SESRIC Activities - Highlights

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.

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.

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).

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.