• Secretary General Office - Department for Sustainable Development and International Cooperation
Department Formation
  • Mrs. Nada Al-Ajizi

    Senior Advisor - Director of Administration


    Name

    post address

    Internal number

    Mr. Amr Abu Ali

    amr.aboaly@las.int

    3390

    Mr. Mohamed Abdel Maqsoud

    mohamed.maksoud@las.int


    3342

    Mr. Abdul Karim Faris Abdul Karim

    abdelkareem.mussalem@las.int​

    3390

    Ms. Amal Mohamed Khaled

    aml.khalid@las.int

    3342

    Mrs. Khadija Mohammed Al-Shafei

    khadija.elshafei@las.int

    3390​

Mission
    • Creation and composition:

      Based on the Plan of Sustainable Development 2030 adopted by world leaders at the United Nations Summit on Sustainable Development in 2015 and the resolution adopted by the Arab Summit held in March 2015 in Sharm El-Sheikh, which emphasized the strengthening of cooperation with Member States, Ministerial Councils and specialized Arab organizations on the implementation of the objectives of The Secretary General of the League of Arab States issued resolution 91/1 dated 14/4/2016 establishing the Department of Sustainable Development and International Cooperation within the structure of the Secretariat to support the Arab efforts in implementing the goals of sustainable development 2030 and enhancing its concepts in the Arab region.

      Management Vision:

      Enhancing cooperation and coordination in the Arab region at the national, regional and international levels, and with all partners involved in following up the implementation of sustainable development in the Arab region. This will positively and significantly reflect the growth rates in the Arab countries, which will be felt by the Arab citizens and contribute to raising their standard of living.

      Management functions:

      To carry out the work of the Technical Secretariat of the Arab Committee to follow up the implementation of the goals of sustainable development 2030 in the Arab region (established by Economic and Social Council resolution 2134 at its 99th session on 16/2/2017).

      17 programs and activities based on Goal 17 "Enhancing means of implementation and revitalizing the global partnership for sustainable development" are adopted as the "toolbox" and the core focus of action.
      Prepare periodic reports of the Secretary-General on sustainable development issues.

      To enhance continuous cooperation and coordination with the technical secretariats of specialized ministerial councils and specialized Arab organizations to implement the goals of sustainable development, including data and indicators for sustainable development.

      Prepare progress reports on the implementation of the sustainable development plan in the Arab States, including a review of the efforts of Member States, specialized ministerial councils, joint Arab labor institutions and the Secretariat to measure the progress achieved and the most important developments in the field of sustainable development. : Economic and social development, as well as the World Summit on Sustainable Development.
      Organize an annual dialogue platform with Arab countries, partners and stakeholders to exchange experiences, review successful experiences and lessons learned, and explore future international and Arab efforts in the areas of sustainable development.

      Enhancing Arab, regional and international cooperation through partnerships with regional and international institutions and civil society organizations working in the field of sustainable development, and cooperation with the private sector to support the establishment of development programs and projects in Arab countries.  

      Conclude and activate memorandums of understanding between the General Secretariat and other regional and international bodies, and follow up the implementation of these agreements to achieve tangible achievement to have real resonance in the Arab countries.
      Raising the capacities of the Arab countries through setting up platforms for dialogue and specialized workshops, in which the representatives of international bodies with distinguished experience in the development process will participate and lecture in agreement with regional and international partners.

      Representing the General Secretariat of the Regional Coordination Mechanism for the Arab Region (RCM), participating in its meetings on a regular basis, and member of the Working Group on the Sustainable Development Plan 2030 of the Mechanism.

      Participate actively in regional and international conferences and activities related to sustainable development to highlight the efforts of the League of Arab States in this field and transfer the distinguished international experiences to the Arab region to benefit from them, in accordance with the directives of the Secretary General.

      Communicate with ministries concerned with the implementation of national plans for sustainable development in Arab countries.


    • Activities and News

      Special Session of the Higher Coordination Committee for Joint Arab Action

      2018/12/03

      Ms. Nada Al-Ajizi, Director of the Department of Sustainable Development and International Cooperation participated in the Arab League delegation headed by Mr. Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Secretary General of the League of Arab States at the closing session of the special session of the Higher Coordinating Committee for Joint Arab Action on 3 December 2018, held at the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Transport Maritime in the city of Alexandria, Egypt,

      Arab Week for Sustainable Development - Second Edition

      2018/11/19

      The General Secretariat of the League of Arab States, under the patronage of His Excellency President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, organized the "Arab Week for Sustainable Development" in its second edition, 19-22 / 11/2018, in cooperation with the Ministry of Planning, Egypt, the World Bank and the United Nations. The events of the week were held on the first day of 19/11/2018 at the headquarters of the General Secretariat of the League of Arab States. The second day was held on 20/11/2018, the third day was 21/11/2018 and the fourth day (Egypt Day) Cairo Conrad Hotel

       

      Publications

      Second report of the Arab Week for Sustainable Development 2018 / Department for Sustainable Development and International Cooperation

      Publication Type: Reports

      28/02/2019

      Arab Guidance Framework to Support the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Plan / Department for Sustainable Development and International Cooperation

      Publication Type: Documentation

      10/10/2017

      The main objective of this document is to provide an Arab guiding framework to support the efforts of the Arab countries in implementing the 2030 Sustainable Development Plan by preparing strategies or adapting the current strategies of the countries of the region to achieve the goals of sustainable development as well as the necessary mechanisms to achieve this. The document also includes joint Arab initiatives to implement these priorities and the consultation mechanism for their implementation.

      Arab Framework for Supporting Implementation of the Sustainable Development Plan pdf

      Final Report of the Arab Week for Sustainable Development - under the heading Towards an Effective Partnership / Department for Sustainable Development and International Cooperation

      Publication Type: Reports

      18/09/2017

      The General Secretariat of the League of Arab States issued the final report on the activities of the Arab Week for Sustainable Development, organized under the title "Towards an Effective Partnership". In partnership with the World Bank - Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation of the Arab Republic of Egypt - UNDP under the auspices of His Excellency President Abdel Fattah Sisi - President of the Arab Republic of Egypt

       

      Related Sites

      United Nations Development Program

      United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia ESCWA

      United nations

      Department of Sustainable Development, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

      the African Union

      European Union

Target
  • Management Objectives: Supporting and highlighting Arab efforts in the implementation of Plan 2030. Develop a unified Arab vision on priorities, challenges and implementation mechanisms (through the Arab guiding framework to support the implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Plan in the Arab States). To achieve harmonization and coordination between the specialized ministerial councils and the Arab joint committees and institutions and work to bridge gaps in the joint Arab work system. Support the concept of integration and non-fragmentation between the goals and objectives of sustainable development and balance between the three dimensions (economic, social and environmental).

    Strengthen partnerships and alliances with development partners at the national, regional and international levels.

    To strengthen the capacity building of the Arab States to enable them to implement their national sustainable development plans.

    Support Arab countries that do not have a national plan to implement the goals of sustainable development 2030 and provide the necessary assistance in this regard.


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