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2. Standing Committees
 
 
 
1. ALQUDS COMMITTEE
 
Establishment:
The Committee was established pursuant to resolution 1/6-P adopted by 6th Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers, held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia from 12-15 July 1975.
 
Objectives:
(a) To follow-up the implementation of resolutions adopted by the Conference and by other international organizations that support or are in line with the Conference position; to liaise with other bodies, and to offer to Member States proposals it deems appropriate on implementation of resolutions, achieving their objectives, and on taking steps on developments that may arise within these terms of reference.    
 
(b)   To implement all Islamic Conference resolutions on the Arab-Israeli conflict in view of the fundamental connection between the Al-Quds question and the conflict.
 
Membership:
The Islamic Conference of Information Ministers elects members of the Committee for three renewable years. Members of the Committee are the following:
 
1.      Kingdom of Morocco
2.      Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
3.      Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
4.      Republic of Iraq
5.      Syrian Arab Republic
6.      State of Palestine
7.      Republic of Lebanon
8.      Islamic Republic of Mauritania
9.      Arab Republic of Egypt
10. People's Republic of Bangladesh
11. Islamic Republic of Pakistan
12. Islamic Republic of Iran
13. Republic of Indonesia
14. Republic of Senegal
15. Republic of Niger
16. Republic of Guinea
 
Meetings:
The Committee convenes its meetings upon invitation of its chairman or the majority of its members. The meeting is considered a regular meeting when attended by the majority. The Committee presents reports to the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers, while the General Secretariat provides all facilities necessary to carry out its work.
 
Chairmanship:
The Committee is chaired by His Majesty King of Morocco.
 
Headquarters:
Rabat- Kingdom of Morocco
 
Correspondence Address:
General Secretariat of the
Organization of the Islamic Cooperation
P.O. Box 178
Jeddah 21411
Saudi Arabia
 
An agency known as Bayt Mal al-Quds agency has been created as an affiliate of the Al-Quds Committee.
 
 
 
   
 
Establishment:
The creation of BAYT MAL AL QUDS AGENCY was the initiative of His Majesty the late King Hassan II, King of Morocco (May Allah grant him mercy), who presented the idea to the Al-Quds Committee during its 15th session in Ifrane, Kingdom of Morocco in 1995. The idea was presented to the 23rd Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers held in Conakry, Republic of Guinea from 9-13 December 1995, where it was decided that the BAYT MAL AL QUDS AGENCY be created. The Agency was granted its statute, and later received its final legal status when its first director was appointed and allowed the official commencement of its official activities on 30 July 1998.
 
The agency held its first meeting on 14 February 2000 under the high auspices of His Majesty King Muhammad VI, the King of Morocco, chairman of the Al-Quds Committee and in the presence of the Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.
 
Objectives: 
           
-         To salvage the city of Al Quds Al Sharif (Jerusalem);
-         To extend assistance to the Palestinian population and Palestinian institutions in the holy capital;
-         To safeguard and restore the Al Aqsa Mosque and other holy sites in the city as well the city's cultural, religious, cultural and architectural heritage.
 
Management:
The agency is managed by three bodies as follows:
-         An administrative board composed of the Finance Ministers of Member States in the Al Quds Committee.
-         Trusteeship Committee composed of Foreign Affairs Ministers of five Member States in the Al Quds Committee, two of whom are permanent members: the Foreign Ministers of the Kingdom of Morocco and the State of Palestine.
-         Director General of the agency.
Resources:
          The agency's revenue are derived from the following sources:
-         Voluntary contributions from Member States of the OIC.
-         Gifts and donations from public and private bodies, such as charitable societies, Arab, Islamic and friendly communities, companies and individuals.
-         Returns from the agency's assets, properties, projects, shares and products.
Address:
63, Av. Moulay Youssef
Immeubel ADRIANA, 8em etage
20000-Casablanca
P.O.B: 16014.
Morocco
Phone: (212 2) 49.04.06 / 82
Fax:     (212 2) 49.05.16
 
 
 
Establishment:
This ministerial committee was established pursuant to resolution 13/3 – P (IS) adopted by the Third Islamic Summit Conference, held in Makkah Al Mukaramah and Taif Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in January 1981. This followed the desire of the Conference to give information and culture in the Islamic Ummah a fresh beginning so as to acquaint international public opinion with the noble causes of the Islamic Ummah, in particular with the question of Palestine and AL Quds Al Sharif. It is also intended to confront unfair campaigns against Islam and Muslims. The duties of the Standing Committee for Information and Cultural Affairs include following up the implementation of resolutions adopted by the Islamic Conference within its term of reference; searching for ways to promote  cooperation between Member States in the areas of information and communication; and preparing programmes and proposals that could enhance the capabilities of states in these areas.
The committee has met five times as of December 1999 under the chairmanship of the Senegalese president Abdou Diof. During the sessions it has demonstrated the will power of Islamic States and their joint determination to mobilize all resources and energy in order to safeguard the unity of the Islamic Ummah and its cultural specificity.
 
