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    ICESCO Delegation holds Series of Meetings with UN Officials in Geneva

    22 July 2022

    A delegation from the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO), participated in the 15th session of the coordination meeting between the United Nations (UN) and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), held at the UN Office in Geneva from 18 to 20 July 2022, where it held a series of meetings with high-level officials of the UN Organizations to explore ways of strengthening cooperation between ICESCO and these Organizations.

    During the meetings, ICESCO’s delegation consisted of Ms. Amira El Fadil, Head of Partnerships and International Cooperation Sector, Ms. Rime Jirari, Head of the Department of Organizations and Bodies in the Sector, and Mr. Salem El Habsi, Program Manager at the General Secretariat of National Commissions and Conferences, presented the Organization’s vision and new action strategy aimed at promoting comprehensive and sustainable development in the Islamic world and beyond. They also discussed ICESCO’s wide network of cooperation and the global challenges that require joint action.

    ICESCO’s delegation meetings included a meeting with Mr. Musa Omarou, Deputy Director-General of the International Labor Organization (ILO) for Field Operations and Partnerships, at the Organization’s headquarters in Geneva, in the presence of his advisors, Mr. Giovanni Di Cola, and Mr. Claude Kwaku Akpokavie.

    The Delegation also held other meetings with Mr. Mohamed Khaled El-Khiari, Assistant Secretary-General in the UN Departments of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs and Peace Operations, Ms. Nicole El Khoury, Legal Officer at UN Security Council Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate, Ms. Alice Mungwa, Chief Regional Support Section, Policy, Knowledge Management and Coordination Branch, UN Office of Counter-Terrorism, Ms. Sahar Al-Jobury, Chief of the Representative Office of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) in Cairo, and Ms. Fadia Nahhas, Community Outreach Officer, United Nations Register of Damage Caused by the Construction of the Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

    These meetings included a rich exchange of ideas and proposals for joint action and constituted a basis for strengthening cooperation between ICESCO and these UN Organizations, in various fields, including developing youth skills to keep pace with developments in the labor market and future jobs, vocational training and fighting child labor.

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