Resolution no. 33/27-C

The Twenty-seventh Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers (Session of Islam and Globalization), held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 24-27 Rabi'ul Awal 1421 H. (27-30 June 2000),

With the operational paragraphs of its resolution no. 33/27-C on IRCICA, the conference took the following decisions, in summary:

  1. Approves the report submitted by the Director General of IRCICA
  2. Decides to commission IRCICA to attach the name of His Royal Highness Prince Faisal bin Fahd bin Abdul Aziz to an important sector of its future activities in the field of Islamic heritage, in appreciation of His Highness’s unflagging support during the chairmanship of ICPICH; to issue a commemorative medal or plate on this occasion, invite the son of the deceased, H.R.H. Prince Nawaf bin Faisal bin Fahd, to a ceremony and present him with this medal or plate
  3. Welcomes the recommendation of the Fifteenth Session of the Governing Board concerning the third group of IRCICA Awards for Excellence in Research
  4. Expresses its pleasure and pride for the passage of twenty years since the establishment of the Centre and the high standard it has achieved, welcomes its celebration of this occasion
  5. Approves the recommendation of the Commission’s Fifth Meeting (Istanbul, January 2000) aimed at integrating the Commission in the Centre
  6. Commends also the organisation of a series of successful international architectural workshops which continued with the fourth workshop held under the patronage of H.E. Alija Izetbegovic, President of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 9-24 July 1999
  7. Expresses its thanks and appreciation to H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohamed Al-Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah and member of the Supreme Council of the State of the U.A.E., for kindly financing the rebuilding of the Neziraga Mosque in Mostar
  8. Expresses its thanks and appreciation to H.E. President Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali, President of the Republic of Tunisia, for his patronage and Tunisia’s hosting the “First International Seminar on Traditional Carpets and Kilims in the Muslim World” (Tunis, 19-25 November 1999) organised in cooperation with the National Handicrafts Office of Tunisia
  9. Requests the Centre to continue providing active assistance to the project which the OIC has drawn up relating to the formulation of a Draft Universal Declaration on Dialogue Among Civilisations, in implementation of the directives and principles stated in the Tehran Declaration on Dialogue Among Civilisations, which was approved by the Twenty-sixth Islamic Conference (Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 28 June-1 July 1999)
  10. Congratulates the Centre on organising an International Symposium on “Islamic Civilisation in the Balkans” in Sofia, Bulgaria, on 21-23 April 2000, in cooperation with a number of Bulgarian academic institutions and the ISAR Waqf in Istanbul
  11. Welcomes the Centre’s project to organise an International Symposium on “Islamic Civilisation in the Volga-Ural Region” in Kazan, capital of Tatarstan, in June 2001
  12. Expresses thanks and appreciation to the Government of Malaysia for sponsoring the ceremony to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the foundation of the Centre at the Academy of Language and Literature in Kuala Lumpur on 24 June 2000 which the Foreign Minister of Malaysia graced with his presence. It also expresses thanks and appreciation for the signing of a framework agreement on cooperation between the Centre and the Academy
  13. Congratulates the Centre on winning the World Prize for the Book of the Year for 1999 granted by the Islamic Republic of Iran and expresses thanks and appreciation to H.E. Sayed Mohammad Khatami for presenting this award in person. Also congratulates the Centre on winning the Turkish Union of Writers’ Prize in Book Publishing for 2000 and on the recent awarding of the Medal of Distinguished State Service by the President of the Republic of Turkey to the Centre’s Director General
  14. Requests the Centre to publicise the encyclopaedic scholarly work done by several OIC Member states, such as the Islamic Geography Encyclopaedia, the Encyclopaedia of the Islamic World, the Dictionary of the Holy Quran, the Encyclopaedia of Fiqh, the Islamic Encyclopaedia and other encyclopaedic works serving Islamic culture by maximising its dissemination
  15. Approves the following membership of the Centre’s Governing Board: Turkey (seat country), Saudi Arabia (seat country of the OIC), Egypt, Kuwait, Jordan, Qatar, Pakistan, Nigeria and Syria
  16. Appeals to the Member States to regularly pay their contributions and settle their arrears to the budget of the Centre
  17. Requests the Secretary General to follow up this matter and submit a report thereon to the Twenty-eighth Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers.