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2014-04-21
OIC increases its involvement in the efforts to stop violence and social disintegration in the Central African Republic Following the appointment of Dr. Cheikh Tidiane Gadio, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Senegal as the OIC Special Envoy for the Central African Republic by His Excellency Iyad Ameen Madani, OIC Secretary General, Special Envoy Dr. Gadio visited Bangui twice and established contacts with all stakeholders and parties in order to bring an immediate end to violence and displacement of population in CAR. read more
2014-04-04
Ambassador Gokcen attends the meeting of Religious and Traditional Peacemakers Network OIC Permanent Observer to the UN in New York, Ambassador Ufuk Gokcen attended the Network of Religious and Traditional Peacemakers meeting, which was held in Helsinki on 2-3 April 2014. The network is a joint initiative by the OIC General Secretariat, Religions for Peace International and Finn Church Aid. read more
2014-03-24
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
2014-01-01
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
2013-12-13
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
2013-10-28
UN Security Council Meeting on Strengthening Partnership with OIC, Ihsanoglu stresses OIC’s commitment to active partnership and the need for UNSC reform The United Nations Security Council held a meeting titled ‘Cooperation between the United Nations and regional and sub-regional organizations in maintaining international peace and security: Strengthening the partnership synergy between the UN and Organization of Islamic Cooperation’ on 28 October 2013, the first meeting of its kind focusing on OIC. read more
2013-03-22
OIC Press Release on the World Water Day On the occasion of the World Water Day, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) reiterates the need for concerted efforts to address the challenges of reliable access to water for health, livelihood and production as well as the management of water related risks. read more
2013-03-01
OIC and UNITAR signs new Memorandum of Understanding UNITAR and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 28 February 2013, which outlines plans to create and implement capacity development and research activities in the areas of international peace and security; economy, science and technology; and cultural and social issues. read more
2013-02-17
Ihsanoglu shares ‘Vision for the Muslim World’ with FSU Students gathered at the Claude Pepper Center on Valentine’s Day to celebrate a new era of acceptance and diversity as international relations luminary, Ihsanoglu, secretary general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), gave a public lecture on relations with Islam. read more
2013-02-12
OIC Secretary General meets with UN Secretary General OIC Secretary General had a meeting with the UN Secretary General at the UN Headquarters in New York on Tuesday, 12 February 2013 after addressing the open debate of the UN Security Council on “Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict”. read more
2013-02-12
Symposium: The Role of Interfaith Dialogue in Peacebuilding and Women Empowerment On Tuesday, 12 February 2013, the Permanent Observer Mission of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to the United Nations and the Peace Islands Institute co-organized a symposium, titled "The Role of Interfaith Dialogue in Peacebuilding and Women Empowerment" at the UN Headquarters. read more
2012-12-14
Press Conference on Organization of Islamic Cooperation Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission The newly formed Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) had already adopted rules of procedure and targeted substantial issues for review, including the rights of minorities, marginalized communities and women and children, officials from the body told reporters at Headquarters today. read more
2012-12-13
Islamic Cooperation Commission says human rights, not religion, will be focus Making its first appearance in the nation’s capital Dec. 13, the newly established Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation outlined its priorities for improving human rights of women and children. read more
2012-11-28
Organization of Islamic Cooperation sponsors resolution on religious tolerance adopted by the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly In a significant step to further the historic consensus achieved around the UN Human Rights Council resolution 16/18 in March 2011, the Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly adopted a new resolution by consensus on combating intolerance and discrimination based on religion and belief on Wednesday November 28, 2012. read more
2012-11-16
Zakat's Potential Role in Accelerating Global Development discussed at the United Nations International development leaders and experts highlighted the importance of Zakat in advancing global development at a forum titled "Linking Muslim Giving to the MDGs". The forum was co-hosted at the United Nations by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), The World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists, and UN Millennium Campaign. read more
2012-11-07
Ambassador Gokcen speaks at the Peace Islands Institute of New York Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s Permanent Observer to the United Nations, Ambassador Ufuk Gokcen spoke at the Ambassador Luncheon Series event, held by the Peace Islands Institute’s Center for Global Affairs on Wednesday, 7 November. During his speech where he addressed the issue of “Countering Incitement to Hatred without Restricting Freedom of Expression”, read more
2012-10-22
CSIS Interview with Ambassador Ufuk Gokcen Ambassador Ufuk Gokcen, Organization of Islamic Cooperation's Permanent Observer to the United Nations in New York shares his views on the situation of the Rohingya in Myanmar. read more
2012-09-28
Co-partners Advance Track 1.5 Diplomacy for Peace and Prosperity The Organization of Islamic Coorperation (OIC), the United States government, the Institute of Global Engagement and Religions for Peace International co-convened 120 senior governmental representatives, religious and other civil society leaders for a high-level side event during the United Nations General Assembly. The event focused on advancing strategic partnerships between governments and faith-based civil society organizations for peace and prosperity. By consensus, the group expressed its desire to collaborate to build a working plateform to facilitate collaboration among states, intergovernmental bodies and faith-based civil society organizations for peace. read more
2012-09-27
OIC and UK sign Memorandum of Cooperation at the Annual OIC Reception during the UN General Assembly The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the Government of the United Kingdom signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) on issues of promoting dialogue, peace and humanitarian assistance at the annual OIC reception. read more
2012-09-25
OIC Secretary General Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu speaks at Columbia University Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu, Turkish academic and Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) – the only intergovernmental body of the Muslim world – presented on Monday afternoon at the World leaders Forum on “The Islamic World in the New Century.” Ishanoglu was elected to reform the OIC, and he has helped expand the OIC’s prior focus on Islamic solidarity to involve intercultural dialogue and human rights concerns. read more

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