Within the framework of the implementation of the OIC Ten-year Programme of Action, adopted by the 3rd extraordinary Islamic Summit, the OIC General Secretariat organised a meeting of the heads of the OIC subsidiary organs, specialised and affiliated institutions in order to follow up the implementation of this Programme.
The meeting was held on the sidelines of the 31st Session of the Islamic Commission for Economic, Cultural and Social Affairs on 22nd May 2008 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. It was chaired by H.E Prof Dr. Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu, the Secretary General of the OIC and attended by all heads of the OIC institutions and executive staff of the General Secretariat.
In the opening session, statements have been made by H.E Prof Dr. Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu, the Secretary General of the OIC and some of the heads of OIC institutions. In his statement, the Secretary General noted with satisfaction the special interest that the OIC institutions are showing to the implementation of the Ten-year Programme of Action and requested all the OIC institutions to pursue their efforts in carrying out the implementation of the said programme.
Following the opening session, the participants discussed the progress and the planned actions for the implementation of the various provisions of the Programme of Action. During the discussion, Dr. Savaş Alpay, the Director General of the Centre briefed the meeting on the Centre’s activities concerning the implementation of the OIC Ten-Year Programme of Action.
The Meeting took note of the significant importance of analysing the implications of the global food crisis in the OIC Member States. It also welcomed the initiative of the Secretary General to organise the Food and Agriculture Ministers Meeting of the OIC to address the issue of food security and food production. It requested the OIC institutions, in particular SESRIC, IDB and ICDT to contribute in the organisation of the Food and Agriculture Ministers Meeting.