The history the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC)

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The Islamic Conference: Not putting their money and efforts where their mouths are
Mid-East Realities, editorial, 3 January 1997. The Iranians and the 50+ members of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) put on a good show in Tehran, but one of the most basic problems in the Arab and Muslim worlds is the gap between official rhetoric and the realities that lie behind the usual verbosity.
Foreign ministers gather in Tehran for ambitious Islamic meeting
By Anthony Shadid, Associated Press, 6 December 1997. Muslim foreign ministers searched for common ground on disputes that have long kept Islamic unity more a concept than practice. The meeting of 35 ministers will prepare for a summit next week of a high-profile conference that signals Iran's growing international acceptance, particularly among Muslim nations.
Muslim leaders call for lifting Iraq sanctions
Reuters, 10 December 1997. Several Musim leaders at an Islamic summit called for the lifting of U.N. sanctions imposed on Iraq for its 1990 invasion of Kuwait. Even Iran, Iraq's 1980-88 war foe, added its voice to calls to ease the suffering of the Iraqi people living under crippling sanctions.
Differences at Islamic Conference
By Anthony Shadid, AP, 11 December 1997. The diversity of language, ethnicity and culture that makes the Islamic world so rich makes it just as difficult to find common cause, especially when it comes to Central Asia. What Iran wants.
Islamic Summit supports rights of women
South News, 12 December 1997. Declaration of full respect for the dignity and the rights of Muslim women and enhancement of their role in all aspects of social life in accordance with Islamic principles. Condemnation of terrorism in the name of Islam; demand that Israel stop building settlements on war-won Arab land.
Teheran summit: a democratic future for Islam
By William Pomeroy, People's Weekly World, 17 January 1998. The summit meeting of the Organization of the Islamic Conference in Teheran was of major significance for the development of Islamic states, for relations with Western countries, and for peace in the Middle East and other areas.
Ouverture, dimanche à Doha, du 9ème Sommet de l'OCI
Panafrican News Agency, 11 November 2000. Les travaux des souverains, chefs d'Etat et de gouvernement des pays membres de l'OCI seront dominés par le conflit israëro-arabe. Outre la situation au Moyen-Orient, le sommet, se penchera sur des questions relatives à la politique, à l'économie, à l'information, aux communautés et minorités musulmanes.
Islamic world aims to punish Israel for Palestinian bloodshed
AFP, 12 November 2000. The world's Muslim leaders prepared on Sunday to open a three-day summit of the 56-member Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) in Doha, Qatar, discuss proposals for a punitive break in relations with the Jewish state.