Dr. Abdul Aziz bin Osman Al-Tuwaijiri, secretary-general of the Islamic, Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Dr. Abdul Aziz bin Osman Al-Tuwaijiri, secretary-general of the Islamic, Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
Dr. Abdul Aziz bin Osman Al-Tuwaijiri
Updated 30 March 2019

Dr. Abdul Aziz bin Osman Al-Tuwaijiri, secretary-general of the Islamic, Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Dr. Abdul Aziz bin Osman Al-Tuwaijiri, secretary-general of the Islamic, Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • He is a member of the board of trustees of many cultural and educational institutions and centers around the region and the world
  • He has actively contributed to international efforts to foster intercultural dialogue and the alliance of civilizations

Dr. Abdul Aziz bin Osman Al-Tuwaijiri has been the secretary-general of the Islamic, Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) since 1991. 

Al-Tuwaijiri is also the ex-officio secretary-general of the ISESCO-affiliated Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW).

Previously, he served as an assistant professor at the Faculty of Education at King Saud University in Riyadh between 1982 and 1985. He was a supervisor of the Translation, Authoring, and Publishing Center at the same university. 

He has actively contributed to international efforts to foster intercultural dialogue and the alliance of civilizations.

As part of his mission, Al-Tuwaijiri supervised the development of 16 sector-specific strategies, which were approved by the Islamic Conference Summit and adopted by specialized ministerial conferences. 

He is a member of the board of trustees of many cultural and educational institutions and centers around the region and the world.

Recently Al-Tuwaijiri met Tunisian President Qaid Baji Essensa to help prepare a supreme committee to launch Tunis as the Capital of Islamic Culture in 2019.

During the meeting, they discussed events for the festival to take place on March 20. Several ministers of culture from member states are set to take part in the functions, in addition to representatives of other regional as well as international organizations.