Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO)



Climate Change, Sustainability and Environment, Water


Iran (Islamic Republic of)


06 - Clean Water and Sanitation, 07 - Affordable and Clean Energy, 13 - Climate Action, 15 - Life on Land

Organization Type

Regional Organization



Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) is an intergovernmental regional organization encompassing countries from Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia, the Middle East and South Asia with more than 460 million inhabitants and over 8 million square kilometers connecting Russia to the Persian Gulf and China to Europe. The overall objective of the Organization is the sustainable economic development of its Member States and the Region as a whole.

In view of the rapid socio-economic, political and scientific developments taking place at the regional and global levels, and taking into account the opportunities and challenges before the Organization, it is envisioned that "ECO will pave the way to a territory of integrated and sustainable economies as well as free trade area achieved by highly educated societies and improved governance through enhanced cooperation".

To materialize the enhanced regional cooperation for economic growth and development in line with this Vision, we are determined to develop and implement strategies in the following areas during the next decade:

  1. Trade

  2. Transport and Connectivity

  3. Energy

  4. Tourism

  5. Economic Growth and Productivity

  6. Social Welfare and Environment

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