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The Prophetic Legacy of Valuing and Welcoming Women in Mosques OIC Permanent Observer Mission to the UN proudly welcomes all to the event, titled "The Prophetic Legacy of Valuing and Welcoming Women in Mosques" read more
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
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OIC Secretary General condemns terrorist attack on hotel in Mogadishu 29/03/2015 - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani has condemned in strongest terms the terrorist attack on 27 March 2015, on the Makkah Hotel in Mogadishu, which resulted in the death of a dozen innocent people including the Somali Envoy to the United Nations Office in Geneva, Ambassador Yusuf Bari-Bari. Madani who expressed profound sadness at the continuing flagrant disregard and desecration of human lives through mass murder perpetrated by the milita... read more
Visiting Al-Quds is Recommended and Desirable, IIFA 29/03/2015 - The Council of the International Islamic Fiqh Academy (IIFA) of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) issued a resolution on visiting Al-Quds confirming that the "Shar’i (legal) ruling is that this visit is mandoob (recommended) and desirable." ?Resolution 216 (12/22) titled "Visiting Al-Quds: Objectives and Shar’i Rulings" was adopted by the Twenty-Second Session of the IFFA Council held in the State of Kuwait from 22 to 25 March 2015. The Council explained that after balancing the ... read more
Speech of OIC Secretary General Iyad Ameen Madani at Arab Summit 28/03/2015 - Bismillahi Ar-Rahman Ar-Raheem May the peace and blessings of Allah be on the last prophet and on all the messengers. Your Excellency President Abdelfattah El-Sisi, Chairman of the Summit; Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Your Majesties, Your Excellencies, Your Highnesses, Your Excellency Dr. Nabil El Arabi, the Secretary General of the League of Arab States Ladies and Gentlemen; As-salam alaykum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), which I am ho... read more
OIC Secretary General heads to Sharm el-Sheikh to participate in the Arab Summit 26/03/2015 - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Amin Madani, heads on Friday, March 27, 2015, to Sharm el-Sheikh, Arab Republic of Egypt, to participate in the 26th session of the Summit Council of the League of Arab States, which kicks off Saturday under the chairmanship of Egypt and with the participation of Arab leaders, kings and presidents, to discuss issues of concern to Arab States. The Arab Summit is held under the theme "Arab National Security" to discuss... read more
Madani discusses with Kuwaiti Foreign Minister preparations for OIC’s Council of Foreign Ministers 26/03/2015 - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, met in Kuwait on March 24, 2015, Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Sabah, First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, to discuss issues and ways of coordination and prospecting Islamic Cooperation for the benefit of Muslim countries and the world at large. ?They also discussed the ongoing preparations for the upcoming session of the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) of the OIC, scheduled in Kuwait for Ma... read more
OIC backs steps supporting legitimacy in Yemen, holds Houthis responsible for failure of peaceful solution 26/03/2015 - The Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, stated that the OIC was following closely and with great concern the latest developments in Yemen. He expressed his backing for the step taken by the states supporting constitutional legitimacy in Yemen, which responded to the request of the Yemeni leadership to save the country from the chaos unleashed on it by the Houthi group and from its repercussions on the entire region. He stressed the need to addre... read more
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques receives OIC Secretary General and Senior Officials 26/03/2015 - The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdul Aziz received the Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Madani, and the OIC senior officials at Al-Yamamah Palace on Sunday. During the reception, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques listened to a briefing on the most prominent efforts exerted by the OIC towards fulfilling its mandate to serve the causes of the Muslim Ummah. The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques urged the OIC to continue its e... read more
OIC cautions against Yemen sliding into civil war; calls for resumption of national dialogue 23/03/2015 - The Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, warned of the serious developments in Yemen, saying that Houthis’ opting for the military option and turning down international and regional endeavours, aimed at a comprehensive national dialogue to find a peaceful way out of the exacerbating crisis, put the country on the brink of civil war that would have devastating consequences for Yemen and the entire region. Madani reiterated his appeal to all Yem... read more
OIC Secretary General Delivers Statement at The 22nd Session of The International Islamic Fiqh Academy in Kuwait 23/03/2015 - The Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, delivered a statement during his participation at the opening ceremony of the 22nd session of the International Islamic Fiqh Academy (IIFA) in Kuwait from 22 – 25 March 2015. The Secretary General extended gratitude and appreciation to His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait, for graciously approving the State of Kuwait’s hosting the current session of the IIFA council. M... read more
OIC Secretary General Condemns the Terrorist Attack at the Bardo National Museum in Tunis 19/03/2015 - The OIC Secretary General, Mr. Iyad Ameen Madani, has strongly condemned the terrorist attack that took place on Wednesday morning, 18 March 2015, at the Bardo National Museum in Tunis, capital of the Republic of Tunisia, and which resulted in several casualties and injuries among foreign tourists and Tunisian citizens. The Secretary General voiced the view that such terrorist attacks run counter to every human principle and are antithesis to every religious tenet, undermine the social fabric... read more
Draft Programme of Action for the next decade tabled before the OIC Experts Group 19/03/2015 - The Intergovernmental Experts Group Meeting (EGM) was held on 18 March 2015 at the OIC Headquarters to consider the draft OIC-2025: Programme of Action. The meeting was attended by experts drawn from all OIC Member States to consider the new OIC Programme of Action which is a successor to the OIC Ten-Year Programme of Action (TYPOA) which was adopted by the 3rd extra-ordinary Islamic Summit held in Makkah Al-Mukarramah in December 2005. The Secretary General H.E. Mr. Iyad Ameen Madani in his ... read more
Pakistani Navy Delegation Visits OIC Headquarters 18/03/2015 - A 17-Member delegation from the Navy War Course of the Islamic Republic of Pakistani undertook, on Wednesday 18 March 2015, a visit to the Headquarter of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). A presentation was delivered by senior OIC officials to the delegation on the structure, objectives, and activities of the Organization in which Pakistan, as a founding member, plays a major role. The situation and challenges facing up the Muslim world were also extensively debated.... read more
OIC Attends the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction Calls for an increased cooperation and partnership at national, regional and international levels 18/03/2015 - The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) participated, as Observer, to the 3rd UN Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), held in Sendai, Japan, on 14-18 March 2015, which was aimed at assessing the 1995 Hyogo Framework for Action and to chart priorities for the post 2015 framework for disaster risk reduction, for a better understanding of disaster risk, strengthening its management and investing in DRR for resilience, as well as enhancing the preparedness for effective response in ter... read more
Secretary General Receives The Russian Deputy Chairman of The Council of The Federation 17/03/2015 - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Mr. Iyad Ameen Madani received, on 16 March 2015, H. E. Mr. Ilyas Umakhanov, Deputy Chairman of the Council of the Federation (the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation) and members of his delegation at the General Secretariat. Mr. Umakhanov briefed the Secretary General about some regional and international issues of common concern and reiterated his country’s interest to further strengthen the traditional bilatera... read more
OIC Secretary General receives Ambassador of South Africa to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 16/03/2015 - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Mr Iyad Ameen Madani, had on Monday 16th March 2015, received in his office at the General Secretariat, HE. Mr. Mogamat Sadick Jaffer, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of South Africa to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Mr. Madani and his guest discussed ways and means of establishing beneficial relations between the OIC and South Africa including a possible formal relationship with the Organizatio... read more