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Islamic Cooperation Commission says human rights, not religion, will be focus Making its first appearance in the nation’s capital Dec. 13, the newly established Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation outlined its priorities for improving human rights of women and children. read more
Organization of Islamic Cooperation sponsors resolution on religious tolerance adopted by the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly In a significant step to further the historic consensus achieved around the UN Human Rights Council resolution 16/18 in March 2011, the Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly adopted a new resolution by consensus on combating intolerance and discrimination based on religion and belief on Wednesday November 28, 2012. read more
Zakat's Potential Role in Accelerating Global Development discussed at the United Nations International development leaders and experts highlighted the importance of Zakat in advancing global development at a forum titled "Linking Muslim Giving to the MDGs". The forum was co-hosted at the United Nations by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), The World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists, and UN Millennium Campaign. read more
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Appreciating the generous donation from KSA, UAE and Turkey, Ihsanoglu: 389 projects are supported by ISF despite acute shortage of resources ‏29 ‏June, ‏2013 - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu opened, at the headquarters of the General Secretariat in Jeddah on Saturday, June 29, 2013, the fifty-seventh session of the Permanent Council of the Islamic Solidarity Fund (ISF). The Secretary General note... read more
Ihsanoglu and Al Arabi Review Developments of Situation in Syria ‏27 ‏June, ‏2013 - Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), met with Dr. Nabil Al Arabi, Secretary General of the League of Arab States, in Cairo on 27 June, 2013. The meeting focused on the developments of the situation in Syria and modalities of cooperation... read more
Ihsanoglu Heads for Cairo and Meets with Nabil Al Arabi ‏26 ‏June, ‏2013 - Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), will be travelling to Cairo (Egypt), on Wednesday 26 June. 

 The Secretary General will be holding a series of meetings in Cairo regarding the developments in the region and in the Islamic... read more
Ihsanoglu Congratulates Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani On Assumption of Rule in Qatar ‏25 ‏June, ‏2013 - Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), issued a congratulatory message today 25 June 2013, to Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, on the occasion of the announcement of his assumption of rule in the State of Qatar. The Secretary General paid tr... read more
The OIC Secretary General welcomes the signature of the Interim agreement between the Malian Government and the Touareg armed groups ‏25 ‏June, ‏2013 - The Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Prof Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, has welcomed the successful negotiations led by the ECOWAS mediation under leadership of H.E Blaise Compaore, President of Burkina Faso and co-chaired by H.E Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, President of F... read more
A new phase in OIC-EU relations Ihsanoglu inaugurates the OIC Mission to the European Union in Brussels OIC Chief meets EU Commission President Barroso ‏25 ‏June, ‏2013 - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu inaugurated the OIC Mission for the European Union on Tuesday, 25 June 2013 with the attendance of officials from the EU Commission, Parliament and Council, representatives of the Belgium Foreign Ministry, an... read more
OIC Secretary General Condemns the Recent Wave of Terrorist Attacks in Pakistan ‏24 ‏June, ‏2013 - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Professor Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, has been closely following the tragic terrorist attacks that hit various parts of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan over the past few weeks. The deadly attacks claimed the lives of dozens of innoce... read more
CONCLUSION OF THE JOINT OIC-OCHA PARTNERSHIP MISSION TO THE PHILIPPINES ‏24 ‏June, ‏2013 - A joint OIC-OCHA humanitarian partnership mission visited the Philippines on 16-20 June 2013. The mission which was led by Ambassador Atta El Manaan Bakhit, OIC ASG for humanitarian Affairs and Rashid Khalikov, Director of OCHA Geneva, went to Cottabato and Davao where its members met with local off... read more
Ihsanoglu Sends Letters of Thanks to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and Prince Muhammad bin Nayef for Saudi Efforts in Reconstruction and Development of Somalia ‏23 ‏June, ‏2013 - Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, the Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, sent a message of thanks and appreciation to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and a similar letter to His Royal Highness Prince Muhammad bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al... read more
Press Release ‏23 ‏June, ‏2013 - In response the H.E. the Secretary General’s Appeal for humanitarian assistance to alleviate the plight of the people of Syria, the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan has donated US$200,000 towards the humanitarian response to the Syrian refugees in Lebanon. For his part, the OIC Secretary... read more
Cameroon and Guyana Donate To Malian IDPS and Refugees ‏22 ‏June, ‏2013 - Following the appeal made by the OIC Secretary General, Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, to assist Malian IDPs and refugees, the Governments of the Republics of Cameroon and Guyana donated respectively, US dollars 100,000 and 10,000 to alleviate the plight of the most vulnerable and needy Malian people w... read more
OIC Secretary General traveling today to Brussels to officially open the OIC Mission ‏22 ‏June, ‏2013 - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu is traveling today, Saturday, 22 June 2013, to Brussels for the official opening of the OIC Permanent Observer Mission to the European Union (EU) on June 25. During his three-day visit he will meet officials ... read more
Statement by His Excellency the Secretary General at the 3rd Istanbul Process Meeting on the follow-up of Implementation of HRC Resolution 16/18 ‏20 ‏June, ‏2013 - Geneva, Switzerland (19 – 21 June 2013) Mr Director General of the United Nations in Geneva Excellencies, Distinguished Panelists, Dear guests and colleagues, It is with great pleasure that I welcome you all to this 3rd Istanbul Process Meeting on the follow-up of Implementation of ... read more
OIC Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs Stresses Centrality of Strengthening Regional and International Cooperation and Consolidating Culture of Dialogue in Countering Danger Of and Incitement to Terrorism ‏19 ‏June, ‏2013 - The Assistant Secretary for Political Affairs of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), H.E. Ambassador Abdullah Bin Abdul Rahman Alim, participated in the 4th Arab Maghreb and Sahel Regional Workshop on implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1624 (2005) on combating in... read more
OIC Secretary General traveling today to Geneva for meeting on combating religious intolerance ‏18 ‏June, ‏2013 - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has left today, 18 June 2013 to Geneva, Switzerland to participate tomorrow, 19 June, in the third meeting of international experts on the implementation of UN Human Rights Council Resolution 16/18 on combating intolerance and in... read more