30 May 2017
Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) shares the objectives of the 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development, including those of the updated Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health, and is committed to working with the member states and other international partners for the pursuit of these objectives. The OIC member states are fully cognizant of the central role of health in overall human well-being and sustainable development. The OIC Strategic Health Programme of Action (SHPA 2014-2023) focuses on a number of priority areas which are aligned with the Global Strategy: Affordable and universal access to quality healthcare, health system strengthening, maternal and child health, nutrition, prevention and control of communicable and non-communicable diseases (including cancers and other diseases specific to women). The OIC has been working closely with the relevant UN entities, including WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA and IAEA, as well as other international partners, for the implementation of the SHPA and the related MDGs. In addition, the OIC-2025 Programme of Action (which will be adopted by the OIC leadership in the near future) has been aligned, as closely as possible, to the goals and targets of the post-2015 development agenda. The Outcome Document of the OIC Summit on Science and Technology was held in Islamabad, Pakistan on 9-11 November 2015, and included health, in particular maternal and newborn health, among its priority themes.