The 41st Executive Council of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) will kick off tomorrow, March 30, 2021, via videoconference platform. Over two days, the Council will review reports about ICESCO’s activities for 2019-2020 and many key documents, namely the Organization’s enhanced vision, the sectoral projects scheduled for the coming years, the draft ICESCO Chair Regulations, the draft Regulations of the Young Professionals Programme, and the discussion of the Organization’s financial situation.
The opening session of the Executive Council’s features the addresses of Dr. Salim M. AlMalik, ICESCO Director-General (DG), and Dr. Mohammad Khair Abo Qudeis, Minister of Education, Higher Education and Scientific Research of Jordan, President of the Jordan National Commission for Education, Culture and Science, Chair of the current session of the Executive Council. Also speaking at the opening session is Dr. Ali Zidan Abu Zuhri, President of the Palestinian National Commission for Education, Culture and Science, President of the 13th General Conference of ICESCO.
In the session, Member States’ National Commissions will examine several administrative and legal documents that the General Directorate prepared. These documents include the Draft Charter of National Commissions, prepared in consultation with the Member States, and the Report on the Implementation of ICESCO’s Organizational Structure, approved by the 40th Executive Council held in Abu Dhabi at the end of January 2020, as well as relevant development proposals.
The agenda of the session also covers a presentation on the digitalization and updating of the Organization’s working system, a report on the performance and efficiency of ICESCO’s regional offices, delegations and external centers, and development proposals thereon.
At the close of the session, the Council members will discuss the arrangements for the election of the members of the Council’s Bureau and fix the date and venue for the 42nd session.