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Ambassador Mehdiyev participates in the Iraq Pledging Conference in Washington DC On behalf of HE OIC Secretary General Iyad Ameen Madani, Ambassador Agshin Mehdiyev participated in the Iraq Pledging Conference, which was organized by the US State Department in Washington DC on 20 July 2016. The Conference was held at the ministerial level and was co-hosted by the US, Canada, Germany, Japan, Kuwait and the Netherlands. read more
Ambassador Mehdiyev addresses High-Level Thematic Debate under the theme of “UN@70--Human Rights at the centre of the global agenda” From 12-13 July, the President of the United Nations General Assembly hosted a High-Level Thematic Debate under the theme of “UN@70--Human Rights at the centre of the global agenda”. Over the two days, UN Member States heard remarks from the UN System on their efforts to streamline and promote human rights into Agenda 2030 and other frameworks, participated in interactive panel discussions with human rights experts and shared their own efforts to promote human rights and fundamental freedoms. read more
Ambassador Mehdiyev attends US Secretary of State’s Eid-al-Fitr reception Ambassador Mehdiyev attended the Eid-al-Fitr reception, hosted by US Secretary of State John Kerry at the State Department in Washignton DC. On that occasion, he met and interacted with a number of officials from the State Department, members of the diplomatic community of Washington DC, in addition to a number of Muslim figures and community leaders attending the reception. read more
New Permanent Observer of Organization of Islamic Cooperation Presents Credendials HE Ambassador Agshin Mehdiyev, new Permanent Observer of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to the United Nations, presented his credentials to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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


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