The conference titled ‘The International Conference of Non-governmental Organizations of the Islamic World : Searching for a New Vision in a Changing World’ was organized with the participation of more than three hundred non-governmental organizations from 40 countries, on the date of May 1, 2005 in Istanbul. The establishment of the Union of Non-Governmental Organizations of the Islamic World was agreed upon the Conference. UNIW has completed its foundation process with the Cabinet Decree of Turkish Great National Assembly dated December 31, 2005.


UNIW Council Executive Board composed of 20 members from different countries representatives and have meetings at least 2 times in a year. Until now, the meetings held in Indonesia, Sudan, Ethiopia, Holland, Kuwait, Morocco, Kosovo, Malaysia, Pakistan and Turkey. As of yet UNIW has 340 NGOs members from 65 countries which works in diversified fields.


  • Ensuring sustainable development, consolidation and coordination between non-governmental organizations of the Islamic world.
  • Contributing to establishing just, peaceful and stable environments all around the world.
  • Protecting the individuals’ and societies’ principle rights and freedoms.
  • Performing technical and social studies based on participant and pluralist principles for developing the civil society cooperatively.
  • Performing activities introducing Islamic culture and values.


Some of the activities that organized by UNIW from the establishment until now.


  • General Assembly Meeting of the International Union of Muslim Scholars.


  • International Mawlid al-Nabi Symposium
  • International Quds Gathering
  • International NGOs Fair
  • International Conference of Islamophobia.


  • 1st International Youth Gathering
  • International Mawlid al-Nabi Symposium


  • International Palestine Symposium
  • 2nd International Youth Gathering


  • The International Conference of Corporate Governance in Islamic World
  • 3rd International Youth Gathering
  • 4th International Youth Gathering


  • 5th International Youth Gathering
  • 6th International Youth Gathering
  • The International Kashmir Conference
  • International Family Conference
  • The International Andalusia Symposium


  • 7th International Youth Gathering
  • 8th International Youth Gathering


  • International Syria Conference
  • 9th International Youth Gathering
  • 10th International Youth Gathering


  • Yemen Cooperation and Development Conference between NGOs Islamic World Cooperation and Development Conference between NGOs
  • 11th International Youth Gathering.
  • 2nd International Family Conference
  • 12th International Youth Gathering.
  • African NGOs Development Meeting
  • Conference for Relief on Yemen


  • 20th Council Meeting-Mecca
  • The Family Charter International Conference
  • 1st International Imam and Preacher Conference ""Extremism, The Role of the Imam and Preacher against Radicalism and Terror""-Istanbul,
  • UN World Humanitarian Summit
  • Role of NGOs Workshop
  • Islam And Global Peace Conference-Malaysia
  • 21st Council Meeting-Malaysia
  • International Press Conference ""Islamic World Stands by Turkey""
  • The Coordination Conference among Civil Society Organizations about the Yemen and Turkey Relations-Istanbul
  • Lebanon and Regional Countries Member NGOs Coordination Meeting-Beirut


  • Sudan and Somalia Region Countries Member NGOs Meeting-Khartoum-Hargeisa-Mogadishu
  • International Jurists Meeting-Istanbul
  • 14th African NGOs Development Conference
  • Conference on ""International Humanitarian Action between the East & the West"" Doha-Qatar
  • Pakistan Region Countries Member NGOs Coordination Meeting-Islamabad/Lahore
  • From Crisis to Solutions in Islamic World-Amman/Jordan
  • Turkish-Arab Relations Conference-Kuwait
  • UNIW International Family Institute 2nd High Advisory Board Meeting-Istanbul
  • 1st Brotherhood Meeting for Syrian Orphans-Istanbul
  • International City and Civil Society Organizations Summit Panel-Istanbul,
  • ASSAM International Islamic Union Congress-Istanbul
  • Islamic Microfinance Panel-Istanbul
  • 22nd Council Meeting-İstanbul
  • 8th General Assembly-İstanbul
  • 2nd International NGO Fair-Istanbul


  • Sudan and Somalia Region Countries Member NGOs Meeting-Khartoum-Hargeisa-Mogadishu
  • ICNA-MAS Congress Baltimore-USA
  • Social Security and the Impact of Ummah Union-Jordan
  • 23rd Council Meeting Colombo-Sri Lanka
  • Pakistan Region Countries Member NGOs Coordination Meeting-Islamabad/Lahore"