The 20th Meeting of the COMCEC Poverty Alleviation Working Group (PAWG) was held on May 10th, 2023, in a virtual-only format with the theme of “Effective Vocational Education and Training Strategies to Reduce Youth Unemployment in the OIC Member Countries”.

The representatives of 13 Member States, which have notified their focal points for the Poverty Alleviation Working Group, attended the Meeting. The meeting was further attended by the International Labour Organization (ILO) Office for Türkiye, Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), The Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) and COMCEC Coordination Office (CCO).

The Representatives of the Member States and International Institutions have shared their experiences to understand how vocational education and training programs can help reduce youth unemployment effectively. Participants also listened to the presentations of the first draft report prepared specifically on the theme of the Meeting.

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