OIC Watch

  • 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.

  • Morocco to Host Emergency OIC Summit on Palestine

    August 31, 2015

    The government of Morocco has condemned Israel's "Judaization policies in Jerusalem" and will host an upcoming emergency summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation ("OIC") for coordinated action to respond to "Israel's settlement policies in Jerusalem and the occupied Palestinian Territories."

  • OIC Condemns Islamist Destruction of World Heritage Sites as Contrary to Islamic Tolerance

    August 31, 2015

    The Saudi Secretary General of the 57-member-state Organisation of Islamic Cooperation ("OIC") issued an official condemnation of the most recent episodes of destruction of Syria's non-Muslim cultural and religious monuments by Islamic State ("IS") militias, characterizing IS's actions as incompatible with international norms and a "divergence from Islam's values and principles of non-discrimination across racial and ethnic groups."

  • OIC Shows Its Weight at UN by Securing Re-Definition of Terrorism

    August 26, 2015

    In exchange for voting bloc support from the 57-member-state Organisation of Islamic Cooperation ("OIC") for India's proposal at the UN for a Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism ("CCIT"), India agreed to change the proposed definition of terrorism to reflect the OIC's emphasis on differentiating "national self-determination movements" from terrorism.

  • OIC Chief and Bangladesh Prime Minister Emphasize Unity of Global Islamic Community

    August 26, 2015

    The Prime Minister of Bangladesh, welcoming the Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation ("OIC") in an official visit to discuss the education and technology priorities of the OIC, emphasized the importance of Muslims worldwide to stand against terrorism and to communicate to the world that "Islam never supports terrorism and is a religion of peace that teaches tolerance."

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