Organisation of Islamic Cooperation

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Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
  • منظمة التعاون الإسلامي (language?)
  • Organisation de la Coopération Islamique  (French)
Logo of the OIC
     Member states     Observer states     Blocked states     Suspended states
     Member states     Observer states     Blocked states     Suspended states
Administrative center Saudi Arabia Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Official languages
Type Religious
Membership 57 member states
Leaders
 -  Secretary-General Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu
Establishment
 -  Charter signed 25 September 1969 
Population
 -  2011 estimate 1.6 billion
Website
http://www.oic-oci.org/

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation is an international group. It has 57 member states. The organisation tries to be the voice of the Muslim world. They try to safeguard the interests and the progress and well-being of Muslims.

The OIC has a permanent delegation to the United Nations. It is the largest international organisation outside of the United Nations.[1] The official languages of the OIC are Arabic, English and French.

It was founded in 1969 and had 25 members originally. It changed its name on 28 June 2011 from the Organisation of the Islamic Conference to its current name.[2]

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