ISLAMIC COOPERATION

Upholding the legal and human rights of Muslim citizens and countries with special emphasis on the Rohingya Crisis

Co-Chair:Jaideep PV

Co-Chair:Vamsi Masireddy

The second largest inter-governmental organization after the United Nations, The Organization of Islamic Cooperation has 57 members states spanning 4 continents. Having its motto as follows- "To safeguard the interests and ensure the progress and well-being of Muslims"; it is considered to be the collective voice of the Muslim World to ensure and safeguard their socio-economic and political interests. Headquartered in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, it has two major decision making bodies- the Islamic Summit and the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM). While the Islamic Summit consisting of Kings, Heads of State and the Governments of Member States meets once in 3 years to deliberate policy decisions and discuss issues pertaining to the realisation and fulfilment of its objectives, the CFM meets once a year and considers the means to implement the OIC's general policy and review progress on the implementation of decisions and resolutions adopted at previous Islamic summits. The Islamic Summit however is the OIC's supreme authority. When it comes to the operating side of things however, the General Secretariat is the OIC's executive organ and is entrusted with the task of implementing the decisions proposed by the OIC's decision making bodies; ably assisted in the same by several departments. This simulation of OIC during BITSMUN 2019 is definitely going to prove to be a highly interesting yet challenging experience that is surely going to put your wits, research and diplomacy to the test.

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