General Conferences
The Twelfth General Conference : Baku, 26-27 November 2015
  • c11 His Excellency Mr Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Her Excellency First Lady Mrs Mehriban Aliyeva, UNESCO/ISESCO Goodwill Ambassador, H.E. Dr Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri, Director General of ISESCO, H.E. Dr Boubakar Doukouré, Chairman of ISESCO Executive Council and H.E. Dr Mohammad bin Abdulaziz Al Ohali, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Higher Education for Education Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • The 12th session of the General Conference was held in Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan, on 26-27 November 2015, under the effective high patronage of H.E. the President of the Republic, Mr Ilham Aliyev, who delivered an address at the Conference’s opening session. At the procedural session, H.E. Dr Abulfaz Garayev, Minister of Culture and Tourism, and Chairman of the National Commission, Governmental Agency responsible for cooperation with ISESCO, was elected as Chair of the Conference, and the Conference bureau was composed.
    The Conference unanimously re-elected H.E. Dr Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri as Director General of the Organization for two consecutive, renewable three-year terms of office, based on the decision adopted by the 36th Executive Council in this connection.
    The General Conference adopted the three-year Action Plan and Budget for 2016-2018, along with a set of reports and projects, and amendments to the Internal Regulations of the Conference and to ISESCO’s Financial Regulations, Personnel Regulations and Organizational Chart.
    At the opening session, ISESCO 2015 Literacy Prize for the African region was awarded to the International Center for Islamic Culture and Education in the Federal Republic of Nigeria, in recognition of its efforts in literacy.
    In the same vein, a select of ministers, heads of national commissions and chiefs of international and regional organizations were honored with ISESCO First Class Gold Wissam, and several members of the Executive Council with ISESCO Gold Medal, in appreciation of their outstanding contributions to the development of joint Islamic action in the educational, scientific and intellectual areas, and in recognition of their sustained support for ISESCO’s activities.
  • garayevDr Abulfas Garayev
    President of the 12th General Conference
  • Final report
The Eleventh General Conference : Riyad, 1-2 December 2012
  • cg112Dr Khalid Al-Anqary, President of the 11th General Conference with ISESCO Director General, the Tunisian Minister of Education, President of the Conference’s 10th session, the Chairman of the Executive Council, and the UNESCO Director General at the Conference’s opening session.
  • The 11th General Conference was held on 1 – 2 December 2012, in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, under the patronage of the late Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, with H.E. Dr Khalid Al-Anqary, Saudi Minister of Higher Education, as President.
    The Conference adopted the three-year Action Plan and Budget for 2013-2015, along with amendments to ISESCO’s Charter and the respective Rules of Procedure of the Organization’s General Conference and Executive Council, Observer member Status and Organizational Chart.
    At that session, the General Conference also adopted a resolution on awarding ISESCO Gold Wissam to the Organization’s Director General, in recognition of the outstanding efforts that His Excellency has made to expand joint Islamic action in the fields of education, science and culture, as well as of the achievements made under his wise leadership for the benefit of Member States and Muslims outside the Islamic World. Similarly, during the opening session of the conference, tribute was paid to some members of the Executive Council who were awarded ISESCO Gold Medal, in recognition of their distinguished contributions to the promotion of educational, scientific and cultural development within the framework of joint Islamic action, and in appreciation of their continued support to the Organization.
  • p111Dr Khaled Al-Anqary
    President of the 11th General Conference
  • Final report
The Tenth General Conference : Tunis, 2-3 July 2009
  • c10The Director General, the President of the 9th General Conference, the Chairman of the Executive Council, the Head of the Iranian delegation and ISESCO Deputy Director General at the Plenary Opening Session.
  • The General Conference of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) convened its 10th session in Tunis, capital of the Tunisian Republic, from 2 through 3 July 2009, under the high patronage of His Excellency The President of the Tunisian Republic. During this session, H.E. Dr Hatem Ben Salem, Minister of Education and Training in the Tunisian Republic, was elected as President of the General Conference.
    The Conference approved the Three-Year Action Plan and Budget for the Years 2010-2012, which is the ninth action plan of ISESCO. It also re-elected H.E. Dr Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri as Director General of ISESCO for two consecutive, renewable three-year terms of of
    fice, in furtherance of a 30th Executive Council’s decision in this connection.
    The General Conference equally approved several reports and projects submitted to it as part of its agenda.
