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Algeria calls for a unified vision for Arab countries in the field of population and development

Algeria, called today, Tuesday, from Egypt, through the voice of the Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Security, YoucefCherfa, for the preparation of a unified vision for Arab countries in the field of population and development,” according to a statement issued by the same ministry.

Cherfa, who chairs the proceedings of the third regular session of the Arab Council for Population and Development, organized in Cairo (Egypt), on December 7 and 8, said that it is “necessary to work on preparing a unified vision for Arab countries in the field of population and development issues and responding to the concerns of our citizens, taking into account religious and culturalvalues.”

During the opening of the session, the minister pointed out that “the efforts of Arab countries must be intensified to meet the challenges of human development, based on human rights, equality and the dignity of the citizen, by adopting studies on the impact of climate change on the population using the population and development index.”

He also stressed the “importance of cooperation between Arab countries and the exchange of knowledge and experiences in various fields and humanitarian and development issues of concern to the peoples of the region.”

Cherfa reviewed the objectives of the third session of the Arab Council for Population and Development, which are represented in particular by “promoting the integration of population issues into national strategies and action plans and regional development programs and supporting the capabilities of workers in population affairs to use of modern information and communication technologies.”

He also referred to the Thirtieth (30th) Regional Review of the Program of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development and the training of media professionals on modern media technologies to support population and development issues.

The Minister stressed the “necessity of coordinating Arab positions and consolidating the gains to acheive public governance and comprehensive economic growth by improving the areas of health, education, employment, as well as protecting the environment.”

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