The Arab Regional Conference
The Regional Conference takes place every three years and provides a venue for leaders to share ideas and have their say on the regional strategy.
- Bringing together all Member Organizations in the Region on a triennial basis to meet and share experiences;
- Promoting WAGGGS and its Mission, Vision and goals;
- Discussing and agreeing regional strategies, goals and priorities, consistent with WAGGGS’ goals and Strategic Plan;
- Electing members of the Arab Regional Committee;
- Approving the general financial plan for the following triennium;
- Discussing and resolve issues of importance to the Region.
Each Member Organization of the Arab Region is represented by up to four members accredited by their organization, one of whom is the Committee Member (where the Member Organization has one). In case of a Federation, each Association is represented by one member with a maximum of ten members in total.
Arab conference history
Arab Conferences have been held every three years since 2001. Prior to that, they were held every two years, except for few occasions.
Here are the dates and locations of all Arab Conferences so far:
1966: Tripoli, Libya
1968: Algeria, Algeria
1970: Damascus, Syria
1972: Mosul, Iraq
1974: Beirut, Lebanon
1976: Bear Albay, Tunisia
1978: Almamora, Morocco
1980: Tripoli, Libya
1984: Amman, Jordan
1986: Sanaa, Yemen
1988: Abu Dhabi, UAE
1991: Cairo, Egypt
1993: Cairo, Egypt
1996: Manama, Bahrain
1997: Cairo, Egypt (extraordinary meeting)
1999: Cairo, Egypt
2001: Tripoli, Libya
2004: Muscat, Oman
2007: Tunisia, Tunisia
2010: Beirut, Lebanon
2013: Muscat, Oman