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) will jointly organise 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 will take place on 28 June 2018 in Istanbul, and will be hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey.
The Forum will focus on how the private sector in the OIC Countries can be successfully integrated into the 2030 Agenda and strategically engaged in development cooperation, in particular through South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SS&TC) mechanisms.
The aim is to benefit from the private sector’s ability, innovative spirit, and efficiency to solve development challenges, while also looking into ways to further enhance the eco-system for the private sector through South-South and Triangular Cooperation.
As a long-standing South-South Cooperation (SSC) contributor in the OIC region, SESRIC signed a MoU with the UNOSSC in 2017 to promote the use of south-south cooperation approaches and modalities in development policies and programmes of OIC countries.
SESRIC gives a great importance to the realisation of the Regional Forum and provides support to increase the participation of OIC countries in the Forum.