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16 May 2011 description

The Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), Professor Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, strongly denounced the twin suicide attack in Pakistan’s northwest region, killing over sixty and wounding more than a hundred people. He condemned in the strongest possible terms this bloodshedding act, dubbing it immoral and absolutely unjustifiable on any grounds.

03 May 2011 description

The Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), Professor Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu who participated at the second Istanbul International Water Forum on "Regional Cooperation for Water" in Istanbul on 03 May 2011, said that the challenges of reliable access to water for health, livelihoods and production, as well as the management of unpredictable water-related risks, are becoming more pronounced due to population growth, depletion of resources, environmental degradation and the phenomenon of climate change, emphasizing that these challenges necessitate …

11 Jan 2011 description

The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC), Professor Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu inaugurated the construction of 100 housing unites in D G Khan Village in the Punjab province being the first phase of a project totaling 600 housing unites funded by the OIC in six provinces in the country. The special ceremony was held on Tuesday 11 January 2011 in the presence of the Prime Minister of Pakistan, H. E.

08 Jan 2011 description

The Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), Professor Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, will travel to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on 10 January 2011 where he is expected to launch a number of humanitarian programmes initiated by the OIC to address the damages caused by the floods which hit the northern, western and southern parts of Pakistan last July and August.

These humanitarian programmes will constitute on important step towards the implementation of the recommendations of the emergency meeting held by the OIC and its humanitarian partners in Islamabad last …

03 Nov 2010 description

In response to the appeals made by the OIC Secretary General, Prof.

30 Aug 2010 description

The Emergency Meeting of the Humanitarian Organisations of the OIC Member States concluded Sunday evening 29 August 2010 in the Pakistani Capital, Islamabad. The meeting reviewed the tragic humanitarian situation in Pakistan as a result of the unprecedented floods which affected more than twenty million people.

The meeting was co-chaired by H.E. Shah Mahmood Qureshi, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and H.E. Prof.

29 Aug 2010 description

The Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), Professor Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu called upon the IDB, in consultation with the government of Pakistan, to work out long-term programmes for the reconstruction and rehabilitation needs of the flood affected areas in Pakistan.

He made this statement at the Emergency Meeting of OIC Humanitarian Partners on the Pakistani Flood Disaster in Islamabad on Sunday 29 August 2010.

The Secretary General stressed that Plans for medium and long-term reconstruction and rehabilitation are as important as the humanitarian relief …

29 May 2010 description

The Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), Professor Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu has strongly condemned the horrendous attacks against two mosques in Lahore, Pakistan, on Friday 28th May 2010, in which at least 80 people were killed and dozens of other innocent worshippers in the mosques injured.

While expressing his sincere condolences to the bereaved families, people and the Government of Pakistan, the Secretary General reiterated that such deplorable terrorist acts against sacred places of worship and innocent people shall be denounced by all Muslims.

11 Oct 2009 description

The Secretary General of the OIC, Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, has strongly condemned the horrendous suicide attack in Peshawar, Pakistan, on Friday 9 October 2009, which killed around 50 and wounded dozens of other innocent people.

Expressing his profound horror and shock over this terrorist act which is denounced by all Muslims and the Islamic faith, the OIC Secretary General reiterated that those who are behind such heinous crimes are enemies of Islam and humanity and should therefore be brought to justice.

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10 Oct 2009 description

The General Secretariat of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) highly commends the launching of the National Polio Eradication Campaign by His Excellency Mr. Asif Ali Zardari, the President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. It also applauds the appointment Ms.

26 Sep 2009 description

The Secretary General of the OIC, Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, has strongly condemned the two suicide car bombs in northwestern Pakistan today Saturday, 26 September 2009, which killed at least 16 people and wounded about 150 others.

Expressing his deep regret over the terrorist acts which continue to cause the loss of precious lives and undermine security and stability of the area, the OIC Secretary General conveyed his profound condolences to the families of the victims and the Government of Pakistan.

While reiterating his support for the Government of Pakistan in its efforts to …

02 Aug 2009 description

The Secretary General of the OIC, Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, in a statement today, deplored the violent incident in the town of Gojra, Pakistan in which seven people of the minority Christian community were killed and 18 left injured as well as burning down of houses and a place of worship.

Ihsanoglu said that the violent attacks were contrary to the principle of tolerance in Islam and those involved were undermining and tarnishing the image of Islam which preaches protection of minority population belonging to other faiths.

Ihsanoglu said that that the alleged report of desecration …

28 Jul 2009 description

The OIC General Secretariat and a US delegation met on Sunday, 26 July 2009 at the OIC Headquarters in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to discuss follow up action in conjunction with the initiative that the US President Barack Obama announced in his address to the Muslim World, in Cairo June 4, 2009, on a new global effort of the US with the OIC to eradicate polio.

The US delegation comprised of representatives from the US diplomatic representatives based in Saudi Arabia, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the US Department of Health and Human Services and the USAID.

30 Jun 2009 description

The OIC Assistant Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs, Ambassador Atta El-Manan Bakheet, head of a Humanitarian Needs Assessment Delegation comprising officials from the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) and the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) visited the Jallozi dislocated persons camps in The Swat Valley in the North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on 29th June, 2009.

Ambassador Bakheet stated that the purpose of his visit was a demonstration of the Islamic Ummah's solidarity with the Government and people of Pakistan in their …

10 Jun 2009 description

The Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, Professor Ekmeleddin Ihssanoglu, urged OIC Member States to provide their support to the efforts of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to face the situation caused by the existence of many internally-displaced persons in the country.

10 Jun 2009 description

The Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, Professor Ekmeleddin Ihssanoglu, urged OIC Member States to provide their support to the efforts of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to face the situation caused by the existence of many internally-displaced persons in the country.

The OIC Secretary General also seized this occasion to call on the international community to provide its material and financial support to the authorities of Pakistan, in conformity with the provisions of the resolution adopted in this regard by the 36th Session of the Council of Foreign …

24 May 2009 description

The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the sidelines of the 36th Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) of the OIC Member States, which kicked off on Saturday, May 23rd 2009, in the Syrian capital Damascus.

The sealed MoU stipulates cooperation to assist the OIC Member States in combating these diseases. The Global Fund undertakes work in 46 OIC Member States through a number of programs and projects.

29 Oct 2008 description

The Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, Professor Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, conveyed his profound sympathy to the government and people of Pakistan following the earthquake that hit the region of Baluchistan on 29th October 2008, causing loss of lives and massive destruction of property.

The OIC Secretary General solemnly appealed to all Member States and Islamic, humanitarian and relief organizations to extend all possible relief assistance to the affected people in these difficult moments.

13 Aug 2008 description

The Secretary General of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference, Professor Dr.