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OIC increases its involvement in the efforts to stop violence and social disintegration in the Central African Republic Following the appointment of Dr. Cheikh Tidiane Gadio, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Senegal as the OIC Special Envoy for the Central African Republic by His Excellency Iyad Ameen Madani, OIC Secretary General, Special Envoy Dr. Gadio visited Bangui twice and established contacts with all stakeholders and parties in order to bring an immediate end to violence and displacement of population in CAR. read more
Ambassador Gokcen attends the meeting of Religious and Traditional Peacemakers Network OIC Permanent Observer to the UN in New York, Ambassador Ufuk Gokcen attended the Network of Religious and Traditional Peacemakers meeting, which was held in Helsinki on 2-3 April 2014. The network is a joint initiative by the OIC General Secretariat, Religions for Peace International and Finn Church Aid. read more
Women in Islam, Inc and the OIC Mission to the UN Co-host an All-day Event Aimed at Breaking Down Gender Barriers in the Mosque A gathering of men, women, and children convened at the Church Center for the United Nations to participate in an all-day event titled, “The Prophetic Legacy of Valuing and Welcoming Women in Mosques.” The focus of the event was the historical and present-day situation of the segregation and exclusion of women in mosques. read more
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OIC Secretary General participates in the Syria Support Group meeting in Munich 12/02/2016 -

The OIC Secretary General, Mr. Iyad Ameen Madani took part inthe meeting of the International Syria Support Group (ISSG), which gathered in Munich, Germany on Thursday, 11 February 2016, in which the OIC is member.

The meeting, which was co-chaired by the U.S. and Russian Federation reunites the 17 members of the ISSG, examined the issues of ensuring humanitarian access to all besieged areas in Syria and achieving the nationwide cessation of hostilities... read more

OIC Condemns Suicide Bomb Attack on IDP camp in Dikwa, North East Nigeria 11/02/2016 -

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has condemned in the strongest terms the suicide bomb attack carried out on 9 February 2016 by two female elements of the Boko Haram terrorist group on the camp for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) located in Dikwa, Borno State in north eastern Nigeria, which claimed 58 innocent lives and wounded over 78 others.

The Secretary General, Iyad Ameen Madani expressed indignation at the attack... read more

OIC Ambassadorial Group in New York Appeal for Immediate Release of Palestinian Journalist Muhammad Al-Qiq 10/02/2016 - The Ambassadorial Group of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) expresses its grave concern over the alarming reports about the seriously deteriorating health conditions and well-being of the Palestinian journalist Muhammad Al-Qiq who has been on a continuous hunger strike for 77 days in protest against his arbitrary punishment of administrative detention by the Israeli occupation authorities. It is being reported that Mr. Al-Qiq’s health is in serious danger due to torture and confinem... read more
OIC Secretary General discuss issues of Muslim community in Australia 05/02/2016 -

At the last stop in Sydney of his four-day official visit to Australia, the Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani met the Governor of New South Wales, Hon David Hurley AC DSC at the Government House. They discussed issues concerning the Muslim community in light of events in the Middle East and how it is affecting them. The Governor stressed that all communities are respected, maintain their identity and are integrated in a multicultural society... read more

The OIC Regrets Delay in Syrian Negotiations 05/02/2016 -

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation expressed its regret that the UN Special Envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura, had to suspend the negotiations aimed at settling the Syrian crisis to 25 February 2016. The Secretary General, Iyad Ameen Madani, invited all Syrian parties to place the interests of the Syrian people above all other considerations, to reach an agreement that would stop the bloodshed, ensure the security and unity of Syria and save it from external intervention in line with Vi... read more

