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22 May 2011 description

The General Secretariat of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) expressed deep concern over the escalating violence in Syria, causing more civilian and military casualties and wounding scores of others while large numbers of Syrians have fled to neighboring countries in search of security and safety. The General Secretariat emphasized that continued violence and the use of force will give rise to security chaos and the situation might get out of control, which would expose the security and stability of the country to even greater risks.

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.

08 May 2011 description

The Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), Professor Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu participated at the International Contact Group on Libya which was held in Rome, Italy, on 5 May 2011. Ihsanoglu emphasized the need for a political solution to the Libyan crisis as the only way to bring lasting peace to Libya and reaffirmed the strong commitment of the OIC to the sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity and national unity of Libya.

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 Apr 2011 description

The Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, Professor Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu has underscored the OIC's support for the initiative of the Gulf Cooperation Council aimed to organize between the parties in order to find a way out of the current crisis and preserve Yemen's stability, security and unity.

11 Apr 2011 description

The Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, Professor Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, condemned in strong terms the barbaric Israeli military aggression against the Palestinian people in Gaza, which left scores martyred and wounded. He described this heinous crime as a dangerous escalation and flagrant violation of all international norms and laws.

08 Apr 2011 description

The Organization of the Islamic Conference began to deport a number of displaced people on the Tunisian border, within the framework of a humanitarian plan with it elaborated with the outbreak of the crisis of the people stranded on the Libyan borders with Egypt and Tunisia. In this context, the OIC sent a plane which transported Sudanese displaced people from Ras Judair on the Tunisian boarder , to the Sudanese capital, Khartoum. It also sent another plane which transported Malian displaced people to Bamako.

19 Mar 2011 description

The OIC Ministerial Executive Committee held an emergency meeting at the OIC General Secretariat on 19 March 2011 to discuss the critical situation in Libya and its dangerous and ongoing implications. After exhaustive discussion, the Committee;

1. Extended condolences to the families of the martyrs of peaceful demonstrations and sympathies to the wounded, and expressed regrets over the heavy loss of lives of the Libyan people along with the colossal damage suffered by public and private properties in the country

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13 Mar 2011 description

The Organisation of the Islamic Conference has opened a Coordination Unit for Islamic humanitarian action in Benghazi, Libyan Jamahiriya, upon instructions from the OIC Secretary General, Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, following the events witnessed and still unfolding in Libya, and the resulting humanitarian crisis that augers of catastrophic repercussions.

08 Mar 2011 description

The Committee of Permanent Representatives to the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) held an emergency meeting at the OIC General Secretariat on 8 March 2011. The meeting discussed the critical situation in Libya and its dangerous and ongoing implications.

The meeting listened to the statement of H.E.

08 Mar 2011 description

Date: 07/03/2011 - View in: Arabic | French - Print

The Organization of the Islamic Conference on Monday 7 March 2011 commenced the distribution of food and medical aids to more than 13,000 displaced persons who are stranded on Libya's borders with Egypt and Tunisia.

07 Feb 2011 description

The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) has made an urgent appeal to Member States, charitable humanitarian organizations in the Muslim world, and international organizations to contain the grievous situation in Somalia, and to extend aid and assistance to the Somali people in the difficult circumstances facing the country.

13 Jan 2011 description

For nearly two decades, Somalia has been plagued by civil wars, clashing militias and massive humanitarian crisis, poor health, and malnourishment due to food shortages.

The Secretary General of the OIC, Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, is following with great concern, the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Somalia and the severe food shortages the country is facing now.

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 …

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.

16 Dec 2010 description

The Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC), in the Final Communiqué issued by its Expanded Emergency Meeting of the Executive Committee at the Ambassadorial level on the situation in Côte d'Ivoire, which was held on Thursday 16 December 2010, decided to submit a recommendation to the Council of Foreign Ministers of the OIC Member States to suspend participation of Côte d'Ivoire in all OIC meetings and activities until the legitimate President of the country (Alassane Dramane Ouattara) assumes his full responsibilities as Head of State.

The Final Communiqué of the …

09 Dec 2010 description

Date: 09/12/2010

The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have agreed to launch a joint humanitarian programme to assist displaced people in the Afgooye corridor, southwest of the Somali capital Mogadishu.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two organizations was signed on Monday 6 December 2010 in Nairobi by Ambassador Atta Elmanaan Bakhiet, the OIC's Assistant Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and WFP Somalia Acting Country Director Salman Omer.

Both Amb Bakhiet and Mr.

05 Dec 2010 description

The OIC Secretary General Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu participated in the OSCE Summit held in Astana on 1-2 December 2010. In his statement to Summit, Prof.

05 Dec 2010 description

The Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) Prof Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu has urged for calm and restraint in Cote d'Ivoire.

Prof Ihsanoglu who noted that the OIC has been closely monitoring developments in the country since the holding of the second round of the presidential election especially following the announcement on 2nd December 2010 of the results by the Independent Electoral Commission, appealed to the two candidates as democrats, to respect the will of the electorate as clearly expressed in the 28th November 2010 vote which took place under a …