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The International Meeting on the Question of Jerusalem concluded its sessions in Ankara, Turkey As part of observing the International Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, the OIC and the UN in partnership with the government of Turkey organized a joint International Meeting on the Question of Jerusalem in Ankara, Republic of Turkey, on 12-13 May 2014. read more
International Islamic Fiqh Academy demands immediate release of female students abducted in Nigeria The International Islamic Fiqh Academy (IIFA), a subsidiary organ of OIC, issued a statement on the abduction of female students in Nigeria where it expressed utmost indignation and strong condemnation of what has been reported in the media about the Nigerian group "Boko Haram" of kidnapping and detaining a group of students from their schools and announcing that they will deal with these girls as captives and slaves and offering them for sale or forcing them to marry. read more
OIC increases its involvement in the efforts to stop violence and social disintegration in the Central African Republic Following the appointment of Dr. Cheikh Tidiane Gadio, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Senegal as the OIC Special Envoy for the Central African Republic by His Excellency Iyad Ameen Madani, OIC Secretary General, Special Envoy Dr. Gadio visited Bangui twice and established contacts with all stakeholders and parties in order to bring an immediate end to violence and displacement of population in CAR. read more
Press Releases from the OIC General Secretariat
World Humanitarian Summit: OIC Secretary General Stresses on Preparedness and Conflict Prevention 25/05/2016 -

The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) stressed at the general plenary session of the first World Humanitarian Summit that preparedness and conflict prevention should play a vital role in any humanitarian strategy and program in order for it to be successful, inclusive and sustainable.

The World Humanitarian Summit, which took place in Istanbul on 23-24 May 2016, gathered global and local leaders from government, business, civil so... read more

OIC welcomes WHO report on Health Conditions in the Occupied Palestinian Territory 25/05/2016 -

Organisation of Islamic Cooperation OIC welcomes theassessment and draws attention to the World Health Organisation’s report on the Health conditions in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and in the Occupied Syrian Golan, as well as the WHO Director General’s field assessment report.

OIC’s Acting Permanent Observer to the United Nation in Geneva, Ambas... read more

The Secretary General and Qatari Foreign Minister Sign Agreement Establishing OIC Humanitarian Funds Secretariat 24/05/2016 -

Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Mr. Iyad Ameen Madani, and the Foreign Minister of the State of Qatar H.E. Sheikh Muhammad Bin Abdur Rahman Al Thani signed an agreement to establish the OIC Humanitarian Funds Secretariat in Doha. The signing ceremony, which took place in Istanbul on the sidelines of the Word Humanitarian Summit on 23 May 2016, was attended by the chairman of the Council of Trustees of Humanitarian Funds Sheikh Dr. Abdul Azeez Al Thani and t... read more

15th Trade Fair of OIC Member States opens in Riyadh 22/05/2016 -

Under the auspices of the Custodian of The Two Holy Mosques King Salman Ibn Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Governor of Riyadh Region His Royal Highness Prince Faisal Ibn Bandar Ibn Abdulaziz on Sunday 22 May 2016 inaugurated the 15th Trade fair of OIC Member States taking place in the Saudi capital, Riyadh. In attendance at the inauguration were the Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation H.E. Iyad Ameen Madani and the Minister of Trade and Investment of the Kingdom of Saudi Arab... read more

Riyadh Governor presents 2016 OIC Tourism Capital Award to Konya 22/05/2016 -

The Governor of Riyadh, His Royal Highness Prince Faisal Bin Bandar Bin Abdulaziz, delivered to the representative of the Turkish government, Dr Mujahid Sami, the 2016 OIC Tourism Capital award won by the Turkish city of Konya. The award was presented on the sidelines of the 15th Trade Fair of OIC Member States held in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, from 22 – 26 May 2016.

The City of Konya had won the Islamic Tourism City at the 9thsession of the Islamic C... read more

The OIC Secretariat Presents its Commitments to the World Humanitarian Summit 21/05/2016 -

The Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will be participating in the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) which will take place in Istanbul, Turkey on 23-24 May 2016. 

