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08 Jan 2011 description

The Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), Professor Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, lauded in a statement addressed to the meeting of the Arab-African Ministerial Committee on Darfur held in Doha on 6th January 2011 the important efforts deployed by the State of Qatar under the high patronage of the Emir of the State of Qatar, H.H.

25 Apr 2010 description

The Joint African Union-United Nations peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) agreed Saturday to enhance their joint cooperation to achieve peace and reconstruction in Darfur.

The head of the joint mission Ibrahim Gambari met on Saturday with OIC Secretary General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu at the OIC Headquarters in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The meeting took place one month after a donor conference for Darfur development and reconstruction held on March 21 in Cairo sponsored by the Islamic countries body.

14 Apr 2010 description

In line with provisions of the OIC Charter on promoting good governance, the rule of law, democracy, and accountability in Member States, and in response to the invitation of Sudan's National Elections Commission, the Organization of the Islamic Conference took part in monitoring the elections conducted in Sudan from 11 April 2010, with an important delegation from The OIC.

21 Mar 2010 description

The Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, Professor Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, has said that the political developments being witnessed in the Darfur region, as important and positive as they are, will not be complete unless they are complemented by strong international support. Such support is required to execute reconstruction, education, health facilities and water reforms, as well as agricultural, pastoral and industrial development and infrastructure rehabilitation projects.

28 Feb 2010 description

Jeddah 28/2/2010:

Ambassador Atta Al-Mannan Bakhiet, OIC Assistant Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs (ASGHA) disclosed that the value of the development projects which the international donors conference, to be held in Cairo (21 March) , envisages to mobilize for Darfur reconstruction and development, amount to almost US$ 2 billion.

In a press conference held in his office at the OIC General Secretariat headquarters, Ambassador Bakhiet stated that the Conference Preparatory Committee (CPC) elaborated a comprehensive financial plan taking into consideration the required …

21 Oct 2009 description

The Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), Professor Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, received on 18th October 2009 in his cabinet at the OIC headquarters H.E. Moussa Mohamed Faki, Chad's Foreign Minister, and his accompanying delegation. During the meeting, Ihsanoglu lauded the decision taken by the Republic of Chad and the Republic of Sudan to resolve their differences through direct bilateral negotiations on the basis of the principles of fraternity, good-neighborliness and Islamic solidarity.

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.

19 May 2009 description

The Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), Professor Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu concluded on Monday, 18th May 2009, a two-day visit, described as historic, to Sudan. The visit was part of an invitation extended by Sudanese President H.E. Omar Hassan al-Bashir. Both the Secretary General of the League of Arab States (ALS) and the Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission were also invited.

09 May 2009 description

The Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) Prof Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, has today, 9th May 2009, strongly condemned the latest reported incursion by armed rebels in eastern Chad .

Prof Ihsanoglu noted that the recurring armed activities by opposition groups seeking to destabilize the governments in Chad and Sudan, have continued to remain a source of grave concern to the OIC as they undermine the security and stability of the region and complicate the already dire humanitarian situation prevailing in the area. He warned the rebels to immediately cease their …

15 Mar 2009 description

The Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, met on Saturday, March 14, 2009 with President al-Bashir in Khartoum, where he discussed with him political developments related to the Darfur crisis.

04 Feb 2009 description

The OIC Secretary General Prof .Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, has expressed OIC's support to the decision by the AU at its latest Summit in Addis Ababa to mobilize international support to postpone the ICC prosecution against the President of the Sudan.

The Secretary General noted that the AU decision is in line with the OIC position adopted by the Extraordinary Executive Ministerial Committee held in August 2008 in Jeddah which maintained that the ICC's move represents a dangerous precedent and an unnecessary diversion capable of complicating the situation in Darfur and warned …

09 Jun 2008 description

Jeddah: 09 June 2008 - OIC Secretary General Prof .Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu commended the Government of the National Unity in the Sudan for reaching an agreement between the two partners in the National Congress and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) on Abyei.

The Secretary General hailed the two parties full commitment to the implementation of the roadmap on Abyei which would help in ending the suffering of the civilians in the area.

11 May 2008 description

Jeddah, 11 May 2008 - The Secretary-General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, condemned the attack carried out yesterday by the armed rebels of the Movement for Justice and Equality in the Darfur Region against the cities of Kardafan and Um Durman, and appealed to the Sudanese to shun violence and adopt dialogue as a means of solving differences.

Ihsanoglu expressed his regret over the fall of civilian victims, calling for a prompt resolution to the Darfur crisis which, unless resolved, will always be a source of conflict.

02 Apr 2008 description

The OIC Secretary General Prof .Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, has expressed his deep concern on the recent developments along the Sudan-Chad borders.

The Secretary General, who stated that the OIC has been following closely the situation, appealed to the two countries to rededicate themselves and live up to their commitments contained in the Dakar Agreement signed by the two parties on 13th March 2008 .

Prof Ihsanoglu, while calling on the two OIC Member States to take necessary measures in order to restrain the cross border movement of armed groups, reaffirmed the determination of the OIC …

30 Dec 2007 description

The Secretary General of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference, Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, has launched a strong appeal to Chad and Sudan to exercise maximum and avoid any escalation of tension along their common border.

Prof. Ihsanoglu who expressed the concern of the OIC on the latest situation in the relations between the two important Member States, revealed that the Organisation was closely monitoring the developments and was ready to mediate in the dispute.

29 Oct 2007 description

Jeddah: 28 October 2007: The Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, has warmly welcomed the opening of the peace talks starting from 27 October 2007 in Sirte, Libya, between the Sudanese Government and some of the rebel groups of Darfur region and commended the Sudanese government for its decision by declaring an immediate unilateral ceasefire in Darfur.

Ihsanoglu, expressed his concern over the absence of the main leaders of the Sudan Liberation Army Unity (SLA) and the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) in peace talks and said …

10 Sep 2007 description

Jeddah 10th September 2007. The Secretary General of the OIC, Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, has welcomed the offer by Libya to host the forthcoming rounds of peace talks set for 27th October 2007 between the Darfur rebels and the Sudan government.


02 Aug 2007 description

Jeddah, 2nd August 2007. The General Secretariat of the Organization of the Islamic Conference welcomes the UN Security Council Resolution 1769 authorizing the deployment of the UN-AU Hybrid Peace Operation in the Sudanese Darfur region and the swift acceptance of the resolution by the Sudanese Government. The General Secretariat praises and highlights the positive spirit of cooperation exhibited by the Sudanese Government during the periods leading up to and following the adoption of the UNSC Resolution.

01 Aug 2007 description

A joint OIC-IDB (Islamic Development Bank) mission is heading to Darfur, Sudan on August 10, 2007 to provide urgent emergency humanitarian relief at a cost of $1 million. The ten-day mission is traveling to Khartoum first and then to Darfur to dispatch needed medicine, food and other items for the refugees and people of Darfur. While in Khartoum, the mission will discuss with Sudanese authorities organizing an OIC international donors' conference in aid of Darfur.

16 Dec 2006 description

The Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, Prof. Ekmeleddin lhsanoglu, has advised Chad and Sudan to avoid actions that could lead to the escalation of tension and violence along their common borders.

2. Prof. lhsanoglu who issued the advice today noted the latest incursion by Chadian troops into the Darfur area of Sudan in pursuit of rebels was capable of undermining the existing fragile peace in the region and therefore urged for restraint.