Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO)
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Die Organisation für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit (englisch Economic Cooperation Organization, kurz ECO) wurde 1985 von Iran, Pakistan und der Türkei gegründet mit der Grundidee, eine Art Freihandelszone zu schaffen.

Sie ist eine Nachfolgeorganisation der Organisation Regionale Zusammenarbeit für Entwicklung (RCD von Regional Cooperation for Development), die von 1964 bis 1979 bestand. Die ECO hat unterdessen sieben neue Mitglieder aufgenommen: Afghanistan, Aserbaidschan, Kasachstan, Kirgisistan, Tadschikistan, Turkmenistan und Usbekistan.

Die ECO hat ihren Sitz in Teheran (Iran). Ihr derzeitiger Generalsekretär ist Abdullah Gül aus der Türkei.
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Zitat:Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), is an intergovernmental regional organization established in 1985 by Iran, Pakistan and Turkey for the purpose of promoting economic, technical and cultural cooperation among the Member States.

ECO is the successor organization of Regional Cooperation for Development (RCD) which remained in existence since 1964 up to 1979.

In 1992, the Organization was expanded to include seven new members, namely: Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Republic of Azerbaijan, Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Republic of Uzbekistan. The date of the Organization’s expansion to its present strength, 28th November, is being observed as the ECO Day.

The ECO region is full of bright trading prospects. Despite its young age, ECO has developed into a thriving regional organization. Its international stature is growing. Nevertheless, the organization faces daunting challenges with respect to realization of its objectives and goals. Most importantly, the region is lacking in appropriate infrastructure and institutions which the Organization is seeking to develop, on priority basis, to make full use of the available resources in the region.

Over the past 12 years the member states have been collaborating to accelerate the pace of regional development through their common endeavors. Besides shared cultural and historic affinities, they have been able to use the existing infrastructural and business links to further fortify their resolve to transfer their hopes and aspirations into a tangible reality. ECO has embarked on several projects in priority sectors of its cooperation including energy, trade, transportation, agriculture and drug control.

Current Membership: Islamic State of Afghanistan, Azerbaijan Republic, Islamic Republic of Iran, Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Republic of Tajikistan, Republic of Turkey, Turkmenistan and Republic of Uzbekistan

Finance Source: Member contributions.

Language: English.

Key Executive: Secretary General.

Secretariat Staff: International staff of the General Secretariat of ECO includes the Secretary General, 3 deputy secretaries general, 6 directors, 3 assistant directors and other professionals and technical, administrative and support personnel. The total number of staff is over 60.
http://www.ecosecretariat.org/Detail_in ... _ECO_D.htm
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und was ist in den Jahren seit der Gründung geschehen - oder passiert da aktuell gerade was?
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Im Rahmen der ECO versuchen die Mitgliedsstaaten die kulturelle, wirtschaftliche, wissenschaftliche Zusammenarbeit zu koordinieren.

Daraus sind folgende Abteilungen erwachsen:

ECO Shipping Company
ECO Chamber of Commerce and Industry
ECO Reinsurance Company
ECO Trade & Development Bank
ECO Consultancy & Engineering Company
ECO Supreme Audit Institutions
ECO Cultural Institute
ECO Science Foundation
ECO Educational Institute
ECO Drug Control Coordination Unit
ECO Trade promotion Unit
ECO Post

In den 90ern wurden reduzierte Einfuhrzölle bestimmter Güter vereinbart. Seit 2003 bestimmt das ECOTA (ECO Trade Agreement) auf dieser Basis einen umfassenderen Satz gemeinsamer Regeln für den Handel untereinander (gemeinsame Zölle für bestimtme Güter, Art der Güter, Transport, Bezahlungsmodalitäten, Staatliche Hilfen, Dumping/Anti-Dumping Maßnahmen, Schutz des Urheberrechts/Patente, etc...). Das ECOTA wurde bisher nur von einem Teil der Mitglieder (Tadschikistan 2004, Pakistan 2007, Afghanistan 2007, Türkei 2007, Iran 2008) ratifiziert.
Seit 2006 gibt es eine gemeinsame Bank, die "ECO Trade and Development Bank".

