In the year 2000, Mr. Stanson’s privately held company, Equistar, and its subsidiary Blue Star,  joined with the Islamic Development Bank, Saudi Arabia to cosponsor the 20th Anniversary Conference of The Organization of Islamic Capitals and Cities (OICC) in the city of Tunis, Tunisia.  Over 140 Islamic mayors attended this International Congress on the Implementation and Follow-Up of the UN’s Habitat Agenda in Islamic Cities. Scores of dignitaries including the Mayors of Teheran, Jeddah, Medina, Taif, Khartoum, Qatar, Bahrain, showed their friendship at the dinner hosted by Mr. Stanson. A special honored invitation to visit Libya as a guest of Moammar Ghadhafi was extended to Mr. Stanson, but due to governmental (CIA) policies, he was unable to accept.