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Secretary General Mr. Iyad Madani takes over the helm of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation The new Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Mr. Iyad Amin Madani, started officially his term of office at the OIC Headquarters in Jeddah, today, Wednesday, 1 January 2014. read more
OIC Secretary General Ihsanoglu meets with Pope Francis in the Vatican In an audience at the Vatican City today (December 13, 2013) the Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, H.E. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, discussed issues of mutual concern with His Holiness Pope Francis. This was the first ever meeting between an OIC Secretary General and Pope. read more
UN Security Council Meeting on Strengthening Partnership with OIC, Ihsanoglu stresses OIC’s commitment to active partnership and the need for UNSC reform The United Nations Security Council held a meeting titled ‘Cooperation between the United Nations and regional and sub-regional organizations in maintaining international peace and security: Strengthening the partnership synergy between the UN and Organization of Islamic Cooperation’ on 28 October 2013, the first meeting of its kind focusing on OIC. read more
Press Releases from the OIC General Secretariat
OIC welcomes UNHRC resolution on investigating Israeli violations in Gaza and regrets American opposition 24/07/2014 - The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) welcomes the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution adopted on 23 July 2014 to launch an international inquiry into violations committed by Israel in its ongoing military offensive in Gaza, causing the killing of hundreds of Palestinian civilians, the eviction of thousands and the destruction of infrastructure, farms and homes. The UNHRC decided to urgently dispatch an independent, international commission of inquiry to investigate al... read more
OIC Secretary General Tasks International Community on Stopping Continued Israeli Aggression Against the Palestinian People 22/07/2014 - Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, dispatched letters to the current President of the Security Council, the United Nations Secretary General, the Foreign Ministers of the five permanent members of the Security Council, the European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and the High Commissioner for Human Rights, urging them to work towards ending Israeli military aggression against the Palestinian people in the Gaza... read more
OIC condemns ISIS threats and forced displacement of Christians in Iraq 21/07/2014 - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani  condemned what the terrorist group,  "The Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS)" is committing against innocent Christian Iraqi citizens in Mosul and  Nineveh including forced deportation under the threat of execution; thus further tearing apart the social fabric of the Iraqi people. The Secretary General added that this forced displacement is a crime that cannot be tolerated; and that the practices of IS... read more
Madani asks Ban Ki-moon to visit Gaza, and reiterates his condemnation of Israeli aggressions 19/07/2014 - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, asked the Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon to visit the Gaza Strip during his current tour of the region in order to observe first hand the severe damage to innocent human lives, the destructions of homes and infrastructure caused by the unrelenting Israeli raids on Gaza, that have also claimed the lives of hundreds of mostly defenseless Palestinian elderly and children. The OIC Secr... read more
OIC Secretary General Strongly Condemns Mount Chaambi Terrorist Act In Tunisia 17/07/2014 - The Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Mr Iyad Ameen Madani, strongly condemned the 16 July 2014 terrorist attack in Mount Chaambi, Tunisia, which killed 14 soldiers and injured more than 20 others. The Secretary General extended condolences to the families of the soldiers martyred in the course of national duty and wished the injured quick recovery. The Secretary General also reminded of the OIC’s principled and steadfast position against all forms of terrori... read more
OIC Secretary General Condemns Terrorist Attack in Paktika 17/07/2014 - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, has strongly condemned the terrorist attack in eastern Afghanistan’s Paktika province on 15 July 2014, which left at least 42 civilians dead and scores of others wounded. He expressed his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and prayed for the quick recovery of the wounded. The Secretary General added that by choosing a busy market-place full of shoppers in this holy month of Ramadan, s... read more
The OIC Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) Strongly Condemns Israel’s Ongoing Criminal Aggression against Palestinian Civilians in Gaza 15/07/2014 - The IPHRC has been following with profound shock and sadness the on- going Israeli offensive using rockets and air strikes against the Palestinian residents of Gaza. These military strikes, which according to Israelis are aimed at Hamas militants and 'Palestinian Terror Sites', are being carried out by the Israeli Defence Forces with utter criminal disregard to international humanitarian law and international human rights law. The whole world is a witness of the fact that Israel’s deliberate ... read more
