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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-sponsored meeting in Geneva call for an urgent action to fight the spread of the Ebola Epidemic Outbreak 30/09/2014 - The OIC General Secretariat organized a meeting of representatives of its member states in Geneva on 29 September 2014, at the Palais des Nations, to discuss ways and means of helping Ebola affected countries in West Africa. The meeting was chaired by the Minister of Health of the Republic of Indonesia, H.E. Dr. Nafsiah Mboi in her capacity as the Chair of the Islamic Conference of Health Ministers. The OIC secretariat was represented by Ambassador Muhammad Naeem Khan, Assistant Secretary Gener... read more
OIC Permanent Delegation in Geneva celebrated the forty-fifth anniversary of the Organization by hosting a roundtable discussion on the South-South cooperation 30/09/2014 - The OIC Permanent Delegation in Geneva organised a roundtable discussion focusing on the South-South cooperation on 29 September 2014 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. The main objective of this roundtable discussion was aimed at sharing views of different partners on how to better advance South-South cooperation both inside and between specific regional groups, but also through exchange of best practices and lessons learned among different regional entities, multilateral institutions and int... read more
The OIC Secretary General Welcomes the Formation of the Libyan Government 29/09/2014 - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, His Excellency Iyad Ameen Madani, welcomed the formation of the national reconciliation government in Libya. He expressed the hope that this development will constitute a point of departure toward a new era in which the unity of the Libyan nation will be enhanced and their reconciliation will be promoted to lead the country to the realization of security, stability and welfare for the Libyan people. The Secretary General invite... read more
OIC reaffirms its commitment to defend Yemen's unity and to support Somalia 29/09/2014 - The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) reaffirmed its commitment to defend the unity, sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence of Yemen. It also vowed to support efforts aimed at achieving political stability in order to face the challenges of peace, reconstruction and development, consistent with GCC initiative and its implementation mechanism. This statement was made by His Excellency Ambassador Abdullah Alem, Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs at ... read more
Contact Group Meetings on Sierra Leone, Somalia and Bosnia The Secretary General holds bilateral meetings with the Foreign Ministers of Iran, Guyana, and Iraq and the Presidents of Iraq and Kosovo 28/09/2014 - Three Contact Group meetings at the ministerial level were held on the first day of the week-long visit to New York by the Secretary General of the Organization Islamic Cooperation and his accompanying delegation for the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. On Monday, 22 September 2014, the OIC Contact Group meeting on Sierra Leone urged all Member States to assist Sierra Leone in developing and upgrading its medical facilities, water sewage systems and sanitation so as to con... read more
Contact Group Meetings on Jammu and Kashmir, Rohingya, Mali and the Committee on Palestine Bilateral meetings with President of Sri Lanka, Foreign Ministers of China and Sudan 28/09/2014 - The OIC Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir, which was held on 25 September 2014, in New York on the sidelines of the Annual Coordination Meeting of OIC Foreign Ministers, called for the resumption of dialogue between India and Pakistan to resolve all outstanding issues, including Jammu and Kashmir. It condemned all human rights violations committed against the innocent Kashmiris and called upon India to allow international human rights groups and humanitarian organizations to visit Jammu and Kas... read more
Madani meets the Foreign Ministers of USA, Kazakhstan, Mozambique, Cyprus and Myanmar, the President of TRNC, Somalia and CAR, the Secretary General of OSCE and Director General of FAO 28/09/2014 - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, had a busy schedule of meeting high officials on 23-24 September 2014 in New York during his attendance of the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. The Secretary General met with the Secretary of State of the USA, John Kerry, during which Kerry thanked Madani for the important OIC statements condemning ISIL and its crimes as well as the statement welcoming the new Iraqi government. Kerry... read more
The OIC Secretary General meets UN Secretary General and Russian Foreign Minister 28/09/2014 - 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, on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at the UN Headquarters on the sidelines of the current session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. The two sides exchanged views on the Palestinian issue, fighting terrorism, the crisis in Syria, the situation in Yemen and the issue of the Rohingya. The OIC Secretary General also met the Fo... read more
Opening of the Annual Coordination Meeting of the OIC Foreign Ministers 27/09/2014 - HRH Prince Saud Al-Faisal, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia and Chairman of the current session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Member States of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, opened the Annual Coordination Meeting of the OIC Foreign Ministers on Friday, 26 September 26 2014, in New York on the sidelines of the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. In his opening speech, Prince Saud al-Faisal addressed the Palestinian issue where he said that Israel... read more
OIC welcomes President Obama’s call to confront extremist ideology 25/09/2014 - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, welcomed the statement of the President of the United States of America, HE Barack Obama, to work together to confront the ideology of ISIL, Al Qaeda, Boko Haram and other groups tarnishing the name of Islam. Madani stressed that this message should also be expanded to include all extremist groups promulgating hate speech and violence against religious minorities and communities around the world; and also ... read more
OIC Celebrates Its Forty-Fifth Anniversary 25/09/2014 - The Ummah celebrates the forty-fifth anniversary of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) that was established upon the initiative of the late King Faisal bin Abdul Aziz, King of the Kingdom Saudi Arabia, and the late King Hassan II, King of the Kingdom of Morocco, following the criminal arson of Al-Aqsa Mosque. The OIC aims to gather the Ummah under one roof to defend its interests, promote joint Islamic action, and to support the issues of Islamic peoples, particularly the fair issue o... read more
Issued by the 1st consultation meeting of Their Excellencies the Secretaries General of the LAS, OIC and GCC 22/09/2014 - Within the framework of prompting means of cooperation and coordination with regard to major issues of common interest, and in implementation of the agreement between Their Excellencies the Secretaries General of the League of Arab States (LAS), the Organization of Islamic Cooperation ( OIC), the Gulf Cooperation Council ( GCC) and the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) to hold a regular consultation meeting, the OIC Mission in New York, hosted the 1st consultation meeting on Monday 22/9/2014 on the... read more
Secretary General welcomes formation of national unity government in Afghanistan 21/09/2014 - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Mr. Iyad Ameen Madani, welcomed today, 21 September 2014 the agreement to form a government of national unity in Afghanistan. He congratulated Dr. Ashraf Ghani and Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, for their efforts, flexibility, understanding and courageous stand to prevent a political deadlock and division at this crucial time of Afghan history. The Secretary General, while expressing the hope that the new page would help bring m... read more
Secretary General’s Statement on The 84th National Day of The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 21/09/2014 - The 84th anniversary of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is marked amidst the rapid developmental stride the Kingdom has witnessed since it was founded by the late King Abdulaziz (May Allah grant him mercy). During the reign of the Custodian of The Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah Ibn Abdulaziz, the Kingdom has seen many of its ambitions realize even as it records more accomplishments. On this great occasion, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) remembers and appreciates gratefully the Kin... read more
The Secretary General travels to New York for the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly and OIC Annual Coordination Meeting 17/09/2014 - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, will be arriving in New York tomorrow, Thursday, 18 September 2014, to attend the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), which opens on 24 September. The Annual Coordination Meeting of the OIC Foreign Ministers will be held on the sidelines of the UNGA on 26 September 2014, to coordinate and seek common stands among the OIC's Member States in regard to issues expected to be discussed a... read more