The Thirty-eighth Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation (formerly Organisation of the Islamic Conference) started today 28 June 2011 in Astana, capital of the Republic of Kazakhstan, in the presence of H.E. Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Secretary General of the Organisation for Islamic Cooperation H.E. Professor
The Conference opening session witnessed the consensus of Member States to change the logo of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference and its name to become the Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC). The new resolution reflects a qualitative shift in the performance of the Organisation and enormous enhancement of its effectiveness as an international organisation active in diverse areas of politics, economy, culture and society.
The Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is the second largest inter-governmental organization after the United Nations. It has membership of 57 states spread over four continents. The Organization is the collective voice of the Muslim world and ensuring to safeguard and protect the interests of the Muslim world in the spirit of promoting international peace and harmony among various people of the world. The Organization was established after the summit of Arab leaders held in Rabat, Kingdom of Morocco on 25 September 1969. The official languages of the organisation are Arabic, English, and French. Organization changed its name from the Organisation of the Islamic Conference on 28 June, 2011. Its administrative center is in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
The OIC change its name and flag
Its new logo adopted and new flag was hoisted at first time on 28 June 2011, during the 38th session of the council of foreign ministers. Its new logo can be seen at itsofficial website.
Based on this article: "The new emblem contains three main elements that reflect the organization's vision and mission as incorporated in its new charter. These elements are: the Holy Kaa'ba, the globe, and the crescent."