Last updated on: 9/23/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“Madani stressed that the resolution to raise the flag of Palestine symbolizes the desire of the international community of supporting the two-state solution in accordance with the resolution of the General Assembly in 2012. In this regard, Madani called on the UN Security Council to expedite the adoption of a resolution setting a deadline for ending Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands and achieving a sovereign Palestinian state based on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital.”

“OIC Welcomes Decision to Raise Palestinian Flag Over UN,” www.oic-oci.org, Sep. 11, 2015

Description:

“The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) is an inter-governmental organization grouping fifty-six States. These States decided to pool their resources together, combine their efforts and speak with one voice to safeguard the interest and ensure the progress and well-being of their peoples and those of other Muslims in the world over.”

“About OIC,” OIC website (accessed Oct. 22, 2007)

Mission:

“The Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers, meeting in its Third Session [1972], adopted the Charter of the Organization, whose purpose is to strengthen solidarity and cooperation among Islamic States in the political, economic, cultural, scientific and social fields.”

“About OIC,” OIC website (accessed Oct. 22, 2007)

Other:
International Governmental Organization
Quoted in:
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  2. What Is Terrorism?