The foreign ministers of the 57 member states of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) begin in Sanaa today their 32nd session. During the three-day meeting, they will focus on the war on terrorism. They will also discuss representation of the Islamic world at the United Nations Security Council, and cooperation within OIC on human rights, the role of women, the problems of young people, the environment and sustained development. The agenda, which covers over 80 items, also addresses the Middle East peace process, and the situation in Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Sudan, Cyprus and Kashmir.
The foreign ministers’ meeting convenes annually to consider ways of implementing the Organization's general policy, adopt resolutions in accordance with OIC goals and objectives, and approve the annual budgets of the general secretariat and subsidiary organs.