Organization of the Islamic Conference – News (1999)
Organization of the Islamic Conference – News (1999)
|Enhanced OIC-EU Cooperation (18 december 1999).||Communique by the Office of the Chairman of the 8th Islamic Summit Conference: OIC Ministrial Delegation Discusses a Political Solution to the Chechen Crisis (December 1999).||The International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (25 November 1999).||Laraki Receives a Letter from the Secretary General of the Muslim World League on Chechnya (23 November 1999).||Laraki Recieves the Russian Ambassador (10 November 1999).||In a Meeting with Indian Deputy Foreign Minister, Laraki Reiterates that the Development of Relations between India and the Islamic World Is Contingent upon the Settlement of the Kashmir Issue (3 November 1999).||Situation in Chechnya (30 October 1999).||Laraki at the Meeting of the Group of Experts on “Islamic Information and Cyberspace” Project: Coming Era Focuses on Information Necessity of Strong Islamic Presence in Fields and Space of International Communication (27 October 1999).||OIC Information Experts Discuss Utilizing Satellite Channels to Strengthen Islamic Information and Cyberspace Project (26 October 1999).||First OIC/EU Meetimg (20 October 1999).||The Meeting of the OIC Expert Group Entrusted with the Task of Updating the Mechanisms for the Islamic States Information Strategy (17 October 1999).||The OIC Secretary General Meets in New York with the Chairman of the United Nations Economic and Social Council and Presides over the Proceedings of the Ad-Hoc Committee on Afghanistan and the Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir (30 September 1999).||Laraki: No Peace under the Shadow of Israeli Bulldozers and Raisers ( September 1999).||Laraki Meets the Security Council President ( September 1999).||The Fifteenth Session of the Islamic Committee of the International Crescent Concludes its Proceedings (20 September 1999).||The Organization of the Islamic Conference Follows with Deep Concern the Ongoing Developments at the Afghan Arena (8 August 1999).||Press Release of H.E. Dr. Azeddine Laraki, Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference on the Sudan (17 July 1999).||Islamic States Foreign Ministers to Meet in Burkina-Faso to Explore Ways to Prepare the Islamic Ummah for Entering the Twenty-First Century (27 June 1999).||President Khatemi Commends OIC Secretary General’s Role (16 June 1999).||Laraki in Dakar, Urges Islamic States to Further Develop their Information Cooperation Structures to Influence the Course of Events in World Affairs (8 June 1999).||The Ministerial Committee Stemming from the 4th Islamic Information Ministers Conference and Entrusted to Follow-Up the Implementation of the Information Strategy for Islamic Countries Holds its First Meeting in Dakar (7 June 1999).||In Reply to Laraki’s Congratulations, Algerian President Lauds OIC Efforts (6 June 1999).||The Organization of the Islamic Conference Stresses its Sympathy and Supportfor the Cause of the Kashmiri People and Calls upon the United Nations to Put an End to theConflict in the Region (1 June 1999).||At the Conclusion of its Deliberations in Tehran, the Islamic Symposium Adoptsthe Concept of Elaborating a Convention for Inter-Civilizational Dialogue (9 May 1999).||Tehran Declaration on Dialogue Among Civilizations (5 May 1999).||“We Seek to Prepare a Universal Convention for Dialogue among Human Civilizations”, Says Dr. Azeddine Laraki at the Inauguration of the Islamic Symposium on Dialogue among Civilizations (3 May 1999).||The OIC Secretary General in Tehran (3 May 1999).||The OIC Sponsored Draft Resolution on “Defamation of Religions” Adopted by the Commission on Human Rights (30 April 1999).||Symposium on the “Role of Islam in Developmental Policy in Subssaharan Africa” opened (26 April 1999).||The Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference in South Africa (24 April 1999).||The OIC Senior Officials Meeting concludes its Proceedings:Adoption of the Agenda and Submission of Recommendationsto the 26th Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers (21 April 1999).||In Response to calls on the part of humanitarian organizations and bodies,the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) supports Kosovar refugees with US $ 150,000 (18 April 1999).||Senior Officials Meeting commences proceedings in JeddahOIC prepares for Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers (18 April 1999).||The OIC Sponsored Draft Resolution on “Situation of Human Rights in Kosovo” Adopted by the Commission on Human Rights (13 April 1999).||Islamic States’ Governmental Experts Adopt Rules for the Betterment of the Muslim Minorities (12 April 1999).||The OIC Secretary General at Geneva (8 April 1999).||Declaration of the Ministerial Meeting of the OIC Contact Group on Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo (7 April 1999).||Statement of the OIC Contact Group on Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosova on the situation in Kosova (31 March 1999).||The First Round of Ashkabad Negotiations (15 March 1999).||President Khatami Receives the OIC Secretary General (9 March 1999).||The Islamic States’ Security and Solidarity on the Table of the Third Meeting of the Government Experts Group of the OIC Member States (8 March 1999).||Dr. Azeddine Laraki Receives Mr. Lakhdar Ibrahimi (7 March 1999).||Dr. Laraki at Al-Quds Conference:We Look Forward to the Prevailing of Peace In the Land of Peace (28 February 1999).||The OIC Secretary General Begins an African Tour (1 February 1999).||Conclusion of the 22nd Session of the Islamic Commission for Economic, Cultural and Social Affairs (27 January 1999).
The Fifteenth Session of the Islamic Committee of the International Crescent concluded its meetings on Sunday 19th September, 1999, held at the General Secretariat of the Organization of the Islamic Conference.
The Committee began its Session with an opening address by His Excellency Dr. Azeddine Laraki, the OIC Secretary General, which was delivered on his behalf by Ambassador Mohammad Saleh Zaimi, the Director of the Cabinet, in which he stressed the necessity of “raising the standard of Joint Islamic Action in the field of relief from the humanitarian aspect and promoting it in order to realize the good of Muslim societies and develop their potentialities”.
The Secretary General said that “the Islamic Ummah is in dire need of the services of a specialized mechanism that would coordinate Joint Islamic Action in the field of relief, prepare its tools, develop its methodologies and highlight its standing at the Islamic and international levels”.
Dr. Laraki also mentioned that “it would be useful for Red Crescent Societies and Organizations active in the humanitarian field to coordinate their efforts and actions together with the Islamic Committee of the International Crescent for the promotion of an organized and an integrated Islamic action”.
The Secretary General underlined the need to make use of the fact that a number of States have recently joined the OIC, in favor of the Committee and called for intensifying contacts with the other Islamic States and urging them to join the Committee.
The Committee members thrashed out during their deliberations, the various agenda items before issuing a set of recommendations which laid particular emphasis, overall, on the need to invigorate the Islamic Committee of the International Crescent and called for contributions on the part of the Islamic world in the field of humanitarian action.
The Committee’s proceedings were attended by representatives from Turkey, Libya, Senegal, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Guinea, Iran and Mali in addition to the OIC General Secretariat.
It is worth noting that the ICIC is a specialized body acting within the OIC framework, contributing towards the extension of medical and humanitarian relief such as alleviate the effects of any wars and natural catastrophes that may faced by member States.
The Committee, as is known, has its headquarters in the city of Benghazi, Libyan Jamahiriya.