Second Meeting of the OIC Statistical Working Group (OIC_SWG)
Date: 15-16 June 2009
Venue: Ankara - Türkiye

The Second Meeting of the OIC SWG was held on 15-16 June 2009 at the Headquarters of the SESRIC in Ankara, Turkey. OIC General Secretariat, SESRIC, IDB, ICDT, COMCEC and delegates from the NSOs of Egypt, Jordan, Palestine and Turkey participated in the Meeting. ICCI could not attend the meeting but sent its views and progress report to SESRIC.

The Meeting started with the opening statements of the Director General of the SESRIC, Dr. Savas Alpay and the Chief of the Statistics Division, Dr. Abdullateef Bello. Then, the participants of the Meeting acknowledged the progress made by members in implementing the various activities assigned to them from the First Meeting of the OIC SWG and assigned new tasks to the participating OIC institutions. Representatives of the NSOs stated their views regarding the activities of OIC_SWG. Finally, the participants of the Meeting decided to organize the Meeting of NSOs of the OIC Member Countries in the first quarter of 2010 in Istanbul, Turkey. They agreed that both SESRIC and IDB should jointly organize the Meeting.

Proceedings of the 2nd Meeting of the Statistical Working Group (SWG-2)