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Ambassador Gokcen addresses the Security Council The Text of the Statement by Ambassador Ufuk Gokcen, Permanent Observer of the OIC to the UN, at the open debate of the UNSC on the victims of attacks and abuses on ethnic or religious grounds in the Middle East, 27 March 2015 read more
Promotion of Women in OIC Member States OIC Permanent Observer Mission to the UN sponsored in conjunction with UN Women a side event entitled, “The Promotion of Women in OIC Member States.” read more
OIC Permanent Observer Mission highlights the role of religious and traditional leaders in countering radicalization and violent extremism The Permanent Observer Mission of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to the United Nations hosted on September 29, 2014 at the United Nations in New York, an event titled "The Role of Religious and Traditional Leaders in Countering Radicalization and Violent Extremism". read more
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Ambassador of Tajikistan presents his credentials to the OIC Secretary General 24/08/2016 -

The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, received in his Office at the headquarters of the General Secretariat on 24 August 2016 H.E. Mr. Zarobiddin Kosimi, Ambassador of the Republic of Tajikistan to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia who presented his credentials to the Secretary General as Representative of Tajikistan to the OIC. 

During the meeting, the Secretary General commended the desire and initiatives of the Republi... read more

The OIC Secretary General visits Kabul 22/08/2016 -

The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen madani, met withH.E. President Ashraf Ghani,  the Chief Executive Officer of Afghanistan, H.E. Dr. Abdullah Abdullahand the Afghan Foreign Minister, H.E. SalahuddineRabbani in the capital Kabul on Sunday 21 August 2016.

During his meetings, the Secretary General reaffirmed the OIC’s continued... read more

OIC Secretary General strongly condemns suicide attack at a wedding ceremony in Turkey 22/08/2016 -

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has strongly condemned the barbaric suicide attack at a wedding ceremony late on Saturday 20 August 2016 in Turkey's southeastern province of Gaziantep that killed more than 50 people and injured scores of others.

 Mr. Iyad Ameen Madani offered his sincere condolences to the families of the victims, the Government and people of Turkey on the tragic loss of precious lives and wished early recovery to those injured.

The... read more

OIC condemns Israeli aggression on Gaza strip and calls on international community to shoulder responsibility 22/08/2016 -

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) strongly condemned the Israeli wave of air-raids carried out by the Israeli occupation forces against the Gaza Strip, a military escalation the OIC considers an outrageous crime in a whole string of crimes and violations persistently perpetrated by the Israeli occupation in the absence of any political, legal, or ethical deterrent, posing a threat to security and stability in the entire region.

The Secretary General, Mr. Iyad Ameen Madan... read more

OIC Secretary General strongly condemns militant attacks in Somalia 22/08/2016 -

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has strongly condemned two suicide bomb attacks claimed by the militant Al-Shabab movement on Sunday 21 August 2016 in Golkayo, central Somalia, that killed at least 20 people and injured many more.

The Secretary General, Mr. Iyad Ameen Madani,  OIC offered his deepest condolences to the families of the victims, the Government and people of Somalia on the tragic loss of lives and wished early recovery to the injured people. He noted... read more

Commemoratng the Forty-Seventh Anniversary of the Wanton Arson Attack on the Blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque 21/08/2016 -

These days mark the forty-seventh painful anniversary of the heinous attempts to burn the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, the first qibla of Islam and its third holiest mosque. The occasion is being remembered amid escalating aggression, attacks and repeated crimes against the blessed Mosque by the extremist Israeli settlers under the protection of the Israeli occupation. It is being marked amid growing calls for the division and destruction of the Mosque in order to build th... read more

Madani discusses OIC's counter-terrorism approach and Islamic rapprochement initiative with Bangladesh Prime Minister Hasina 20/08/2016 -

The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, was received in audience, on 18 August 2016, by the Honorable Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, at her official residence "Gono Bhaban". Madani was on a one-day official visit to Bangladesh.

