OIC Watch

  • Saudi Arabia to Host OIC Foreign Ministers Emergency Meeting on Gaza

    August 11, 2014

    Saudi Arabia's Minister of Foreign Affairs will chair tomorrow's emergency meeting in Jeddah of Foreign Ministers from the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation ("OIC") member-states, where the agenda will include OIC humanitarian assistance to Gaza, as well as possible responses to address widespread popular dissatisfaction in member-states that have criticized the OIC for adopting an anodyne position on the Gaza crisis.

  • Global Islamic Group Focuses on Higher Education

    August 11, 2014

    The 57-member-state Organisation for Islamic Cooperation ("OIC") will host the “Vice Chancellors Forum 2014: Universities in the Islamic World: Facing Global Challenges” in Pakistan later this month, a global conference that aims to expand cooperation in higher education as a platform for addressing development problems such as energy, water, and food security in OIC member-states.

  • Kashmir Leader Calls on OIC to Increase Pressure on India for Conflict Resolution

    August 04, 2014

    A leading figure in Kashmir's Muslim community has called on the Organisation for Islamic Cooperation ("OIC") to exert greater pressure on the Indian government and international organizations to resolve the protracted India-Pakistan conflict over Kashmir.

  • Kazakhstan Sees OIC as Linchpin for Increased Asia-Africa Cooperation

    July 30, 2014

    On a diplomatic junket to West Africa, Kazakhstan's Special Presidential Envoy to Africa emphasized the importance of the global Islamic entity, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (“OIC”), as a forum for expanding cooperation between Central Asia and Africa on political-military conflict resolution, economic development, and religious dialogue.

  • OIC Visit to Phnom Penh Signals Interest in Muslim Minority of Cambodia

    July 21, 2014

    The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation ("OIC") sent its first high-ranking delegation to meet with government officials in Phnom Penh, in order to explore specific economic development, investment, and education opportunities for the small Muslim minority population in Cambodia.

  • OIC Chief Condemns ISIS Attacks on Christians in Iraq

    July 21, 2014

    The Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation ("OIC") Iyad Ameen Madani has condemned the targeted attacks and atrocities by The Islamic State of Iraq and Sham ("ISIS") against Iraqi Christians as a contradiction of Islam and of the principles of the OIC.

  • OIC Human Rights Committee Condemns Israeli Action in Gaza

    July 21, 2014

    The Independent Permanent Human Rights Committee of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation ("OIC"), the global organization that identifies itself as the voice of all Muslims worldwide, has characterized Israel's action in Gaza as genocidal, has condemned Israel for violating the religious freedom of Palestinians in Gaza, and has endorsed the call by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to investigate breaches of international law associated with the current conflict in Gaza.

  • OIC Denounces Boko Haram Kidnappings as Contravention of Islamic Law

    July 14, 2014

    The Organization of Islamic Cooperation ("OIC"), a 57-member-state organization representing the global umma (community of Muslims), condemned the kidnapping of over 200 schoolgirls by Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram as a contravention of Islamic teachings.

  • OIC Begins Fact-finding Mission to Central African Republic

    July 14, 2014

    The Organization of Islamic Cooperation ("OIC"), along with representatives from Islamic aid groups from Britain, Turkey, and Qatar, is beginning a week-long fact-finding mission to the Central African Republic, Cameroon, and Chad, as preparation for a comprehensive humanitarian strategy for this region in Africa.

  • OIC Pushing Palestinian State to Join ICC and to Prosecute Israel

    July 11, 2014

    The Executive Committee of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (“OIC”) has issued a statement encouraging the Palestinian state authorities to join the International Criminal Court (“ICC”) and to appeal to the Court to prosecute Israel and groups within Israel for war crimes and terrorist acts.

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