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Organization of Islamic Cooperation:

GS Paper 2:

Topics Covered: Important International Institutions.



After years, Iran diplomats return to Saudi Arabia to take up posts in Islamic forum.



  • In 2016, protesters attacked Saudi diplomatic missions in Iran after the kingdom executed revered Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr.
  • Riyadh responded at the time by cutting ties with Tehran, while OIC foreign ministers condemned the violence.


About OIC:

  • It is an international organization founded in 1969, consisting of 57 member states.
  • It is the second largest inter-governmental organization after the United Nations.
  • 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 “.
  • The OIC has permanent delegations to the United Nations and the European Union.
  • Permanent Secretariat is in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.


Significance of OIC for India:

OIC’s growing economic and energy interdependence with India has become important in recent times.



Prelims Link:

  1. OIC- objectives.
  2. Functions.
  3. Members.
  4. Subsidiary organisations.

Mains Link:

Write a note on OIC.

Sources: the Hindu.