT)”. The project is targeting countries that have little or no development in the area of Islamic tourism.

Training Workshop on ‘Trade in Services’ for OIC Member States
Date : 22-24 March 2017 Venue : Casablanca Morocco

As part of its efforts in capacity building of member states in trade, SESRIC organized in collaboration with Ministry in charge of Foreign Trade of the Kingdom of Morocco, Islamic Centre for Development of Trade (ICDT) and the International Trade Centre (ITC) a training workshop on “Trade in Services” for OIC Member States in Casablanca, Kingdom of Morocco on 22-24 March 2017. In addition, World Trade Organization (WTO) and United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) were also partners of the event.

Training Course on ‘Environment Statistics’ in Qatar
Date : 20-22 March 2017 Venue : Doha Qatar

In accordance with its 2017 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised the Training Course on ‘Environment Statistics’ at Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics (MDPS) of State of Qatar on 20-22 March 2017.

First GCC Statistical Forum
Date : 20-22 March 2017 Venue : Riyadh Saudi Arabia

The First GCC Statistical Forum was held on 20-22 March 2017 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The Saudi Government General Authority for Statistics (GASTAT) and the Statistical Centre of the GCC Countries (GCC-Stat) co-organized the Forum under the theme of “Enhancing Statistical Partnerships to Support Economic Policies and Sustainable Development in the GCC Region”. The Session was attended by representatives of national and international agencies. H.E. Amb. Musa KULAKLIKAYA, Director General of SESRIC, was chairman of the session titled "Strategic Drivers in National Statistical Systems" at the Forum.

5th Congress on the Mother and Child Nutrition in the First 1000 Days
Date : 19-22 March 2017 Venue : Ankara Turkey

Within the framework of the thematic area 3 on Maternal, New-born and Child Health and Nutrition of the OIC Strategic Health Programme of Action 2014-2023 (OIC-SHPA); SESRIC collaborated with the Yükseliş Economic and Strategic Research Foundation (YİSAV) and the Ministry of Health of Turkey (MoH) for the organisation of the “5th Congress on the Mother and Child Nutrition in the First 1000 Days” on 19-22 March 2017 in Ankara, Turkey.

MoU signed with the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock of Turkey
Date : 17 March 2017 Venue : Ankara Turkey

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on 17 March with the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock (MFAL) to enhance cooperation among OIC Member Countries (OIC MCs) in the field of food, agriculture and livestock by means of establishing joint programmes and initiatives.

Training Course on ‘Environmental Sensitivity Mapping in Suriname’
Date : 15-17 March 2017 Venue : Paramaribo Suriname

SESRIC organised a Training Course on “Environmental Sensitivity Mapping in Suriname” within the framework of the Environment Capacity Building Programme (Environment-CaB) on 15-17 March 2017 in Paramaribo, Suriname. The training course mainly focused on the following topics:

Training Course on ‘Community Outreach through Social Media for National Statistics Offices’ in Gabon
Date : 13-14 March 2017 Venue : Libreville Gabon

In accordance with its 2017 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised the Training Course on ‘Community Outreach through Social Media for National Statistics Offices’ at General Directorate of Statistics and Economic Studies (DGSEE) of Gabonese Republic on 13–14 March 2017.

Meeting with the Delegates of National Statistical Offices of OIC Member Countries
Date : 08 March 2017 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 2017 in Conference Room A of the UN Conference Building as a side event meeting of the 48th Session of the United Nations Statistical Commission in New York, USA. H.E. Amb. Musa KULAKLIKAYA, Director General, and Dr. Atilla KARAMAN, Researcher at the Statistics and Information Department, represented the Centre at the side event. The meeting was attended by a total of 34 participants (26 representatives from 17 OIC Member Countries including Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Cameroon, Egypt, Guyana, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Senegal, and Tunisia together with 6 international and regional agencies including AITRS, GCCStat, IDB, SESRIC, UNESCWA, and UNSD).

