Islamic Conference of Environment Ministers to convene in Rabat, Morocco

JEDDAH, 7th October, 2015 (WAM) -- The 6th Islamic Conference of Environment Ministers (ICEM) is to be held in Rabat, Morocco, on Oct. 8-9, 2015.

The Conference is being jointly organised by the General Secretariat of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (ISESCO) under the patronage of the Kingdom of Morocco.

The theme of the conference "Climate Change: Future Challenges for Sustainable Development" highlights the significance of the event which follows the recent adoption in New York of the UN post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals.

Besides renewing their commitment to Sustainable Development Goals, the Ministers of Environment from OIC countries will also seek to articulate a common vision in relation to the upcoming Conference of Parties (COP21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Sustainable development is a priority issue on the OIC agenda given the peculiar challenges facing OIC countries on account of population growth, depletion of resources, environmental degradation and climate change.


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