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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
UN Security Council Meeting on Strengthening Partnership with OIC, Ihsanoglu stresses OIC’s commitment to active partnership and the need for UNSC reform The United Nations Security Council held a meeting titled ‘Cooperation between the United Nations and regional and sub-regional organizations in maintaining international peace and security: Strengthening the partnership synergy between the UN and Organization of Islamic Cooperation’ on 28 October 2013, the first meeting of its kind focusing on OIC. read more
Press Releases from the OIC General Secretariat
OIC Secretary General Condemns Israel’s Decision to Confiscate Palestinian Lands in West Bank 02/09/2014 - The Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, expressed strong condemnation of Israel’s confiscation of 400 hectares of Palestinian lands, west of Bethlehem in the West Bank. He emphasized that continuation of the policy of confiscating lands, building and expansion of Israeli settlements were aimed at creating new realities on the ground, which is a grave violation of international law and international legitimacy resolutions. Madani called on the... read more
OIC Secretary General participates in AU Summit on terrorism in Kenya, Makes official visit to Uganda 01/09/2014 - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, will be participating in the African Union Peace and Security Council Summit on Terrorism in Africa taking place in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, tomorrow, September 2nd, 2014. Madani will be addressing the Summit on the importance of tackling the root causes of terrorism and underlining that acts by such groups as Boko Haram and ISIS have nothing to do with Islam and its principles. From Nairobi the O... read more
IRCICA convenes a Session on (Coexistence of Different Cultures: Examples from History as Lessons for the Future) at the 6th Global Forum of the UNAOC in Bali 31/08/2014 - The Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture (IRCICA), a subsidiary organ of OIC, held a special session on "Coexistence of Different Cultures: Examples from History as Lessons for the Future" on 29 August 2014 at the Sixth Global Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilization held in Bali, Indonesia. The session aimed to generate presentations of specific topics or case studies that would illustrate examples of coexistence of different faiths and cultures at different times an... read more
OIC Secretary General meets the UN Secretary General in Bali 30/08/2014 - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Iyad Ameen Madani met with the Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon in Bali on 29 August 2014 at the sidelines of the Sixth Global Forum of UN Alliance of Civilization. Among the issues discussed, the plight of the Muslims in Myanmar; the Israeli devastation of the Gaza strip; and the crimes committed by terrorist groups such as Boko Haram and ISIS figured prominently.   Madani stressed the conditions of the ... read more
OIC LAUNCHES URGENT RELIEF APPEAL FOR SOMALIA 28/08/2014 - The Organsiation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) made urgent appeal to its Member States, friendly states, international organsiations and non-governmental humanitarian organizations to provide urgent assistance to Somalia. This is in light of the difficult humanitarian situation the country is passing through which portends the danger of a second wave of famine that may affect hundreds of thousands of victims, according to estimates provided by the OIC Humanitarian Coordination Office in Mogadishu... read more
OIC Secretary General meets the President of Indonesia in Bali 28/08/2014 - Secretary General Iyad Ameen Madani was received by the President of Indonesia H E Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in Bali on 28 August 2014. Secretary General Madani is currently on an official visit to Indonesia. Discussion between the President and Secretary General focused on enhancing bilateral ties between the OIC and Indonesia with an aim to tackle the critical challenges facing the Muslim World at present. Importance of combating religious extremism and intolerance spearheaded by terror gro... read more
Madani Welcomes the Egyptian-sponsored Cease Fire Agreement in Gaza and Invites Member States’ Participation in the Rebuilding Process 27/08/2014 - Mr. Iyad Ameen Madani, Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) welcomed the conclusion of the Cease Fire Agreement in the Gaza Strip, which was brokered with Egyptian sponsorship, and expressed his hope that the agreement will put an end to the devastating war in the Strip. Madani also called for this agreement to be a preliminary to the evolvement of a radical solution to the problem of the Israeli blockade imposed on the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip, thr... read more
