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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
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

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