On the basis of the recommendations made at the first meeting of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation (COMSTECH) and the Islamabad Declaration of May 1983, a 20-
Islamic Foundation for Sciences, Technology and Development (IFSTAD) has been mandated to carry out feasibility and modality studies for establishing an operational mechanism. The INOC Network was thus established by COMSTECH in November 1987 and became operational in April 1989. INOC is hosted by the Republic of Turkey, with its headquarters in Izmir.
The status of INOC is that of an inter-
Thus far, nine countries have accepted the INOC charter: Algeria, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Iraq, Morocco, Pakistan, Senegal, Tunisia and Turkey. Several other OIC member countries participate regularly to INOC activities without having formally adhered to its charter.