  • p10Dr Hatem Ben Salem
    President of the 10th General Conference
  • Final report
The Ninth General conference : Rabat, 8-10 December 2006
  • cg9Dr. Abbas Jirari, Advisor to His Majesty King Mohammed VI, having read out the Royal Message addressed by His Majesty to the Ninth General Conference of ISESCO.
  • The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization held its Ninth General Conference in Rabat, Kingdom of Morocco, from 8 to 10 December 2006. His Excellency Dr. Habib El Malki, Minister of National Education, Higher Education, Staff Training, and Scientific Research, was elected as President of the Conference. In this session, the Conference approved the Three-Year Action Plan and Budget for the years (2007-2009), and ratified the amendments made to the Charter, the Rules of Procedure of the General Conference and of the Executive Council, the Observer Status Regulations and the Organisational Chart.
    The Conference also adopted a resolution in praise of the Director General, expressing its highest appreciation for his distinguished performance of the tasks he has been assigned, and lauding the unremitting and devoted efforts he has been exerting to develop the Organization and open wider horizons for it to achieve its objectives.
    The Conference further commended the Director General for the notable part he played in the construction of ISESCO’s permanent headquarters in a surprisingly short period of time and at a very modest cost, all in a genuine architectural design fitted with necessary facilities.
  • p9Dr. Habib El Malki
    President of the 9th General Conference
  • Final report
The Eight General Conference : Tehran , 27-29 December 2003
  • c8Former President of Iran, Mr. Mohammad Khatami, together with Former OIC Secretary General and ISESCO Director General at the opening of the 8th General Conference of ISESCO.
  • The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization held its Eighth General Conference in Teheran, Islamic Republic of Iran, from 27 to 29 December 2003. His Excellency Dr. Morteza Haji, Minister of Education of the Islamic Republic of Iran, was elected as President of the Conference.
    The Conference approved ISESCO’s seventh Three-Year Action Plan and Budget for the years (2004-2006) and re-elected His Excellency Dr. Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri as Director General for two new three-year terms of office in accordance with the Tenth Islamic Summit Conference resolution.
  • p8Dr. Morteza Haji
    President of the 8th General Conference
  • Final report
The Seventh General Conference : Rabat, 22-24 November 2000
  • c7Prof. Mohammed Mouatasim, Advisor to His Majesty King Mohammed VI, reading out the Royal Message addressed by His Majesty to the Seventh General Conference of ISESCO.
  • The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization held its Seventh General Conference in Rabat, Kingdom of Morocco, from 22 to 24 November 2000. His Excellency Dr. Najib Zerouali Ouariti, Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Executive Staff Training of the Kingdom of Morocco, was elected as President of the Conference.
    The Conference approved ISESCO’s sixth Three-Year Action Plan and Budget for the years (2001-2004) and Medium-Term Plan for the years (2001-2009).
  • p7Dr. Najib Zerouali Ouariti
    President of the 7th General Conference
  • Final report
The Sixth General Conference : Riyadh, 6-8 December 1997
  • c6H.R.H. Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz, Governor of Riyadh, opening the Sixth General Conference of ISESCO.
  • The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization held its Sixth General Conference in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, from 6 to 8 December, 1997. His Excellency Dr. Khaled Bin Muhammad Al-Ankari, Minister of Higher Education of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, was elected as President of the Conference. The Conference approved the Three-Year Action Plan and Budget for the years (1998-2000) and ratified the fourth amendment to ISESCO Charter.
    The Conference also unanimously reappointed His Excellency Dr. Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri as Director General of the Organisation for two three-year terms of office.
    Through his re-election, the Conference reasserted its consensus over the high competence and expertise demonstrated by the Director General in leading the Organization, and the successful achievements he has accomplished for the Organisation in every area of its fields of action.
  • p6Dr. Khaled Bin Muhammad Lankari
    President of the 6th General Conference
  • Final report
The Fifth General Conference : Damascus , 27-30 November 1994
  • c5Vice President of the Syrian Arab Republic opening the Fifth General Conference of ISESCO.
  • The Fifth General Conference of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization was held in Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic, from 27 to 30 November 1994; and elected His Excellency Mr. Mohammad Ghassan Halabi, Minister of Education of the Syrian Arab Republic as President of the Conference. During this session, the Conference approved the Three-Year Action Plan and Budget for the years (1995-1997) and the third amendment to the Charter.
    In addition, the Conference unanimously re-elected His Excellency Dr. Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri for a new three-year term of office as Director General of ISESCO.
    The Conference issued a resolution expressing its highest appreciation for the Director General’s personal commitment, reaffirmed its confidence in the Director General and lauded his highly commendable performance of the duties assigned to him.