Madani stresses the importance of multiculturalism to counter violence and intolerance in Australia 03/02/2016 - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani stressed in his meetings with officials in Australia on the importance of multiculturalism in countering violence and intolerant discourse. In the capital Canberra Mr. Madani met on Wednesday, 3 February 2016, with the Prime Minister, Mr. Malcolm Turnbull, who stated that Australia is absolutely committed to maintaining multiculturalism and it has proven its success in that. The Secretary General underli... read more
OIC Secretary General strongly condemns Boko Haram attack on Dalori village, North East Nigeria 02/02/2016 - The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has condemned in the strongest terms the attack carried out on 30 January 2016 by elements of the Boko Haram terrorist group on the village of Dalori near Maiduguri, in north eastern Nigeria in which 92 innocent lives were killed, 136 injured and some victims were burned alive in the village that was set on fire. The Secretary General, Iyad Ameen Madani while expressing his solidarity with the government of Nigeria in its sustained fight against t... read more
OIC Condemns Terrorist Suicide Bombing of Al-Ahsa Mosque 29/01/2016 - The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) condemned the suicide bombing on Friday, 29 January 2016 at Al-Reda Mosque, Mahasen District, Al-Ahsa in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, which killed 4 and injured 18 others. The Secretary General of the OIC, Iyad Ameen Madani condemned this terrorist act whose perpetrators proved their recklessness and disrespect of the principles of Islam and the lives of innocent worshipers. Madani expressed his sincere condolences to the relatives of th... read more
OIC Secretary General traveling to Australia on official visit 29/01/2016 - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Mr. Iyad Ameen Madani, will be traveling to Australia on Saturday, 30 January 2016, on an official visit where he is expected to meet the Prime Minister, several ministers and province governors as well as the Australian Special Envoy to the OIC. The Secretary General, and his accompanying delegation, will also be attending an event at the Islamic Museum of Australia in Melbourne, which is the only Islamic museum in Austr... read more
OIC Expresses Hope of Positive Outcome for the Geneva 3 Negotiations to Resolve Syria Crisis 28/01/2016 - The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) expressed hope that "Geneva 3" Conference on Syria to be held tomorrow, Friday, 29 January 2016 would lead to constructive and positive results that contribute to the settlement of the Syrian crisis whose serious repercussions have cast a shadow on Syria and the region as a whole. The OIC hopes that these talks would lead to the agreement between the parties concerned on ceasefire and commencing a serious political process. This process would aim... read more
Fifth and Final Tripartite Review Meeting between the OIC, Government of the Philippines, and the MNLF Concludes 27/01/2016 - The Fifth and final Tripartite Review Meeting at ministerial level between the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) was held under the auspices of the OIC Secretary Mr. Iyad Ameen Madani at the OIC headquarters from 25-26 January 2016. The purpose of the meeting was to continue efforts for the completion of the Review Process which was established to ensure the implementation of the 1996 peac... read more
Workshop to review mechanisms of the OIC’s Plan for the Advancement of Women 26/01/2016 - The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has called on all of its Subsidiary, Specialized and Affiliated Organs that specialize in women issues to participate in a specialist workshop to review the mechanisms of the OIC’s Plan of Action for the Advancement of Women (OPAAW) on 28-29 January 2016 to be held at the Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture (IRCICA) in Istanbul, Turkey. This workshop is being held as per the recommendations of the Interg... read more
The OIC strongly condemns the suicide attack on the Cameroonian town of Bodo 26/01/2016 - The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) condemned in the strongest terms the suicide attack committed by elements of the terrorist group Boko Haram on the town of Bodo in northern Cameroon on 25/01/2016, which claimed the lives of 32 people and injured 84 others. The OIC Secretary General Iyad Ameen Madani expressed his sincere sympathy with the Government of Cameroon and his condolences to the families of the victims of this horrible incident, wishing speedy recovery to the wounded and... read more
Memorandum signed between UNOSSC and OIC to strengthen South-South cooperation 25/01/2016 - The Secretary General of the OIC Mr. Iyad Ameen Madani received the Director of United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) Mr. Jorge Chediek at the OIC Headquarters in Jeddah on 24 January 2016. The two sides reviewed the cooperation between OIC and UNOSSC in the various areas. While recognizing that South-South cooperation serves as an important avenue for human and productive capacity-building, technical assistance and exchange of best practices among developing cou... read more
OIC Secretary General Strongly Condemns Suicide Bomb Attack on Afghan Journalists 24/01/2016 - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, strongly condemned the recent suicide bomb attack on a bus in Kabul carrying journalists of Tolo News of Afghanistan which killed all seven journalists travelling in the bus. Offering his deepest condolences to the families of the victims, Government and people of Afghanistan, Mr. Madani recalled OIC’s press release issued on 14 October 2015 expressing its concern at the statements through which news c... read more