Issue Brief on “OIC: United for Peace and Development”

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“United for Peace and Development” was the logo under which the commemoration festivities of the 50th anniversary of Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) began at Jeddah on November 25, 2019.[1]The Golden Jubilee of OIC was celebrated under patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia in Jeddah.

This commemoration was an implementation of the resolution that was issued in the 46th Council of Foreign Ministers session held in Abu Dhabi in March 2019. In this resolution, the year 2019 was dedicated to the remembrance of the 50 years of OIC and its achievements in providing a platform for Muslims dwelling in all parts of the world.

The Secretary General of the organization, Dr. Yousef A. Al-Othaimeen reiterated, “OIC represents one of the largest international organizations, second only to the United Nations and benefits from the generous patronage of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, whose financial and logistical support covered the full range of the OIC’s activities, all along the past fifty years.”[2]

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