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OIC Permanent Observer Mission highlights the role of religious and traditional leaders in countering radicalization and violent extremism The Permanent Observer Mission of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to the United Nations hosted on September 29, 2014 at the United Nations in New York, an event titled "The Role of Religious and Traditional Leaders in Countering Radicalization and Violent Extremism". read more
OIC Group in New York calls on the international community to support the post-flood reconstruction efforts in Bosnia and Herzegovina Today the Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina, H.E. Mr. Zlatko Lagumdzija briefed the Permanent Representatives of the OIC Member States to the United Nations in New York about the latest situation in his country caused by the floods and landslides. read more
OIC participates in the UNDP Global Expert Consultation on Radicalization OIC Secretary General's Special Envoy on Intolerance and Discrimination against Muslims and Advisor on Human Rights Ambassador Omur Orhun represents the OIC General Secretariat at the UNDP Global Expert Consultation on “Radicalization and its Impact for Development, Violence Prevention and Conflict Resolution”, held in Istanbul on 21-23 May 2014. read more
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OIC Secretary General meets Foreign Minister of Uzbekistan and Deputy Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan 28/07/2016 -

The OIC Secretary General Iyad Ameen Madani received today, Thursday, 28 July 2016, at the OIC General Secretariat the Foreign Minister of Uzbekistan, Mr. Abdulaziz Kamilov. They discussed the ongoing preparations for the 43rd session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers, which Uzbekistan is hosting in October. The Foreign Minister had opened the senior officials meeting preparatory to the Council on Tuesday, 26 July, which concluded i... read more

The OIC Strongly Condemns the Attack on a Church in Rouen, France 27/07/2016 -

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) followed with serious concern and deep regret the seizure of hostages in a church near the French city of Rouen and the massacre of an old priest, in violation of religious and human values. It reaffirms the barbarity and brutality of the perpetrators of this act who attacked innocent civilians and assaulted the sanctity of a place of worship.

The OIC Secretary General, Iyad Ameen Madani, stro... read more

Islamic Advisory Group Supports Final Push for Polio Eradication 27/07/2016 -

The Islamic Advisory Group for Polio Eradication (IAG) adopted today a new work-plan to help in the final push to end polio in Pakistan and Afghanistan, the last two Muslim countries where the virus remains in circulation. 

The announcement came at the conclusion of the third annual meeting for the Group held at the Islamic Development Bank’sheadquarters in Jeddah, which also expressed the group’s intention to e... read more

Madani Holds Meetings with Arab Foreign Ministers on the Sidelines of the Nouakchott Summit 26/07/2016 -

Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, held series of meetings with a number of Arab foreign ministers on the sidelines of his participation in the 27th session of the Arab Summit held in Nouakchott, capital of Mauritania on Monday 25 July 2016. He also met with the special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General in Libya.

During his meeting with the foreign minister of Algeria, Mr, Ramtane Lamamra, t... read more

OIC Secretary General Condemns Suicide Attacks in Mogadishu 26/07/2016 -

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has strongly condemned the twin suicide attacks near the airport in Mogadishu today, 26 July 2016, which killed at least thirteen people and injured score of others. 

The OIC Secretary General, Iyad Ameen Madani deplored the cowardly terrorist attack targeting African Union peacekeepers of AMISOM and a UN office claimed by the militant Al-Shabaab movement. He denounced those behind this crimin... read more

Al-Quds Minister Looks Forward to a Bigger Role for the OIC with the Opening of its Office in Palestine 25/07/2016 -

The minister and governor of Al-Quds, Engineer Adnan El-Huseini, expressed his appreciation of the OIC Secretary General, Iyad Ameen Madani, for taking the steps to open an OIC office in Palestine in implementation of Resolution 42/40 adopted by the 42nd session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers held in Kuwait from 27 – 28 May 2015. He stated that opening the office was a major turning point for what the OIC will do in the future with respec... read more

OIC Holds Preparatory Meeting for 43rd Council of Foreign Ministers 25/07/2016 -

The preparatory meeting of the Forty-Third Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM), scheduled in the Uzbek capital, Tashkent, in October 2016, will take place in the OIC General Secretariat headquarters in Jeddah from 26 to 28 July.

