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Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO)
ISESCO is a specialized institution of the OIC in the field of Education, Science Culture. The Eleventh Conference of Islamic Foreign Ministers held, in Islamabad, in Rajab 1400H/May, adopted Resolution No.2/11-C, concerning the approval of the Statute of this institution following the decision of the Tenth Conference, to establish it. The decision was notified by the Third Islamic Summit held in Makkah/Taif, in 1981. ISESCO's constituent conference was held in Fez, Kingdom of Morocco, in May 1982.
Islamic Development Bank (IDB)
The idea of establishing the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) dates back to the 2nd Islamic Foreign Ministers Conference, held in Karachi; in 1970 which recommended to undertake an in-depth study of this project. A Declaration of Intent was issued by the First Conference of Finance Ministers of Islamic countries, held in Jeddah, in Zul Qaddah , 1393AH (December 1973) to endorse this idea. The Bank was formally inaugurated on 15th Shawal, 1395AH. (20 October, 1975). The purpose of the Bank is to foster the economic development and social progress of Member States and Muslim Communities individually as well as collectively in accordance with the principles of the Shariah.
Islamic States Broadcasting Organization (ISBO)
ISBO was established in pursuance of a resolution adopted by the Sixth Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers held in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in July 1975.
International Islamic News Agency (IINA)
The International Islamic News Agency, an OIC specialized institution was set up in pursuance of resolution No.6/3- adopted by the 3rd Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers, held in Jeddah in March 1972, following a prior decision taken by the Islamic Conference in Karachi, (Islamic Republic of Pakistan) in 1970.
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