13th Session of the Islamic Summit in Istanbul concludes successfully
The 13th Islamic Summit Conference on " Unity and Solidarity for Justice and Peace " was held on 14 and 15 April 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey. To read about the Summit, please click here.
For the main Summit documents; Istanbul Declaration, Final Communiqué, Resolutions and OIC-2025 Plan of Action, please click here
OIC Assistant Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs meets with OIC Geneva Ambassadors prior to the Global Consultations for the World Humanitarian Summit
An OIC Geneva Ambassadorial level meeting took place on 13 October 2015 the Palais des Nations, prior to the Global Consultations for the World Humanitarian Summit (14-16 October 2015) organized in Geneva. The meeting was convened at the request of the Assistant Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs. The objective of the meeting was to discuss the preparation for the World Humanitarian Summit and identify the issues of importance from the perspective of the OIC Member States. The meeting was chaired by the Ambassador of Pakistan H.E., Ms Tehmina JANJUA, in her capacity of OIC Geneva Group Coordinator for Human Rights ans Humanitarian affairs.
Panellists of the meeting included Mr Stephen O’BRIEN, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Dr Jamila MAHMOUD, Chief of the WHS Secretariat, Mr Berk BARAN, the Deputy Permanent Representative of Turkey, in his capacity of the WHS host country and H.E. Ambassador Hesham YOUSSEF, OIC Assistant Secretary General.
OIC participates in the flag raising ceremony for the Holy See and the State of Palestine
The Permanent Delegation of the OIC to the United Nations Office in Geneva, headed by its Permanent Observer, Ambassador Slimane Chikh, participated in the flag raising ceremony for the Holy See and the State of Palestine, which took place on 13 October 2015 at the Allée des Drapeaux of the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
During his speech, H.E. Dr. Riad Malki, the Foreign Affairs Minister of the State of Palestine, underlined the importance of raising the flag that represents a summary of Palestinian people’s plight for freedom and justice and its determination to become a full-fledged member of the United Nations.
He expressed his confidence that one day – soon – the Palestinian people shall celebrate with all peace-loving nations and peoples from around the world raising the Palestinian flag over their capital Jerusalem.
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