Malaysia to host meeting on OIC draft strategy to empower Marriage and Family Institution

June 10, 2019 Off By Web Desk

Jeddah The International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) will host a coordination meeting at the level of experts, on July 12-13, in Kuala Lumpur, to discuss the first draft of the OIC strategy for the Empowerment of the Marriage and Family Institution and its Values in the Islamic World.

The meeting comes as a part of the follow-up to the implementation of the resolution on the preparation of an OIC strategy for the Empowerment of the Marriage and Family Institution and its Values in the Islamic World, adopted by the Ministerial Conference on the Marriage and Family Institution, hosted by Saudi Arabia in 2017.

The strategy was prepared by the IIUM in coordination with the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) and the Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC), in preparation for submission to the meeting of the Open-ended Intergovernmental Group of Experts to be held in October 2019, at the headquarters of the OIC General Secretariat in Jeddah.

In addition to the General Secretariat, represented by the Department of Social and Family Affairs, the meeting will be attended by Saudi Arabia, the Chair of the Ministerial Conference on the Marriage and Family Institution, as well as experts from the IIUM, ISESCO, SESRIC and the International Islamic Fiqh Academy (IIFA).

The Ministerial Conference resolution on preparation of the strategy was based on the objectives of OIC Charter, which stipulates the need to emphasize, protect and promote the role of the family as the natural and fundamental unit of society”, and the importance accorded by the OIC member states to empower and preserve the institution of marriage and the family, particularly in view of the moral, cultural and intellectual challenges that threaten the security and cohesion of the institution of marriage and the family in the Islamic world.

Source: International Islamic News Agency