Resolution no. 29/8-C

The Eighth Session of the Islamic Summit Conference (Session of Dignity, Dialogue, Participation) held in Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran, from 9 to 11 Shaban 1418 H. (9-11 December 1997),

  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. Expresses its appreciation for the diverse activities carried out by the Centre with the aim of raising the awareness of the 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.
  3. Commends the successful organisation of 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, in the period 26-30 December 1996, in cooperation with the Fundamental Institute for Black Africa (IFAN) and expresses thanks to the Republic of Senegal for hosting and organising this important academic event.
  4. Commends the first international seminar on "Arabesque in Traditional Crafts" held in Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic, from 4 to 11 January 1997 under the high patronage of His Excellency Hafez Al-Asad, President of the Syrian Arab Republic, in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture of Syria, UNESCO and the Mashareq foundation.
  5. Commends also the organisation of a series of successful international workshops on "Architectural Heritage Today", which continued through the third architectural workshop "Mostar 2004" held in Mostar under the patronage of His Excellency Izetbegovic, President of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, from 2 to 30 July 1997.
  6. Expresses its thanks and appreciation to the host country (Republic of Turkey) for the material and moral support to the Centre and for providing the headquarters and necessary facilities consistent with the pledge it gave at the time of the Centre's establishment, and requests to meet future needs to enlarge the Centre's headquarters resulting from the regular and commendable increase in the Centre's activities, and also expresses thanks to the other Member States 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.
  7. Welcomes the Centre's project to organise an international symposium on "Islamic Civilisation in Caucasia", to be held under the patronage of His Excellency Heydar Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the autumn of 1998 in the city of Baku, in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan.
  8. Requests the Secretary General to ensure the implementation of this resolution and submit a report thereon to the Ninth Session of the Islamic Summit Conference.