Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO)
Organisation arabe pour l'éducation, la culture et la science
Organización Arabe para la Educación, la Cultura y la Ciencia
1964-05-25 Cairo Egypt
25 May 1964, Cairo (Egypt), when Charter was approved by the Council of D-XD2903 - League of Arab States (LAS), at its 41st Session. Officially established under Article 3 of the Charter for Arab Cultural Unity; creation officially announced 25 Jul 1970, Cairo (Egypt).
Empower intellectual unity between Arab countries through education, culture and science; enhance the level of culture in the region in order to keep up with and contribute to universal civilization.
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/Constitutional Structure/: General Conference (every 2 years), consists of 5 representatives per member state, headed by Minister with responsibility for each state's national commission to ALECSO (usually the Minister of Education). Executive Board (meeting twice a year), comprises one representative from each member state, plus Chairman of General Conference as consultant; meetings may be attended by an aide of the Director General. /Executive Structure/: Director General; Deputy Director General.
/Technical and Administrative Structure/:
1. 'Programme Supporting Services', all in Tunis (Tunisia):
- Secretariat of Executive Board and General Conference, headed by Secretary General;
- Office of the Director General;
- Department of Administrative and Financial Affairs;
- Department of Communication and Information (including Farabi Data Bank, ALECSO Printing Press and Publication, Distribution Unit and Central Library);
- Department of Culture;
- Department of Education;
- Department of Science and Scientific Research.
2. 'ALECSO Affiliate External Bodies':
- E-XE2035 - Arab Centre for Arabization, Translation, Authorship and Publication (ACATAP), Damascus (Syrian AR);
- E-XE9545 - Arabization Coordination Bureau, Rabat (Morocco);
- H-XE5352 - Institute of Arab Manuscripts, Cairo (Egypt);
- H-XE8045 - Institute of Arab Research and Studies, Cairo (Egypt);
- H-XE9557 - Khartoum International Institute for the Arabic Language, Khartoum (Sudan).
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