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The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)


Overview:


OIC Established:25th September 1969.
OIC Members:57 Members.
OIC Headquarters:Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
OIC Secretary General:Yousef bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen.

What is OIC:


The OIC is an Islamic-countries international intergovernmental organization. The OIC is the acronym of the organization of Islamic cooperation. The OIC is the second-largest international organization after the United Nations. The OIC members spread over four continents and over 1.5 billion Muslim population live in these countries.


Establishment of the OIC:


The OIC was founded on 25th September 1969 following a fire incident at Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.


Members of the OIC:


The OIC comprises 57 member states spread over four continents.


List of OIC member countries:


flag-iconAlgeriaflag-iconAfghanistan
flag-iconAzerbaijanflag-iconAlbania
flag-iconBeninflag-iconBurkina Faso
flag-iconBahrainflag-iconBangladesh
flag-iconBruneiflag-iconCameroon
flag-iconChadflag-iconComoros
flag-iconDjiboutiflag-iconEgypt
flag-iconGabonflag-iconGambia
flag-iconGuineaflag-iconGuinea-Bissau
flag-iconGuyanaflag-iconIndonesia
flag-iconIranflag-iconIraq
flag-iconIvory Coastflag-iconJordan
flag-iconKazakhstanflag-iconKuwait
flag-iconKyrgyzstanflag-iconLebanon
flag-iconLibya
flag-iconMaliflag-iconMalaysia
flag-iconMaldivesflag-iconMauritania
flag-iconMoroccoflag-iconMozambique
flag-iconNigerflag-iconNigeria
flag-iconOmanflag-iconPakistan
flag-iconPalestineflag-iconQatar
flag-iconSaudi Arabiaflag-iconSenegal
flag-iconSierra Leoneflag-iconSomalia
flag-iconSudanflag-iconSuriname
flag-iconSyriaflag-iconTajikistan
flag-iconTogoflag-iconTunisia
flag-iconTurkeyflag-iconTurkmenistan
flag-iconUAEflag-iconUganda
flag-iconUzbekistanflag-iconYemen

The Objectives of the OIC:


The main priority areas of the OIC are peace and security, Palestine and Al-Quds issue, Poverty alleviation, counter-terrorism, investment and finance, food security, science and technology, climate change, culture and interfaith harmony, empowerment of women, joint Islamic humanitarian action, human rights, and good governance, etc.


OIC Headquarters:


In the year 1970, the first-ever meeting of the Islamic conference of foreign ministers had held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. In this meeting, they decided to establish a permanent secretariat in Jeddah.


The key Bodies of OIC:


1. The council of foreign ministers.

2. Al-Quds committee.

3. Islamic Development Bank.

4. The Islamic educational, scientific, and cultural organization.


India and The OIC:


India is not a member of OIC, but India is a potential candidate for membership as India hosts the world's third-largest Muslim population. One another reason is that Pakistan a member of OIC is always opposed to Indian membership in OIC due to their bilateral issues with India however other countries collectively agree on Indian membership in OIC. In 2019, The UAE at that time chair of OIC invited India as a guest country, and at that time Indian foreign minister late Mrs. Sushma Swaraj visited in UAE and shared remarks on behalf of India. In the same meeting, Pakistan boycotted, and no-one attended that meeting on behalf of Pakistan.