The United Nations Human Rights Council adopted today the resolution sponsored by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on “Ensuring accountability and justice for all violations of international law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem”.
A delegation from the OIC Department of Humanitarian Affairs held talks in Washington on 1st June 2015 with USAID and the State Department on the best ways and means of furthering cooperation between the two institutions in the humanitarian domain. The OIC delegation was led by Ambassador Hesham Youssef, the ASG for Humanitarian Affairs and the US team was headed by Mr. Thomas H. Staal, the Acting Assistant Administrator at USAID.
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is mobilizing its resources to address the political and humanitarian aspects of the ongoing crisis facing the boat people in the Andaman Sea and Straits of Malacca adrift on the high seas, as part of its long standing campaign in support of the persecuted Muslim minority in Myanmar.
During the upcoming Council of Foreign Ministers meeting in Kuwait on Wednesday, 27 May 2015, the issue will be top of the agenda through the OIC Contact Group on Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar, where a joint plan of action will be discussed for adoption.
DOHA: The Third International Forum for Humanitarian Work began in Doha on May 19 amid warnings from the OIC that the humanitarian situation in several Muslim countries is worsening and that growing numbers of refugees are causing state institutes to collapse.
During his speech at the opening of the forum, Ambassador Hesham Youssef, Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs at the OIC, said that humanitarian action today has become more difficult and that the world is more volatile.
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