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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
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
Press Releases from the OIC General Secretariat
Madani visits Pakistan to convey condolences and express solidarity against terrorism 21/12/2014 - In a gesture of compassion and solidarity, the Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Mr. Iyad Ameen Madani, arrived in Islamabad, Pakistan on 19 December 2014 to express his heartfelt condolences to the Government and people of Pakistan, especially the families of the victims of the horrific massacre that occurred at the school in Peshawar on 16 December. The Secretary General met with H.E. the President of Pakistan, Mr. Mamnoon Hussain, and conveyed the wholehea... read more
OIC Participates in 1st Nouakchott Process Summit 21/12/2014 - The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation has partaken in the first summit of the countries participating in the Nouakchott process, held in Mauritania on 18 December 2014, and attended by the Heads of State of Mauritania, Senegal, Chad, Mali and Burkina Faso, the representatives of the Presidents of Algeria, Nigeria, Libya, Cote D’Ivoire and Guinea, as well as international regional and semi-regional organisations. The OIC delegation, which had previously participated in the 4th Ministerial me... read more
OIC Secretary General Welcomes European Parliament Resolution on Recognition of Palestine statehood 18/12/2014 - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, welcomed the adoption of a resolution by the European Parliament that supports recognition of the state of Palestine and the two state solution, as this would support the rights of the Palestinian people and contribute to enhancing international efforts aiming at putting an end to the Israeli occupation and establishing the state of Palestine with East Jerusalem as its capital. The Secretary General als... read more
OIC Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) calls for commitment to defending human rights of peoples affected by economic sanctions 17/12/2014 - At the conclusion of its two days international seminar on the “Negative impact of economic and financial sanction on the full enjoyment of human rights by the peoples of the targeted countries”, the OIC Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) stated that any economic, financial and commercial measures or sanctions, in particular the unilateral coercive measures and sanctions, which contravene the obligations committed to by the Member States in Articles 55 and 56 of the UN Charter... read more
OIC Calls on Security Council Member States to Adopt a Draft Resolution Setting a Timeline to End Israeli Occupation 17/12/2014 - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, reiterated his support for the decision of the State of Palestine’s to seek a UN Security Council resolution to set a timeline to end to the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian Land, establish a Palestinian State with East Al-Quds as its capital , and bring about a just settlement for the issue of Palestinian refugees in line with international legality resolutions. He also called on the Council’s M... read more
OIC Secretary General condemns assault on school in Pakistan 16/12/2014 - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, vigorously condemned the bloody assault perpetrated today, 16th December 2014, against a school in Peshawar, Pakistan. The attack caused the death of around one hundred people, most of them school-age children. Madani extended his solidarity and condolences to the Government and people of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, in particular to the families of the victims who lost their lives in this horrific... read more
Secretary General welcomes Portuguese parliament resolution for recognition of Palestinian state 13/12/2014 - The Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, Iyad Amin Madani, praised the Portuguese Parliament’s adoption of a resolution calling on the government to recognise the State of Palestine. Madani considered the resolution a significant step consistent with the United Nations’ resolutions which reiterate the legitimate national rights of the Palestinian people, including the sovereign independent State of Palestine on the borders of June 1967, with Jerusalem as its capital. ... read more
Secretary General Commends Saudi King’s $35 Million Grant for Ebola Fight 12/12/2014 - The Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, praised the donation by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz, of $35 million to help West African countries fighting Ebola. The donation is part of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s support for the international fight against the epidemic currently afflicting West African countries. The Secretary General expressed his sincere gratitude and appreciation to the Custodian of the ... read more
OIC Secretary General welcomes the adoption by the Irish Parliament of a resolution backing the recognition of the State of Palestine 11/12/2014 - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, welcomed the adoption by the Parliament of Ireland of a resolution backing the recognition of the State of Palestine. He stated that this move is in line with international legitimacy resolutions on ending Israeli occupation and supporting the legitimate national rights of the Palestinian people, including the embodiment of the independent State of Palestine on the borders of 4 June 1967, with Al-Quds As-S... read more
OIC Secretary General Condemns Killing of Palestinian Minister Ziad Abu Ein 10/12/2014 - The Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, Iyad Ameen Madani, condemned the crime of killing Minister Ziad Abu Ein, head of the Palestinian Authority Committee against the Separation Wall, by the Israeli occupation forces while participating in a peaceful protest against settlement and land confiscation. The Secretary General said that this heinous crime is yet a manifestation of the ongoing Israeli repression, aggression, and terrorism against the Palestinian people. ... read more
OIC-LAS Joint High-level Committee convenes 09/12/2014 - The Fourth Session of the Joint High-Level Committee of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the League of Arab States (LAS) in charge of following up the implementation of the cooperation agreement between the OIC and Las was held at the Headquarters of OIC General Secretariat in Jeddah on 7-9 December 2014. Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs, His Excellency Abdullah Abderrahman Alem, and Ambassador Fadel Jawad, Assistant Secretary General for the Political Sector, l... read more
Statement of His Excellency Iyad Ameen Madani Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation At The 10th Session of the Islamic Conference of Information Ministers 05/12/2014 - In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful, Most Compassionate Peace and Prayer be Upon the Last of Prophets and Messengers and Upon all Allah's Messengers Your Excellency Dr. Eshaq Jahangiri, First Vice President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Your Excellency Mr. Ali Jannati, Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Chairman of the Meeting, Your Excellencies the Ministers of Information of Islamic countries, Excellencies the Heads of Delegati... read more
OIC Secretary General welcomes outcome of Brussels ministerial meet on countering ISIL 05/12/2014 - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, welcomed the joint statement put out by the first ministerial meeting of the Global Coalition to Counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) held in Brussels, Belgium, on 3rd December 2014. The OIC took part in the meeting, being one of the early organizations to openly condemn the self-styled ISIL as the archenemy of Islam. Madani reaffirmed the OIC’s belief that defeating ISIL entails the... read more
At the sidelines of the Information ministers Conference in Tehran, Madani Discusses with Information Ministers from Member States Ways to Develop Joint Islamic Action in Media Field 04/12/2014 - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, held several bilateral meetings at the sidelines of the proceedings of the Tenth Session of the Islamic Conference of Ministers of Information and Communication held in Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran on 1- 4 December 2014. The Secretary General, during his meeting with the Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance of Iran, Ali Jannati, discussed the proceedings of the Council of Information Ministers s... read more
OIC Secretary General Welcomes the French Parliament Vote for Recognition of Palestinian State 03/12/2014 - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, expressed his appreciation for the French Parliament resolution to recognize the state of Palestine, indicating that this significant move is consistent with the international will and resolutions of international legitimacy in order to end the Israeli occupation and support the legitimate national rights of the Palestinian people including the sovereignty in their independent State of Palestine according ... read more