This article discusses the potential of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in resolving international conflicts. Today, international conflicts are a threatening problem of international security. The problem is aggravated by the fact that these conflicts are intractable and their roots lie very deep. They last a very long time since the conflicting countries do not seek a truce. It is important to note that most of these conflicts are within the OIC. Therefore, the resolution of these conflicts has become a key issue that remains at the top of the organization’s agenda.
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is the second largest intergovernmental organization after the United Nations, which includes 57 states. The organization is the collective voice of the Muslim world. It seeks to protect the interests of the Muslim world in the spirit of promoting international peace and harmony among the various peoples of the world. The organization was created by decision of the historic summit, which was held in Rabat, Kingdom of Morocco, on the 12th Rajab of 1389 (September 25, 1969) after the arson attack on the Al-Aqsa mosque in occupied Jerusalem.
One of the important point in the history of the organizations is the renaming of the «Organization of the Islamic Conferences» into the «Organization of the Islamic Cooperation» in the 38th session of the CFM, which was held in Astana, Kazakhstan in June 2011. Today, the OIC is a mini-UN for Muslims. The OIC actively cooperates with the UN, the EU and other international organizations in the fight against international terrorism and conflict.
Keywords: terrorism, international conflicts, international organizations, religion, Islam, Organization of Islamic Cooperation.