ORGANISATION OF THE ISLAMIC CONFERENCE (OIC) AND D8 DIVISION
The Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) was established on 25 September 1969 and comprises 57 Member States. Since its inception, the OIC has been the major organisation of Islamic States that voices and articulates Muslim opinion on issues affecting the Islamic States. As a founding member of the OIC in 1969, Malaysia was the Chairman of the OIC from 17 October 2003 to 13 March 2008.
The OIC Division is responsible for the multilateral relationship between Malaysia and the OIC member states, the OIC General Secretariat, the Group of Developing Eight (D8), the Arab League, and the Islamic Development Bank (IDB). The Division also oversees other Islamic related issues such as International Al-Quran Reciters Assembly, Israeli-Palestinian issues and Capacity Building Programmes for OIC Countries.