Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)

Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) was founded on September 25, 1969 when Leaders of Muslim nations met in Rabat, Morocco. The OIC was formed as a symbol of Islamic unity and integrity of the Muslim world. OIC changed its name from Organisation of the Islamic Conference to Organisation of Islamic Cooperation on June 28, 2011.

Need for the establishment of OIC

Turkey participated in the World War I (WWI) on the side of Axis Powers and was defeated. The Allies, then, signed the Treaty of Sevres with Turkey on August 10, 1920 which took away large slices of Ottoman territory and distributed them among the victors of war.
India who had already occupied Jammu and Kashmir in 1948, attacked Pakistan in 1965. And, in 1967 Israel attacked 3 Arab countries: Egypt, Jordan and Syria.
All these events demanded the collective voice of the Muslim world to safeguard their interests, and ensure security and progress.

OIC languages

OIC has 3 official languages: Arabic, English and French

OIC Secretariat

OIC permanent Secretariat is located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The current secretary general of OIC is Dr. Yousef bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen of Saudi Arabia. The Secretary General is elected for a period of 5 years.

OIC Members

The OIC has 57 member states. Palestine is the only member of OIC, who is not the member of UNO. Palestine is an observing member of United Nations.

OIC MEMBERS, Capital and Currencies

COUNTRYCAPITALCURRENCY
AfghanistanKabulAfghani
AlbaniaTiranaLek
AlgeriaAlgiersDinar
AzerbaijanBakuManat
BahrainManamaDinar
BangladeshDhakaTaka
BeninPorto - NovoCFA Frank
BruneiBandar Seri BegawanDollar
Burkina FasoOuagadougouCFA Frank
CameroonYaoundeCFA Frank
ChadN,DjaminaCFA Frank
ComorosMoroniCFA Frank
Côte d'IvoireAbidjanCFA Frank
DjiboutiDjiboutiFrank
EgyptCairoPound
GabonLibrevilleCFA Frank
GambiaBanjulDalasi
GuineaConakryFrank
Guinea-BissauBissauPeso
GuyanaGeorgetownDollar
IndonesiaJakartaRuphiah
IranTehranRial
IraqBaghdadDinar
JordanAmmanDinar
KazakhstanAlma-AtaTenge
KuwaitKuwait CityDinar
KyrgyzstanBishkekSom
LebanonBeirutPound
LibyaTripoliDinar
MalaysiaKuala LumpurRinggit
MaldivesMaleRufiyaa
MaliBamakoFrank
MauritaniaNouakchottOuguiya
MoroccoRabatDirham
MozambiqueMaputoMetical
NigerNiameyCFA Frank
NigeriaAbujaNaira
OmanMuscatRial
PakistanIslamabadRupee
PalestineJerusalem (proclaimed)
Ramallah (administrative)
Israeli shekel
QatarDohaRiyal
Saudi ArabiaRiyadhRiyal
SenegalDakarCFA Frank
Sierra LeoneFreetownLeone
SomaliaMogadishuShilling
SudanKhartoumPound
SurinameParamariboGuilder
Syria (suspended)DamascusPound
TajikistanDushounbeRouble
TogoLoomCFA Frank
TunisiaTunisDinar
TurkeyAnkaraLira
TurkmenistanAshakhabadManat
UgandaKampalaUganda Shilling
United Arab EmiratesAbu DhabiDirham
UzbekistanTashkentSom & Ruble
YemenSanaaNorth Yemeni Rial

Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
Secretary General:Dr. Yousef bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen, Saudi Arabia
Founded on:25 September 1969
Members:57
Headquarter:Jeddah, Saudi Arabia