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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
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
Press Releases from the OIC General Secretariat
OIC Secretary General holds talks with President of Philippine 20/04/2015 - The OIC Secretary General Iyad Ameen Madani had a meeting with HE President of Philippine Benigno Aquino today, Monday, 20 April 2015, at the Presidential Palace in the capital Manila. The main topic of discussion was the peace process in Southern Philippines. The President reiterated his commitment to its success and his support for the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), which outlines the autonomy rule in the south. The Secretary General on his part stressed OIC's position in support of the peace pro... read more
OIC Secretary General Holds Extensive Meetings with Philippine Government Officials and the Two Moro Fronts 19/04/2015 - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani has been holding continuous back-to-back meetings during his four-day visit to the Philippines to push forward the peace agreement and the autonomous government in Southern Philippines. Following the recent tragic incidents that have delayed the peace process, the visit of the Secretary General to the Philippines at this critical time is appreciated and welcomed by all parties. The Foreign Affairs Secre... read more
OIC High-Level Delegation Heads to China on Official Visit 18/04/2015 - A high-level delegation from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), headed by the Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs, Ambassador Abdullah Abdul Rahman Alim, shall embark on an official visit to the People's Republic of China during the period from 19 to 26 April 2015. The OIC delegation shall hold talks with the Chinese officials on the relations between the Muslim World and China. The talks shall also include a review of the latest developments in the Middle East, par... read more
OIC Secretary General arrives in Philippines after Malaysia 16/04/2015 - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani arrived in the Philippines today, Thursday, 16 April 2015, for an official 4-day visit where he is expected to meet the President and senior government officials and intends to visit Southern Philippines. The Secretary General traveled to the Philippines from Malaysia where on his last day there met with the Foreign Minister of Malaysia Dato’ Sri Anifah Hj. Aman. The two sides discussed the peace agreeme... read more
OIC SECRETARY GENERAL CONDEMNS SUICIDE ATTACK ON UN PEACE KEEPERS IN MALI 16/04/2015 - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Mr Iyad Ameen Madani condemned the suicide attack on 15th April 2015 on a UN peace keepers camp of MINUSMA in Ansongo, northern Mali, resulting in the death of three civilians and the injuring of over a dozen people including nine peace keepers from the Republic of Niger. Mr Madani denounced the attack targeting these soldiers of peace; and conveyed his deep sympathy over the loss of life. He praised the sacrifices of the... read more
OIC CALLS FOR CALM AND RESTRAINT IN GUINEA 15/04/2015 - The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), which has been following the political development in the Republic of Guinea, has voiced its concern at the violent turn of events in the country. The OIC regretted the loss of lives in the capital Conakry during the two days of protest called by the political opposition and urged for calm and restraint by the parties. The Organization appealed to them to resume dialogue immediately in order to resolve their differences in the interest of their p... read more
OIC Secretary General expresses satisfaction at UNSC's adoption of Resolution 2216 on the Situation in Yemen under Chapter VII 15/04/2015 - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, expressed satisfaction at the content of resolution 2216 (2015) on the Situation in Yemen adopted by the UN Security Council on 14 April 2015. The resolution is an embodiment of the international community's will to restore constitutional legitimacy in Yemen and preserve the country's unity, security, stability and territorial integrity. Madani considers that this resolution adopted under Chapter VII wo... read more
OIC SECRETARY GENERAL CONDEMNS ATTACK ON THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND CULTURE IN MOGADISHU 15/04/2015 - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Mr. Iyad Ameen Madani has condemned the terrorist attack on 14th April 2015 on the Ministry of Higher Education and Culture in Mogadishu that resulted in the death of at least fourteen innocent people and the wounding of many more others. Mr. Madani expressed extreme horror and disgust at the continuing disregard for human lives by the perpetrators of these heinous crimes of mass murder, and their targeting of not only i... read more
OIC Secretary General holds fruitful meeting with Malaysia’s Prime Minister 15/04/2015 - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani had a fruitful meeting today, Wednesday, April 15, 2015 in the administrative capital of Malaysia, Putrajaya with the Prime Minister of Malaysia H.E. Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak at the latter’s office. The two sides discussed the status of the peace agreement on the Southern Philippines. The Secretary General stressed the need for all parties to commit to the peace agreement and welcomed the ro... read more
OIC Secretary General Urges Member States and Civil Society Organisations to Assist the Yemeni People 13/04/2015 - The Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Mr Iyad Ameen Madani, stated that the General Secretariat is consulting with several civil society organizations that have consultative status at the OIC and with other humanitarian organizations to provide medical, food and humanitarian aid for the Yemeni people to enable them overcome the current challenges. The General Secretariat is also consulting with United Nations agencies and the International Committee of the Red C... read more
OIC Secretary General Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Sinai 13/04/2015 - The Secretary General of the Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, condemned very strongly the terrorist attacks in Sinai in the Arab Republic of Egypt on 12 April 2015 causing the death and injury of army and police personnel and civilians. Madani presented his condolences to the families of the deceased and wished the wounded quick recovery. The Secretary General also expressed the support of the OIC for Egypt in all that would achieve its security and stabili... read more
OIC Secretary General to travel to Malaysia and Philippines 12/04/2015 - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, is due to travel to Malaysia tomorrow, Monday, 13 April 2015, on his first official visit to this important OIC member state. The Secretary General is scheduled to hold bilateral meetings with the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato’ Sri Mohamed Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak, the Foreign Minister, Dato’ Sri Anifah Hj. Aman, and other ministers and high officials where discussions will focus on regional and intern... read more
President Museveni of Uganda received OIC Secretary General in Entebbe 12/04/2015 - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Mr Iyad Ameen Madani who was on official visit to Uganda, was received in audience on 11 April 2015, by the President of the Republic of Uganda, HE Mr. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni at the State House in Entebbe. The President and the Secretary General reviewed the state of bilateral relations between Uganda and the OIC and need to further strengthen them. They also examined the situation in the region and stressed the importance... read more
OIC Secretary General receives the President of Azerbaijan 06/04/2015 - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, received today, 6 April 2015, at the OIC residence in Jeddah, H.E. the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, and his accompanying delegation. The Secretary General held a formal lunch ceremony for the President with the attendance of high OIC officials, prominent dignitaries and businessmen. Madani welcomed President Aliyev and expressed his appreciation of Azerbaijan for hosting sever... read more
OIC Secretary General Warns Of Abusing The Fight Against Daesh In Iraq To Benefit A Sect Or Group 05/04/2015 - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani has called on all Iraqi factions to imbibe collective patriotism and sense of responsibility to confront the use of the fight against ISIS for the benefit of a particular denomination or group at the expense of other Iraqi segments, thereby exposing Iraq to the dangers of denominational and sectarian strife. The Secretary General underscored his support for the position of the Iraqi Prime Minister, the ... read more