The Organization of Islamic Capitals and Cities (OICC) is an organization, which was established for capitals and cities of the member states of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation by the virtue of the resolution No. (9/9/ P) issued by the 9th Session of the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers held in the capital Dakar, Republic of Senegal on 17/05/1398 H (24/04/1978).
The 10th Session of the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers, held in Fez, Kingdom of Morocco on 10/06/1399 H (08/03/1979) endorsed the draft of the Organization's statute by the virtue of the resolution No. (25/10/ P).
The Organization was officially established in 1400 H (1980) under the name "Organization of Islamic Capitals" by the virtue of a resolution issued by the Organization's 1st General Conference held in Makkah Al-Mukarramah on 11-12 Rabi’1 1400 H (29-30 January 1980. The conference has witnessed the following:
Ratification of the Organization's statute.
Election of the Organization's Administrative Council Members.
Election of the Organization’s Secretary-General.
Hence, the Organization's name was amended to the current name "Organization of Islamic Capitals and Cities" by the virtue of the resolution No. (5/2 G) issued by the Organization 2nd General Conference held in Islamabad, during the period from 14 to 16 Jumada’11 1402 H (8-10 April 1982).