The OIC Secretary General reaffirmed OIC's unflinching support of Bangladesh in its fight against t... read more

OIC Secretary General visits Islamabad 20/08/2016 -

During his one-day official visit to Islamabad, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, on 20 August 2016, the Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani met with H.E. Mr. Sartaj Aziz, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs.

During the meeting, the Secretary General was briefed on the latest alarming situation in the Indian Held Kashmir (IHK) including the grave human rights violation of the Kashmiri people and excessive violence used ... read more

The OIC Secretary General receives Chairman of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and OIC Special Envoy for Myanmar 18/08/2016 -

The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. Mr. Iyad Amin Madani, held meetings with the Chairman of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), Mr. Haji Murad, and the OIC Special Envoy for Myanmar, H.E Syed Hamid Albar, at Putrajaya, Malaysia, on 17 August 2016. Secretary General Madani was on a two-day trip to Malaysia to attend the International Conference on Blue Ocean Strategy at the invitation of the Prime Minister of Malaysia.

Chairman Murad briefed the S... read more

OIC strongly condemns the attack on Najran 17/08/2016 -

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation strongly condemned the rocket attack on the province of Najran from the territory of Yemen, killing seven civilians and wounding others.

The OIC Secretary General, Iyad Ameen Madani, said that the attack on unsuspecting innocent lives is primarily designed to undermine the security and stability of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the region; and to abort all efforts to end the conflict in Yemen peacefully. He also stressed that ... read more

The OIC Secretary General calls on the Prime Minister of Malaysia 16/08/2016 -

The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Iyad Ameen Madani, was received, on 16 August 2016, by Hon. Dato' Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razzak, Prime Minister of Malaysia at the Putrajaya International Convention Center at the sidelines of the International Conference on Blue Ocean Strategy (ICBOS). The Conference is being held under the patronage of the Prime Minister.

During their meeting, the two leaders exchanged views on issues of mutual interest, in partic... read more

OIC Secretary General: Message to Russian Foreign Minister on The Situation In Syria 14/08/2016 -

The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Mr. Iyad Ameen Madani, addressed a message to the Foreign Minister of Federal Russian, Mr. Sergey Lavrov, concerning the ongoing developments in Syria.

In this regard, Mr. Madani noted that the OIC was following with deep interest and profound concern the critical and deteriorating situation in Syria and the tragic humanitarian developments there with their painful repercussions on the Syrian people.

M... read more

OIC Secretary General Condemns Renewal of Violence in Northern Mali 11/08/2016 -

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) firmly condemned the renewed violence prevailing in Northern Mali where five Malian military servicemen, kidnapped earlier, have been assassinated recently. 

The Secretary General, Mr. Iyad Ameen Madani, expressed his deep concern with the ongoing clashes between the self-defense Tonuareg Imghad and Allies (GATIA) Group and the Azawad Movements Coordination (AMC), some... read more

OIC Welcomes the Adoption of the Timetable for the Electoral Process in Somalia 11/08/2016 -

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has welcomed the new timetable for the 2016 electoral process in Somalia adopted by the National Leadership Forum on 9 August 2016 in Mogadishu. 

The Secretary General, Mr Iyad Ameen Madani commended the stakeholders particularly the Federal Indirect Elections Implementation Team, which drafted the plan, for the important step taken to finalize outstanding issues related to the electoral process. H... read more

Advisory Group for the OIC Messaging Centre to Counter Extremist Narratives Holds Inaugural Meeting in Jeddah 10/08/2016 -

The first meeting of the Advisory Group for the OIC Messaging Centre to debunk terrorist incitements will be held on Thursday, 11 August 2016, at the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) General Secretariat in Jeddah.

The meeting will consider and adopt a working paper that contains all essential elements for the working of the Messaging Centre.

The OIC Messaging Centre is being established at the General Secretariat, to work through internet and social media platform... read more