New York

24 September 2016

Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Mr. Iyad Ameen Madani, Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation

The Secretary-General met with H.E. Mr. Iyad Ameen Madani, Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).
The Secretary-General reaffirmed the United Nations commitment to working with regional and sub-regional organizations.
The Secretary-General stressed that resolving the Question of Palestine remained critical and urged all parties to engage with the Quartet. He also stressed the importance of Islamic countries supporting a peaceful resolution of the conflicts in Afghanistan and Syria as well as other crises affecting the Islamic world.
The Secretary-General expressed the readiness of the United Nations to work with the OIC in implementing the Plan of Action to Prevent Violent Extremism at the global, regional and national levels. He also encouraged the OIC to work closely with the United Nations on the promotion and protection of human rights in the Islamic world.