The Islamic World Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) took part in the “Extraordinary Meeting of the Permanent Delegates of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).” The Meeting, held on Monday, October 26, brought together several OIC-affiliated organizations and institutions to review the efforts exerted to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ms. Zainab Iraqi, Supervisor of the General Secretariat of National Commissions and Conferences, represented ICESCO in the meeting. The ICESCO official highlighted the importance of cooperation between the Islamic world countries and OIC-affiliated institutions. Ms. Iraqi further explained that the cooperation aims to transition from an emergency approach to a more empowering and sustainable one. The action seeks to lay the foundations of inclusive cohesion, prosperity, and sustainability for Muslim societies.
The Supervisor highlighted ICESCO’s strategic roles in assisting its Member States to devise their national policies in the fields of education, science, and culture. The Organization also provides technical and financial support to the most vulnerable countries and builds the capacities of young people and women to form knowledge-based societies, she added.
Ms. Iraqi also talked about key webinars that ICESCO held in the fields of education, science, and culture and the Organization’s initiatives to support efforts to mitigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on societies. She stated that the work ICESCO carried out to combat the repercussions of the pandemic repositioned the Organization at both the regional and international levels.