Mauritanian delegation visited SESRIC
Date : 06-10 March 2017 Venue : Ankara Turkey

Within the capacity building project on “Improving Occupational Health and Safety in Mauritania-Support for Legislation Development” SESRIC received a delegation from the National Occupational Health Office (ONMT) in Mauritania, as part of a study visit to the General Directorate of Occupational Health and Safety (DGOHS) of the Republic of Turkey during the period 06-10 March 2017.

Strengthening Coordination and Capacity Building on Preparedness and Response for Health Emergencies in OIC Member States: Sudan Study visit
Date : 06-08 March 2017 Venue : Ankara-Izmir Turkey

Under Thematic Area 5 on Emergency Health Response and Interventions of the Strategic Health Programme of Action (SHPA), SESRIC organised in collaboration with the Ministry of Health of Turkey a study visit of 5 delegates from the Ministry of Health of Sudan on 6-8 March 2017 in the cities of Ankara and Izmir, Turkey.

Training Course on ‘Labour Cost Statistics’ in Indonesia
Date : 06-07 March 2017 Venue : Jakarta Indonesia

In accordance with its 2017 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised the Training Course on ‘Labour Cost Statistics’ at BPS-Statistics Indonesia on 6 – 7 March 2017.

SESRIC signed MoU with Anadolu Agency (AA)
Date : 03 March 2017 Venue : Ankara Turkey

SESRIC signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Anadolu Agency (AA) to initiate and facilitate cooperation and collaboration between both institutions in matters of common interests.

SESRIC Participated in the Conference on Soundness Indicators for Conventional and Islamic Finance
Date : 01-02 March 2017 Venue : Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

The Statistical, Economic, Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Cooperation (SESRIC) participated in the Conference on Soundness Indicators for Conventional and Islamic Finance jointly organised by the Arab Monetray Fund (AMF), the International Fund (IMF), and the Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) on 1-2 March 2017 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Training Course on ‘Agriculture Statistics’ in Chad
Date : 27 February - 01 March 2017 Venue : N’Djamena Chad

In accordance with its 2017 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised the Training Course on ‘Agriculture Statistics’ at National Institute of Statistics, Economic, and Demographic Studies (INSEED) of Republic of Chad on 27 February – 1 March 2017.

Workshop on Monitoring Food Security in the Context of 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda
Date : 22-23 February 2017 Venue : Ankara Turkey

SESRIC in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) organised the Workshop on Monitoring Food Security in the Context of 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda on 22-23 February 2017 in Ankara, Republic of Turkey. 40 participants from National Statistical Offices (NSOs) of 19 OIC member countries including Afghanistan, Albania, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Gambia, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mozambique, Pakistan, Palestine, Somalia, Tajikistan, Turkey, and Uganda and 7 international organisations Economic Cooperation Organization Regional Coordination Centre for Food Security (ECO-RCC-FS), FAO Statistics Division, FAO Sub-regional Office for Central Asia (FAO-SEC), Islamic Organisation for Food Security (IOFS), UN Resident Coordinator’s Office in Turkey, World Food Programme (WFP) and SESRIC attended the Workshop.

Knowledge and Experience Sharing Workshop on “Media Literacy” in Indonesia
Date : 20-23 February 2017 Venue : Bandung Indonesia

Knowledge and Experience Sharing Workshop on “Media Literacy " was jointly organised by SESRIC and IBRAF with the attendance of participants from national broadcasting regulatory authorities and governmental bodies on the side-line of the 5 th Annual Meeting of OIC Broadcasting Regulatory Forum which was held during 20-23 February 2017.

Training Course on ‘Tourism Satellite Account’ in Suriname
Date : 14-16 February 2017 Venue : Paramaribo Suriname

In accordance with its 2016 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC has organised the Training Course on ‘Tourism Satellite Account’ at Suriname Tourism Foundation of Republic of Suriname on 14-16 February 2017.

