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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 Condemns Terrorist Attack in Bahrain 29/07/2015 - The Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, condemned the terrorist attack that occurred in Sitra village, Kingdom of Bahrain, on 28 July 2015, killing policemen and wounding others as they performed their duties of protecting the country and the people. Madani expressed the OIC’s solidarity with the Kingdom of Bahrain, rejection of interference in its internal affairs, and support for the security, stability and sovereignty of the country and th... read more
OIC Organizes Roundtable Discussion on the Role of Civil Society in Electoral Processes 29/07/2015 - In collaboration with the United Nations Electoral Assistance Division (UNEAD), the OIC General Secretariat organized a Roundtable Discussion on the Role of Civil Society and Domestic Observer Groups in Enhancing the Integrity of Electoral Processes during the period of 27-29 July 2015. Besides UNEAD experts and OIC professional staffs, election experts from the League of Arab States (LAS), National Democratic institute (NDI), Organization of American States (OAS) and civil society organizat... read more
Secretary General Strongly Condemns Incursion into Al-Aqsa Mosque and Attack on Worshipers 26/07/2015 - The Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, strongly condemned the incursion into and desecration of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque by groups of extremist settlers under the protection of the Israeli occupation forces. The settlers blocked access to the mosque and savagely attacked the worshippers in the mosque’s compound, which is an act of provocation and blatant violation of relevant international resolutions and instruments. The Secretary General... read more
OIC Condemns Approval to Build 886 New Settlement Units 23/07/2015 - ?The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) condemned the approval by the Israeli occupation authorities for the building of 886 new settlement units. It said that the continuation of the policy of building and expanding Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian lands are an ongoing violation of the rights of the Palestinian people and a flagrant violation of international law and United Nations resolutions. The Secretary General of the OIC Iyad Ameen Madani emphasized the importance fo... read more
OIC Condemns Terrorist Attack in The Northern Cameroon 23/07/2015 - The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), has condemned the terrorist attack that targeted a market and a residential neighborhood in Maroau, Northern Cameroon on Wednesday, 22 July 2015. About 20 people lost their lives and many more got injured when two female suicide bombers blew themselves causing the death of many innocent people. While offering his condolence to the families of those who lost their lives and sending his wishes for the fast recovery to the... read more
OIC Criticizes Nuri Al-Maliki's Statement on Saudi Arabia 22/07/2015 - The General Secretariat of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has criticized the statement made by Mr. Nuri Al-Maliki, Vice President of the Republic of Iraq, to Afaq Wisal Television on 17 July 2015. Malki claimed that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a sponsor and supporter of terrorism and called for it to be placed under international trusteeship. The General Secretariat considered the statement irresponsible, especially coming from a senior official of the Iraqi government. It ... read more
The OIC Concludes its Ramadan and Eid El-Fitr Campaign in CAR 21/07/2015 - The OIC has concluded its 2015 Ramadan and Eid El-Fitr Campaign, which was launched on 10 July 2015 to express solidarity and support to the needy and vulnerable people of the Central African Republic (CAR) particularly during the last ten days of Ramadan. This Ramadan Campaign, which was conducted for the second year, was led by the OIC Special Envoy to CAR, Minister Cheikh Tidiane Gadio, and the OIC Humanitarian Assistance Department. Minister Gadio also met during his mission with the Pr... read more
OIC Condemns the Terrorist Attack in Turkish City of Suruc 20/07/2015 - The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) expressed its strong condemnation of the terrorist suicide bombing that occurred today, Monday, 20 July 2015 in Suruc, the Turkish border town with Syria, leaving at least 28 people dead and wounding 100 others. The OIC Secretary General, Iyad Ameen Madani, pointed out that this terrorist act is a result of an extremist and deviant ideology, and considered the perpetrators devoid of any sense of empathy, humanity or religi... read more
OIC Secretary General Congratulates the Muslim Ummah on the Occasion of 1436h Eid El-Fitr 16/07/2015 - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Mr Iyad Ameen Madani, congratulated the Muslim Umma on the occasion of 1436H Eid El-Fitr; praying to ALLAH, SWT, to reward Muslims for their fast, prayers and charity during the month of Ramadan; and to bestow tranquility, peace of mind and tolerance on humanity at large. The Secretary General appealed to Muslims all over the world to internalize the spirit of Ramadan and portray the genuine character of Islam, its value... read more
OIC hopes signing of the agreement on Iran's nuclear file would lead to peace and stability in the region 15/07/2015 - The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) expressed its hope that in the agreement that has been reached between the six major powers (5 +1) and the Islamic Republic of Iran on the Iranian nuclear file, and in adhering to its provisions, there would be a pathway to the security and stability of the region. The Secretary General of the OIC, Iyad Ameen Madani, conveyed his hopes that the momentum of the Agreement would move forward a new political paradigm in the... read more
OIC Welcomes the Initialing by the Libyan Parties of the Libyan Political Agreement in Skhirat 13/07/2015 - The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) welcomed the initialing by the Libyan parties of the peace and reconciliation agreement in Skhirat, Kingdom of Morocco. The OIC Secretary General Iyad Ameen Madani expressed satisfaction with this signing, calling it an important step on the road towards a comprehensive and lasting peace in the country. Madani stressed that peace in Libya remains the responsibility of the Libyans themselves, noting that the Libyan peopl... read more
OIC condemns terrorist act in N’djamena 11/07/2015 - The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) expressed its strongest condemnation of the terrorist operation that targeted the central market in the Chadian capital N’djamena and resulted in the death of ten people and wounding dozens of others. The OIC stressed its rejection of such criminal acts that target innocent people, pays no attention to the sanctity of human life and takes no account of the religious significance of peace in Muslim societies especially d... read more
OIC condemns the terrorist incident that occurred in front of the Italian Consulate in Cairo 11/07/2015 - The General Secretariat of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) expressed its strong condemnation and denunciation of the explosion that occurred today in front of the headquarters of the Italian Consulate in Cairo, killing one person and injuring others. The OIC Secretary General, Iyad Ameen Madani, expressed his denouncement of this criminal act, stressing the solidarity and support of the OIC with the Egyptian Government in its confrontation of terrorism. He expressed his... read more
OIC INFORMATION DEPARTMENT SIGNS MoU WITH INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC NEWS AGENCY (IINA) 09/07/2015 - The Department of Information at the OIC General Secretariat signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the International Islamic News Agency (IINA) with the aim of strengthening cooperation in joint areas and implementing Islamic Conference of Information Ministers’ resolutions. The MoU was signed at the OIC General Secretariat in Jeddah on Thursday 9 July 2015 by the Director of the Department of Information, Maha Mustafa Akeel, and the Director General of IINA, Ali Ibn Ahmad Al-Ghamdi. T... read more
OIC Mourns the Death of Prince Saud Al-Faisal 09/07/2015 - With deep sorrow and grief the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) mourns the death of His Royal Highness Prince Saud Al-Faisal, former Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs who dedicated a life time serving his country and Arab and Islamic causes. The Secretary General of the OIC, Iyad Ameen Madani, expressing his deep sadness at the passing away of Prince Saud Al-Faisal, said that for four decades, Prince Saud was the flagship of Saudi diplomacy and always in the front lines defending an... read more