OIC Watch

  • OIC to Launch TV Channel to Unite Global Muslim Community

    October 27, 2015

    The Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation ("OIC") announced that the global, inter-governmental entity is preparing to launch a television station that aims to cultivate cultural solidarity and to mobilize joint action by the OIC's 57 member states to defend the common interests of the world Muslim community.

  • OIC's Empty Rhetoric on Climate Change Belies Reality of Member-State Polluters

    October 27, 2015

    The Organisation of the Islamic Conference's ("OIC") much ballyhooed Islamic Climate Declaration this past September belies the reality that the leading power brokers in the 57-member-state group continue to ensure that the countries of the "global umma" reject implementation of policies that can curb climate change and its deleterious effects on food sustainability, economic growth, and peace.

  • OIC Ramps up Global Lobbying on Israeli-Palestinian Disputes in Jerusalem

    October 21, 2015

    The Parliamentary Union of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation ("OIC") resolved that its 57 member states will intensify their engagement with parliamentary interlocutors worldwide on behalf of Palestinians, seeking sanctions and other international action against Israel for "crimes of war and crimes against humanity" in the latest Israeli-Palestinian dispute about access to the al-Aqsa Mosque and Christian sites in Jerusalem.

  • OIC Countries Push Islamization and Standardization Across Economic Sectors

    September 21, 2015

    Dubai, Turkey, and other leading countries of the 57-member-state Organisation of Islamic Cooperation ("OIC") are pushing for more active harmonization of standards and more ambitious sectoral expansion and integration of economic activities around the world, from finance to food to fashion, which conform with sharia law.

  • OIC Mobilizes with Other Groups at UN Against Israel's Policies on Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem

    September 21, 2015

    States from the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation ("OIC"), the Non-Aligned Movement, and the Arab League are mobilizing as a unified front in the UN to condemn Israel's recent deployment of police forces at the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem and to demand that the UN Secretary General take action to resolve the issue.

  • OIC Lobbies for Kazakhstan's Bid on UN Security Council

    September 17, 2015

    The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation ("OIC"), whose 57 member states vote frequently as a bloc in UN bodies, is lobbying aggressively in support of Kazakhstan’s bid for a non-permanent seat in the UN Security Council for 2017-2018, with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states supporting Kazakhstan despite the country's poor record in protecting religious freedom and other civil and political liberties enshrined in international human rights law.

  • Iran Calls on OIC to Lead Action Against Israel for Al-Aqsa Policy

    September 16, 2015

    The government of the Islamic Republic of Iran, a key player in the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation ("OIC"), has called on the 57-member-state multilateral entity to condemn Israel's recent actions at the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem as a violation of international human rights law and to press the UN to take action on the issue.

  • OIC Leader Calls on UN to Expedite Two-State Solution to Israel-Palestine Dispute

    September 14, 2015

    Lauding the flag-raising at UN headquarters as a signifier of the official observer status of Palestine at the United Nations, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation's ("OIC") Secretary General called on the UN Security Council to establish a definitive deadline for implementation of a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine dispute.

  • India Objects to UN Resolution on Potential OIC Privileges in Global Conflict Resolution

    September 14, 2015

    India's Permanent Delegation to the UN has objected to the UN General Assembly's adoption of a Kuwait-sponsored resolution acknowledging the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation ("OIC") as a partner with the UN in global conflict resolution, reminding the Assembly that the 57-member-state OIC is a transnational, confessional entity with no legal standing to engage in dispute resolution within and between states.

  • Azerbaijan Is a Key Player in Global Islamic Activism

    August 31, 2015

    The Secretary General of the 57-member-state Organisation of Islamic Cooperation ("OIC") publicly lauded Azerbaijan for its leadership role in advancing the political, economic, and humanitarian agenda of the multilateral OIC, whose charter aims to achieve global solidarity of Muslims worldwide.

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