The OIC Secretary General, H.E. Mr Iyad Ameen Madani hosted a reception at the sidelines of the High-level segment of the 28th Session of the Human Rights Council on 2 March 2015. OIC Member States Ambassadors, other Ambassadors and delegation representatives to the UN at Geneva and distinguished participants from non-governmentales organizations attended the reception. The reception gave the opportunity to announce the fifth session of the Istanbul Process on the implementation of the Human Rights Council resolution 16/18, to be held in June 2015 at the OIC Headquarters in Jedddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in a convivial atmosphere.
OIC Permanent Delegation in Geneva celebrated the forty-fifth anniversary of the Organization by hosting a roundtable discussion on the South-South cooperation
The OIC Permanent Delegation in Geneva organised a roundtable discussion focusing on the South-South cooperation on 29 September 2014 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. The roundtable discussion aimed at sharing views of different partners on how to better advance South-South cooperation both inside and between specific regional groups, but also through exchange of best practices and lessons learned among different regional entities, multilateral institutions and international organisations. The event further focused on how enriching successful experiences of some developing countries can help others to better shape and reach sustainable development goals.
The Acting Director-General of the United Nations Office in Geneva, Mr Mr Michael MØLLER opened the discussisons and, high-level speakers representing Africa Progress Panel, UNCTAD, UNDP and the South Centre, as well as from the OIC subsidiary organs ICDT and SESRIC addressed the participants.
The roundtable was followed by a reception hosted by the Permanent Delegation and Members of the OIC in Geneva.