“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.

The city of Shusha of the Republic of Azerbaijan has been unanimously selected as the OIC Youth Capital 2024, the 10th edition of the Programme (being implemented by the ICYF as part of the Joint Youth Action Plan adopted by the 3rd  ICYSM and relevant decisions of the subsequent OIC Council of Foreign Ministers) by the ICYF Executive Board in its capacity as the OIC Youth Capital Selection Committee held in Istanbul, Türkiye on 10 November 2023. Shusha– OIC Youth Capital 2024 is a program designed both for the city and the Republic of Azerbaijan.

  • Introduce Shusha, the cradle of civilizations sheltering Islamic cultural heritage,
  • Foreground the significance of Shusha in terms of having a symbolic significance in inter-cultural and inter-civilizational dialogue,
  • Present the vision of Shusha in international platforms through the outcomes of the activities such as youth forums, innovation networks, simulation camps and creativity awards,
  • Reflect the soul of Shusha 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 Shusha.