Past Events

- "Watan" - Persistent Questions in a New Arab Millennium: Doha, Qatar , 5/21/2010 - 5/22/2010

- Scarce Water… Rising Water: Between Draughts and Flooding - Arab Policies to Meet Environmental Challenges, 31st March – 1st April 2010

Activities and Events for the 2009 Arab Human Development Report

Since Arab youth constitute nearly 25% of the Arab total population, thus they are an important productive part of the society that mobilizes the public opinion. As part of its preparatory activities, UNDP/RBAS convened a series of youth forums in both Egypt and Jordan targeting young people between18 and 25 years old representing the different Arab sub-regions (Masherek, Maghreb and the Gulf).

The first forum was held on the 7th and 8th of December 2007, gathering participants from Djibouti, Egypt, Somalia and Sudan; while the second forum was held on the11th and 12th of January 2008, with representatives from the Mashrek (Iraq, Syria, Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan) and the Gulf regions (Saudi Arabia and Bahrain). The third youth forum was held in Cairo on the 8th and 9th of February 2008 gathering youth participants from the Maghreb region (Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia).

The agenda of the meeting focused on the definition of the Human Security as perceived by young people, their ranking of human security dimensions and their own views and suggestions on how to best fulfill human security for Arab citizens.


* Arab Human Development Report (AHDR 2008) – Fourth Core Team meeting.
Cairo, Egypt, 5/31/2008 - 5/1/2008.
This Core Team discussed the revised draft in light of the written comments they had submitted to the Lead Author.
Agenda, background and publications
 
* Arab Human Development Report (AHDR 2008) – Third Core Team meeting.
Cairo, Egypt, 4/26/2008 - 4/27/2008.
This Core Team discussed the Report’s draft. In addition to that, a gender expert had joined the Team to discuss and ensure a gender-mainstreamed approach through the revised version of the Report.
Agenda, background and publications
 
* Arab Human Development Report (AHDR 2008) – Second Core Team meeting.
Cairo, Egypt, 3/8/2008 - 3/9/2008.
This Second Core Team meeting entailed a review of activities completed since the first meeting, namely the three youth forums, the e-discussion forum, the administration of human security questionnaire, and finalizing the background papers.
Agenda, background and publications
 
* Arab Human Development Report (AHDR 2008) – First Core Team meeting.
Cairo, Egypt, 11/2/2007 - 11/4/2007.
This Core Team discussed the recommendations put forth by the Advisory Board, selected theme and structure of the Report.
Agenda, background and publications


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