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History

Idea of establishing the organization traced to 1955 when the Secretariat of the D-XD2903 - League of Arab States (LAS) put forward proposals to amend the League Charter. The League cooperated with D-XD3423 - Arab Inter-Parliamentary Union (Arab AIPU) to develop common rules for establishing the proposed Arab Parliament, which served as the basis for the Leagues Charter amendments including adding Article IXX by summit Resolution (290) of the 7th Ordinary Session of the Council of the League, 23 Mar 2005, Algeria, to establish the Arab Parliament. Activities commenced 26 Dec 2005 as the Transitional Arab Parliament. Term extended by 2 years by Resolution No 501 adopted 28 Mar 2010 at the 22nd Ordinary Session, Surt (Libyan AJ). Became permanent, 29 Mar 2012, following adopting of Resolution No 559 at the 23rd Ordinary Session, Baghdad (Iraq).

Aims

Establish an Arab system whereby the principles of Shura and democracy are practised, freedom and human rights are respected, and an all-embracing framework for parliamentary representation of the people in the Arab world is formed; participate in the making of common Arab policy, and establishing an integrated Arab system to achieve social justice, face challenges and enhance the developments taking place in the Arab nation; participate in the promotion of the Arab peoples' awareness of joint Arab action, and contribute to the reinforcement of peace, security and stability in the Arab region; achieve economic integration, social cohesion and sustainable development with a view to realizing Arab unity.

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Comprises 4 representatives of each member state. Speaker; Bureau. Committees (4): Foreign and Political Affairs and National Security; Economic and Financial Affairs; Legislative and Legal Affairs and Human Rights; Social, Educational, Cultural, Women and Youth Affairs. May establish other standing, temporary, special or joint committees or sub-committees. Secretariat.

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

UIA Org ID

XM1176

Last News

2014

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