Kazakhstan’s Chairmanship of the Organization of the Islamic Conference: a Gender Aspect
This publication contains speeches delivered by participants of the International Conference ‘Kazakhstan’s Chairmanship of the Organization of the Islamic Conference: a Gender Aspect’ held in Astana on 19 November 2010. The conference was organized by the National Commission for Women Affairs and Family- Demographic Policy under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the UN Development Programme in Kazakhstan and supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The goal of the conference was to inform the general public and representatives
of the diplomatic corps of the member countries of the Organization of the Islamic Conference on gender policies pursued by Kazakhstan, and to discuss the agenda of the forthcoming chairmanship of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the Organization of the Islamic Conference taking into account the gender perspective. At the moment, the Organization of the Islamic Conference is the largest and
most influential official international intergovernmental Muslim organization bringing together 57 countries with a combined population of over 1.4 billion. In terms of
membership, the OIC is the world’s second largest institutional organization after the United Nations. The Organization aims to promote Islamic solidarity among its member
states, strengthen cooperation in political, economic, social, cultural and scientific domains and to set the stage for promoting cooperation and understanding between its member states and other countries.