Aktuell heute tagt die ECO Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Karachi:
Zitat:Saturday, November 19, 2011
ECO CCI body meetings from today

KARACHI: Economic Cooperation Organisation Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ECO CCI) Executive Committee meetings and other specialised Committee meetings are being held at Karachi from today, November 19 to 21 that will go a long way in promotion of trade and economic relations in the ECO region and open new era of cooperation amongst the member countries.
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http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2011\11\19\story_19-11-2011_pg10_2
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Zitat:Women Entrepreneurs Want Bigger Role in ECO

TEHRAN (FNA)- Women entrepreneurs from the Economic Coordination Organization (ECO) member countries demanded their due representation on the permanent and main body of ECO as women entrepreneurs have the same problems the businessmen face.

This demand came in a Women Entrepreneurs Council Committee Meeting of ECO Chamber of Commerce and Industry at Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) in Pakistan. Mrs. Seyedeh Fatemeh Moghimi from Iran, the Head of this Committee, Secretary General of ECO-CCI Dr. Mohammad Reza Karbasi, and former president of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) Sultan Chawla led the session. Iran, Pakistan, Turkey, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan are the members of ECO.

Central Chairperson, Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Begum Salma Ahmed urged the ECO-CCI Secretariat, based in Iran, that women entrepreneurs should be given representation on the main body of ECO as they are equal in number and were facing all kind of problems the male entrepreneurs did.
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She said the opportunities and potential for women businesses in all ECO member countries must be identified and projected for the benefit of womenfolk. This would help in women empowerment, and bringing prosperity and development in ECO region.
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http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=9007274207
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Diese Veranstaltung ist komplementär zu Treffen der ECO da personell, thematisch verbunden. Daher hier:

Zitat:Sustainable stability in Afghanistan important to Iran: Salehi
Mar 27, 2012 5:45AM GMT

Iran's Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi says Tehran will proceed with efforts to promote stability in Afghanistan as the Islamic Republic attaches special importance to the Afghans’ independence and national sovereignty.

Iran places emphasis on Afghanistan’s independence and national sovereignty and regards the ways to localize security based on enhanced economic cooperation in the region and strengthening national economy as a secure strategy to improve the situation in this country, said Salehi in an address to the fifth Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan (RECCA-V) in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, on Monday.

Tajikistan is hosting the two-day RECCA-V gathering, attended by presidents of Afghanistan's neighboring countries as well as 40 foreign ministers and representatives of 33 international bodies
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http://presstv.com/detail/233339.html
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Zitat:Iran urges ECO to draw up energy charter
TEHRAN, May 30 (MNA) - Iranian Oil Minister Rostam Qasemi has called on the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) to draw up an energy charter which will be used as the base for cooperation in the energy sector.
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He also suggested that those ECO members which hold notable energy resources could create a special energy zone in which they provide investors with special facilities.
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http://www.mehrnews.com/en/newsdetail.a ... ID=1616428
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Zitat:NA to host first PAECO general conference today
By: Our Staff Reporter | February 10, 2013 . 0

ISLAMABAD – The National Assembly of Pakistan will host the first ever General Conference of the Parliamentary Assembly of Economic Cooperation Organisation (PAECO) to be held in Islamabad from today (February 10).The PAECO conference will last for four day (10th to 13th February, 2013).
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The parliamentary forum, which the Speaker National Assembly of Pakistan envisioned, would serve as a milestone towards realizing the potential power of the ECO - the belief for assisting its agenda was a driving force behind the idea. The Speaker addressed the suggestion to the ECO Parliaments including Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

Since these Member countries have a lot in common, besides being geographically close and economically resourceful, the Assembly of the ECO Parliaments, therefore, will enhance the prospects of close parliamentary cooperation through people-to-people contact and coordination among their Parliaments.
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http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-news- ... ence-today
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