Home About Kuna Advertise Contact Us Kuna's Bureaus Services KUNA training center Term Of Use
Register Login
facebook Twitter Youtube rss
Latest sanctions serve to hinder N. Korea's 'evasive' maritime activities      EU calls for immediate stop to fighting in Syria      Saudi editors pay landmark visit to Baghdad      Ankara summons Dutch diplomat over Armenians' events      Trump says US will take specific actions to reduce gun violence      IAEA says Iran committed to nuclear deal
  Society
Arab countries still suffering divergent demographic challenges - Al-Arabi
25/06/2013 | LOC18:09
15:09 GMT
| Arab News
تصغير الخطالشكل الأساسيتكبير الخط
CAIRO, June 25 (KUNA) -- Secretary-General of the Arab League Dr. Nabil Al-Arabi pointed out here on Tuesday the Arab region was still undergoing divergent demographic challenges such as unemployment, marginalization, low income, and immigration despite Arab states' efforts to strengthen and employ development opportunities.
Latest data showed that a major number of Arab countries will not be able to accomplish most of the goals of World Population Plan of Action by 2014, as well as the Millennium Development Goals by 2015, Al-Arabi said during his opening speech at the Regional Population and Development Conference, entitled "Development Challenges and Population Dynamics in a Changing Arab Region, which kicked off on Monday in the Egyptian capital.
Also, he noted the Arab world is currently witnessing high unemployment rates, compared to other international regions, adding that these high rates contributed in aggravating poverty and marginalization rates as they were some of the main causes of the latest political events that took place in many Arab countries.
In addition, Al-Arabi explained that some of the low-income Arab countries are still undergoing high rates of population growth, death of mothers, illiteracy, low awareness, and bad health services, affirming at the same time that other Arab states are witnessing high populated migrations to their lands such as forced, irregular, work, and competencies.
Furthermore, he asserted that wars and conflicts contributed in aggravating numbers of immigrants and refugees in the region, making it one of the world's biggest regions in hosting refugees.
The current conference is of great importance since it is occurring after two decades of the first population conference in 1994, which resulted in creating a 20 year program of action.
Moreover, the conference will discuss how well the program was applied in the Arab world, and will also set a development plan to be executed beyond 2014.
The three-day conference, will aim to provide a better life for the 370 million people of the Arab world population, especially with the recent demographic, economic, social, and political changes they are facing.
Kuwait's delegation for the conference is expected to be headed by Minister of State for Planning and Development and Minister of State for National Assembly Affairs Dr. Rola Dashti. (end) mab.asm.ma KUNA 251809 Jun 13NNNN
 Print
  Email
 Save
Share
Share
Kuwait
Photos from GCC Summit
Photos from GCC
share your photos Kuwait Vision
Vote for best photo for 2017
Kuwait Reader
Kuwait Vision
 
News Brief
 


KUNA publishes a book titled (His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah: A Humanitarian Leader) to commemorate the UN honoring of Kuwait's leader

 
Most Read Most Emailed  
1.   Today in Kuwait's history
2.   Kuwait's diplomatic missions abroad continues to celebrate nat'l occasions
3.   Kuwaiti oil price up by 46 cents to USD 61.26 pb
4.   Photo of the Day
5.   His Highness the Amir congratulates Guyana on nat'l day
6.   'Sabah's Falcons' a Kuwaiti rescue team
 
 
kuna magazien

 
Publications

 
WEATHER
PRAYER
CURRENCIES
KUWAIT AIRPORT
About KUNA KUNA SERVICES USEFUL LINKS KUNA ARCHIVE KUNA PUBLICATIONS
Home
About Kuna
Advertise
Contact Us
Kuna's Bureaus
Services
KUNA training center
Term Of Use
Read The Whole Newscast
Pictures (during the week)
FTP Service
KUNA Reader
SMS Services
kuwait in memory of day
Job Application
Careers
Arab News Agencies
International News Agencies
Governmental Institutes
other useful links
Prayer Times
News Archive
Other News Services
Today In Kuwait's History
Events
Training Sessions
Videos
All KUNA right are reserved © 2012. This site is designed and published by IDS