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  • OIC Blasts UN for Withdrawing Israel Report

    March 20, 2017

    The Secretary-General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) issued a strident condemnation of the UN's decision to withdraw a report of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) characterizing Israeli policy toward Palestinians as "apartheid," arguing that the UN has a responsibility to act to end "Israel's racist policies."

  • OIC Pushes Islamic Finance into Kazakhstan

    March 16, 2017

    The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation's (OIC) sustained commitment to globalize Islamic finance took another step forward with completion of a memorandum of understanding between the Association of Financiers of Kazakhstan (AFK) and the OIC's Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) that advances Islamic finance into Central Asia.

  • Azerbaijan Pushes "Islamic Solidarity" in Caucasus

    March 15, 2017

    The government of Azerbaijan, an active member of the 57-member-state Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), has convened an "Islamic Solidarity Summit - Call of the Time," to discuss Islamic interests and cooperation in the geopolitically crucial and volatile region of the Caucasus.

  • OIC Advances Islamophobia Agenda at UN

    March 08, 2017

    The Secretary-General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), which comprises the single largest voting bloc in the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), has criticized UNHRC member states for "institutionalized hatred and discrimination" against Muslims.

  • OIC Plans Conference on Stability in Afghanistan

    March 01, 2017

    The Secretary-General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has announced that the 57-member-state body claiming to represent Muslims worldwide plans to sponsor an International Muslim Ulema Conference to explore corrective measures for competing interpretations of Islam that continue to make Afghanistan a failed state and conflict zone.

  • UN, OIC Sign Two-Year Refugee Action Plan

    February 21, 2017

    The UN High Commission for Refugees and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) have announced a joint two-year action plan for enhanced cooperation to alleviate global refugee and forced migration flows, including enhanced protections for asylum seekers and refugees in the 57 member states that the OIC represents on behalf of Muslims worldwide.

  • EU, OIC Seek Cooperation on Common Interests in Europe

    February 17, 2017

    The EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the Secretary-General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the 57-member multilateral organization that claims to represent Muslims worldwide, met in Brussels to explore an agenda for intensified dialogue and partnership on issues of common interest in Europe.

  • OIC Advances Global Sharia Finance with Law Project

    February 08, 2017

    The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation's (OIC) Islamic Development Bank, working with regional and national banking and finance authorities in Africa and Asia, is sponsoring a Model Sharia Law Project with the goal of regularizing and globalizing Islamic financial markets and products.

  • OIC Threatens Retaliation for US Embassy Move in Israel

    January 23, 2017

    A meeting of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Foreign Ministers concluded with a rebuke to the incoming US presidential administration for its plans to relocate the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and a warning of OIC actions against the US for such a "hostile move."

  • OIC, UNESCO Explore Future Partnership

    January 11, 2017

    At a recent meeting with the Secretary-General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova pushed for bolstered cooperation between UNESCO and the OIC to reduce global "conflict, intolerance, and hatred – often fueled by misconceptions and ignorance" of Islam.

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