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Subsidiary organs

The under-mentioned Organs are established within the framework of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation in accordance with a resolution adopted by the Islamic Conference of Kings and Heads of State and Government or the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers. Member States shall automatically become members of these organs and their budgets shall be approved by the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers. 

  1. Statistical, Economic, Social Research and Training Center for Islamic Countries (SESRIC)
  2. Research Center for Islamic History, Art and Culture (IRCICA)
  3. Islamic University of Technology (IUT)
  4. Islamic Center for the Development of Trade (ICDT)
  5. International Islamic Fiqh Academy (IIFA)
  6. Islamic Solidarity Fund and its Waqf (ISF)
  7. Islamic University in Niger
  8. Islamic University in Uganda

The Center was established in pursuance of Resolution No.2/8-EC adopted by the Eighth Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers, held in Tripoli, in 1399H. (1977). It is a subsidiary organ of the OIC.

The principal objective of the Centre is to support the process of socio-economic co-operation and development among the Member States of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation by undertaking activities in the areas of statistics, research, training and technical co-operation.

The Centre aims particularly to:

Collect, collate and disseminate socio-economic statistics and information on and for the utilisation of the Member States;

Undertake economic and social research on issues of economic and social development in the Member States to help generate proposals that will initiate and enhance co-operation among them;

Organize and support training programmes in selected fields geared to the expressed needs of the Member States, in particular, to assist them in the training of their administrative and technical personnel in the relevant subjects, as well as to the general objectives of the Organization.

The Centre is also the focal point of the OIC for technical co-operation

The Center is located in Ankara, Republic of Turkey.

Attar Sokak 4, G. O. P. 06700,
Tel: (90 312) 468 6172
Fax: (90 312) 467 3458
Email : oicankara@sesric.org
Website: www.sesric.org


IRCICA started its activities in 1980 as the first subsidiary organ of the Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) concerned with culture.

Its establishment was proposed by the Republic of Turkey during the Seventh Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers held in Istanbul, in 1976, and adopted by the Conference by Resolution no. 3/7-ECS.

The Establishment Statute of the Centre was adopted by the Ninth Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers (Dakar, Senegal, 1978) by Resolution no. 1/9-C. The Statute was amended later and readopted by the Twelfth Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers (Baghdad, Iraq, 1981). Finally, the Sixth Islamic Summit Conference (Dakar, 1991) adopted the Framework Statute of the Subsidiary Organs of tshe OIC by its Resolution no. 1/6-Org (IS).


  • To act as a focal point and meeting place for scholars, researchers, artists, institutions, organisations, and other parties within and outside the Member States which deal with studies and research on various aspects of Islamic civilisation
  • To create objective conditions for cooperation among the parties concerned world-wide with an aim to eliminate prejudices against Islam and its civilisation, project their correct image, inform the world opinion on their role and place in world civilisation, and promote a better understanding and a dialogue between Muslims and other peoples of the world
  • To undertake research, publish books, bibliographies, catalogues, albums and other reference works related to the history of Muslim nations, the history of arts and sciences in Islam, cultural heritage, and all other aspects of Islamic culture and civilisation to reinforce awareness of these subjects in world public opinion
  • To organize conferences, symposia, exhibitions and other cultural functions on its premises, in the Member States and at other venues to disseminate the results of its activities, encourage studies and stimulate international cooperation in the fields of Islamic culture and civilisation
  • To pay special attention to the cultural situation and cultural needs of Muslim nations and communities living in non-Member States and help to strengthen cultural solidarity between the Member States and those Muslim nations and communities
  • To assess, record and study the sources and the products of cultural, scientific, intellectual and artistic life throughout the history of Islam with an aim to foster scholarly studies and create public awareness of the achievements of Islamic civilisation
  • To undertake studies regarding all aspects of the heritage of Islamic civilisation, with an aim to reinforce the concept of Islamic cultural heritage and to register, preserve and highlight the assets of this heritage, including fixed assets related to archaeology, cities and architectural monuments and movable – tangible and intangible - assets such as manuscript works, library and archive items, audio-visual objects and materials, traditional arts and crafts and other products and forms of expression of Islamic culture
  • To establish programs for the identification and recording, by means of data banks and other archival, documentary and other means, of the assets and materials related to Islamic cultural heritage, for their assessment, restoration and preservation whether at home or abroad, and recovery and retrieval of those that are lost or scattered
  • To maintain directories, rosters, registers and pools of expertise related to resource persons, specialists, technical experts and institutions, competent in activities of research, training, information, restoration and conservation in various fields of Islamic cultural heritage
  • To set up, develop and operate a reference library and archives and documentation facilities to serve the needs of the Member States, researchers, students and other parties interested in the study of Islamic civilisation
  • To organize training programs to upgrade skills and techniques in various fields of Islamic arts and train the specialised manpower required for the restoration, preservation and utilisation of historical documents and other assets of Islamic heritage
  • To foster studies in the fields of Islamic culture and civilisation, organize and participate in the organisation of graduate studies in these fields, in cooperation with universities and other institutions of higher learning
  • To take measures and establish incentive programs such as awards and competitions aimed at acknowledging and stimulating individual and institutional achievements, services and contributions in various fields of Islamic culture, scholarship, arts and heritage
  • To establish and promote linkages and cooperation with all relevant international, regional and national organisations throughout the world
  • To render advice to the Member States and the Secretary General on all matters connected with Islamic civilisation and carry out the studies and projects required by the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers and the Secretary General.

