Source: League of Arab States
The meetings of the extraordinary session of the Economic and Social Council at the ministerial level, headed by the Arab Republic of Egypt, concluded at the headquarters of the General Secretariat on July 21, 2022.
Her Excellency Ambassador Dr.Haifa Abu-Ghazaleh, Assistant Secretary-General and Head of the Social Affairs Sector, said that the ministers and heads of Arab delegations discussed a number of important topics that were prepared in a way that enhances joint Arab economic and social work, and in a manner that supports the efforts of member states aimed at implementing the 2030 sustainable development plan, with a view to achieving the higher interest. To the Arab citizen, and in this context, she referred to a number of important social development issues that were agreed upon by the meeting, foremost among which is the establishment of the Arab Center for Economic and Social Empowerment Studies in the State of Palestine and what this constitutes for support from the State of Palestine and to deliver an important message in this regard, in addition to introducing the guiding strategic framework For the professionalization of social work, and support for the Republic of Yemen to face health, humanitarian and social challenges, as well as an Arab strategy to promote volunteer work, and a strategy to advance women’s work within the framework of the sustainable development goals. She also referred to a number of topics.Which came under the support of Arab efforts for economic and social recovery from the repercussions of the Covid-19 pandemic.
For his part, Ambassador Dr. Mubarak Al-Hajri, Assistant Secretary-General and Head of the Economic Affairs Sector, referred to a number of economic issues submitted to the Arab summit, including the Arab vision for the digital economy, the proper uses of atomic energy, Arab space cooperation, food security, the sustainability of Arab pastures, and other important economic issues. In this context, and in support of joint Arab economic action.
It is worth noting that the holding of this extraordinary session came to discuss the economic and social file of the Council of the League of Arab States at the summit level, to be held in the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria next November. A meeting was held at the level of senior officials on July 19-20, 2022