The OIC Secretary General, Iyad Ameen Madani will be addressing the plenary session, a leader’s roundtable on preventing and ending conflict and he will speak at two special sessions, one on Islamic social finance and the other... read more

OIC Water Ministerial Conference Forms Water Council and Endorses its Terms of Reference 19/05/2016 -

The Third Session of the Islamic Conference of Ministers responsible of Water (ICMW), held in Istanbul on 17-18 May 2016, concluded with the adoption of the Terms of Reference of the OIC Water Council. It invited the OIC Member States and relevant OIC institutions to render necessary support to the Council to enhance cooperation between OIC Member States on water-related issues. The Conference also approved composition of the Council, which consists of 15 members, and adopted a resolution on ... read more

OIC Secretary General Apprises IBD Governors of 13th Islamic Summit Decisions on Socio-Economic Cooperation 18/05/2016 -

The OIC Secretary General, Iyad Ameen Madani briefed the 41st Annual Meeting of Board of Governors of Islamic Development Bank (IDB), which commenced its proceedings in Jakarta, Indonesia on 17 May 2016, on the decisions of the recently held 13th Islamic Summit Conference in Istanbul, Turkey on 14-15 April 2016, on socio-economic cooperation.

In his speech, which was delivered on his behalf by Assistant Secretary General Amb. Hameed Opeloyeru, to the Jakarta... read more

OIC Operationalizes its Conflicts Resolution Mechanism 18/05/2016 -

The first consultative session of the OIC Wise Persons Council (WPC) and the Special Envoys of the Secretary General (SESGs) was held at the General Secretariat on 17-18 May 2016. The event marks the operationalization of the OIC mechanism for conflicts resolution and peace building, strengthening the role of the Organization in the field of mediation and preventive diplomacy.

The session, beside the OIC Secretary General Iyad Ameen ... read more

OIC Delegation participates in Ministerial meeting of the International Syria Support Group in Vienna 17/05/2016 -

An OIC delegation represented the Secretary General Mr. Iyad Ameen Madani in the meeting of the International Syria SupportGroup (ISSG), held on 17 May 2016 in Vienna, Austria and conveyed his message.

In his message, the OIC Secretary General reiterated his concerns over the bloody situation in Syria and his commitment to join the international community’s efforts to resolve the Syrian Crisis. 

He pointed out the responsibility of the two sides for th... read more

OIC Conference of Ministers Responsible for Water kicks off in Istanbul 17/05/2016 -

The President of the Republic of Turkey, His Excellency Recep Tayyip Erdo?an inaugurated the Third Session of the Islamic Conference of Ministers responsible for Water in Istanbul on Tuesday, 17 May 2016. Delegat?ons from 41 OIC Member States are partic?pating in the conference. The Conference, held under the theme “From Vision to Action”, discusses implementation of the OIC Water Vision to enhance cooperation among the OIC member states on water-rela... read more

Secretary General Receives the Special Envoy of the United Kingdom to Yemen 16/05/2016 -

The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Mr. Iyad Ameen Madani, received, at his office on 16 May 2016, Sir Alan Duncan, the Special Envoy of the United Kingdom to Yemen and the members of his delegation.

During the discussion, both sides had thoroughly reviewed the current situation in Yemen and the ongoing efforts to resolve the crisis. Apart from political issues, they had useful and extensive exchange of views... read more

OIC Participates in the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs Conference in Egypt 16/05/2016 -

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) took part in the 26th conference of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs in the Arab Republic of Egypt. The proceedings of this conference were held in Cairo under the theme “Role of Religious Institutions of the Arab and Muslim Worlds in Addressing Challenges” on 14-15 May 2016.

Mr. Bashir Ahmad Ansari, Director of Dialogue and Outreach Department at th... read more

Implementation of OIC Water Vision to be Discussed at Islamic Conference of Ministers Responsible for Water 15/05/2016 -

The Third Session of the Islamic Conference of Ministers responsible for Water “From   Vision to Action” will be held in Istanbul, Republic of Turkey, from 17 - 19 May 2016. The ICMW will discuss ways and means to strengthen cooperation between OIC Member States in the water related issues.

The OIC Member States face varying degrees of water related challenges, such as water scarcity, floods, lack of safe drinking water and sanitation facilities foods droughts ... read more

First Meeting of OIC Wise Persons Council and Special Envoys of the Secretary General on Tuesday 15/05/2016 -

A consultative session of the OIC Wise Persons Council (WPC) and Special Envoys of the OIC Secretary General (SESGs) will be held at the OIC General Secretariat Jeddah on 17-18 May 2016. The members are a group of eminent personalities from the OIC Member States, constituting the top tier of the OIC mechanism for conflict resolution and peace building.

The OIC Secretary General, Iyad Ameen Madani has extended invitations to the WPC members, H.E. Abdullah Gul, former President of Tur... read more