9th Islamic Conference of Culture Ministers to Kick Off in Oman

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SHAFAQNA- The 9th session of the Islamic Conference of Culture Ministers (ICCM) will be held on November 2 to 4 in Muscat, Oman.

According to the International Islamic News Agency, the conference will be organized by The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), in cooperation with the Ministry of Heritage and Culture of Oman and the General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).
“Towards a Middle Stance Culture Favoring Muslims Societies’ Development” is the theme of this edition of the conference.
The Conference will discuss the Broad Lines of a Draft Action Plan for the Promotion of the Role of Cultural Mediation in the Islamic World, and a Study on Western media content on Islam in light of the international law.
As part of its agenda, the Conference will also discuss the Director General’s Report on the Implementation of the Cultural Strategy for the Islamic World, namely with regard to ISESCO’s efforts devoted to dialogue and cultural diversity and to refuting media smear  campaigns against Islam and Muslims, the Strategy for Islamic Cultural Action outside the Islamic World, the  Executive  Plan  for  the Initiative of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques for Dialogue among Followers of Religions and Cultures, and the  Islamic  Declaration on Cultural Rights.
On the sidelines of the Conference, the cultural center of the city of Nizwa will be inaugurated to mark the city’s celebration as the Arab Region’s Capital of Islamic Culture for 2015.
ISESCO held the first session of the Conference in Dakar, Republic of Senegal, in January 1998; the second in Rabat, Morocco, in November 1998; the third in Doha, Qatar, in December 2001, the fourth in Algiers, Algeria, in December 2004; the fifth in Tripoli, Libya, in November 2007; the sixth in Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan, in October 2009, the seventh in Algiers, in December 2011, and the 8th in Medina, Saudi Arabia, in January 2014.

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