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Toward bolder presence of OIC on global arena

  • Emmy Latifah and Sara Al-Dhahri

Jakarta/Jeddah   /   Fri, January 31 2020   /  01:38 am

For over half a century, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has served as a focal point for its member states and as a clearing house between its members and the rest of the world. The OIC does that by providing a standing forum and diplomatic tools to solve disputes, and to address challenges in accordance with its charter.Being the second-largest intergovernmental multilateral system after the United Nations, whose members largely occupy the most fascinating part of the globe (that of its geographic and spiritual center as well as the rich energy deposits), gives to the OIC a special exposure and hence a distinctive role.The OIC Charter clearly states that it is important to safeguard and protect the common interests and support the legitimate causes of the member states, to coordinate and unify the efforts of its member states in view of the challenges faced by the Muslim w...