The Symposium will be a two-day event of speaker led sessions, interactive knowledge-sharing and discussions on how the state and private sector can better prepare young people to enter the world of employment. It will be structured around a series of plenary presentations on key, panel discussions and smaller group break-out sessions on specific topics.

More than 80 delegates drawn from the worlds of education, business, civil society  and government will gather to debate one of the most important topics affecting the socio-economic development of the Middle East:  ‘Employability, Skills and Opportunities for Young People in the Arab World’.

Our partner: The League of Arab States

The League of Arab States was founded in 1945 as a result of the Arab independence movements. The League provides a platform for coordination and cooperation between the different Arab countries in the areas of politics, economics, social affairs, and security.

The League of Arab States comprises twenty-two independent Arab countries. These are the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan; the United Arab Emirates; Bahrain; Tunisia; Algeria; Djibouti; Saudi Arabia; Sudan; Syria; Somalia; Iraq; the Sultanate of Oman; Palestine; Qatar; Comoros; Kuwait; Lebanon; Libya; the Arab Republic of Egypt; the Kingdom of Morocco; the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, and Yemen. 

The Arab League operates through the League's Council, the Standing Committees and the General Secretariat. The Social Sector is a major section in the General Secretariat aimed at promoting joint Arab activities in different social issues such as gender, health, humanitarian aid, social policy, youth, sports, culture, as well as education and scientific research.

The Department of Education and Scientific Research was established in 2004 in order to contribute to the development of policies and strategies related to education and scientific research. It is aimed at enhancing quality education, and promoting cooperation and coordination within the regional and international organisations related to the field of education.