The Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen, called on the OIC Member States to channel part of their humanitarian assistance through the OIC General Secretariat, in line with the resolutions of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs. He also called on Member States, their charitable institutions and civil society organizations to assist the OIC Secretariat in its humanitarian efforts.
Dhaka, People’s Republic of Bangladesh
5-6 May, 2018
(20-21 Sha’aban1439 AH)
We, the Foreign Ministers and Heads of Delegations of Member-States of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), participants of the 45thSession of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the OIC held in Dhaka, on 5-6 May 2018, under the theme “Islamic Values for Sustainable Peace and Development”, declare as follows:
The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) expressed its denunciation of the attack using internationally banned chemical weapons on Eastern Ghouta Region of Damascus that claimed the lives of innocent civilians, defying the most basic humanitarian principles and rules of the International Law. The OIC considered the attack as falling within the act of a war crime and a crime against humanity.
*HELD ON THE SIDELINES OF THEST OIC SUMMIT OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 10 SEPTEMBER 2017 ASTANA, REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN *
1. The Heads of State and government of the member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) held a meeting to discuss the current developments of the situation of the Muslim Rohingya community in Myanmar, on the sidelines of the 1 st OIC Summit of Science and Technology in Astana, Republic of Kazakhstan, on 10th September 2017, on the initiative of H.E. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of the Republic of Turkey, current chair of the OIC Summit.
The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Dr. Yousef A. Al-Othaimeen, highlighted that the OIC-stemmed Islamic Solidarity Fund has contributed since the beginning of its activity in 1976 until this year 2017 in funding many social, cultural, economic, educational and health projects in the State of Palestine.
The total amounts in this regard has reached around US $ 26.939 million, under what is known as the item of support to the steadfastness and struggle of the Palestinian people.