Organisation of Islamic Cooperation

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Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
  • منظمة التعاون الإسلامي (Arabic)
  • Organisation de la Coopération Islamique  (French)
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Flag
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  Member states
  Observer states
  Blocked states
  Suspended states
Administrative centerSaudi Arabia Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Official languages
TypeReligious
Membership53 member states*
Leaders
• Secretary-General
Yousef Al-Othaimeen
Establishment
• Charter signed
25 September 1969
Population
• 2011 estimate
1.6 billion

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation is an international group. It has over 55` 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]

Member states[change | change source]

Africa[change | change source]

Asia[change | change source]

Europe[change | change source]

South America[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. US Department of State. "Special Envoy to the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC)". Retrieved 16 February 2012.
  2. OIC changes name, emblem Archived 2014-10-23 at the Wayback Machine Pakistan Observer