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Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
|Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
Member states Observer states Blocked states Suspended states
|Administrative center||Jeddah, Saudi Arabia|
|Membership||57 member states|
|-||Charter signed||25 September 1969|
|-||2011 estimate||1.6 billion|
The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation is an international group. It has 57 member states. The organisation tries to be the voice of the Muslim world. They try to safeguard the interests and the progress and well-being of Muslims.
The OIC has a permanent delegation to the United Nations. It is the largest international organisation outside of the United Nations. The official languages of the OIC are Arabic, English and French.
It was founded in 1969 and had 25 members originally. It changed its name on 28 June 2011 from the Organisation of the Islamic Conference to its current name.
- US Department of State. "Special Envoy to the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC)". http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/biog/140123.htm. Retrieved 16 February 2012.
- OIC changes name, emblem Pakistan Observer