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Women in Afghanistan: Ongoing Successes and Challenges The OIC Permanent Observer Mission to the United Nations co-hosted a side event on the margins of the 58th Session of the Commission of the Status of Women entitled: Women in Afghanistan: Ongoing Challenges and Successes. read more
Secretary General Mr. Iyad Madani takes over the helm of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation The new Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Mr. Iyad Amin Madani, started officially his term of office at the OIC Headquarters in Jeddah, today, Wednesday, 1 January 2014. read more
OIC Secretary General Ihsanoglu meets with Pope Francis in the Vatican In an audience at the Vatican City today (December 13, 2013) the Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, H.E. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, discussed issues of mutual concern with His Holiness Pope Francis. This was the first ever meeting between an OIC Secretary General and Pope. read more
Press Releases from the OIC General Secretariat
OIC Secretary General Receives Jordanian Minister of Awqaf, Islamic Affairs and Holy Places 25/02/2015 - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Amin Madani, received in his office on 24 February 2015, the Minister of Awqaf, Islamic Affairs and Holy Places of Jordan, Dr. Hayel Abdul-Hafeez Dawood. They reviewed the excellent relations between the OIC and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the OIC efforts to consolidate the steadfastness of the City of Al-Quds Ash-Sharif. Madani expressed the OIC deep gratitude for the efforts of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jor... read more
OIC Secretary General commemorates Khojaly Massacre 25/02/2015 - On the occasion of the 23rd anniversary of the commemoration of the massacre in the Azerbaijani town of Khojaly, the Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, has paid tribute to all those who lost their lives in the 1992 atrocity. The Secretary General reiterated that the Khojaly incident was a result of the illegal occupation of Azerbaijani territory by Armenia. He referred to the resolution adopted by the 41st Session of the OIC Council of Foreign... read more
OIC Secretary General receives in audience the Minister of Planning and Economic Development of Niger 24/02/2015 - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Mr. Iyad Madani has received today in audience the visiting Minister for Planning and Economic Development of the Republic of Niger, Mr. Amadou Boubacar Cisse at the General Secretariat. The Minister who is on an official visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, discussed with the Secretary General issues of mutual interest and concern between his country and the OIC in the various fields including socio-economic developme... read more
OIC Secretary General Reviews with Dr. Mahmoud Al Habbesh Developments in the Holy City of Al-Quds 24/02/2015 - Mr. Iyad Ameen Madani, Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) met today in his office with Dr. Mahmoud Al Habbesh, Attorney General and Advisor to the Palestinian President on religious affairs and Islamic relations. The two parties discussed the developments relevant to the Palestine cause and in particular the Israeli occupant’s exactions in terms of violations and aggressions in the City of Al-Quds, and ways and means to support and consolidate the Palestinian citi... read more
Islamic Delegation Resumes its International Tour in Support of the Cause of Palestine Visit Includes Moscow and Beijing 24/02/2015 - In a second leg of its tour, the Ministerial delegation issued for the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) entrusted with the mobilization of international support for the cause of Palestine, will be heading to Moscow today Wednesday, 25th February 2015, in a trip that is scheduled to also include Beijing, the Chinese capital. The delegation is comprised of the Foreign Minister of Egypt, Mr. Sameh Chokri, the Foreign Minister of Palestine, Mr. Riyadh Al Malki, the Foreign Minister of G... read more
OIC Secretary General receives Foreign Minister Turkish Cypriot State 24/02/2015 - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani has, on 23 February 2015, received in his office H.E. Mr. Ozdil Nami, Foreign Minister of the Turkish Cypriot State. Mr. Madani and the Foreign Minister of the Turkish Cypriot held talks on wide range of issues pertaining to the OIC-Turkish Cypriot relations. During the meeting, the two sides had also explored ways of improving the bilateral relations in all areas and activities. The Secretary General... read more
Secretary General welcomes the signing of an agreement to end violence in Northern Mali 23/02/2015 - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Mr Iyad Ameen Madani has welcomed the signing of an agreement on 19th February 2015 in Algiers by the participants in the inter-Malian inclusive dialogue to put an immediate end to all forms of violence or provocative acts in Northern Mali. Mr. Madani commended the international mediation led by the Algerian Democratic People’s Republic for brokering the provisional accord and called on all parties to strictly abide by t... read more