Joint Planning Meeting for the Second Regional Networking Forum and Capacity Development Training for Technical Cooperation Agencies
Date : 13-14 February 2017 Venue : Istanbul Turkey

The Joint Planning Meeting for the Regional Networking Forum and Capacity Development Training for Technical Cooperation Agencies was hosted by the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) Istanbul Office on 13-14 February 2017 in Istanbul, Turkey. Together with SESRIC, the meeting was participated by the Astana Regional Hub of Civil Service in Astana (RHCS), Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan (MNE), and the Islamic Development Bank Group (IDB).

OIC Ministerial Conference on the Marriage and Family Institution and the Preservation of its Values in Member Countries
Date : 08-09 February 2017 Venue : Jeddah Saudi Arabia

The First Session of the Ministerial Conference on Strengthening Marriage and Family Institution and Preserving its Values in OIC Member States was held in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on 8-9 February 2017 under the theme “Towards an OIC Approach to Empower the Marriage and Family Institution and the Preservation of its Values”.

Kick-Off Meeting for the SME Development and Empowerment Project
Date : 06-07 February 2017 Venue : Istanbul Turkey

SESRIC hosted the Kick-off Meeting for the SME Development and Empowerment Project under the “BINA INITIATIVE" in collaboration with the Libyan Programme for Reintegration and Development (LPRD) and the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) in Istanbul, Turkey on 6-7 February 2017.

SESRIC and Department of Statistics and Demographic Studies of the Republic of Djibouti signed MoA
Date : 31 January 2017 Venue : Djibouti Djibouti

The Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) and Department of Statistics and Demographic Studies (DISED) of the Republic of Djibouti signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) to facilitate collaboration and cooperation between both institutions within the framework of the project titled “Integration of the ‘Tobacco Questions for Surveys (TQS)’ into the National Surveys in Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Member States”.

Training Course on ‘Agriculture Statistics’ in Benin
Date : 31 January - 03 February 2017 Venue : Cotonou Benin

In accordance with its 2017 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised the Training Course on ‘Agriculture Statistics’ at National Institute of Statistics and Economic Analysis (INSAE) of Republic of Benin on 31 January – 3 February 2017.

Theoritical and Practical training course on ‘Occupational Safety and Health’
Date : 30 January - 02 February 2017 Venue : Kampala Uganda

SESRIC organised a Theoritical and Practical training course on‘Occupational Safety and Health’ within the framework of Occupational Safety and Health Capacity Building (OSHCaB) Programme of OIC Member Countries in Kampala, Uganda on 30 January–02 February, 2017. The course was provided by 2 experts from Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Republic of Turkey . The target group of this training course were experts from Federation of Uganda Employers , National Organisation of Trade Unions (NOTU), Nakawa Vocational Training Institute, College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology, Makerere University, National Social Security Fund (NSSF).

Study Visit and Training Course on ‘Occupational Safety: Risk Assessment’ in Uganda
Date : 30 January - 02 February 2017 Venue : Kampala Uganda

SESRIC has organised a training course on “Occupational Safety” in Kampala, Uganda on 09-12 January 2017. The training course was provided by the OSH experts at the General Directorate of Occupational Health and Safety (DGOHS) under the Ministry of Labour and Social Security of the Republic of Turkey with the attendance of participants from the Occupational Safety Department of the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Republic of Uganda.

Training Course on ‘Gender Statistics’ in Bangladesh
Date : 29-31 January 2017 Venue : Dhaka Bangladesh

In accordance with its 2017 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC has organised the Training Course on ‘Gender Statistics’ at the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) on 29-31 January 2017.

Capacity Development Training for Syrian NGOs in Istanbul
Date : 27-29 January 2017 Venue : Istanbul Turkey

SESRIC, Ilke NGO Academy, Ensar Vaqf, OIC Humanitarian Affairs Department (OIC ICHAD) and Syrian Associations Platform organised a training course on “NGO Management” within the framework of the OIC NGO Capacity Building Programme (OIC NGO-CaB) in Istanbul, Turkey on 27-29 January 2017.

