Chaired by the President of the Republic of Turkey and powered by 57 members and 5 observer members, the 32nd Ministerial Session of the COMCEC was held at Istanbul Congress Center from November 21 to 24, 2016.

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The Short-List of the project proposals submitted under the Fourth Call for Project Proposals of COMCEC Project Funding has been announced. Please click here for the short-list. Regarding the next steps, COMCEC Coordination Office will contact with focal points whose projects are short-listed in a few days.



The 8th Meeting of the COMCEC Poverty Alleviation Working Group was held on November 3rd, 2016 in Crowne Plaza Hotel Ankara, Turkey with the theme of “Forced Migration in the OIC Member Countries: Policy Framework Adopted by Host Countries”

The Meeting was attended by the representatives of 13 Member States, which have notified their focal points for the Poverty Alleviation Working Group namely, Albania, Algeria, Cameroon, Gabon, the Gambia, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Pakistan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Uganda. Representatives of COMCEC Coordination Office, SESRIC, UNHCR, KIZILAY (Turkish Red Crescent), IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation and Turkiye Diyanet Foundation have also attended the Meeting.

The Representatives of the Member States have shared their experiences, successes and challenges regarding forced migration during the Meeting. The Meeting has considered the Studies titled “Forced Migration in the OIC Member Countries: Policy Framework Adopted by Host Countries” commissioned by the COMCEC Coordination Office and the “COMCEC Poverty Outlook 2016: Human Development in OIC” prepared by the COMCEC Coordination Office.

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