OIC Watch

  • 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."

  • OIC: Ghouta Killings Are a Violation of Islamic Teachings

    March 05, 2018

    The Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) issued an official statement deploring the targeting of non-combatant civilians as “a gross transgression of Islamic teachings,” calling on the UN to broker an immediate ceasefire and multi-stakeholder peace in Syria.

  • OIC Demands Religious Freedom for South Asian Muslims

    March 05, 2018

    The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is active in advocating for Muslim communities in South Asia, expressing concerns over the religious-freedom rights for Muslims in Sri Lanka and sending a multilateral delegation to Thailand to evaluate the impact of security measures and economic development initiatives on Muslims in that country.

  • OIC Promotes Integration of Islamic Tourism Markets

    February 05, 2018

    The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) continues to push all aspects of economic and social integration of its 57 member-states through the tourism sector, as Tourism Ministers from the global Islamic entity met in Bangladesh to evaluate regional integration through tourism strategies.

  • OIC Condemns Attack on British NGO in Afghanistan

    January 29, 2018

    The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) issued an official statement condemning this week's attack in Afghanistan, for which local Islamic State affiliates claimed responsibility, against the offices of the British nongovernmental organization Save the Children as a "heinous act that runs contrary to the sanctity of human lives and humanity."

  • OIC Members Call for "WMD-Free" Middle East

    January 24, 2018

    At its annual meeting, the Parliamentary Union of members-states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) passed a resolution to make the Middle East a weapons-of-mass-destruction-free-zone, while also condemning Israel's "continuous growth" in nuclear capabilities as a threat to regional stability.

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