In 1985 and at the initiative of HRH the late Prince Faisal Fahd Abdulaziz, President of Saudi Arabia’s General Presidency of Youth Welfare, the OIC (Organization of Islmaic Cooperation) invited the NOCs and Youth and Sports governmental organizations in Muslim countries to attend the constituent assembly for the foundation of the I.S.S.F in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
In reference to Resolution # 7/3-C of the Third Islamic Summit Conference held in Makkah Al-Mukarramah and Taif from 19 to 22 Rabi-Ul-Awwal, 1401H (25-28 January, 1981) calling for the formation of a specialized organization for the development of sport and organization of sport events in OIC member states; In fulfillment of this aspiration, the foundation of the Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation was declared at the constituent conference held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on 18 Shaban 1405 (8 May 1985) with the participation of the representatives of 34 national Olympic committees.
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Since the establishment of the ISSF, the CNOSC of Cameroon has taken part each edition of the Islamic Solidarity Games and of the management of the institution. His actual President is His Royal Highness Abdulaziz Bin Turki ALFAISAL AL SAUD. Mr. HAMAD KALKABA MALBOUM is vice-president of the ISSF since 2013.