OIC Groups in Vienna and UNESCO (Paris)

OIC Group in Vienna


Ambassador Slimane CHIKH and Mr Yury FEDOTOV Director General of UNOV

The OIC Delegation in Geneva is also accredited to the United Nations Office in Vienna (UNOV) since 1992. The UNOV, established since 1980, is serving as liaison Office with permanents missions, and governments, intergovernmental and non governmental organisations in Vienna.

The OIC Office is working closely with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) which is associated with the UNOV, and is participating also in the work of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), located in Vienna.

The OIC Members represented in Vienna have created in 2005 an OIC Group in Vienna functioning as the OIC Group in Geneva, aiming to collaborate and to strengthen the position of the OIC States while dealing with the issues (Crime, terrorism, Corruption, Drug control etc) or with other issues of common interest related to the work and activities of the UN Offices and other Organisations based in Vienna.

The election of the Chair of this group follows the same proceeding as for other groups established in Geneva and Unesco (Paris). The State which has the chair of the Current ICFM is heads the OIC Group for one year.

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The OIC Group in UNESCO (Paris- France) has been established since 2005 to strengthen the OIC cooperation between OIC and UNESCO and achieve the common goals in term of socio-economics, cultural and scientific development and to face challenges in the field of education, illiteracy and knowledge.

By launching the OIC Group in UNESCO, the OIC paves the way for better interaction together with its partner to preserve cultural and historical heritage around the world and specifically in the OIC members States, to strengthen the dialogue among civilisations and to remove the barriers of misunderstanding by consolidating human bond connecting people.

The OIC group in UNESCO is expected to play a greater and dynamic role in coordination and defence of the OIC's position on the main international issues covered by the UNESCO, mainly in the field of illiteracy and promotion of socio-economic, cultural and scientific development of the OIC Members Sates.

Protecting the holy site in Jerusalem and else where, promoting intercultural dialogue and cultural diversity, combating islamophobia are among the main objectives of the OIC group in Paris UNESCO.

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Prof. E. Ihsanoglu
General secretary of OIC

February 22nd 2011
Ihsanoglu: Peace needs to be accompanied by Economic and Infrastructural Development in Southern Philippines…more

February 22nd 2011
OIC General Secretariat Condemns Strongly the Excessive Use of Force against Civilians in the Libyan Jamahiriya…more

February 21st 2011
OIC Secretary General Despatches Elections Observers to Uganda…more

February 20th 2011
Statement of the OIC Secretary General on recent developments in some of its Member States…more

February 19th 2011
OIC Secretary General Condemns US Veto on Security Council Resolution on Israeli Settlements…more

February 15th 2011
The OIC Secretary General Condemns the terrorist Act in Samarra…more