Organisation of Islamic Cooperation

Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
منظمة التعاون الإسلامي  (Arabic)
Organisation de la coopération islamique  (French)
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Motto: "To safeguard the interests and ensure the progress and well-being of Muslims"
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  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 (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)Increase 0.672
medium · 122nd
Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Head-office Building, Jeddah

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC; Arabic: منظمة التعاون الإسلامي, romanizedMunaẓẓama 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]

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]

  1. ^ Cite error: The named reference EIMW was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  2. ^ The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. December 2012. "The Global Religious Landscape: A Report on the Size and Distribution of the World’s Major Religious Groups as of 2010." DC: Pew Research Center. Article.
  3. ^ "Members of the OIC—Organization of Islamic Cooperation". Worlddata.info. 25 September 1969. Retrieved 8 February 2022.

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