Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu

Prince Charles visits OIC headquarters

Prince Charles of Wales visited the headquarters of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Sunday. OIC Secretary General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu welcomed Prince Charles, and informed him about the activities of OIC aiming at scaling up food, energy and water security programmes in the OIC member states. The Secretary General and Prince Charles agreed on the need for regular exchange of views and information on energy and water issues.

Global Islamic body urges aid to Myanmar Muslims

Political, humanitarian and financial aid to the victims of violence in northwest Myanmar is being organized by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation. According to Secretary-General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, the dimensions of the violent conflict between ethnic Rakhine Buddhists and Muslim Rohingyas are hardly known. Therefore, the call for help including housing, food, medical help and political support must be answered.

H.E. Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu Secretary General Of The OIC on Poverty Alleviation

Poverty is a complex issue and needs to be tackled on a range of fronts including, but not limited to, improving economic growth. Poverty remains one of the big challenges to socio-economic development of majority of developing countries, especially in Sub-Sahara Africa and South Asia. Besides, this phenomenon has brought about problems such as illiteracy, malnutrition, disease and even crime. Global food crisis further worsened the already precarious conditions of poor people in these countries.

To cope with the bane of poverty, the OIC has to reinvigorate its machinery for economic growth and cooperation among member countries through comprehensive mobilization of the resources, within and outside the OIC community. A new approach to economic cooperation was, therefore fashioned out to ensure that all stakeholders are sensitized on the need for the accelerated transformation of the economies of OIC Member-States and the welfare of their peoples.

World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists Launches “Pakistan Reconstruction Fund” Marking the Second World Humanitarian Day

World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists Launches “Pakistan Reconstruction Fund” Marking the Second World Humanitarian Day


Oak Brook, Illinois, August 19, 2010: The World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists (WCMP) marks today the second World Humanitarian Day by establishing “Pakistan Reconstruction Fund” to rehabilitate communities severely affected by the catastrophic floods in the country.

WCMP expresses its deep concern about massive devastation resulting from the torrential rains that flushed away villages, destroyed about 3.2 million hectares of standing crops, killed hundreds of people and displaced about 14 million people, according to UN estimates.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for the rapid delivery of assistance for millions of people in flood-stricken Pakistan, as he saw for himself the devastation wrought by the recent disaster.

OIC secretary general calls for concerted multilateral actions for knowledged based economies in Muslim countries

The Secretary-General of OIC, Professor Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu has underscored the need for both inter-OIC cooperation and international partnership to enhance the popularization of knowledge-based economies in OIC countries.

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