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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
The Prophetic Legacy of Valuing and Welcoming Women in Mosques OIC Permanent Observer Mission to the UN proudly welcomes all to the event, titled "The Prophetic Legacy of Valuing and Welcoming Women in Mosques" read more
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
Press Releases from the OIC General Secretariat
OIC Secretary General conveys his sincere condolences over the earthquake in Nepal 27/04/2015 - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Iyad Ameen Madani expressed deep sorrow over the loss of lives and devastation caused by earthquake in Nepal. He also conveyed his deep sympathies and condolences to the bereaved families. The Secretary General expressed hope that the brave and resilient people of Nepal would be able to come out of this situation quickly. While expressing his solidarity with the Government and People of Nepal, Secretary General Madani stated tha... read more
Dakar Hosts 10Th COMIAC Session on 28 and 29 April 2015 25/04/2015 - The 10th session of the OIC Standing Committee for Information and Cultural Affairs (COMIAC) themed “Role of the Youth and Media for Peace and Stability in the Muslim World” will begin in the Senegalese capital, Dakar on Tuesday, 28 April 2015. The session which will be inaugurated by the President of the Republic of Senegal and Chairman of COMIAC, President Macky Sall, will be attended by the Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, Iyad Ameen Madani, and several minist... read more
OIC Delegation Conducts Extensive Talks Over Situation of Muslims in China 24/04/2015 - The delegation of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation conducted during the past two days extensive talks over the situation of Muslims in China with high officials in the Religious Affairs Administration at the central government of the People’s Republic of China in the capital Beijing and high government officials in the city of Urumqi of the autonomous Xingxiang region. The delegation, headed by Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs, Ambassador Abdullah bin Abdulrahman Alim,... read more
OIC to hold extraordinary council of foreign ministers meeting on situation in Yemen 24/04/2015 - Considering the critical developments on the security and humanitarian fronts in Yemen, and following the announcement of the end of operation Decisive Storm and the start of operation Restoring Hope, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation is planning to hold an extraordinary meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Member States. The meeting will be held at the level of foreign ministers at the request of the legitimate leadership of the Republic of Yemen to discuss the latest dev... read more
OIC Condemns the Massacre of Ethiopians by DAESH Terrorist Group in Libya 23/04/2015 - The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) condemned the atrocious mass murder of thirty Ethiopian Christians by the affiliate of the DAESH terrorist group in Libya. The Secretary General of the OIC, Iyad Ameen Madani, expressed horror at this latest execution of innocent persons which adds to the long list of the brutalities committed by this group of criminals and outlaws. He noted that this incident has again highlighted the need to further step up international collaboration to combat ... read more
Member States of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) committed to strong action against Malaria 23/04/2015 - Leaders Gather in Jeddah for World Malaria Day; Call for Increased Investment to Save Lives & Advance Development Efforts (Jeddah, KSA; 23 April 2015) In advance of World Malaria Day, commemorated annually on 25 April, leaders from the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), and the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership have organized a town hall meeting and photo exhibition at the headquarters of IDB in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to raise awareness on the scou... read more
OIC Welcomes Ending of Operation Decisive Storm and Launching the Process to Restore Hope in Yemen 22/04/2015 - The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation welcomed the announcement by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ending operation Decisive Storm and that a "Hope Phase" is now launched in Yemen. The Saudi Ministry of Defense confirmed in a statement issued on Tuesday, 21 April 2015, that military actions in Yemen have been successfully completed, and that the campaign has been in response to the request of President Abdu Rabuh Mansour Hadi, President of the Republic of Yemen, to protect Yemen and its legiti... read more
The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation condemns the holding of the so-called "Parliamentary Elections" in Occupied Nagorno-Karabakh 22/04/2015 - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Iyad Ameen Madani condemns the "elections" to be held in the occupied Nagorno-Karabakh region of the Republic of Azerbaijan on 3 May 2015. He states that these elections are illegal and in contravention of the resolutions of the UN Security Council, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Similarly, the OIC Secretary General calls on the international community to conde... read more
OIC observes Presidential and Legislative Elections in the Sudan 21/04/2015 - Upon the invitation of the National Elections Committee in the Sudan, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) dispatched a team of observers from the OIC General Secretariat to monitor the legislative and presidential elections in the Republic of the Sudan, which lasted for four days from 13 to 16 April 2015. The members of the team conducted extensive field visits to many polling stations and monitored all voting stages, which took place in a peaceful environment free from any violations ... read more
Iyad Madani Stresses the Importance of IPHRC’s Independence 21/04/2015 - The General Secretariat of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) held the official opening of the 7th session of the OIC Independent Permanent Human Rights Council (IPHRC) on Tuesday 21 April 2015, under the theme Protecting Family Values. In her opening remarks at the inauguration, Ambassador Ilham Ibrahim, Ambassador of Sudan to Sofia, who was elected chairperson of the IPHRC, called for the involvement of the Commission in women advancement strategies. She also called for the scali... read more
OIC Secretary General Condemns Attack on UN Staff in Somalia 21/04/2015 - The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), has condemned the bomb attack on 20th April 2015 in Garowe, the Puntland region of Somalia in which six UNICEF staff were killed and seven other injured. Mr. Iyad Ameen Madani, the Secretary General of the OIC, expressed dismay at the continuing senseless assaults by the militant Al-Shabab movement, which had claimed responsibility for this incident, against innocent civilians and UN personnel who are there to contribute to the building of a new... read more
OIC Secretary General holds talks with President of Philippine 20/04/2015 - The OIC Secretary General Iyad Ameen Madani had a meeting with HE President of Philippine Benigno Aquino today, Monday, 20 April 2015, at the Presidential Palace in the capital Manila. The main topic of discussion was the peace process in Southern Philippines. The President reiterated his commitment to its success and his support for the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), which outlines the autonomy rule in the south. The Secretary General on his part stressed OIC's position in support of the peace pro... read more
OIC: Launch of the first round of extensive consultations to boost relations between the Muslim world and China 20/04/2015 - The first round of extensive political consultation between the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the People’s Republic of China kicked off in the capital Beijing on Monday 20 April 2015. The OIC Delegation led by Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs, Ambassador Abdullah Bin Abderrahman Alem, met the Chinese, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Zhang Ming, and the Director General of the Department of West Asian and North African Affairs, Chen Xiaodong. Talks were ce... read more
OIC Secretary General Holds Extensive Meetings with Philippine Government Officials and the Two Moro Fronts 19/04/2015 - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani has been holding continuous back-to-back meetings during his four-day visit to the Philippines to push forward the peace agreement and the autonomous government in Southern Philippines. Following the recent tragic incidents that have delayed the peace process, the visit of the Secretary General to the Philippines at this critical time is appreciated and welcomed by all parties. The Foreign Affairs Secre... read more
OIC High-Level Delegation Heads to China on Official Visit 18/04/2015 - A high-level delegation from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), headed by the Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs, Ambassador Abdullah Abdul Rahman Alim, shall embark on an official visit to the People's Republic of China during the period from 19 to 26 April 2015. The OIC delegation shall hold talks with the Chinese officials on the relations between the Muslim World and China. The talks shall also include a review of the latest developments in the Middle East, par... read more