Abidjan Declaration

Abidjan Declaration

The 18th Session of the Conference of the Parliamentary Union of the OIC Member States (PUIC) Under the Slogan: “Climate Change in the World: How can PUIC Members respond?” 4-5 MARCH, 2024 ABIDJAN – REPUBLIC OF COTE D’IVOIRE

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Blessing and Peace Be on Our Master Mohammad,

 Messenger of Mercy to all Creations


We, Speakers of Parliaments/ Assemblies, Heads and Members of Delegation of the PUIC, meeting at the 18th session of the conference of the parliamentary union of the OIC member parliaments, held in Abidjan, Republic of Cote d’Ivoire, on 4-5 March, 2024 under the slogan, ‘’ Climate Change in the World: how can PUIC Members confront it‘’.

Confirming our holding to the (PUIC) Statute and the Charter of the Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) as well as international documents.

Proceeding from the resolutions of previous PUIC conferences,

Confirming the resolutions adopted by the Arab-Islamic Summit and the Arab-African summit, held in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 2023

Renewing our firm resolve and our will to hold to our unity and brotherhood with which our true Islamic religion has called upon us to confront various challenges

Expressing, our resolve to intensify contact and consultation between ourselves to achieve further rapprochement and cooperation to serve our peoples and Nation.

Deeply aware of the dangers which imperil us as a Nation, whether the matter relates to the existing wars, or to the challenges of climate change, or to the economic crisis in the world,

Being of the view that the Parliaments of the member states have an essential role to play in addressing all the issues put before The Islamic World; a responsibility which they are shouldering with efficiency:

  1. Affirm that the Palestinian cause is the central issue of the PUIC since its establishment, and that the Union is continuing to support the struggle of the Palestinian people in order to liberate their land, and establish their independent state with Al-Quds Al-Sharif as its capital.
  2. Consider the protection of human life to be a fundamental right as recognised in our holy book, the Holy Qur'an, as well as in international legal instruments relating to international humanitarian law and international human rights law.
  3. We therefore call for an immediate ceasefire, the opening of a humanitarian corridor and the protection of vulnerable people, particularly children and women in Gaza.
  4. We call on the international community to assume all its responsibilities for a definitive and lasting solution to this conflict, which has gone on for far too long.
  5. Welcome the initiative of the Republic of South Africa for bringing a legal case against Israel for violating the agreement on preventing genocide; and call upon all those with live consciences to hold together so that war criminals will not go free with impunity.
  6. Expressing our continuing concern vis-à-vis the growth of the phenomenon of Islamophobia, and its embodiment of hatred for Islam and Muslims; and call for the propagation of the spirit of peace and tolerance among human beings.
  7. Confirm the commitment of the PUIC states to confront the challenges of climate change which threaten all, especially that several of our states witnessed last year climate-change-related disasters. Insist on the necessity of solidary which is encouraged by our true Islamic religion.
  8. Call for paying special attention to the issues of combating desertification, drought and floods from which suffer some PUIC states, particularly in Africa. Consider that climate crisis is a real crisis. It is our duty to continue alleviating their impacts by adopting responsible, eco-friendly behaviour. International solidarity remains the best action with which to face these dangers.
  9. Strongly denounce terrorist actions witnessed by some Sahelian States, and the states of East Africa. Confirm our support of these states in order to combat terrorism. Request Islamic States to support African States to eliminate this phenomenon which has led to instability that has impeded efforts of development and resulted in political turmoil.
  10. Call for paying special attention to the issue of the displaced people and refugees which has worsened recently because of the growth of the phenomenon of terrorism and the increase of conflicts and disputes in several states as well as because of the international economic crisis.
  11. Confirm our great attention to the suffering of Muslim minorities here and there, as well as the violations of rights; this attention has been embodied in the formation of a committee for Muslim Communities and Minorities at the level of the PUIC, for seeking to set up a mechanism for monitoring and sensitizing people about the conditions of these communities.
  12. Express our sincere thanks and appreciation to the State of Côte d'Ivoire, to His Excellency Mr Alassane OUATTARA, President of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, to His Excellency Mr Adama BICTOGO, Speaker of the National Assembly of Côte d'Ivoire, and to the people of Côte d'Ivoire, for the kind courtesies extended to us throughout our stay, for the warm welcome and generous hospitality we have enjoyed, and for the excellent organisation of the conference and its related meetings.

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