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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
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OIC Delegation Visits Astana to Prepare for OIC Summit on Science and Technology 28/08/2016 -

A three member delegation of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation OIC, headed by Assistant Secretary General, Ambassador Muhammad Naeem Khan, visited Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan from 24-27 August 2016 to hold further discussions preparatory to the OIC Summit on Science & Technology to be held in Kazakhstan in 2017. The visit is a follow-up to the discussions held between the OIC Secretary General, Iyad Ameen Madani and the Foreign Minister ... read more

The OIC Secretary General Calls on All Gabonese Parties to Show Calm and Restraint Following Elections 28/08/2016 -

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) expressed its satisfaction at the manner in which the Presidential elections were held in the Republic of Gabon on 27 August 2016, which recorded a high turnout of voters.

The OIC Secretary General, Mr. Iyad Ameen Madani, commended all Gabonese voters for their dedication and commitment to democracy and to the rule of law during the electoral process. He urged all political stakeholders to refrain from any v... read more

OIC Secretary General Receives Turkmenistan Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the OIC 27/08/2016 -

The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Mr. Iyad Ameen Madani, received in his office on Thursday 25 August 2016 Mr. Draza Mohamed TaSharif, Ambassador of the Republic of Turkmenistan and its Permanent Representative to the OIC.

The Turkmen Ambassador presented to the Secretary General an invitation from H.E. the President of the Republic of Turkmenistan to participate in the World Conference onSustainable Trans... read more

OIC Secretary General Reviews with Yemeni Human Rights Minister Avenues to Consolidate Cooperation in Human Rights and Humanitarian Fields 26/08/2016 -

The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Mr. Iyad Ameen Madani, received in his office on Thursday 25 August 2016, Mr. Ezeddine Al Subhi, Yemeni Minister of Human Rights. The two parties reviewed the latest developments in Yemen following the recent peace talks hosted in Kuwait under the United Nation’s sponsorship, and discussed ways to enhance cooperation in the human rights and humanitarian fields.

The Yemeni... read more

Secretary General Condemns the Terrorist Attack on a University in Kabul 25/08/2016 -

The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, has condemned, in the strongest terms, the terrorist attack that targeted a university in Kabul, Thursday, 25th August 2016 leading to the death of twelve people, among them seven students ofthe university and injury of many more others.

The Secretary General, who expressed shock and sadness over the attack, urged ... read more

Ambassador of Tajikistan presents his credentials to the OIC Secretary General 24/08/2016 -

The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, received in his Office at the headquarters of the General Secretariat on 24 August 2016 H.E. Mr. Zarobiddin Kosimi, Ambassador of the Republic of Tajikistan to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia who presented his credentials to the Secretary General as Representative of Tajikistan to the OIC. 

During the meeting, the Secretary General commended the desire and initiatives of the Republi... read more

OIC Sectetary General receives Permanent Representative of the State of Kuwait to the OIC 24/08/2016 -

The Secretary General, Mr Iyad Ameen Madani, received at his office today 24 August 2016 H.E. Mr Saleh Ali Al-Saqaebi, Permanent Representative of the State of Kuwait to the OIC and Consul General on the occasion of his completion of his tour of duty in Jeddah.

Mr Al-Saqaebi expressed his appreciation to the Secretary General for the support he received during his tenure as Permanent Representative of Kuwait to the OIC, particularly during Kuwait’s chairmanship of the 42nd ses... read more

The OIC Secretary General visits Kabul 22/08/2016 -

The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen madani, met withH.E. President Ashraf Ghani,  the Chief Executive Officer of Afghanistan, H.E. Dr. Abdullah Abdullahand the Afghan Foreign Minister, H.E. SalahuddineRabbani in the capital Kabul on Sunday 21 August 2016.

During his meetings, the Secretary General reaffirmed the OIC’s continued... read more

OIC Secretary General strongly condemns suicide attack at a wedding ceremony in Turkey 22/08/2016 -

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has strongly condemned the barbaric suicide attack at a wedding ceremony late on Saturday 20 August 2016 in Turkey's southeastern province of Gaziantep that killed more than 50 people and injured scores of others.

 Mr. Iyad Ameen Madani offered his sincere condolences to the families of the victims, the Government and people of Turkey on the tragic loss of precious lives and wished early recovery to those injured.

The... read more

OIC condemns Israeli aggression on Gaza strip and calls on international community to shoulder responsibility 22/08/2016 -

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) strongly condemned the Israeli wave of air-raids carried out by the Israeli occupation forces against the Gaza Strip, a military escalation the OIC considers an outrageous crime in a whole string of crimes and violations persistently perpetrated by the Israeli occupation in the absence of any political, legal, or ethical deterrent, posing a threat to security and stability in the entire region.

The Secretary General, Mr. Iyad Ameen Madan... read more

OIC Secretary General strongly condemns militant attacks in Somalia 22/08/2016 -

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has strongly condemned two suicide bomb attacks claimed by the militant Al-Shabab movement on Sunday 21 August 2016 in Golkayo, central Somalia, that killed at least 20 people and injured many more.

The Secretary General, Mr. Iyad Ameen Madani,  OIC offered his deepest condolences to the families of the victims, the Government and people of Somalia on the tragic loss of lives and wished early recovery to the injured people. He noted... read more

Commemoratng the Forty-Seventh Anniversary of the Wanton Arson Attack on the Blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque 21/08/2016 -

These days mark the forty-seventh painful anniversary of the heinous attempts to burn the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, the first qibla of Islam and its third holiest mosque. The occasion is being remembered amid escalating aggression, attacks and repeated crimes against the blessed Mosque by the extremist Israeli settlers under the protection of the Israeli occupation. It is being marked amid growing calls for the division and destruction of the Mosque in order to build th... read more

Madani discusses OIC's counter-terrorism approach and Islamic rapprochement initiative with Bangladesh Prime Minister Hasina 20/08/2016 -

The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, was received in audience, on 18 August 2016, by the Honorable Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, at her official residence "Gono Bhaban". Madani was on a one-day official visit to Bangladesh.

The OIC Secretary General reaffirmed OIC's unflinching support of Bangladesh in its fight against t... read more

OIC Secretary General visits Islamabad 20/08/2016 -

During his one-day official visit to Islamabad, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, on 20 August 2016, the Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani met with H.E. Mr. Sartaj Aziz, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs.

During the meeting, the Secretary General was briefed on the latest alarming situation in the Indian Held Kashmir (IHK) including the grave human rights violation of the Kashmiri people and excessive violence used ... read more

The OIC Secretary General receives Chairman of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and OIC Special Envoy for Myanmar 18/08/2016 -

The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. Mr. Iyad Amin Madani, held meetings with the Chairman of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), Mr. Haji Murad, and the OIC Special Envoy for Myanmar, H.E Syed Hamid Albar, at Putrajaya, Malaysia, on 17 August 2016. Secretary General Madani was on a two-day trip to Malaysia to attend the International Conference on Blue Ocean Strategy at the invitation of the Prime Minister of Malaysia.

Chairman Murad briefed the S... read more