The second Forum of Electoral Management Bodies in the Arab States, a cooperation between the League of Arab States and the United Nations, at the League’s headquarters in Cairo. The first Forum was held in May 2016.
This month countries from around the world gather in Egypt for the 14th Conference of the Parties (COP-14) under the UN Biodiversity Convention.
UN Assistant Secretary-General, UNDP Assistant Administrator and UNDP Regional Director for the Arab States, Mourad Wahba met today with H.E. Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly in Cairo in presence of UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative Richard Dictus and UNDP Country Director Randa Aboul-Hosn.
According to the latest Human Development Index, people living in the very high human development countries can expect to live 19 years longer, and spend seven more years in school, than those living in the group of low human development countries.
This Report is designed to inform and provoke: to inform about concepts, their limitations, and how they are viewed in the Arab region; and to provoke new ideas and thinking for both discussion and resilience interventions in Arab cities.
We are witnessing today the increasingly important role of knowledge in the development of our societies

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