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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
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation Condemns Terrorist Attack on Peace Keepers in Northern Mali 03/07/2015 - The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has strongly condemned the terrorist attack on 2 July 2015 on UN peacekeepers in Mali in which five Burkinabe soldiers were killed and many others soldiers wounded. The Secretary-General of the OIC, Iyad Ameen Madani, called on the armed groups in the conflict in northern Mali to immediately end the violence and keep the higher interest of Mali above all considerations. Madani stressed the need for all parties to remain committed to the cea... read more
OIC-Proposed Resolution on Human Rights of Rohingya Gets Adopted by UN Human Rights Council 03/07/2015 - A resolution proposed by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Myanmar titled " Situation of human rights of Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar" (A/HRC/29/L.30) was adopted by consensus at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva today, Friday, 3 July 2015. The adoption of this resolution without a vote conveys the strong support of the international community, particularly the member states of the HRC, to the content of this important resolution. The resolution, propose... read more
Human Rights Council adopts OIC resolution on ensuring accountability and justice for violations in Occupied Palestinian Territory 03/07/2015 - The United Nations Human Rights Council adopted today the resolution sponsored by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on “Ensuring accountability and justice for all violations of international law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem”. The resolution emphasizes the need to ensure that all those responsible for violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law are held to account through appropriate fair and independent domes... read more
OIC Condemns Bloody Terrorist Attacks in Sinai 01/07/2015 - The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) condemned the terrorist attacks on military checkpoints in Northern Sinai, Egypt, today, Wednesday, July 1, 2015, which resulted in dozen of deaths and injuries among military and police officers. Mr. Iyad Ameen Madani, the OIC Secretary General, expressed the OIC's full solidarity with the Egyptian government and people in facing up to terrorism. Madani added, that he is confident that such terrorist acts would only consolidate the determination... read more
OIC condemns the assassination of the Egyptian Attorney General 29/06/2015 - The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) condemned in the strongest terms the assassination of Egypt’s public prosecutor Hisham Barakat and a number of his guard today, Monday, 29 June 2015; describing the murder as a terrorist act targeting Egypt’s security and stability. Committing such a crime during the holy month of Ramadan, is an act premeditated to smear Islam, Muslims and Muslim societies. the OIC Secretary General, Iyad Ameen Madani. Madani reiterated OIC’s firm stand in comb... read more
OIC denounces the terrorist act on a gas factory near Lyon, France 27/06/2015 - The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) denounced the terrorist attack on a US-owned gas factory near the city of Lyon in southeastern France today, Friday, 26 June 2015, where a body was found and several people were injured. The OIC considered the barbaric act of decapitating the victim as shocking and brutal. The OIC Secretary General, Iyad Ameen Madani, expressed his distress at the execution of such a heinous crime, underlining that the perpetrators are an affront to humanity and a... read more
OIC Secretary General welcomes the agreement signed between State of Palestine and the Vatican 27/06/2015 - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, welcomed the comprehensive agreement that was signed between the State of Palestine and the Holy See. He considered this step a model for cooperation and constructive dialogue and exemplifies a strong message of support to the rights of the Palestinian people. The Secretary General added that the agreement would reinforce peaceful coexistence and build bridges between the different cultures, civilizations ... read more
OIC strongly condemns the terrorist attack on Imam Al-Sadiq Mosque in Kuwait 26/06/2015 - The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) strongly condemned the terrorist blast that targeted Imam Al-Sadiq Mosque in Kuwait’s capital today, Friday, 26 June 2015. The OIC Secretary General, Iyad Ameen Madani, said that this abhorrent crime has not only caused the death and injury of scores of innocent worshipers, but also targeted the security and stability of Kuwait and the cohesive fabric of its society. Madani, emphasized that no Muslim would target worshippers in a mosque, on a... read more
OIC Secretary General condemns the terrorist act in the city of Sousse, Tunisia 26/06/2015 - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, strongly condemned the bloody terrorist attack that targeted a hotel in the city of Sousse, Tunisia, resulting in the death and injury of many Tunisians and foreign tourists. The Secretary General expressed the full solidarity of the OIC with the people and government of Tunisia in confronting terrorism, which aims to destabilize Tunisia’s security and its political and economic stability. He also st... read more
OIC expresses concern over the situation of Muslim minority in China 25/06/2015 - The Organization of Islamic Cooperation follows with deep concern the reports by media and international organizations indicating violations of the human rights of the Muslim minority in Xinjiang region as they are denied the right to practice the fourth pillar of Islam (fasting the month of Ramadan) and the right to observe their religious rituals in this holy month. While expressing its serious concern, the OIC stresses the need to protect the rights of the Muslim minority, foremost of whic... read more
OIC Secretary General Condemns Attack on the UAE Ambassador in Mogadishu 25/06/2015 - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) strongly condemns the terrorist attack on 24 June 2015 targeting the convoy of the Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Mogadishu which resulted in the death of twelve innocent lives and the injuring of several others. ??Mr. Madani underlined that this act of terror against a key partner like the UAE that is ardently engaged in contributing to the peace building and reconstruction process in Somalia, is clearly int... read more
The Secretary General invites Member States and humanitarian organizations to celebrate the Day of Orphans 25/06/2015 - The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) called on its Member States and their humanitarian organizations to hold the activities they deem appropriate to raise awareness of the issues and needs of orphans on the occasion of the Day of Orphans in the Muslim World, which falls on 15 Ramadan, proceeding from the principle of Islamic solidarity. It is worth mentioning that the 40th Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers held in Conakry, Republic of Guinea, on 9-11 December 2013 adopted... read more
OIC Secretary General Welcomes The Signature of The Agreement For Peace and Reconciliation in Mali by The Coordination Movements of Azawad 22/06/2015 - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Mr Iyad Ameen Madani, welcomes the signature on 20th June 2015 in Bamako of the Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation by the Coordination Movements of Azawad which had already been signed by the Platform coalition and the Government of Mali on 15th May 2015. He commends the Algerian –led international mediation for their successful endeavors to bring on board the Coordination as an important party in the Algiers peace proces... read more
OIC launches the new website of its office in Geneva 20/06/2015 - The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) launched the new website of its Geneva Office on Friday 12 June 2015. The website contains all information and activities of the OIC Office in Geneva in relation with the UN Geneva Office. In the same vein, the OIC Office was linked to the electronic archiving system based in the OIC General Secretariat in Jeddah with a view to facilitating electronic exchange of documents. Engineer Mohamed El-Bouseifi from the OIC Information Technology Departme... read more
OIC Secretary General Congratulates the Ummah on the Occasion of the Holy Month of Ramadan 19/06/2015 - On the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan 1436 AH, the Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Mr. Iyad Ameen Madani, expressed his sincere congratulations to the Ummah. He prayed to Almighty Allah to protect the Muslim World against the aftermaths of discord, fragmentation and disagreement, to accept the fasting and praying of Muslims, and to guide the leaders of the Ummah to promote Islamic solidarity, establish peace and achieve security and prosperity. The ... read more