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

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1982, as a subsidiary organ of the C-XC4129 - Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), following recommendations of 9th K-XF4192 - Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM), Apr 1978, Dakar (Senegal) and approval of statutes, May 1980, Islamabad (Pakistan), at 11th Foreign Ministers' Conference. Also known as Islamic Heritage Commission and International Commission for Islamic Heritage. Ceased to exist 1 Jul 2000, when incorporated into E-XE1000 - Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture (IRCICA), which continues all former ICPICH activities and projects.


Promote a wide, comprehensive and unified view of Islamic cultural heritage, covering monuments, historical cities and places, manuscripts, libraries and works of art; develop activities aimed at collecting and preserving cultural heritage within the Islamic framework; promote cooperation, coordination and exchange of ideas and information on cultural heritage in the Muslim world; classify and publish books, manuscripts and other sources of the Islamic heritage; create funds for preservation of Islamic cultural heritage in OIC Member States with special emphasis on the heritage of Holy Jerusalem.


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Commission comprises Chairman and 14 members, who are: members of IRCICA Board of Directors; individual specialists in the field of Islamic heritage and prominent Islamic personalities approved by the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers (ICFM); Secretary General of OIC; representative of Palestine. Sub-committees (2): Fund-raising; Technical. Secretariat at IRCICA. Liaison and Coordination Office in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) (Office of the Chairman).


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GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on Land



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