Following the merger of International Commission for the Preservation of Islamic Cultural Heritage (ICPICH) with IRCICA in 2000, the activities previously undertaken by ICPICH were incorporated in IRCICA’s work programs.

IRCICA's headquarters are located in the three buildings named Seyir Pavillion, Cit Qasr and Yaveran Qasr in the historical Yildiz Palace in Besiktas, Istanbul. These buildings were allocated to the Centre by the Government of the Republic of Turkey.

Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture (IRCICA)
P.O. Box: 24, Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey
Tel: (90 212) 259 17 42
Fax: (90 212) 258 43 65
Email: ircica@ircica.org , ircica@superonline.com
Website: http://www.ircica.org


The University was established as a subsidiary organ of the OIC in implementation of the resolution No.5/9-E of the Ninth Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers, held in Dakar, Republic of Senegal, in April 1978, initially named as ICTVTR, and later Islamic Institute of Technology.

The name was changed to the Islamic University of Technology (IUT) according to the resolution 48/28 adopted by the 28th ICFM held in Mali on 25-27 June 2001.

The main objective of the University is to help generally in human resources development in the Member States of the OIC in the fields of engineering, technology, technical and vocational education, and in particular to:

  1. Provide instruction in technology, science and engineering, technical and vocational education and in such branches of learning connected with the above fields as per requirement of the Member States and as approved by the Conference, and in particular, train engineers, instructors, technicians and tradesmen in technologies and trades needed in the Member States and to upgrade the mid level and lower level manpower to international standards.
  2. Conduct, promote and guide research in industrial and technological fields and in technical and vocational education to the benefits of the Member States of the OIC.
  3. Hold examinations and grant and confer certificates, degrees and diplomas and other academic distinctions on persons who have pursued courses of study provided by the University and have passed the examinations of the University under such conditions as may be prescribed by the academic rules and regulations of the University.
  4. May confer other academic distinctions on persons of high eminence of the Member States with the approval of the Joint General Assembly on the recommendation of the Board.
  5. Promote technical cooperation, exchange technical know-how and disseminate basic information in the field of human resource development through short and special courses, seminars, workshops and publications.
  6. Ensure coordination between the objective of the University with other national and regional institutions of the Islamic Countries as well as with international institutions.
  7. Undertake advisory and consultancy services for Government, International Bodies and Foundations or allied organizations.
  8. Participate in the meetings of commissions and committees established by the Conference with appropriate background and technical papers.
  9. Cooperate and collaborate with the General Secretariat, and with other subsidiary and affiliated organs of the Conference.

The University is located at Board Bazar, Gazipur, Dhaka, People’s Republic of Bangladesh.

G.P.O. BOX NO.  3003 Ramna
P.O. K.B.  Bazar Joydevpur
Dist.  Gazipur - 1704
Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh
Tel:  (8802) 9291250, 9291252
Fax:  (8802) 9291260
Email: vc@iut-dhaka.edu
Website: www.iutoic-dhaka.edu


The Third Islamic Summit Conference held in Makkah Al-Mukarramah in January 1981 approved the Statute of the Center. It is a Subsidiary Organ of the OIC.

