Completion of the first draft of the Arab vision for the digital economy

Date: 17 - 01 - 2019

The Council of Arab Economic Unity adopted the first draft of the joint Arab strategic vision for the digital economy, after appending and including all the recommendations that came out of the first conference on the Arab digital economy, which ended its work in Abu Dhabi on December 17 last

The conference had witnessed a special session to review and discuss the strategic vision, and received all the observations of representatives of international organizations supporting the vision, in addition to the reviews and proposals of international experts and members of the Strategy Review Committee who attended the conference.

The adoption of the first draft also comes within the time plan planned to be presented to the Arab delegations participating in the Arab Development Summit to be held in Beirut from January 19-20, 2019, in preparation for presenting it to the Arab leaders at the summit to be held in Tunisia on March 31

It is worth noting that many international organizations support the strategic vision to support efforts to create new jobs and develop digital skills for Arab societies during the next ten years, in addition to the catalysts for achieving global sustainable development goals. These organizations include the World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia.

It is planned that the League of Arab States will receive the second draft of the joint Arab strategic vision for the digital economy after receiving the comments of the Arab delegations in Beirut to present them to the Arab leaders at the upcoming Arab summit in Tunisia for adoption and start coordinating their implementation efforts with the relevant bodies in the Arab countries and the investments of global financing funds, in addition to To supervise some projects and coordinate their efforts with international and governmental bodies and the private sector