Organisation of Islamic Cooperation

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC; Arabic: منظمة التعاون الإسلامي, romanized: Munaẓẓama at-Taʿāwun al-ʾIslāmiyy; French: Organisation de la coopération islamique), formerly the Organisation of the Islamic Conference, is an intergovernmental organization founded in 1969, consisting of 57 member states. The organisation states that it is "the collective voice of the Muslim world" and works to "safeguard and protect the interests of the Muslim world in the spirit of promoting international peace and harmony".[1]

Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
منظمة التعاون الإسلامي  (Arabic)
Organisation de la coopération islamique  (French)
Motto: "To safeguard the interests and ensure the progress and well-being of Muslims"
  Member states
  Observer states
  Suspended states
Administrative centre (Headquarters) Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Official languages
TypeIntergovernmental organization
Membership57 member states
Leaders
Hissein Brahim Taha
Establishment
 Charter signed
25 September 1969; 53 years ago (1969-09-25)
Population
 2018 estimate
1.81 billion
GDP (PPP)2019 estimate
 Total
$27.949 trillion
 Per capita
$19,451
GDP (nominal)2019 estimate
 Total
$9.904 trillion
 Per capita
$9,361
HDI (2018) 0.672
medium · 122nd
Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Head-office Building, Jeddah

The OIC has permanent delegations to the United Nations and the European Union. The official languages of the OIC are Arabic, English, and French. It maintains various affiliated, specialized, and subsidiary organs within the framework of OIC Charter. The member states had a collective population of over 1.8 billion as of 2015, with 49 being Muslim-majority countries.[2] This accounts for just under a quarter of the world's population. The collective area is 31.66 m km2.[3]


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