Arab Thought Forum (ATF)

Al Muntada

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Founded Mar 1981.


Develop contemporary Arab thought with regard to basic issues facing the Arab world; intensify public awareness of and concern with these issues; pay particular attention to Arab unity and a framework that synthesizes Arab cultural heritage and modern values; study economic, social and cultural links within the Arab Nation and with other developing regions, with the object of strengthening dialogue, promoting cooperation and serving common interests; formulate an Arab point-of-view on international development issues addressed by international fora, in particular on efforts to establish new relations on just and equitable bases and foster close economic complementarity; build bridges of communication between intellectuals and decision-makers in the Arab Nation so as to ensure that public policies are based on sound grounds and facilitate popular participation in implementing these policies; conduct studies and projects that would lead to practical solutions and viable options on issues such as unity, security, social and economic development, good governance, freedom, human dignity, human security, women empowerment, youth, and intercultural and intellectual dialogue.


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General Assembly. Board of Trustees, consisting of Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary General and 18 members. Administrative Committee, comprising 5 members from the Board of Trustees and Secretary General. General Secretariat, headed by Secretary General and Executive Organs.


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