Arab Economic and Social Council (AESC)

Conseil économique et social arabe (CESA)

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Apr 1950, within the framework of League of Arab States (LAS), according to article VIII of the Joint Arab Defence and Economic Cooperation Treaty, signed in 1950.


Ensure a climate of well-being and prosperity in Arab countries; raise living standards, cooperate in promoting their economies; explore their natural assets; facilitate the trading of their national agriculture and industrial product; and in general do everything possible to organize economic activity, to standardize it and to conclude the agreements necessary to attain such aims.

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Draws up general Arab economic policies and framework strategy for Joint Arab Action; implements economic plans based on this strategy. Supervises the work of Arab specialized organizations affiliated to the LAS and coordinates the work of the Coordination Committee between the League and these organizations. Provides these organizations with compulsory advice regarding their budgets and makes requests to them on implementation of Arab joint ventures in accordance with Council conditions. Instrumental in setting up: Arab Fisheries Company (AFC); Council of Arab Ministers of Tourism; Institut arabe de communication spatiale; Société arabe de navigation maritime; Société arabe de potassium.


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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 21 countries
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Subjects *

  • Society
    • Social
  • Amenities
    • Living Conditions
  • Commerce
    • Trade
  • Industry
    • Industry
  • Agriculture, Fisheries
    • Agriculture
  • Economics
    • Economic

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production



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