Iyad Ameen Madani on a Visit to Cairo to meet with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi 25/08/2014 - The Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Mr. Iyad Ameen Madani is undertaking an official visit to Cairo, on Monday 25th August, 2014 during which he will meet with H.E. Mr. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, and Chairman of the Twelfth session of the OIC Summit, as well as with Egyptian Foreign Minister, Mr. Sameh Shoukry and a number of other Egyptian senior officials. During his visit and audiences with the Egyptian leadership, Mr... read more
Iyad Ameen Madani Undertakes First Visit to Indonesia and Partakes in UN Sixth International Symposium on Alliance of Civilizations 25/08/2014 - The Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Mr. Iyad Ameen Madani is undertaking an official visit to the Republic of Indonesia from 27 to 29 August 2014, during which he is scheduled to meet with H.E. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to review bilateral relations between the OIC and Indonesia and the OIC charitable project for the Guardianship of Tsunami orphans as well as some other issues. The OIC Secretary General will also meet with the Indonesian Foreign Minis... read more
OIC Secretary General Condemns Mos'ab ibn Omayr Mosque Carnage in Iraq 24/08/2014 - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, condemned the heinous crime perpetrated by armed militias that stormed Mos'ab ibn Omayr Mosque in Diyala Province, Iraq. The onslaught caused the death of 73 innocent worshippers; scores of others were severely injured. Madani offered his condolences to the bereaved families of the victims and prayed for the swift recovery of the wounded. The Secretary General denounced this and similar criminal acts t... read more
OIC Condemns Murder of American Journalist …Backs International Efforts to confront  IS 22/08/2014 - The Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, condemned the cold-blooded murder of American journalist James Wright Foley by the terrorist group that calls itself the Islamic State (IS). Madani offered his condolences to Foley’s bereaved family, the US President Barack Obama, and the American people. He also renewed his condolences to the families of the hundreds of Muslim, Christian, and Yazidi victims who have been murdered by IS militants. T... read more
OIC Secretary General Receives Nigeria’s Foreign Minister 21/08/2014 - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), H.E Iyad Ameen Madani, received in his office at the General Secretariat of the OIC in Jeddah the Foreign Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, H.E Ambassador Bashir Aminu Wali, who was on an official visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Both sides discussed issues of bilateral interest between Nigeria and the OIC. They reviewed the Ebola outbreak in the region, the ongoing Boko Haram insurgency, and the participa... read more
On The Forty-Fifth Anniversary Of Al-Aqsa Mosque Arson, OIC Affirms Al-Quds’ Status And Holiness 20/08/2014 - The Islamic ummah marks the painful forty-fifth anniversary of the Israeli occupation’s crime of burning the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque amid accelerating rate of Israeli attacks and violations against holy sites in Al-Quds Al-Sharif (Jerusalem). Repeated attacks are lunched against Muslim and Christian worshippers, who are denied access to their places of worship. Storming of the Al-Aqsa Mosque spaces by the Israeli extremists continue in addition to sinister attempts to impose a policy of fait acco... read more
OIC Secretary General Welcomes Recent Positive Developments in Iraq 13/08/2014 - The Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, welcomed the positive developments recently unfolding in Iraq with the election of Dr. Saleem Al-Jbouri as Speaker of the Parliament, Dr. Mohamed Fuad Massoum as President of the Republic, and Dr. Haider Al-Abbadi, as Prime Minister-designate tasked to form a new government. The Secretary General expressed the hope that these significant unfolding achievements, will help enhance the security and politi... read more
Final Communiqué of the Expanded Extraordinary Executive Committee Meeting at the Level of Foreign Ministers on the Grave Situation in the Occupied State of Palestine, including Al-Quds Ash-Sharif at the headquarters of the General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation 12/08/2014 - Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 12 August 2014 AD (16 Shawwal 1435 AH) The Executive Committee, Convened at its expanded extraordinary meeting at the level of Foreign Ministers, held at the headquarters of the General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, on 12 August 2014 (16 Shawwal 1435 AH); Proceeding from the principles and objectives of the Charter of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and pursuant to the resolutions of ... read more