OIC Watch

  • OIC Lauds Anti-Israel UNGA Resolution

    June 22, 2018

    The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the largest voting bloc in the UN General Assembly (UNGA), has lauded a UNGA resolution calling for the creation of an international protection mechanism for Palestinians and condemning Israel for its use of force during recent clashes with Palestinians at the Gaza border.

  • OIC-led Coalition Condemns Israeli Settlements

    June 04, 2018

    The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has joined with the Arab Red Cross Organization and Arab Red Crescent to condemn Israeli settlement in the Palestinian Territories and call on the international community to take measures against Israel "to ensure enforcement of international law."

  • OIC Calls for UN Protection Force for Palestinians in Gaza

    May 21, 2018

    An emergency summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) convened in Istanbul called on the UN Security Council and General Assembly to address Israel's response to Palestinian protests at the Gaza border and the relocation of the US Embassy to Jerusalem by establishing an "international protection force" for the Palestinians.

  • Turkey Convenes Emergency OIC Summit on Jerusalem

    May 18, 2018

    Turkey's Islamist President is convening an emergency summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) aimed at developing unified action "by Islamic countries to defend Palestine and Jerusalem" in the aftermath of this week's violence at the Gaza border that accompanied the US Embassy's relocation from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

  • OIC Creates New Strategic Committee on Rohingya Crisis

    May 08, 2018

    The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has established a new strategic committee for international mobilization and coordination of support to respond to the humanitarian crisis associated with massive refugee flows of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar to Bangladesh.

  • OIC Seeks Sharia Sensitivity in UN Refugee Protection Regime

    May 04, 2018

    Among the outcomes of a joint workshop by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) was the UNHCR's commitment to greater financial support for refugees from and to OIC countries, as well as recognition of "the important role of sharia teachings and principles" in the international refugee protection regime.

  • OIC Positions Youth, Sports as Platform for Transnational Islamic Unity

    April 17, 2018

    The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is holding its fourth Islamic Conference of Youth and Sports Ministers in the capital city of active OIC member-state Azerbaijan, with a focus on sports as a platform for an integrated set of social and economic initiatives designed to empower youth through education, sports, and activism under a united, transnational Islamic identity.

  • OIC Condemns Israel over Recent Gaza Protests

    April 11, 2018

    The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has issued a formal condemnation of Israel's response to Gazan Palestinian protests over Israel's blockade of Gaza, with the Independent Human Rights Commission of the 57-member state global organization that claims to speak for Muslims worldwide calling Israel's Gaza policy a violation of international humanitarian law.

  • OIC Names Female as First Goodwill Ambassador

    March 19, 2018

    The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has appointed a female, Morocco’s Princess Lalla Meryem, as the entity’s first Goodwill Ambassador, with a mission to advance women’s empowerment and protections for family and children’s rights according to the OIC’s mission of promoting the interests of the global Muslim community according to the ideals of sharia law.

  • OIC, Saudi University Pact Seeks Global Education on Islam

    March 14, 2018

    The recently inked memorandum of cooperation between the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and Saudi Arabia's Islamic University seeks to shape international higher education on Islam by focusing on grants and Arabic language training to universities worldwide to "combat deviant thought, extremism, and Islamophobia."

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