• Media and Communication
About Sector

 About Sector

  • The role of the Arab Media at the political, economic and social levels became of great interest. In 1946, a department was established to take  charge of responding to queries addressed to the League of Arab States and was called "the Department of Information”. In the following years, the Departmentevolved, and its tasks were extended to include informing the public about the League of Arab States and its activities. In 1948, the name of the Department was changed to the “Department of Information and Publishing”, then the "Department of Publicity" in 1952. However, it became the Department of Media in 1959, upon recommendation from the Arab Media Experts Board. The most prominent developmental challenge faced by the Department of Media in the Secretariat General was to change the Department to “Joint Arab Information Apparatus” in 1986, upon a resolution issued by the Council of the League of Arab States, which convened for the first time at the level of Ministers of Information. This was the only time since the establishment of the League of Arab States, at which the Arab League Council authorized the Arab Ministers of Information to convene as a Council of the League of Arab States with the aim  of issuing anumber  of important and urgent resolutions without referring to the Arab League Council. Since then, the development process of the Media Apparatus in the League of Arab States continued until “the  Media and Communication Sector” was established.

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 Sector Targets

  • Coordinate cooperation among various Arab media and information agencies in the area of Joint Arab Media Action.

    Inform the Arab and international public about the Joint Arab Positions and the Joint Arab Action and consolidate the relation between the League of Arab States and Arab peoples.

    Create a partnership between the League of Arab States and regional and international bodies working in the field of media and communication.



 Sector Missions

  • Develop a strategy for the Joint Arab Media according to regional and international variables and working towards its implementation, in cooperation and coordination with all Arab States.

    Implement the resolutions issued by the Council of Arab Ministers of Information and the recommendations of the Permanent Committee of Arab media on the Joint Arab Media Action and take the necessary steps to follow up on their implementation.

    Act as the Technical Secretariat for the Permanent Arab Media Committee, the Council of Arab Ministers of Information and their sub-committees.

    Provide information on the activities of the Secretariat General and its bodies and broaden the scope of information about the Arab League’s positions towards political, economic, cultural and other common issues.

    Publish media and information materials that reflect common Arab positions and Joint Arab Action for the Arab League missions abroad, as well as material addressing foreign public opinion.

    Raise awareness of the Arab public opinion and Arab citizens about issues and objectives of the Joint Arab Action and the institutions of the Joint Arab Action, particularly the League of Arab States.

    Cooperate with regional and international media organizations, and actively participate in their conferences and activities.

    Use advanced technology in the process of early warning, monitor and analyze information and follow up on events and their repercussions on the Arab States in support of the decision-making process in the Arab world.

    Develop Arab media mechanisms to keep up with enormous technological development.

    Establish a highly technical and advanced Arab National Information Centre that utilizes the latest modern systems and devices in order to ensure the maximum benefit from and cooperate with global and regional databases and information networks, to serve as a hub where experiences gained at local, Arab and international levels are collected. This hub contributes to streamlining systems and work procedures in the Arab world, particularly with regard to the use of the Arabic language for the storage and retrieval of documents and information in modern devices.

    Document the Arab League’s heritage and memory in a digital format, create an electronic library that provide services to users inside and outside the Secretariat General and participate in various digital projects of regional and international organizations. Translate the proceedings and documents of the League of Arab States into the most frequently used foreign languages such as; English and French, as the most important element of an advanced information system to inform international forums about the League of Arab States, in conformity with the level of regional and international institutions.

    Strengthen cooperation and partnership with active civil society organizations in the Arab region, with the aim of building up their capacity.


Other Agencies

- Arab Parliament

- League Of Arba States Administrative Court

- Investment Court

Arab Mechanisms for Human Rights

- Permanent Arab Commission for Human Rights

- Arab human Rights Commission for the charter

- The arab Parliament Committee on Legislative, Legal and Human Rights Affairs

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