The 4th Islamic Solidarity Games in Baku next year will bring Islamic countries together, attracting young people and encouraging solidarity between them. Baku is a beautiful city that embodies Islamic traditions with a modern vibrant civil society.
Having a multicultural, multi-faith embracing attitude, Baku will become a great setting for celebrating world-class sport and demonstrating the world that Islam is all about acceptance, empowerment and peace.
We will unite to welcome everyone to the 4th Islamic Solidarity Games in Baku in 2017, with warm hospitality and respect, promoting the positive image of Islam.
Supporting youth and women in particular, endorsing our values with peace, love and harmony, and striving for excellence in everything we do to deliver a memorable international sporting event.
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev signed a decree on September 18, 2015 establishing the Organizing Committee for the 4th Islamic Solidarity Games in Baku in 2017. Mehriban Aliyeva, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, member of the Executive Committee of the National Olympic Committee of Azerbaijan, Goodwill Ambassador of UNESCO and ISESCO is appointed the Chairman of the Organizing Committee for these Games.
On July 21-25, 2013 a delegation from Azerbaijan comprising the Vice President of the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan, 2nd Vice President of ISSF Dr.Chingiz Huseynzada, the director of International Relations Department and Executive Director of the Baku 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games Bidding Committee Konul Nurullayeva presented Azerbaijan’s bid to host the 4th Islamic Solidarity Games in 2017 at the 8th General Assembly of Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation (ISSF). Azerbaijan was selected as the host nation by a majority vote held at the General Assembly.