Secretary-General Kofi Annan urged Islamic nations to play their full role in tackling issues from terrorism and human rights abuse to poverty and United Nations reform, as he addressed a world meeting of foreign ministers of Islamic countries in Sana’a, Yemen which ended today.
United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today told a high-level meeting of Islamic leaders “We must unite our efforts to address the extremism that is, alas, on the rise, not only in Islam, but among many faiths.”
Pressing events in Iraq and in the Middle East are keeping United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan in New York, preventing him from attending the summit of Islamic countries in Malaysia, a UN spokesman said today.
The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) had "key contributions" to make in safeguarding the interests of the Iraqi people, bringing peace to the Middle East, rebuilding Afghanistan and healing the breach between faiths opened by terrorism, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said in a message issued today to a meeting of the 56-member body.
The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) and the United Nations should strengthen their partnership to address common concerns, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said today in a message to an OIC meeting in Khartoum.