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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
Press Releases from the OIC General Secretariat
The OIC Calls for Restraint in Iraq 01/05/2016 -

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) called on all political factions in Iraq to exercise restraint, shun violence, and endeavor to resolve differences by peaceful means. It also called on them to back the legitimate leadership in its reform efforts in order to protect the unity of Iraq’s people and territory and preserve its national sovereignty, security and stability.

The OIC Secretary General, Iyad Ameen Madani, expressed dismay over the current events in Iraq, ca... read more

OIC Strongly Condemns the Airstrikes by the Syrian Regime on Aleppo 30/04/2016 -

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has strongly condemned the airstrikes targeting regions under the control of the Syrian opposition in the city of Aleppo as well as the residential areas, mosques and health facilities including Al-Quds Hospital in Aleppo. The airstrikes have resulted in the death of more than 200 civilians including children during this week.

The OIC Secretary General, Iyad Ameen Madani, called on the international com... read more

Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission Holds 9th Session, Thematic Debate “Impact of Women Empowerment on Sustainable Development of Member States” 29/04/2016 -

The 9th Session of the OIC Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) will be held from 01-05 May, 2016 in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It will be attended by all OIC Member and Observer States including their National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs), experts from different relevant international and regional organizations, and senior officials of the OIC General Secretariat and media representatives.

The Commission is expected to hold detai... read more

OIC Secretary General Heads to Kyrgyzstan on Official Visit 29/04/2016 -

The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, is set to head, on Saturday 30 April 2016, to Bishkek, capital of the Kyrgyz Republic, to conduct an official visit following an invitation extended by the Kyrgyz Government. 

It is expected that the Secretary General will undertake during his visit consultations with Kyrgyz top officials on the ways and means to boost OIC-Kyrgyz bilateral relations.

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Participation of the OIC in the Fifth Meeting of the Ministers of Foreign affairs of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia 28/04/2016 -

Following an official invitation addressed by H.E MR. Wang Yi, Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China, OIC Participated in the Fifth Meeting of the Ministers ofForeign affairs of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) held in Beijing on 27th and 28th April 2016.

In his statement on behalf of the OIC Secretary General&... read more

Agriculture Ministers Call for an Increase in Investments and Development of Local and Regional Markets in OIC Member Statesý 28/04/2016 -

The Ministers of Agriculture in OIC Member States held the 7thIslamic Ministerial Conference on Food Security and Agricultural Development in OIC Member States, in the capital of Kazakhstan, Astana, on Thursday 28 April 2016.

H.E. Asylzhan Mamytbekov, the Kazakh Agriculture Minister and Chairman of the 7th Islamic Ministerial Conference, addressed the inaugural session by indicating the challenges to food security; being the increase in populations and the decrea... read more

The Islamic Organization for Food Security Holds Inaugural General Assembly, Constitutes Executive Board, and Adopt a Five-year Plan of Action 28/04/2016 -

The Islamic Organization for Food Security of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (IOFS) held the Inaugural Session of its General Assembly in Astana, capital city of Kazakhstan, on Thursday 28 April 2016.

His Excellency the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, Karim Massimov, delivered the welcome address in the name of His Excellency the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, to the General Assembly. He pointed out that the establishme... read more

Final Communiqué of the Expanded Meeting of the Executive Committee held at the Level of Permanent Representatives to Consider the Israeli Escalation against the Occupied Syrian Golan 26/04/2016 -

The Executive Committee convened in its expanded extraordinary meeting at the level of Permanent Representatives at the headquarters of the General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, on 26 April 2016 at the request of the State of Kuwait, Chair of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM), to consider the recent Israeli escalation against the occupied Syrian Golan,

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OIC MEETING CALLS ON THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY TO ASSUME ITS RESPONSIBILITIES TOWARDS GOLAN HEIGHTS 26/04/2016 -

The Expanded Extraordinary Meeting of the OIC Executive Committee condemned in the strongest terms the Israeli government’s holding of its weekly session on the occupied Syrian Golan Heights and the ensuing statements by the Israeli head of government that the “Golan will remain with Israel forever.” The meeting considered this as part of the ongoing attempts by the occupation to consolidate the annexation of the occupied Golan, in flagrant violation of relevant re... read more

OIC to Hold an Emergency Meeting at the Level of Permanent Representatives to Discuss Israeli Escalation against Occupied Syrian Golan 24/04/2016 -

The Executive Committee of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will convene an Extraordinary Meeting at the level of Permanent Representatives on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at its headquarters in Jeddah, to discuss the Israeli escalation against the occupied Syrian Golan.

The Meeting is being held at the request of the State of Kuwait, which holds the rotating chair of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers, to take a unified and strong p... read more

Official inauguration of the Islamic Organization of Food security next week in Kazakhstan 21/04/2016 -

The OIC Islamic Organization for Food Security (IOFS) will start its work officially next week with the 1st session of its founding General Assembly in Astana, capital city of Kazakhstan, on 26-28 April 2016, in parallel to the 7th Islamic Ministerial Conference on Food Security and Agricultural Development in OIC Member States. The Ministerial Conference will discuss the outcomes of the works of the General Assembly of the newly-established food security organization an... read more

OIC Delegation to Participate in the UN Alliance of Civilization Global Forum in Baku 21/04/2016 -

A delegation from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is participating in the 7th Global Forum of the UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) to be held in Baku, Azerbaijan on 25 to 27 April 2016. The Forum is being held under the theme ‘Living Together in Inclusive Societies: a Challenge and a Goal’ with the participation of over 3000 political leaders, representatives of international and regional organizations, private sector, civil society, academia, youth, a... read more

OIC holds 7th ministerial conference on food security in Astana 21/04/2016 -

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will hold the 7th Ministerial Conference on Food Security and Agricultural Development from 26 – 28 April 2016 in Astana, Republic of Kazakhstan. The conference would discuss the current state of agriculture and food security in the Member States and the establishment of the Islamic Organisation for Food Security (IOFS) in Kazakhstan.

 

The OIC Ministerial Conference on Food Security and Agricultural Devel... read more

OIC Condemns Netanyahu's Remarks on the Occupied Syrian Golan 20/04/2016 -

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation condemned in the strongest terms the holding by the Israeli Governmentof a provocative meeting in the occupied Syrian Golan andthe remarks by Israel’s Prime Minister that “the Syrian Golan Heights will forever remain under Israeli sovereignty”. The OIC considered such actions and statements by the Israeli government as serious escalation and&... read more

Madani holds Bilateral Meetings with the Leaders of the Islamic world on the sidelines of Istanbul Summit 19/04/2016 -

H.E. Mr. Iyad Ameen Madani, Secretary General of the OIC, held bilateral meetings with the leaders of the Islamic world, on the sidelines of the 13th Session of the Islamic Summit Conference, held in Istanbul, Turkey, on 14 and 15 April, 2016, to discuss bilateral relations and issues of joint interest. 

In his meeting with the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, the two discussed the Islamic Ministerial Conference on Food Security and&... read more