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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 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
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
OIC Secretary General Meets Sudan’s Foreign Minister 12/08/2014 - Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, Iyad Ameen Madani, on Monday 11 August 2014 met with the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Sudan, H.E. Ali Ahmed Karti, who was on an official visit to the OIC. Both sides discussed bilateral relations between the OIC and Sudan and how to further improve them in various fields. They also exchanged views on how to strengthen the presence of the OIC in the international arena and confront the growing challenges facing the Muslim w... read more
OIC Secretary General Welcomes Libyan Parliament’s First Meeting and Exhorts All Parties to Shun Violence 12/08/2014 - Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, welcomed the first meeting in Tobruk of the Libyan parliament produced by the election of 25 June 2014, witnessed by the OIC Assistant Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs, Ambassador Hisham Yusuf on behalf of the Secretary General. Madani stated that the formation of the new parliament was an important step and a reflection of the people’s will. He expressed the hope that this would be the be... read more
IPHRC calls for immediate end to Israeli aggression against Gaza amidst alarmingly increasing civilian death toll 11/08/2014 - In a statement today, the OIC Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) condemned in the strongest terms the escalation of the on-going Israeli aggression against the Palestinians in “Gaza strip”, leading to the horrendous crime of over 1948 casualties, majority of whom, including 456 children, were civilians. “We hold Israel, the occupying power, solely responsible for the indiscriminate and criminal use of force leading to gross human rights violations against the civilian populati... read more
OIC to Hold a Second Ministerial Meeting on the Aggression against Gaza 10/08/2014 - The Foreign Ministers of the Member States of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will hold an extraordinary meeting, on Tuesday, August 12th, 2014. The meeting will be chaired by His Royal Highness Prince Saud Al-Faisal, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Chair of the Forty-first Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the OIC, and attended by the Palestinian Prime Minister, Dr. Rami Al-Hamad Allah, and a large number of foreign ministers. This is the se... read more
OIC Secretary General Undertakes Official Visit to Pakistan 06/08/2014 - Upon an official invitation from the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Mr. Iyad Ameen Madani, undertook a visit to Islamabad on 4-5 August 2014. As part of his visit’s program, the Secretary General met with Pakistani President H.E. Mamnoon Hussein, the Prime Minister, H.E. Mr. Nawaz Sharif, the Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs, H.E. Mr. Sartaj Aziz, the Federal Minister of Finance, H.E. M... read more
IPHRC calls upon OIC Member States to observe Islamic Human Rights and Human Dignity day 05/08/2014 - On the occasion of the “Islamic Human Rights and Human Dignity day”, designated by the 38th Session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) in 2011, the OIC Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) today called upon all OIC Member States to redouble efforts in upholding their commitments to promoting and protecting human rights and fundamental freedoms of their citizens. IPHRC stressed that human rights and human dignity are integral parts of the Islamic religion and the Chart... read more
OIC Secretary General Welcomes Humanitarian Truce in the Gaza Strip 05/08/2014 - The Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, welcomed the announced 72-hour humanitarian truce in the Gaza Strip and called for its respect, hoping that it will be a prelude to a full and comprehensive halt of the Israeli military onslaught against the Palestinian people. Commending the unified Palestinian position, the Secretary General called for the need to lift the Israeli blockade imposed on the Gaza Strip and stressed the need to facilitate t... read more
OIC Representative Attends Swearing-In Ceremony of Mauritanian President 04/08/2014 - The OIC Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs, Ambassador Abdullah Abdul Rahman Alim, participated at the inauguration ceremony of the President of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, His Excellency Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, for a second term, which was organized on 2 August 2014 at the Olympic Stadium in the capital Nouakchott. Ambassador Alim conveyed the greetings and congratulations of H.E OIC Secretary General, Iyad Ameen Madani, to the President of Mauritania for the trust the ... read more
OIC Humanitarian Campaign in the Central African Republic during Ramadan and Eid 03/08/2014 - The OIC launched a humanitarian campaign in the Central African Republic (CAR) on 14-26 July 2014 to coincide with the end of Ramadan and the Eid period through providing food and other essential assistance to displaced people in Bangui. The campaign started from the Central Mosque where a truck containing 15 tons of food and non-food items were presented to Imam Bashir of the Central Mosque in Bangui by Dr. Cheikh Tidiane Gadio, the OIC Special Envoy for CAR. During the mission Dr. Gadio met... read more
OIC Secretary General Condemns Israel’s Brazen Onslaught on Mosques in the Gaza Strip 03/08/2014 - The Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, condemned the outrageous Israel’s onslaught on mosques in the Gaza Strip. Madani said that it is becoming increasingly evident that the Israeli war machine is no longer satisfied with the slaughter of civilians, the demolition of homes, the burning of farms and the destruction of infrastructure; worse, it has unleashed its barbarism onto houses of worship with shameless indifference to all moral codes a... read more
OIC Secretary General Lauds the Statement of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to the Arab and Islamic Ummah 02/08/2014 - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, commended the important statement addressed on Friday 1st August 2014 by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz, forcefully facing the twin menace of terrorism and extremism. Madani asserted that the positions laid out by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, calling for the coordination of concerted efforts to combat terrorism and extremism at both the regional and intern... read more