Fez – OIC Youth Capital 2017 is a program designed both for the city and for Morocco. “The International OIC Youth Capital Programme” adopted by the 3rd Session of the Islamic Conference of Youth and Sport Ministers (ICYSM) held in Istanbul, the Republic of Turkey, on 5-7 October 2016; and Resolution No.: 8/43-C adopted by the 43rd Session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) held in Tashkent, the Republic of Uzbekistan, on 18-19 October 2016. Fez – OIC Youth Capital 2017 is selected with the vote of foreign ministers of 56 member states of OIC and cooperation with the Ministry of Youth and Sports of the Kingdom of Morocco.
- Introduce Fez, the cradle of civilizations sheltering Islamic cultural heritage,
- Foreground the significance of Fez in terms of having a symbolic significance in inter-cultural and inter-civilizational dialogue,
- Present the vision of Fez in international platforms through the outcomes of the activities such as the photography and short-film contests, conferences and traditional art festivals,
- Reflect the soul of Fez through the sense of productivity, dynamism, energy and synergy of youth,
- Emphasise the importance of tolerance, hospitality, dialogue and sportsmanship through the tournaments which will be hosted in Fez.