This meeting was organized under the auspices of Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC). The president of KRSO and the head of the department of population and labor force from KRSO participated in the meeting. The member countries in this group are: Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cameron, Chad, Colombia, cote d'ivoire , Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Georgia, Germany, Yunnan, yunan, Hungary, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Libya, Lebanon, Malesia, Mali, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Norway, Palestine, , Philippines, Somali, South Africa, Turkey, Uganda, and Ukraine.
The steering committee consists of the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration, Norway bureau of statistics, Internal Displacement Monitoring Center – IDM, Joint IDP Profiling Service ( JIPS), Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development ( OECD), Participation in Statistics for Development in 21th Century (PARIS21), African Development Bank ( AFDB), European Asylum Support Office (EASO), Directorate General of Migration and Home Affaires of European Commission (DG HOME EC), Statistical office of the European Union (EUROSTAT), Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC), International Organization of Migration (IOM), United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA ), United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Statistical Division (UNSD), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), WORLD BANK, United Nations High Commission for Refugee (UNHCR).
This group was established in 2015 to prepare guidance and integrated rules for refugees and IDPs statistics and making comparison between the statistics of refugees and IDPs of countries on a scientific way. In the meeting, the last changes in the refugees and IDPs statistics draft was discussed and it was decided on preparing the last draft after making the changes and delivering it to the group in September 2019 for the last agreement. The last draft would be delivered to the united nation statistical commission for approval in their annual meeting in March 2020.