OIC Watch

  • 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.

  • OIC Accelerates Global Islamist Cultural Strategy

    September 20, 2017

    The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) met in Sudan to formalize the implementation mechanisms for a global Islamist cultural strategy by which the 57-member state organization can harmonize efforts for "joint Islamic cultural action."

  • OIC Incorporates Science, Technology into Official Agenda

    August 14, 2017

    The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has scheduled its inaugural Summit on Science and Technology for September in Kazakhstan to promote techno-scientific cooperation among the 57 member states as part of the OIC's expanding platforms for promoting the interests of Muslims worldwide.

  • OIC Pushes UN Security Council on Al-Aqsa Mosque

    August 04, 2017

    The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is marshaling its 57 member-states to pressure the UN Security Council to provide protection to Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque, in the face of "Israeli abuses" against the third-holiest religious site for the worldwide community of Muslims for which the OIC charter claims to represent.

  • Anti-Israel OIC Meeting Pauses Islamist Conflict

    August 02, 2017

    The foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia and Iran shelved their Sunni-Shiite sectarian competition for control over global Islamist orthodoxy in favor of an anti-Israel united front at a recent Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) meeting at which officials condemned Israel for "provocative actions" against the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.

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