To promote trade exchange among the OIC Member States, by:

  • Organizing trade fairs and specialized exhibitions and other trade activities to contribute to the promotion of the Member States products;
  • Encouraging contacts among businessmen of the Member States and bringing them together;
  • Organizing symposia and training seminars for participants from the Member States.
  • Helping disseminate trade information and data among the Member States.
  • Undertaking studies and researches.
  • Helping the Member States create national organizations or associations for the promotion of trade, or reinforcing existing ones.

The Headquarters of the Centre is in Casablanca (Kingdom of Morocco).

TOUR DES HABOUS, Avenue des F.A.R.,
B.P.  13545, Casablanca 20000, 11eme Etage
Kingdom of Morocco
Tel:  (+212 22) 31 49 74, 31 00 33
Telex: 46296 M
Fax:  (+212 22) 31 01 10  
Email:     icdt@icdt-oic.org
Website: www.icdt-oic.org 


Resolution No.8/3-C, (I.S.) adopted by the Third Islamic Summit Conference, held in Makkah Al-Mukarramah and Taif called for the establishment of an Islamic Fiqh Academy (Jurisprudence) Academy.  


  1. To achieve the theoretical and practical unity of the Islamic Ummah by striving to have Man conform his conduct to the principles of the Islamic Sharia at the individual, social as well as international levels.
  2. To strengthen the link of the Muslim community with the Islamic faith.
  3. To draw inspiration from the Islamic Sharia, to study contemporary problems from the Sharia point of view and to try to find the solutions in conformity with the Sharia through an authentic interpretation of its content.

The Headquarters of the Academy is located in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

P. O. Box 13917, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Telephone:  6671664/6672288
Fax:  6670873
Website: www.fiqhacademy.org


The Islamic Solidarity Fund, a subsidiary organ of the OIC was established in pursuance of a resolution of the Second Islamic Summit Conference, held in Lahore, in Safar, 1394H (February 1974).


  1. To take all possible steps to raise the intellectual and moral levels of the Muslims in the world;
  2. To provide required material relief in case of emergencies such as natural catastrophes and man-made disasters, that may befall the Islamic States;
  3. To grant assistance to Muslim minorities and communities so as to improve their religious, social and cultural standards;

The Fund is located at the General Secretariat of the OIC in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 

P.O.Box 178, Jeddah 21411
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


It was created in accordance with a resolution adopted by the Second Islamic Summit Conference of the Kings, and Heads of States and Governments held in Lahore, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, in February 1974.

Its objectives are as follows:

  1. Help to mould the Islamic identity, improve the conditions of life of the African Muslims through the contributions of their own civilizations, the advantages of which they should use to serve Community and the Ummah;
  2. Allow the students to acquire scientific and technological knowledge for the benefit of Islamic countries;
  3. Promote academic research and examine social problems within the Islamic thought and understanding in relation with environmental needs and achieve solidarity and brotherhood between peoples of the Islamic Community;
  4. Promote the renewal of the Islamic heritage in the African continent and spread it throughout the world;
  5. Create the appropriate framework and the necessary means to higher education and postgraduate studies in all fields of science and knowledge;
  6. Give specific heed to Islamic studies, research and the teaching and the development of the Arabic language; and
  7. Promote cultural, social and sports activities.
  8. Fields of Study and Specialization

At present, the University is composed of:

Faculty of Shari’a and Islamic Studies;
Faculty of Arabic Language and Literature;
Institute of Higher Education, Pedagogy and Teachers Training;
African Centre for the Revalorization of the Islamic Heritage;
“IQRA” Centre for Technical and Vocational Training;
Section of Postgraduate Studies; and
Women Collage for Islamic Studies and Arabic Language.

The University is located in the city of Say, an area at about 37 miles from Niamey, the Capital of the Republic of Niger.

University permanent site in Say
P.O. Box 76 Say
Republic of Niger
Tel: 00227 20 784020/21

Vice-Chancellor’s office in Niamey
P.O. Box 11507 Niamey
Republic of Niger
Tel: 00227 20 723903
Fax: 00227 20 733796
E-mail: unislam@intnet.net
Website: www.universite_say.net

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