  • p5Mr. Muhammad Ghassan Halabi
    President of the 5th General Conference
  • Final report
The Fourth General Conference : Rabat, 28-30 November 1991
  • CG4ISESCO Fourth General Conference (Rabat, 30 November 1991) on the announcement of the election of Dr. Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri as Director General of ISESCO.
  • The Fourth General Conference of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization was held in Rabat, Kingdom of Morocco (28-30 November, 1991). His Excellency Dr. Taieb Chkili, Minister of National Education of the Kingdom of Morocco, was elected as President of the Conference.
    The Conference approved the third Three-Year Action Plan and Budget for the years (1992-1994). During this session, the Conference also approved the amendment to ISESCO Charter for the second time, since its initial amendment by the First Extraordinary Session of the Conference held in Rabat in 1986.
    In addition, the Conference unanimously elected His Excellency Dr. Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri as Director General of the Organisation. The Fourth General Conference of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization marked a new turning point in its history.
    It worked out a comprehensive action plan based on previous achievements while tuned in to the changing requirements of its environment, and responsive to the Islamic world aspirations towards achieving progress in the fields of education, science and culture in a manner that is compatible with its civilizational specificities.
  • p4Dr. Taieb Chkili
    President of the 4th General Conference
  • Final report
The Second Extraordinary Session : Jomtien, 5-9 March 1990
  • The meeting was held in Jomtien, Thailand, from 5 to 9 March 1990 on the occasion of the World Conference on Education for All. This Session was dedicated to the approval of the (Special Programme for Literacy and Basic Education for All in Islamic Countries and Communities), which ISESCO has contributed to the World Conference on Education for All.
  • Final report
The Third General Conference : Amman, 12-15 November 1988
  • c3H.R.H. Prince El Hassan Bin Talal, Former Crown Prince of Jordan, inaugurating ISESCO Third General Conference.
  • The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization held its Third General Conference in Amman, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, from 12 to 15 November 1988. His Excellency Dr. Duqan Al-Hindaoui, Minister of Education of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, was elected as President of the Conference.
    The Conference approved the second Three-Year Action Plan and Budget (1989-1991), and the Medium-Term Plan for the years (1991-2000).
    The Conference unanimously re-elected His Excellency Prof. Abdelhadi Boutaleb for another three-year term of office as Director General of ISESCO.
  • p3Dr. Duqan Al-Hindaoui
    President of the 3rd General Conference
  • Final report
The First Extraordinary Session : Rabat, 27-29 October 1986
  • CG1-1Dr. Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri, ISESCO Deputy Director General for Culture, alongside the President of the Second General Conference at the first session of the First Extraordinary General Conference of ISESCO.
  • The meeting was held in Rabat, Kingdom of Morocco, from 27 to 29 October 1986. This session was dedicated to the Charter amendment.
  • Final report
The Second General Conference : Islamabad, 3-5 September 1985
  • The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization held its Second General Conference in Islamabad, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, from 3 to 5 September 1985. His Excellency Mr. Maya Mohamed Yasin Khan Watu, Minister of Education of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, was elected as President of the Conference. The Conference approved the first Three-Year Action Plan and Budget for the years (1986-1988), which provided for new working tools and gave new impetus to encourage further development of the Organization’s objectives and achievements. The Conference unanimously re-elected His Excellency Prof. Abdelhadi Boutaleb for a new three-year term of office as Director General of the Organisation.
  • p2Mr. Maya Mohamed Yasin Khan Watu
    President of the 2nd General Conference
  • Final report
The First General Conference : Casablanca, 7- 9 June 1983
  • c1His Royal Highness, Crown Prince Sidi Mohammed (His Majesty King Mohammed VI), presiding over the opening session of ISESCO’s First General Conference
  • The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization held its First General Conference in Casablanca, Kingdom of Morocco, from 7 to 9 June 1983 with the presence of the representatives of the 21 Member States taking part in the meeting. His Excellency Dr. Azeddine Laraki, Minister of National Education of the Kingdom of Morocco, was elected as President of the Conference. The Conference also ratified the three regulatory instruments: Rules of Procedure of the General Conference, Financial Regulations, and Staff Regulations; and approved the Two-Year Action Plan and Budget for the years (1984-1985).
    Moreover, the First General Conference approved the agreements signed with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO), and the Arab Bureau of Education for the Gulf States.
  • p1Dr. Azeddine Laraki
    President of the 1st General Conference
  • Final report
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