Islam and International Organizations: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation

Publication date: 2015

Pages: 171-191

Subject: Científico, Derecho Internacional

Summary: The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is an international organisation consisting of 57-member States of Muslim confession, also Palestina. This organisation is "the collective voice of the Muslim world" and works to "safeguard and protect the interests of the Muslim world in the spirit of promoting international peace and harmony". In 28 June 2011 during the 38th Council of Foreign Ministers meeting (CFM) in Astana (Kazakhstan) the organization changed its name from Organization of the Islamic Conference to its current name.The OIC also changed its logo at this time.The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has a permanent delegation of the United Nations and it’s the second largest international organization outside the United Nations. In recent years it has been increasing its importance in the international society and it has played an important role in regional conflicts