OIC Secretary General condemns terrorist attack on public officials in Mogadishu 21/02/2015 - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Mr. Iyad Ameen Madani, has condemned the twin bomb attacks on 20 February 2015 on the Central Hotel in Mogadishu, which killed a dozen of innocent people and injured a score of others. The victims included top government officials and lawmakers. The Deputy Prime Minister was among those wounded. The Secretary General, who described the incident as a criminal and cowardly act targeting worshipers, presented his sincere co... read more
Statement of the OIC Secretary General at the First Session of the Global Summit on Countering Violent Extremism, Washington DC, USA 19/02/2015 - Bismillahi Rahmani Rahim, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu, On behalf of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the OIC, let me start by commending the holding of this conference on "Countering Violent Extremism"; and underlining that we do value the processes of possible themes and agendas that the United States had put forward for discussion and enrichment in today's meeting. Agreeing to processes is very important if we are to... read more
OIC Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) deplored inhuman mass executions of Egyptian Coptic Christians by extremists in Libya 18/02/2015 - IPHRC strongly condemned the inhuman mass execution of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians by extremists in Libya and called it an abhorrent and despicable act of hatred and xenophobia. Targeting people based on their religion or belief is one of the worst crimes that goes against norms of civility in all societies, it added. The Commission also extended its deep condolences to the bereaved families of the victims and to the government and people of Egypt. IPHRC reiterated its firm view that extre... read more
Statement of the OIC Secretary General at the Emergency Meeting of the OIC Executive Committee at the Ministerial Level on Combating International Terrorism and Violent Extremism in the Muslim World 16/02/2015 - Excellencies Distinguished participants, Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh ?Allow me at the outset to express to you our sincere thanks for accepting the call of the OIC General Secretariat to attend this emergency meeting of the open-ended OIC Executive Committee at the Ministerial Level to discuss the scourge of terrorism and violent extremism affecting the world at large. Terrorism is indeed the enemy of all humanity. It has no borders, creed, race or faith. It is simply ... read more
OIC Secretary General Condemns the execution of Egyptian Copts by ISIS 16/02/2015 - The Secretary General of the OIC condemned the cold blooded murder of twenty one Coptic Egyptians in Libya by the terrorist group ISIS. Such barbaric act, Madani added, proves once more the criminal nature of this group, and how its crimes continue to violate every law and contradict every religious and human value; and how it blatantly works to defame Islam and incites worldwide animosity towards Muslims. The OIC Secretary General expressed the OIC's deep condolences to the families of th... read more
Extraordinary Open-ended Meeting of the OIC Executive Committee ?On “Combating Terrorism and Violent Extremism” FINAL COMMUNIQUE 15/02/2015 - The Organization of Islamic Cooperation Ministerial level Executive Committee, OIC/EC, held an emergency meeting at the OIC General Secretariat on February 15, 2015 to discuss the threat posed by violent extremism in the Muslim world; and the unabated spread of terrorism affecting many OIC Member States. After exhaustive discussions and deliberations, the participants unanimously agreed on the following:
  • 1. The Meeting recalled the relevant provisions of the OIC Charter relating ... read more
OIC Secretary General condemns the senseless killing of three young Muslims in North Carolina, Calls for efforts to curb religious intolerance 14/02/2015 - The Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, condemned the 10 February murder of three young innocent Muslims in Chapel Hill, North Carolina – Deah Shaddy Barakat (23 years old), his wife Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha (21 years old), and her sister Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha (19 years old). The Secretary General stated that this brutal crime had shocked Muslims around the world and raised concerns over rising anti-Muslim sentiments and Islamophobic acts in ... read more
OIC, UNITED NATIONS AND ARAB LEAGUE HOLD PREPARATORY WORKSHOP FOR HUMANITARIAN SUMMIT IN AMMAN 13/02/2015 - The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is participating in the “Preparatory workshop for Regional Consultation of the Middle East and North Africa” which would be held in the Jordanian capital, Amman on 16 February 2015. The workshop is being organized in collaboration between the United Nations, the OIC and the Arab League. The OIC would be represented at the meeting by Ambassador Hisham Yousef, Assistant Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs. The meeting is meant to discuss pre... read more