It is the supreme authority of the Organization that sets its general policy in accordance with its objectives and orientations.
The General Conference consists of active members who are the representatives of member capitals and cities. It chaired by the
mayor of the capital or the city hosting the General Conference, or his representative.
It convenes in an ordinary session once every three years and it may convene an extra-ordinary session upon a decision from the
Administrative Council or with approval of two thirds of the Organization's active members in response to a request submitted by at
least ten active members who regularly pay their annual membership dues and meet all the membership’s conditions. The General
Conference does not discuss in its extraordinary session any issues other than the ones for which it is convened. The meeting shall be
deemed regular if it is attended by more than half of the active and voting members (absolute majority). In case no absolute majority
of active and voting members is attending, the meeting shall be postponed for two hours, after which it would be a regular and valid
meeting with the attendance of any active members holding a voting right. It shall be held at the Organization’s headquarters, at its
General Secretariat, in one of the Administrative Council's member Islamic capitals and cities, or by correspondence in emergency cases.
The resolutions and recommendations of the General Conference will be taken by voting of the absolute majority of the attending
active members who meet all membership's conditions and pay regularly their annual membership dues. Each member has one vote,
and votes by proxy are not admitted. In case of a tie, the vote of the General Conference's chairman prevails.
The Administrative Council of the Organization of Islamic Capitals and Cities and Cooperation Fund comprises maximum twenty-
eight active members as follows:
Makkah Al-Mukarramah, Al-Madinah Al-Munawarah, Al-Quds Al-Sharief and the Organization's Secretary General as permanent members.
Twenty-three active members as maximum to be elected by the General Conference for three- year term, which could be renewed.
The capital or city, member of the Organization but not member of its elected Administrative Council that is selected to host the General Conference's session. Its membership shall be exclusively for the term of the session in question.
The active member must pay the membership’s dues to both the Organization and Cooperation Fund, particularly for the last three
years at least to accept its nomination for the membership of the Administrative Council of the Organization and Cooperation Fund:
The Electoral System of the Administrative Council:
Membership priority must be given to capitals and then cities.
The variety of geographical distribution among the elected capitals and cities for the membership of the Administrative Council should be considered.
The Administrative Council shall meet in an ordinary session once every year. If so required, the Administrative Council may convene
in an extraordinary session upon a request of the Organization's Secretary General, the Chairman of the Administrative Council, or in
response to a request submitted by at least five members of the Administrative Council and approved by one third of its members. In
its extraordinary session, the Administrative Council discusses no issues other than those for which it is convened. It shall be held at
the Organization’s headquarters, at its General Secretariat, in one of the Organization's member Islamic capitals and cities, or by
correspondence. The Council meeting is deemed valid if attended by more than one half of its membership (absolute majority). In
case it is not attended by an absolute majority it shall be postponed for two hours, after which, it is deemed a regular meeting with the attendance of any members of the Council.
The Administrative Council will be chaired at any ordinary session by one of its members to be elected at the first working session.
His chairmanship will continue till the holding of the next Administrative Council ordinary session.
The recommendations and resolutions of the Administrative Council will be taken by the voting of the absolute majority of the
attending members of the Council who meet all membership's conditions of the Administrative Council and pay regularly their annual
membership dues. Each member has one vote, and votes by proxy are not admitted. In case of a tie, the vote of the Administrative
Council's chairman prevails.
Management of the Organization’s works:
The works of the Organization and its organs administer by the Secretary General backed by a number of assistants and employees who comprised the General Secretariat.
Election of the Organization's Secretary General:
The General Conference elects the Organization's Secretary General for three-year term, which could be renewed.
A fund affiliated to the organization shall be established to finance municipal services projects, maintenance, environmental and
heritage preservation projects, researches, training and technical cooperation programs in the municipalities of the Muslim countries.
The fund shall be called "Islamic Capitals and Cities Cooperation Fund". Its objectives and activities shall be determined in accordance
with its statute.
An award affiliated to the Organization shall be established that aims at encouraging experts and specialists in the award’s fields;
enriching the Islamic libraries in the Muslim world with references and books based on advanced scientific approach; encouraging the
conduction of specialized scientific researches in all municipal fields; urging the use of digital technology at municipalities and other
related sectors. It shall be called the “Award of Organization of Islamic Capitals and Cities”. Its objectives shall be determined in accordance with its statute.