Topping the agenda of the preparatory Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) is the issue of Palestine and the Arab-Israeli conflict. SOM will review th... read more

Madani to the Arab Summit: Challenges of Extremism and Violence Place the Arab League and the OIC on a Common Track 25/07/2016 -

In his address to the 23rd Summit Conference of the League of Arab States, hosted by Nouakchott on 25-26 July 2016, Mr. IyadAmeen Madani, Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) asserted that the challenges of extremism and violence and the requisites of development and empowerment place the OIC and the League of Arab States on the same path with the capacity to face up to reality, to analyze it, and to deconstruct and reconstruct it.

M... read more

Ambassador of Algeria Presents his Credentials as Permanent Representative to the OIC 23/07/2016 -

The Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, Iyad Ameen Madani, received at the OIC General Secretariat on Thursday, 21 July 2016, Mr. Ahmed Abdel Saduq,Ambassador of the Democratic People's Republic of Algeria toRiyadh, who presented his credentials as Algeria’s new Permanent Representative to the OIC.

On this occasion, Ambassador Abdul Saduq underscored the spe... read more

The OIC Condemns the Terrorist Attack in Munich 23/07/2016 -

The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) strongly condemned the terrorist attack in the city of Munich in Germany, which resulted in several deaths and injuries among innocent citizens.  The Secretary General, Iyad Ameen Madani, extended his condolences to the families of the victims, wishing the wounded speedy recovery. 

The Secretary General conveyed the OIC’s solidarity with the... read more

OIC Calls for Restraint and Ending Violent Confrontation in Kidal, Northern Mali 23/07/2016 -

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has strongly condemned the deadly confrontation which started on 21 July 2016 between two rival Tuareg groups for the control of the northern Malian city of Kidal where several casualties have been reported.

The OIC Secretary General, Iyad Ameen Madani, while expressing grave concern at the sad development pitching rival Tuareg groups in the Coordination and Platform w... read more

OIC Secretary General Strongly Condemns Suicide Attacks in Kabul 23/07/2016 -

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has strongly condemned the suicide attacks in Kabul today, 23 July 2016, which killed several innocent people and injured hundreds of others. 

Expressing his deep shock over this horrible terrorist attack, the OIC Secretary General, Iyad Ameen Madani, called those who are behind this criminal act as enemies of Afghanistan whose interests are only to perpetuate disunity, insecuri... read more

OIC Secretary General Participates in the Arab Summit in Mauritania 21/07/2016 -

The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, shall travel early next week to Nouakchott, Mauritania, to participate in the Twenty-Seventh Arab Summit hosted by the Islamic Republic of Mauritania on 25-26 July2016.

On the sidelines of the Summit, Madani shall hold bilateral meetings with the officials participating in the Summit.

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OIC Condemns Terrorist Attack on Military Base in Central Mali 20/07/2016 -

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has strongly condemned the deadly attack on 19th July 2016 claimed by twoterrorist groups on a military base in Nampala in Central Mali which killed seventeen Malian soldiers and wounded thirty five others. 

The Secretary General, Mr. Iyad Ameen Madani, expresseddismay at the continuing assault in parts of the country on the Malian and UN peace keep... read more

OIC Delegation to Nigeria to Consult on Mobilizing Economic and Humanitarian Support 17/07/2016 -

The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, has dispatched a high level delegation today, 17 July 2016, to Nigeria to hold consultations with relevant stakeholders on mobilizing support for socio-economic rehabilitation and recovery. The mission comes in line with the declared commitment made during the meeting of the Secretary General with H.E. Muhammadu Buhari, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, in Makkah on 25 February 2016.

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