Chairmanship:
The committee is chaired by His Excellency the President of the Republic of Senegal.
 
Headquarters:
Dakar, Republic of Senegal
 
Membership:
Member States of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation
 
 
Address:
              General Secretariat
              Organization of Islamic Cooperation
              P.O. Box 178
              Jeddah 21411
              Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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Establishment:
This ministerial committee was established pursuant to resolution 13/3-P (IS) adopted by the 3rd Islamic Summit Conference held in Makkah al Mukarammah and Taif in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in January 1981.
 
Function:
The committee follows up the implementation of resolutions in the economic and trade fields, explores possible means of strengthening cooperation among the Member States, and prepares programmes and proposals capable of improving capacities in these areas.
 
Chairmanship:
The committee is chaired by H.E. the president of the Republic of Turkey
 
Headquarters:
Ankara, Turkey
 
Membership:
Member States of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation
 
ADDRESS:
COMCEC Coordination office,
NECATIBEY CAD. 108,
ANKARA, Turkey
Phone: 90-312-294 55 10
Fax:     90-312-294 55 77
  
     
 
 
Establishment:
This ministerial committee was established in January 1981 pursuant to resolution 13/3 –P (IS) adopted by the 3rd Islamic Summit Conference held in Makkah al Mukarammah and Taif in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
 
Function:
The Committee follows up the resolutions adopted by the Islamic conferences in the fields of science and technology. It also studies possible means of strengthening cooperation between Islamic countries, as well as prepares programmes and proposals capable of improving Islamic States' capacities in these areas.
 
Chairmanship:
This Committee is chaired by H.E. the President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
 
Headquarters:
Islamabad, Islamic Republic of Pakistan
 
Membership:
Member States of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation
 
Address:
COMSTECH SECRETARIAT, 3                
Constitution Avenue, Sector G-5/2
Islamabad 44000
Pakistan
Tel: 220681-3
Fax: 92-51-220265
Telex: 54349 COMST Pak
Telegram: COMSTECH
 
 

Islamic Committee for Economic, Cultural and Social Affairs

 
Establishment:
This committee was established in January 1977 pursuant to resolution 6/7 (IS) adopted by 7th Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers held in Istanbul, Turkey, in May 1976.
 
Function:
This committee performs the function of a unified general assembly of the OIC subsidiary bodies. It studies the work programmes in the economic, cultural and social spheres of the General Secretariat and its subsidiary bodies. It also prepares the recommendations and proposals which it presents to the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers; studies and ensures the follow up the implementation of resolutions adopted by the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers on cultural, economic and social fields. It also prepares, executes and follows-up economic, cultural and social cooperation programmes among Member States; and analyses economic, cultural and social issues intended for presentation by Member States to the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers.
 
Membership:
Members of the Committee are representatives of all Member States in the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.
 
Meeting:
The Committee meets once every year upon the invitation of the Secretary General of the Organization Islamic Cooperation.

 

Permanent Finance Committee

 
Establishment:
This Committee was established pursuant to article 7, paragraph 3 of the Charter of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.
 
Membership:
Members of the Committee are representatives of all Member States in the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.
 
Function:
This Committee assists the Secretary-General to prepare and control budgets in accordance with the rules adopted by the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers.
 
Chairmanship:
The country that hosts the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers assumes chairmanship of the Committee for the duration of the Conference session.
 
Meeting:
The Committee meets once a year upon invitation of the Secretary-General.

 

Financial Control Organ:

The organ was established in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 1 of article 8 of the Financial Regulation of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.  
 
Function:
- Control of the revenue and expenditure accounts and ensuring that financial activities and accounting entries are made in an organized manner in accordance with extant financial rules and procedures.
 
- Review of accounts, inventories, loans, salaries and pensions and social security and ensuring compliance of these accounts and their processes with extant regulations.
 
- Review of inventories entries and records as well as supply, disbursement and delivery documents, in addition to uncovering cases of negligence, and financial violation; studying areas of lapses that led to their occurrence and proposing means of rectifying them.
 
- Review of administrative procedures on personnel affairs to ensure compliance with the budget and the extant administrative procedures and proposing means of rectifying errors.
 
- Review of final accounts to ensure their soundness and to identify the true financial situation and raising observations on the errors and lapses in the implementation of the system.
 
Membership:
The Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers appoints members of the Body of Eight through secret ballot for two renewable years.
 
Meeting:
The Financial Control Organ meets at least once in a year upon the request of the Secretary General, once the final accounts have been prepared.

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