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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
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
Press Releases from the OIC General Secretariat
OIC GENERAL SECRETARIATCONDEMNS KARANAH TERRORIST BOMBING IN BAHRAIN 30/08/2015 - The Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, strongly condemned the terrorist bombing in Karanah, north of Manama, in the Kingdom of Bahrain on Thursday 28/8/2015 in which a security official was killed and 17 persons, including a child, were injured. The Secretary General reiterated the support of the OIC for the unity of Bahrain, the safety of its citizens, for Kingdom’s territorial integrity, and for all the measures taken to enthrone security... read more
OIC Secretary General discusses bilateral cooperation with Indonesian Foreign Minister 29/08/2015 - On the last leg of his working tour to a number of Asian member countries of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the Secretary General, Iyad Ameen Madani, held, on 28 August 2015 in Jakarta, bilateral consultations with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, H.E. Retno Lestari PriansariMarsudi. Madani briefed the Foreign Minister on the latest developments unfolding at the level of the OIC. He sought Indonesia's support for the OIC collective endeavors. The ... read more
OIC Condemns Destruction of Historical Monuments in Syria and Iraq by Daesh 27/08/2015 - The Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, condemned the destruction of historical monuments in Syria and Iraq by Daesh, the latest being the Baal Shamin Temple in Syria. Madani said that the action is at variance with all religious and humanitarian values and international norms, which encourage the protection of monuments and places of worship and all cultural, religious and civilisational symbols. Madani added that criminal acts such as this... read more
OIC Secretary General concludes visit to Pakistan 27/08/2015 - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, was received by the National Security and Foreign Affairs Advisor of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, H.E. Sartaj Aziz; at the latter's Office on 26 August 2015. The Secretary General was in Islamabad as part of his working visit to some Asian OIC Member States. Madani briefed the Advisor on the steps taken by the General Secretariat for the implementation of some key resolutions adopted at both the mi... read more
OIC Secretary General Wraps up Visit to Azerbaijan; Heads to Pakistan 26/08/2015 - On the second leg of his consultations with some Asian Member States, the Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, held on 25 August 2015 in Baku, a meeting with the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan, H.E. Elmar Mammadyarov. Discussions between Madani and Mammadyarov revolved around the need to boost OIC solidarity to cope with the daunting challenges faced by the Member States. They exchanged views on the priorities and activities of... read more
OIC Secretary General on Visit to Bangladesh for Bilateral Consultations 24/08/2015 - On the first leg of his Asian working tour, the Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, called, today 23 August 2015, on Bangladeshi Prime Minister, H.E. Sheikh Hasina. During the audience Madani extended an invitation to the Prime Minister to attend the three forthcoming OIC summits, a first one on science and technology, a second on Palestine, and the 13th regular summit conference. H.E. Hasina, for her part, commended the fresh impetus gene... read more
OIC Calls for Ceasefire and Commitment to Peace Accord in Northern Mali 20/08/2015 - The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has expressed its deep concern over the degeneration of the security situation in northern Mali and condemned vigorously the aggravation of tension and the escalation of violence between the main signatory groups of the Accord for Peace and Reconciliation in Mali. Mr. Iyad Ameen Madani, Secretary General of the OIC, stated that hostilities among the armed groups are a flagrant violation of the Accord signed under the aegis of Algeria and the inte... read more
CLARIFICATION STATEMENT 18/08/2015 - We, at the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), have seen from time to time statements issued by a body called “Islamic Radio and Television Union.” This designation has confused many into thinking that the Union is an offshoot of the OIC or of one of its subsidiary, specialized or affiliated organs. The source of the confusion may be the clear closeness between this name and the OIC’s Islamic Broadcasting Union (IBU). In view of the above, the OIC General Secretariat and the IBU wish t... read more
OIC GENERAL SECRETARIAT CONDEMNS ATTACK ON UAE EMBASSY IN SANA’A 18/08/2015 - The Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) strongly condemned the criminal attack on the embassy of the State of the United Arab Emirates in Sana’a by the Houthi militias saying that the occupation of the UAE Embassy is a flagrant violation and breach of the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and international law which protect the inviolability of diplomatic missions, which applies to all. ?The Secretary General also assured of the OIC’s solidarity wit... read more
OIC SECRETARY GENERAL CONDEMNS THE DEADLY BOMBING IN BANGKOK, KINGDOM OF THAILAND 18/08/2015 - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Mr. Iyad Ameen Madani, has condemned the terrorist attack that targeted the business district of Bangkok resulting in the death of at least twenty-two and injuring more than one hundred people on Monday, 17th August 2015. The Secretary General expressed his anguish over this terrorist act and urged for the apprehension and prosecution of the perpetrators of the crime. The Secretary General offered his condolence to the... read more
OIC CONDEMNS DUMA MASSACRE IN DAMASCUS SUBURB 18/08/2015 - The General Secretariat of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) strongly condemned the massacre perpetrated by the Syrian air force on a crowded popular market in the village of Duma and other areas of Damascus suburb in which hundreds of innocent civilians were killed and wounded. Madani condemned the continuous killings targeting civilians and the use of internationally proscribed bombs. He called on the international community to take urgent measures to stop the continuous bloodsh... read more
OIC SECRETARY GENERAL RECEIVES SOMALIA’S AMBASSADOR TO THE KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA 17/08/2015 - The Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, received today 17 August 2015 at the OIOC General Secretariat the Ambassador of Somalia to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia H.E. Mr Tariq Mahmoud Jiili. The meeting discussed ways and means of strengthening Somalia – OIC bilateral relations in all domains. The Ambassador reviewed the latest developments in the political, security and humanitarian situation in Somalia and the efforts being made by his countr... read more
Secretary General Strongly Condemns the Suicide Attack in Punjab, Pakistan 17/08/2015 - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Mr. Iyad Ameen Madani, strongly condemned the suicide attack in Punjab, Pakistan, resulting in the killing of the Provincial Home Minister, Col (Rtd) Shuja Khanzada and several others, on Sunday, 16 August 2015. The Secretary General offered his sincere condolences to the bereaved families as well as the government and people of Pakistan. He prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured in the incident. The Secretary Gene... read more
OIC Condemns Terrorist Acts by Daesh in Sirte, Libya and Calls for Successful National Dialogue 17/08/2015 - The Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Mr Iyad Ameen Madani, expressed his strong condemnation of the criminal terror acts perpetrated by Daesh in the Libyan city of Sirte in which scores of civilians were killed and displaced. He noted that the persistence of these criminal acts on the Libyan territories presents a serious escalation on the part of this terrorist group and poses a threat to regional peace and security which forms an integral part of internationa... read more
OIC Secretary General Calls for Support to Victims of Flooding in Southeast Asia 17/08/2015 - The OIC is following with deep concern the consequences of torrential monsoon rains brought by tropical cyclone Komen and other severe weather conditions across Bangladesh, Pakistan, India, Myanmar and parts of Southeast Asia. Heavy flooding in the region has caused the loss of hundreds of human lives, the displacement of millions of people and wide-spread destruction of properties. The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Iyad Ameen Madan, conveyed his profound symp... read more