Iyad Madani: Observance of Orphans Day of Islamic World is Consecration of Principles of Our Pristine Religion 14/07/2014 - The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation organised, Saturday 12 July 2014, a big celebration on the occasion of the Orphans Day of Islamic World on the premises of Dar Al-Hekma University in Jeddah. The Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, Mr. Iyad Ameen Madani, promised to observe this day by the OIC and Muslim countries every year in a different Islamic capital. He urged the Muslim world to support and help out the orphans in all Member States. Iyad Madani explained... read more
OIC Secretary General Praises Custodian of The Two Holy Mosques’ SR 200 Million Donation as Relief For Palestinians in The Gaza Strip 14/07/2014 - The Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Mr Iyad Ameen Madani, expressed high appreciation for the decision of the Custodian of The Two Holy Mosques to provide SR 200 million worth of aid to the Palestinian Red Cross to assist the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip. The Secretary General reiterated his appeal to all Member States and international organizations to assist with the relief of the Palestinian people following the heinous Israeli aggression against... read more
Iyad Madani Launches Urgent Appeal for Relief to Gaza 14/07/2014 - OIC Secretary General, Mr. Iyad Ameen Madani, launched a pressing appeal to the Member States and all humanitarian organizations both within and outside the Islamic World as well as to international organizations, to extend all forms of support and relief to the Palestinian people, particularly urgent medical relief to the Gaza Strip. The Secretary General stressed that the brutal aggression witnessed in Gaza had been preceded by an inhuman siege, a longstanding crime that must be ended immed... read more
Final Communique Expanded Extraordinary Meeting Of The Executive Committee At A Foreign Ministers Level On The Grave Situation In The Occupied State Of Palestine Including Al-Quds Al- Sharif 10/07/2014 - The Executive Committee Convened in its expanded extraordinary meeting at a foreign ministers’ level, held at the OIC General Secretariat in Jeddah on 10 July 2014 (11 Ramadan 1435), Proceeding from the principles and objectives of the charter of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and pursuant to the OIC resolutions on the issue of Palestine and Al-Quds Al-Sharif, Paying tribute to the Palestinian people’s resistance in the face of the Israeli aggressions and reiterating its support ... read more
OIC Executive Committee Holds Extraordinary Meeting Over Grave Situation in Palestine 09/07/2014 - The General Secretariat of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation in Jeddah will host an expanded extraordinary meeting of the Executive Committee at the level of foreign ministers on Thursday 10 July 2014 over the grave situation in the occupied State of Palestine, including Al-Quds Al-Sharif. The Secretary General of the OIC, Mr Iyad Ameen Madani, extended invitations to foreign ministers of OIC Member States to attend the meeting. This is coming in light of the escalating sinister Israe... read more
OIC Secretary General Condemns Assault on The Presidential Palace In Mogadishu 09/07/2014 - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Mr Iyad Amen Madani, has strongly condemned the armed assault on 8TH July 2014, on the Presidential Palace in Mogadishu, the seat of the Somali government resulting in casualties. ??Mr. Madani described the attack targeting the country’s leadership as an unacceptable act of destabilization of the Somali State, commiserated with the government and people of Somalia over the tragic incident and urged the authorities not to... read more
OIC General Secretariat Participates in Observation of the Libyan Council of Representatives’ Elections for the Transition Period 07/07/2014 - In response to an invitation from the High National Elections Commission in Libya, the General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) participated in observing the elections for the Council of Representatives for the transition period that took place on 25 June, 2014. The delegation of the OIC General Secretariat observed elections in a large number of electoral centers in the capital, Tripoli and the adjacent areas and managed to monitor all stages of balloting and witn... read more
Secretary General condemns terrorist attack on Saudi patrol at Saudi–Yemeni border post of Wadiaa 07/07/2014 - The Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, Iyad Ameen Madani, condemned and denounced the terrorist attacks on a Saudi border patrol at the Saudi-Yemeni border post of Wadiaa and a government building in al-Sharurah province, southern Saudi Arabia, which killed four Saudi security men. Iyad Madani voiced OIC’s full solidarity with the Kingdom in its efforts to combat terrorism, regardless of its source, which targets its security and stability. He also maintained the OI... read more