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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
Press Releases from the OIC General Secretariat
President of Chad Receives OIC Secretary General in New York 24/09/2016 -

On the sidelines of the 71st General Assembly of the United Nations, the Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Iyad Ameen Madani was received by His Excellency Idriss Deby Itno, President of the Republic of Chad on Thursday September 22, 2016.

The two sides discussed wide-ranging issues of mutual interest and concern. The fight against the Boko Haram insurgency and its eventual ... read more

The Secretary General Meets UN Officials Responsible for Counter Terrorism 24/09/2016 -

The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Mr. Iyad Ameen Madani had constructive meetings with officials from the United Nations responsible for counter terrorism on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York on Friday, 23 September 2016.

In his meeting with Mr. Jean-Paul Laborde, Executive Director of UN Counter Terrorism Committee Executive Secretariat (CTED), the Secretary General briefed Labordeo... read more

OIC Secretary General discusses issues of mutual concern with UN Secretary General 24/09/2016 -

UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon received the Secretary General of OIC Iyad Ameen Madani and his accompanying delegation today at UN headquarters. The two Secretaries General discussed issues of mutual concern and stressed on strengthening UN-OIC cooperation to address these issues including Syria, humanitarian assistance and preventing and combating violent extremism.

At the top of their concerns is the Palestinian issue and the peace process. Ban Ki moon emphasized that resolving ... read more

OIC Secretary General Meets UN Envoy to Iraq 23/09/2016 -

Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, met the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General in Iraq and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), J?n Kubiš, on Wednesday 21 September 2016 on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly meeting in       New York.

They exchanged views on the situation ... read more

OIC and USAID Sign Memorandum of Understanding 23/09/2016 -

The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Iyad Ameen Madani and the Administrator of United Sates Agency for International Development (USAID) Gayle E. Smith signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Thursday, 22 September 2016, in New York on the sidelines of the UNGA. The OIC and USAID renewed their commitment to strengthen cooperation on humanitarian assistance and to uphold humanitarian principles.

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Annual Coordination Meeting of OIC Foreign Ministers Discusses Main Issues in Muslim World 23/09/2016 -

The Foreign Ministers of the Member States of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) held their Annual Coordination Meeting (ACM) on Thursday, 22 September 2016 on the margins of the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York. The Meeting discussed the main issues in the Muslim world and those on the agenda of the UNGA.

The Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al Khalid Al Sabah, chaired the ACM. In his speech, HE... read more

OIC Expresses Solidarity with Indonesia in Confronting Floods and Landslides 23/09/2016 -

The General Secretariat of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) expressed its solidarity with the Government and people of Indonesia in confronting destructive floods and landslides, which ravaged Java Island, killing scores of people, leaving some missing, and destroying homes and property. 

?The OIC Secretary General, Iyad Ameen Madani&nb... read more

OIC Congratulates the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on Successful Parliamentary Elections 22/09/2016 -

The General Secretariat of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) expressed its satisfaction with the positive atmosphere in which parliamentary elections were held in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on 20 September 2016.

The OIC Secretary General, Iyad Ameen Madani, congratulated Jordan on the success of the elections which witnessed large participation of women and youth and was conducted in an atmosphere of freedom, transparency, and political pluralism where advanced elec... read more

OIC Contact Groups on Mali, Somalia, Yemen and Bosnia Herzegovina Meet to Review Latest Developments 22/09/2016 -

The OIC Contact Groups on Mali, Somalia, Yemen and Bosnia Herzegovina convened at Ministerial level on the sideline of the Annual Coordination Meeting (ACM) of OIC Foreign Ministers in New York on the 20th and 21st September 2016. The four separate meetings reviewed the prevailing latest developments on the ground and reaffirmed their full solidarity with the affected countries.  

On Mali and the Sahel, the meeting reviewed the implementation of the Algiers Agree... read more

The OIC Secretary General Meets Afghan Foreign Minister 22/09/2016 -

On the sidelines of his participation at the current session of the UNGA, the Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation held a meeting with SalahuddineRabbani, the Foreign Minister of Afghanistan.

During the meeting, the Secretary General reaffirmed the OIC’s continued support to the Afghan people and the Government. He also discussed with the Afghan minister some important regional issues as well as issues relating to the upcoming C... read more

OIC Contact Groups on Palestine, Jammu And Kashmir, Sierra Leone and the Aggression of Armenia against Azerbaijan meet on the Sideline of the ACM in New York 21/09/2016 -

On the 19th September 2016, the OIC Contact Groups on Palestine, Jammu and Kashmir, Sierra Leone and the Aggression of Armenia against the Republic of Azerbaijan were held at Ministerial level on the sideline of the Annual Coordination Meeting (ACM) of OIC Foreign Ministers in New York. The separate meetings reviewed the prevailing developments on the respective issues and reaffirmed their full solidarity with Palestine, Jammu and Kashmir, Sierra Leone and Azerbaijan. 

On ... read more

Secretary General meets Yemeni President in New York 21/09/2016 -

Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani on 20 September 2016in New York met with H.E. President Abd Rabuh Mansour Hadi, President of the Republic of Yemen. During the meeting, the Secretary General renewed the OIC’s constant position in support of the unity, sovereignty, political independence and territorial integrity of Yemen. He rejected interference in Yemen’s internal affairs and expressed the full solidarity of the OIC with ... read more

OIC Secretary General meets Sudanese Foreign Minister 21/09/2016 -

The Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) met on the margins of the current session of the United Nations General Assembly with H.E. Professor Ibrahim Gandour, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Sudan.

?The meeting discussed the ongoing preparations for the annual coordination meeting of the Foreign Ministers in New York on Thursday 22 September 2016 and the agenda of the Council of Foreign Ministers session in Tashkent next O... read more

Secretary General meets Aung San Suu Kyi 21/09/2016 -

On the sideline of the United Nations General Assembly, Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, met with Mrs. Aung San Suu Kyi, State Adviser to the Government of Myanmar.

?During the meeting, the Secretary General was informed of the efforts of the Myanmar government to promote democratic governance and end religious and racial conflicts in the country.

?For his part, the Secretary General welcomed the Myanmar ... read more

OIC Secretary General Meets Prime Minister of Kosovo in New York 21/09/2016 -

Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, met Kosovo’s Prime Minister Isa Mustafa in New York on Tuesday 20 September 2016 on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly meeting. 

?The two sides discussed the bilateral relations between the OIC and Kosovo and the follow-up to the resolutions on Kosovo adopted by the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers. 

The Prime Minister praised th... read more