Resolution no. 37/29-C

The Twenty-ninth Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers (Session of Solidarity and Dialogue), held in Khartoum, Republic of the Sudan, from 14 to 16 Rabiulthani 1423H (25-27 June 2002),

In its resolution concerning IRCICA;

  1. Lauds the efforts made by the Centre and particularly its Governing Board for the implementation of the Resolution of the Ninth Islamic Summit Conference and the Twenty-eighth Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers commissioning IRCICA to attach the name of H.R.H. Prince Faysal Ibn Fahd Ibn Abdelaziz -may Allah rest his soul in peace- 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 the Islamic Commission for the Preservation of Islamic Cultural Heritage, to issue a commemorative medal or plate on this occasion, and to invite to the ceremony the son of the deceased, His Royal Highness Prince Nawaf Ibn Faysal Ibn Fahd, to present him with the plate, or medal together with the certificate delivered on this occasion, and commends the activity of the Director General of the Centre in this respect and his meeting with HRH Prince Nawaf Ibin Faisal Ibn Fahd to crystallise this project.
  2. Congratulates the Centre for the successful symposium on 'Islamic Civilisation in the Volga-Ural Region' in Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan, on 8-11 June 2001, organised under the patronage of H.E. the President of the Republic of Tatarstan, in collaboration with academic institutions in the Russian Federation and in the Republic of Tatarstan.
  3. Commends the organisation of a series of successful international workshops on 'Architectural Heritage Today' which continued through the seventh workshop on architecture 'Mostar 2004' held in Mostar from 23 July to 1 August 2001.
  4. Expresses its appreciation and gratitude to the Centre for carrying the 5th International Competition on Calligraphy in the name of the dean of the Arab Calligraphers the late Sayed Ibrahim, as well as the IRCICA award for distinction in calligraphy, which were successfully executed and their results announced.
  5. Welcomes the project of the Centre to organise an International Congress on 'Islamic Arts and Crafts' jointly with the Ministry of Culture and Islamic guidance, Islamic Republic of Iran, in Isfahan on 4-9 October 2002.
  6. Welcomes also the project of the Centre to organize an International congress on 'Culture Contacts in Building Universal Civilisation: A Basis of Understanding' in Sharjah, UAE in the beginning of 2003, under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohamed Al-Qassimi, Member of Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah.
  7. Welcomes the project of the Centre to organise an International Symposium on 'Islamic Civilisation in Eastern Africa' jointly with the Islamic University in Uganda, in Kampala in April 2003.
  8. Welcomes also the project of the Centre to organise the second International symposium on 'Islamic Civilization in the Balkans' in Tirana, capital of Albania, in Spring 2003.
  9. Expresses its appreciation for the Centre’s efforts aiming to preserve the Islamic cultural heritage and identity of the Islamic communities in non-member countries of the OIC; requests the Centre to continue these efforts and asks the Member States and the Islamic institutions and personalities to provide the Centre with the necessary support to be able to achieve this noble task.
  10. Requests the Centre to continue extending its valuable contributions to activate dialogue among civilizations by implementing one of the programmes of activities that the Organisation of the Islamic Conference intends to execute in this respect.
  11. Appeals to the Member States to regularly pay their contributions and settle their arrears to the budget of the Centre.

Requests the Secretary General to follow-up this matter and report thereon to the Thirtieth Session of the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers.