Unifying efforts with United Nations Development Program (UNDP) for economic and social development in the Arab world

With the Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations, Assistant Administrator of UNDP and Director of the UNDP Regional Bureau for Arab States

A delegation of Arab Economic Unity Council met senior officials from UNDP in New York to unify the efforts for economic and social development in the Arab world. The roles of all the parties come together and integrate as per the development goals and to face together the challenges, and to give better opportunities for the youth of the Arab region, as they are the pillar of sustainable development.

Mr. Mourad Wahba, Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations, Assistant Administrator of UNDP and Director of the UNDP Regional Bureau for Arab States, expressed how he welcomes unifying the efforts within the framework of bringing new job opportunities for the Arab youth in the region, and to support plan 2030 for sustainable development. He commended that “the strategic Arab common vision for digital economy provides for us common plan and work schedules to handle some urgent challenges that face our Arab world, like poverty, unemployment, and political and economic instability in some Arab countries.”

He continued: “we support a lot of different projects across all the Arab countries, the achievements of those projects can be improved and sustained through one organization within the framework of the league of Arab states, to direct all the investments of infrastructure for all the Arab worlds as a whole. We also welcome this agreement, as we have the required expertise and capabilities to push the wheel of development, and to assist supporting the countries through sustainable development pathway.”

He also explained how important is the support of United Arab Emirates, as it earns high rankings in the international competitiveness indices in all the fields, which qualifies it as a supporter, through transferring and adapting their knowledge and experience to support development, peace and stability in the Arab region, within the efforts to find new job opportunities for the Arab youth, and providing better standard of living for all Arab societies.