SESRIC hosts expert group meetings on refugee, IDP and stateless person statistics

SESRIC hosts expert group meetings on refugee, IDP and stateless person statistics

Ankara The Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) hosted the Third Global Meeting of the Expert Group on Refugee and Internally Displaced Persons Statistics (EGRIS) at its headquarters in Turkey's capital Ankara on February 12-14.

Some 81 officials from EGRIS members, including representatives of national statistical offices and other relevant governmental bodies from 19 OIC countries, along with experts from 15 non-OIC member states, and 17 different regional and international organizations attended the meeting.

A meeting on Stateless Persons Statistics was also hosted on February 15, as well as the 10th Regional Workshop on the Experiences and Tools under MED-HIMS (Households International Migration Surveys in the Mediterranean countries � a regional program initiated by European Union) took place at SESRIC headquarters on February 14-16.

Source: International Islamic News Agency