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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 the assassination of the Egyptian Attorney General 29/06/2015 - The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) condemned in the strongest terms the assassination of Egypt’s public prosecutor Hisham Barakat and a number of his guard today, Monday, 29 June 2015; describing the murder as a terrorist act targeting Egypt’s security and stability. Committing such a crime during the holy month of Ramadan, is an act premeditated to smear Islam, Muslims and Muslim societies. the OIC Secretary General, Iyad Ameen Madani. Madani reiterated OIC’s firm stand in comb... read more
OIC denounces the terrorist act on a gas factory near Lyon, France 27/06/2015 - The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) denounced the terrorist attack on a US-owned gas factory near the city of Lyon in southeastern France today, Friday, 26 June 2015, where a body was found and several people were injured. The OIC considered the barbaric act of decapitating the victim as shocking and brutal. The OIC Secretary General, Iyad Ameen Madani, expressed his distress at the execution of such a heinous crime, underlining that the perpetrators are an affront to humanity and a... read more
OIC Secretary General welcomes the agreement signed between State of Palestine and the Vatican 27/06/2015 - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, welcomed the comprehensive agreement that was signed between the State of Palestine and the Holy See. He considered this step a model for cooperation and constructive dialogue and exemplifies a strong message of support to the rights of the Palestinian people. The Secretary General added that the agreement would reinforce peaceful coexistence and build bridges between the different cultures, civilizations ... read more
OIC strongly condemns the terrorist attack on Imam Al-Sadiq Mosque in Kuwait 26/06/2015 - The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) strongly condemned the terrorist blast that targeted Imam Al-Sadiq Mosque in Kuwait’s capital today, Friday, 26 June 2015. The OIC Secretary General, Iyad Ameen Madani, said that this abhorrent crime has not only caused the death and injury of scores of innocent worshipers, but also targeted the security and stability of Kuwait and the cohesive fabric of its society. Madani, emphasized that no Muslim would target worshippers in a mosque, on a... read more
OIC Secretary General condemns the terrorist act in the city of Sousse, Tunisia 26/06/2015 - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, strongly condemned the bloody terrorist attack that targeted a hotel in the city of Sousse, Tunisia, resulting in the death and injury of many Tunisians and foreign tourists. The Secretary General expressed the full solidarity of the OIC with the people and government of Tunisia in confronting terrorism, which aims to destabilize Tunisia’s security and its political and economic stability. He also st... read more
OIC expresses concern over the situation of Muslim minority in China 25/06/2015 - The Organization of Islamic Cooperation follows with deep concern the reports by media and international organizations indicating violations of the human rights of the Muslim minority in Xinjiang region as they are denied the right to practice the fourth pillar of Islam (fasting the month of Ramadan) and the right to observe their religious rituals in this holy month. While expressing its serious concern, the OIC stresses the need to protect the rights of the Muslim minority, foremost of whic... read more
OIC Secretary General Condemns Attack on the UAE Ambassador in Mogadishu 25/06/2015 - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) strongly condemns the terrorist attack on 24 June 2015 targeting the convoy of the Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Mogadishu which resulted in the death of twelve innocent lives and the injuring of several others. ??Mr. Madani underlined that this act of terror against a key partner like the UAE that is ardently engaged in contributing to the peace building and reconstruction process in Somalia, is clearly int... read more
The Secretary General invites Member States and humanitarian organizations to celebrate the Day of Orphans 25/06/2015 - The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) called on its Member States and their humanitarian organizations to hold the activities they deem appropriate to raise awareness of the issues and needs of orphans on the occasion of the Day of Orphans in the Muslim World, which falls on 15 Ramadan, proceeding from the principle of Islamic solidarity. It is worth mentioning that the 40th Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers held in Conakry, Republic of Guinea, on 9-11 December 2013 adopted... read more
OIC Secretary General Welcomes The Signature of The Agreement For Peace and Reconciliation in Mali by The Coordination Movements of Azawad 22/06/2015 - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Mr Iyad Ameen Madani, welcomes the signature on 20th June 2015 in Bamako of the Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation by the Coordination Movements of Azawad which had already been signed by the Platform coalition and the Government of Mali on 15th May 2015. He commends the Algerian –led international mediation for their successful endeavors to bring on board the Coordination as an important party in the Algiers peace proces... read more
OIC launches the new website of its office in Geneva 20/06/2015 - The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) launched the new website of its Geneva Office on Friday 12 June 2015. The website contains all information and activities of the OIC Office in Geneva in relation with the UN Geneva Office. In the same vein, the OIC Office was linked to the electronic archiving system based in the OIC General Secretariat in Jeddah with a view to facilitating electronic exchange of documents. Engineer Mohamed El-Bouseifi from the OIC Information Technology Departme... read more
OIC Secretary General Congratulates the Ummah on the Occasion of the Holy Month of Ramadan 19/06/2015 - On the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan 1436 AH, the Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Mr. Iyad Ameen Madani, expressed his sincere congratulations to the Ummah. He prayed to Almighty Allah to protect the Muslim World against the aftermaths of discord, fragmentation and disagreement, to accept the fasting and praying of Muslims, and to guide the leaders of the Ummah to promote Islamic solidarity, establish peace and achieve security and prosperity. The ... read more
Ambassador of the Republic of Tajikistan Presents his Credentials to the OIC Secretary General 18/06/2015 - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Mr. Iyad Ameen Madani, on Wednesday 17th June 2015, received in his office at the General Secretariat, H. E. Ambassador Sharifi Azamsho Latifzod, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Tajikistan to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Permanent Representative to the OIC, who presented his letters of credence to the Secretary General.  ?During the meeting, Ambassador Latifzod pledged the support of the R... read more
Secretary General and Somali Foreign Minister Discuss Ways to Enhance OIC Engagement in Somalia 18/06/2015 - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Mr Iyad Ameen Madani met on 17th June 2015, at the General Secretariat, the visiting Foreign Minister of Somalia, HE Mr Abdusalam Hadliye Omar. The two sides discussed wide ranging areas of cooperation and explored ways and means to further strengthen bilateral relations between Somalia and the OIC as well as joint Islamic action. The Minister briefed the Secretary General on the latest political and security situation i... read more
OIC Secretary General Gives Audience to Libyan Foreign Minister 18/06/2015 - OIC Secretary General, Mr. Iyad Ameen Madani, received in his office on 17 June 2015, H.E. Mr. Mohammed al-Dairi, Foreign Minister of the State of Libya,. During the audience the Secretary General reasserted the OIC’s stand in support for Libya’s unity, security and stability and in support of the regional and international efforts in favour of a peaceful solution to the Libyan crisis. On his part, the Libyan minister expressed his appreciation for the OIC’s and its Secretary General’s sup... read more
OIC SECRETARY GENERAL CONDEMNS TERRORIST ATTACK IN THE CHADIAN CAPITAL 17/06/2015 - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Mr. Iyad Ameen Madani, has condemned the bomb attack that targeted two police buildings in the Chadian capital, N’djamena, on Monday 15th June 2015. The blasts caused the death of 23 people and injured more than 100 others. The Secretary General urged the Multi-National Joint Task Force in the region not to relent in its determination to wipeout terrorism. Mr. Madani offered his condolences to the families of the victi... read more