The 13th General Cooperation Meeting between the Secretariats of the United Nations and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and their Institutions took place at the United Nations Office in Geneva from 11 to 13 May 2016. The meeting was held pursuant to General Assembly resolution A/RES/69/317 of 10 September 2015. It was co-chaired by Ambassador Hameed Opeloyeru, OIC Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Affairs, and Mr. Miroslav Jenča, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs.
High-level representatives from 32 UN and OIC funds, programs and agencies participated in the Meeting. The participants reviewed all aspects of cooperation in the political, economic, social, humanitarian and human rights areas. They welcomed the progress achieved in the implementation of joint projects and activities. New projects of cooperation with concrete time lines of implementation and indicating responsible entities have been approved by the meeting in the Matrix of activities within the framework of the UN-OIC collaboration for 2016-2018.
The meeting took note of the adoption of the goals and objectives of the OIC 2025 Program of Action. The participants also recognized that the further strengthening of UN-OIC partnership, while addressing common issues of concern to the two Organizations, will contribute to international peace and stability as well as to meeting the sustainable development goals (SDGs) 2030.
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.