Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM)

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23-25 Mar 1970, Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), at 1st Conference, as Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers (ICFM). The second principal body of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) - the first being Islamic Summit of Kings and Heads of States and Governments - considers the means for implementation of OIC general policy. The first Charter of OIC was approved by the 3rd Session of the Foreign Ministers' Conference, Mar 1972, Jeddah (Saudi Arabia). Present charter and current title adopted at 11th Summit Conference, 13-14 Mar 2008, Dakar (Senegal).


Examine means to implement OIC general policy and take decisions of common interest in accordance with OIC goals and objectives.

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Approves the budgets of OIC General Secretariat and subsidiary organs. Instrumental in setting up:

 • Al-Quds Committee;

 • Al-Quds Fund;

 • Islamic Commission for Economic, Cultural and Social Affairs (ICECSA);

 • International Commission for the Preservation of Islamic Cultural Heritage (ICPICH);

 • International Islamic News Agency (IINA);

 • Islamic Committee for International Crescent (ICIC);

 • Islamic Common Market;

 • Islamic Development Bank (IsDB);

 • Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO);

 • Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation (ISSF);

 • Islamic Broadcasting Union (IBU);

 • Islamic University in Niger;

 • Islamic University of Technology (IUT);

 • Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture (IRCICA);

 • Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC).


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Arabic, English, French.


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Relations with 2 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 non-governmental organizations.
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Subjects *

  • Society
    • Foreign
  • Government
    • Ministers, Deputies
  • Policy-making
    • Policy

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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