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2016-02-08
US-OIC roundtable at the UN seeks ways to eradicate FGM/C On the occasion of International Day of Zero Tolerance of FGM/C, the Permanent Mission of the United States of America to the United Nations and the Permanent Observer Mission of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation jointly hold a roundtable discussion on February 8, 2016 at the United Nations Headquarters in an effort to bring together religious leaders, survivor advocates, key influencers, practitioners and experts in the field to discuss best practices, Member State success stories, the role of civil society in eradicating FGM/C, one of the world's most harmful practices against women and girls. read more
2016-02-04
OIC side event underscores the dangers of xenophobia and highlights importance of interfaith harmony As we celebrate the World Interfaith Harmony Week (1-7 February), the Permanent Mission of Pakistan and the Permanent Observer Mission of the OIC are organizing a side event to underscore the dangers of xenophobia, while highlighting the crucial role of interfaith harmony in global efforts to overcome the current challenges in a positive and constructive manner. read more
2015-09-21
The message of HE Iyad Ameen Madani, Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, on the occasion of the International Day of Peace - 21 September 2015 Today is the International Day of Peace, which more that three decades ago the international community established in order to encourage the whole mankind to promote the ideals of peace. read more
2015-08-18
Chair of the OIC Group addresses the Security Council on regional organizations and challenges of global security Ambassador Mansour Al-Otaibi, Permanent Representative of Kuwait to the United Nations, in his capacity as the Chair of the OIC Group in New York, addressed the Security Council at its open debate on regional organizations and the challenges of global security. Ambassador Al-Otaibi stressed that terrorism and violent extremism remain two of the most serious threats to every society as well as to the international peace and security as a whole. He called for a comprehensive and concerned response to terrorism and violent extremism. read more
2015-03-27
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
2015-03-10
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
2014-09-29
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
2014-06-09
OIC Group in New York calls on the international community to support the post-flood reconstruction efforts in Bosnia and Herzegovina Today the Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina, H.E. Mr. Zlatko Lagumdzija briefed the Permanent Representatives of the OIC Member States to the United Nations in New York about the latest situation in his country caused by the floods and landslides. read more
2014-05-21
OIC participates in the UNDP Global Expert Consultation on Radicalization OIC Secretary General's Special Envoy on Intolerance and Discrimination against Muslims and Advisor on Human Rights Ambassador Omur Orhun represents the OIC General Secretariat at the UNDP Global Expert Consultation on “Radicalization and its Impact for Development, Violence Prevention and Conflict Resolution”, held in Istanbul on 21-23 May 2014. read more
2014-05-20
The biennial UN-OIC General Meeting on Cooperation commences in Istanbul The biennial UN-OIC General Meeting on Cooperation commenced in Istanbul today at the IRCICA (Research Center for Islamic History, Art and Culture) under the co-chairmanship of Ambassador Hameed Opeloyeru, Assistant Secretary General for Economic Affairs of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and Ms. Cihan Sultanoglu, Assistant Administrator of the United Nations Development Program. read more
2014-05-15
The International Meeting on the Question of Jerusalem concluded its sessions in Ankara, Turkey As part of observing the International Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, the OIC and the UN in partnership with the government of Turkey organized a joint International Meeting on the Question of Jerusalem in Ankara, Republic of Turkey, on 12-13 May 2014. read more
2014-05-07
International Islamic Fiqh Academy demands immediate release of female students abducted in Nigeria The International Islamic Fiqh Academy (IIFA), a subsidiary organ of OIC, issued a statement on the abduction of female students in Nigeria where it expressed utmost indignation and strong condemnation of what has been reported in the media about the Nigerian group "Boko Haram" of kidnapping and detaining a group of students from their schools and announcing that they will deal with these girls as captives and slaves and offering them for sale or forcing them to marry. read more
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
2014-03-28
Women in Islam, Inc and the OIC Mission to the UN Co-host an All-day Event Aimed at Breaking Down Gender Barriers in the Mosque A gathering of men, women, and children convened at the Church Center for the United Nations to participate in an all-day event titled, “The Prophetic Legacy of Valuing and Welcoming Women in Mosques.” The focus of the event was the historical and present-day situation of the segregation and exclusion of women in mosques. 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
2014-03-14
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
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

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