Resolution No.16/5-C

The Fifth Session of the Standing Committee for Information and Cultural Affairs, held in Dakar, Republic of Senegal, on 8-9 Dhu'l Qada 1416 H. (27-28 March l996),

Having considered the report of the Director General of the Centre on its activities and future plans of action,

  1. Commends the efforts of the Centre as reflected in its pioneering accomplishments and its activities aimed at meeting the needs of the Muslim Ummah and keeping pace with international developments in the field of culture and Islamic heritage in the optimal way, thus warranting satisfaction with and appreciation of the efforts exerted in this respect.
  2. Approves the report submitted by the Centre on its activities and future plan of action, as well as the report and recommendations of the Twelfth Session of the Governing Board of the Centre and the recommendations of the General Assembly of the Centre made at the Nineteenth Session of the Islamic Commission for Economic, Cultural and Social Affairs.
  3. Expresses its appreciation for the diverse activities carried out by the Centre with the aim of raising the awareness of world opinion with respect to the Islamic cultural heritage in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and for the efforts it exerts for the maintenance and preservation of that heritage.
  4. Request IRCICA in Istanbul to make contacts with the Member States to prepare an exhibition on Islamic heritage and culture pursuant to the relevant resolution of the Seventh Islamic Summit, aimed at publicising the different dimensions of that culture and its role in building human civilisation and its values and ideals.
  5. Expresses satisfaction at the Centre's commemoration of its Fifteenth Anniversary and, on this occasion, extends its thanks and gratitude to H.E. Suleyman Demirel, President of the Republic of Turkey, for having graciously given his patronage to the commemoration of this event which will enhance the prestige of the Centre in the world academic circles.
  6. Expresses thanks to the Arab Republic of Egypt for hosting the first international seminar on "Crafts in Islamic architecture" which was organised jointly by the Centre and the Ministry of Culture of Egypt in Cairo, in December 1995.
  7. Welcomes the Centre's initiative to hold an international symposium on "Islamic Civilisation in West Africa" under the patronage of His Excellency Abdou Diouf, President of the Republic of Senegal, in Dakar at the end of this year, in cooperation with the Fundamental Institute for Black Africa (IFAN) and the contribution of the Senegalese Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Culture.
  8. Expresses its thanks and appreciation to the host country (Republic of Turkey) and to the other Member States, particularly the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the voluntary material and moral support they are extending to the Centre, thus enabling it to carry out its tasks in a satisfactory manner.
  9. Expresses its thanks to the Member States which regularly pay their contributions in the budget of the Centre in accordance with the resolution of the Sixth Islamic Summit Conference, in particular the State of the United Arab Emirates, and calls on the Member States in arrears with their contributions to follow its example in compliance with the resolution of the Sixth Islamic Summit Conference.
  10. Recommends the Member States to pay their contributions to the budget of the Centre on a regular basis and calls upon the Member States in arrears to settle their contributions so that the Centre can implement its current and future plans of action.