The 6th Meeting of the COMCEC Poverty Alleviation Working Group was held on 10-11 September 2015 in Ankara, Turkey with the theme of “Post-2015 Development Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals: Improving Basic Services Delivery in the OIC Member Countries”.

The Meeting was attended by the representatives of 27 Member States namely, Afghanistan, Albania, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, Cameroon, Djibouti, Egypt, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mauritania, Niger, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Turkey, Uganda and Uzbekistan. Representatives of COMCEC Coordination Office, SESRIC, Islamic Development Bank, Society for Community Strengthening and Promotion of Education, Balochistan (SCSPEB) and some other guests have also attended the Meeting.

The Representatives of the Member States have shared their experiences, achievements and challenges on delivery systems of basic services in their respective countries. On the second day of the Meeting the Joint Study reflecting the perspective of OIC on the implementation of the SDGs and Post-2015 Development Agenda has been presented. Furthermore, the Meeting deliberated on the preparations regarding the Exchange of Views Session of the 31st COMCEC Ministerial Meeting and come up with some policy recommendations to be submitted to the 31st COMCEC Session. The Meeting has considered the Studies “Improving Basic Services Delivery for the Poor in the OIC Member Countries” commissioned by the COMCEC Coordination Office and the “COMCEC Poverty Outlook 2015” prepared by the COMCEC Coordination Office.

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