About Council
  • The Amended Structure of the Council of Arab Ministers of Housing and Urban Development.

    The Council

    The Council of Arab Ministers of Housing and Urban Development is affiliated to the League of Arab States. It comprises ministers responsible for or specialised in housing and urban development.

    Objectives of the Council

    The primary objective of the Council of Arab Ministers of Housing and Urban Development is to enhance cooperation and streamline efforts among Arab nations in the fields of housing and urban development. This is to be achieved through the following key mechanisms:

    1. Fostering knowledge sharing and collaboration through the exchange of research findings, legislative frameworks, empirical studies, scientific and practical experiences, and best practices in the realm of housing and urban development.
    2. Drawing upon the wealth of expertise within housing and construction research centres, technical and vocational training institutions, and technical cooperation programmes to facilitate the establishment of similar centres in Arab nations that express a keen interest in acquiring such facilities.
    1. Exchanging experts, technicians, technologies, technical regulations, and organising conferences, seminars, and workshops in the housing and urban development sector among member countries.
    2. Utilising the private sector and Arab investors to cooperate in financing housing and urban development projects between member countries, with a focus on low-cost housing projects.
    3. Benefiting from the cooperation of the public and private sectors in establishing joint Arab offices for architectural studies and housing projects.
    4. Utilising both the public and private sectors and Arab investors to cooperate in establishing joint industries for construction and development materials and equipment.
    5. Harnessing the capabilities of both the public and private sectors to collaborate on the establishment of joint Arab contracting enterprises aimed at facilitating the execution of housing and infrastructure initiatives.
    6. Preserving the authentic cultural heritage and Arab character within the scope of contemporary urban development in the Arab world while proposing appropriate methods to preserve this heritage.
    7. Coordinating between ministries and authorities responsible for housing and urban development in member countries and other entities concerned with the environment to protect the environment from pollution.
    8. Exchanging technologies and means related to the prevention of earthquakes and natural disasters.
    9. Consolidating endeavours in the domain of building safety and implementing pertinent regulations to monitor and guarantee such safety across the Arab world. This entails incorporating standards and specifications for building safety into the technical guidelines and overall specifications for construction projects.
    10. Unifying, developing, and updating general specifications, standards, and technical standards used in Arab countries in the field of housing and urban development and gradually activating their implementation.
    11. Researching building economics and means to reduce costs, with a focus on affordable housing, low-income housing, and charitable housing.
    12. Instituting awards on a regional Arab scale to recognise and reward Arab technicians and institutions engaged in materialising the genuine Arab identity in housing and urban planning ventures.


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  • Objectives of the Award

    Objectives of the Award

    1. Placing emphasis on the significance of Arab and Islamic architectural heritage, and recognising the crucial need to safeguard, enhance, and evolve it from an artistic and design standpoint, while also drawing inspiration from its concepts and substance.
    2. Promoting a culture of innovation and ingenuity among Arab architects, engineers, and technicians to devise practical solutions rooted in their architectural and engineering legacy, with a particular focus on Arab Islamic architectural and engineering heritage.

      3. Encouraging young Arab generations to understand the principles of Arab Islamic architecture, believe in them, and encourage innovation and development by harnessing the vocabulary of heritage and its means to adapt modern technologies to fit the foundations of Arab Islamic architecture and city planning.
    1. Motivating architects, engineers, and technicians to innovate designs and achievements that embody the Arab and Islamic heritage in neighbourhoods and cities, taking into account the Arab Islamic civilisation in keeping up with the spirit of the times, and working to protect it from the architectural assault it faces under the guise of modern civilisation requirements.
    2. Encouraging public and private national entities concerned with housing and urban development in Arab countries and Arab institutions to work on implementing housing projects that are distinguished for their Arab Islamic character and promoting competition among them to implement a larger number of these projects.
    3. Fostering a climate of academic rivalry based on the evidence of Arab Islamic civilization among domestic Arab enterprises, institutions, and collectives, which motivates them to attain exceptional levels of quality when executing housing initiatives that align with Arab human life, the environment, and future progress.


  • Regulations of the Committee of Unified Arab Codes for Organised Building

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