OIC Watch

  • OIC Chiefs Discuss Global Islamic Economic Integration

    November 20, 2017

    Government ministers from the Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation (COMCEC) of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) are holding a summit in Turkey to discuss the integration of transnational transport corridors that can expand and deepen the OIC as a global economic bloc committed by the organization’s charter to sharia principles and goals.

  • OIC Takes Annual Halal Expo to Turkey

    November 20, 2017

    The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is sponsoring the 5th Annual Halal Expo in Turkey this month as the "World Halal Summit," bringing together heads of state and private and public sector stakeholders from the OIC's 57 member-states in a platform aimed to position Turkey as a global center of the $1.5 trillion Islamic finance industry.

  • OIC Criticizes Yemeni Houthi Missile Launch at Saudi Capital

    November 15, 2017

    The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) issued a statement of "deep concern" over the recent launch of a ballistic missile by Iran-backed Houthi militias at war with Saudi-backed forces in Yemen’s ongoing civil war.

  • OIC Chief Slams Israel for "Disfiguring" Jerusalem

    November 08, 2017

    As the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation’s (OIC) Secretary General announced that the global Islamic entity will cooperate with UNESCO in programs to combat the destruction and illegal trafficking of cultural heritage and artifacts, he condemned Israel as an occupying power using policies "to alter and disfigure" the demography and cultural heritage of East Jerusalem.

  • OIC, GCC Create Body Promoting Political Cooperation

    November 01, 2017

    The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have established a high-level joint commission to develop an agenda for strategic cooperation on priority "political issues for the Muslim world."

  • OIC Body Pushes UN on Media Coverage of Islam

    October 25, 2017

    At a recent conference, the Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) called on the UN to combat the "increase in anti-Muslim rhetoric and violent acts in Europe and the US” and to cooperate with OIC member-states to "promote freedom of expression in a responsible manner."

  • OIC Expands Banking Footprint in Emerging Economies

    October 25, 2017

    The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is using its Islamic Development Bank (IDB) to expand the sharia banking-and-finance footprint into the world's emerging economies, as the IDB inked a memorandum of understanding with the D-8, another global organization of Muslim-majority countries committed to economic integration.

  • Turkey Hails Islamic Solidarity at OIC Anniversary

    September 27, 2017

    Turkey's Minister of Development hailed the 48th anniversary of the Organisation for Islamic Cooperation (OIC) with encouragement to the 57 member-states to continue to use the organization as a platform for promoting the political, economic, and cultural solidarity of the global Muslim community (umma).

  • OIC and UN-Women Sign Cooperation Agreement

    September 25, 2017

    The Saudi Arabia-headquartered Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women) have signed a memorandum of understanding for inter-institutional cooperation, despite many known violations of gender equality in some OIC countries.

  • OIC Prepares Bloc Action at UNGA

    September 20, 2017

    Leaders from the 57 member-states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) have prepared an active agenda for participation in the UN General Assembly (UNGA), reinforcing the bloc voting in the UNGA and bloc agenda-setting in UN committees on issues that OIC leadership deems of interest to the worldwide Muslim community.

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