 

SESRIC launched a short film on Syria
Date : 27 January 2017 Venue : Istanbul Turkey

The short film called “Matrix and Milieu” was launched by SESRIC on the sideline of the training course on “NGO Management”, which was organised within the framework of the OIC NGO Capacity Building Programme (OIC NGO-CaB) in Istanbul, Turkey on 27 January 2017. As a product of three months of rigorous work, the film, which was directed by Mr. Enes Ateş, aimed to increase the awareness towards the Syrian refugees who put their lives in danger for crossing the Mediterranean Sea in hope of reaching Europe.

Training Programme on ‘Reforming International Investment Agreements: An Action Plan’
Date : 23-26 January 2017 Venue : Casablanca Morocco

SESRIC organised a training programme on “Reforming International Investment Agreements: An Action Plan” which took place in Casablanca, Morocco on 23-26 January 2017, in collaboration with Islamic Development Bank Group Investment Promotion Technical Assistance Program (ITAP) of the Islamic Corporation for the Insurance of Investment and Export Credit (ICIEC) of Islamic Development Bank Group, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and Moroccan Investment Development Agency.

Training on Emergency Obstetrics and C-Section in War
Date : 17-31 January 2017 Venue : Istanbul-Turkey

Under Thematic Area 3 on Maternal, New-born and Child Health and Nutrition and Thematic Area 5 on Emergency Health Response and Interventions of the Strategic Health Programme of Action (SHPA), SESRIC organised in collaboration with the Ministry of Health of Turkey (MoH) and the Union of Medical Care and Relief Organisations (UOSSM) an on-site training on Emergency Obstetrics and C-Section in War for a period of two weeks on 17-31 January 2017 for the benefit of 2 Syrian doctors and 4 midwives in Istanbul Zeynep Kamil Obstetrics and Genecology Hospital.

Training Course on 'Gender Statistics' in Djibouti
Date : 17-18 January 2017 Venue : Djibouti Djibouti

In accordance with its 2017 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC has organised the Training Course on 'Gender Statistics' at Department of Statistics and Demographic Studies (DISED) of Republic of Djibouti on 17-18 of January 2017.

Training Course on ‘Project Cycle Management (PCM)’
Date : 10-11 January 2017 Venue : Ankara-Turkey Turkey

SESRIC organised the training course on “Project Cycle Management (PCM)”, in collaboration with the Ministry for EU Affairs of the Republic of Turkey at SESRIC Headquarters in Ankara, Turkey on 3 January 2017 and 10-11 January 2017 respectively.

Training Course on ‘Health and Safety Management System and Risk Assessment Methodologies’ in Palestine
Date : 09-13 January 2017 Venue : Ramallah Palestine

SESRIC organised a training course on ‘Health and Safety Management System and Risk Assessment Methodologies’ in collaboration with the Tunisian Occupational Safety and Health Institute (TOSHI), at the Ministry of Labour, State of Palestine in Ramallah, Palestine on 9-13 January 2017. The training course was provided by Mr. Abdelmajid Hidri, Director of Safety Department and Mr. Sassi Mohsen, Safety Expert of TOSHI with the attendance of relevant safety experts from the Ministry of Labour, State of Palestine.

Training Course on 'Banking, Insurance, and Financial Statistics' in Bangladesh
Date : 08-11 January 2017 Venue : Dhaka Bangladesh

In accordance with its 2017 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC has organised the Training Course on ‘Banking, Insurance, and Financial Statistics' at Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) of People's Republic of Bangladesh on 8-11 January 2017.

Training Course on 'International Trade Statistics' in Afghanistan
Date : 08-10 January 2017 Venue : Kabul Afghanistan

In accordance with its 2017 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC has organised the Training Course on 'International Trade Statistics' at Central Statistics Organization (CSO) of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan on 8-10 January 2017.