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- "Watan" - Persistent Questions in a New Arab Millennium: Doha, Qatar , 5/21/2010 - 5/22/2010

- Scarce Water… Rising Water: Between Draughts and Flooding - Arab Policies to Meet Environmental Challenges, 31st March – 1st April 2010

Activities and Events for the 2009 Arab Human Development Report

Since Arab youth constitute nearly 25% of the Arab total population, thus they are an important productive part of the society that mobilizes the public opinion. As part of its preparatory activities, UNDP/RBAS convened a series of youth forums in both Egypt and Jordan targeting young people between18 and 25 years old representing the different Arab sub-regions (Masherek, Maghreb and the Gulf).

The first forum was held on the 7th and 8th of December 2007, gathering participants from Djibouti, Egypt, Somalia and Sudan; while the second forum was held on the11th and 12th of January 2008, with representatives from the Mashrek (Iraq, Syria, Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan) and the Gulf regions (Saudi Arabia and Bahrain). The third youth forum was held in Cairo on the 8th and 9th of February 2008 gathering youth participants from the Maghreb region (Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia).

The agenda of the meeting focused on the definition of the Human Security as perceived by young people, their ranking of human security dimensions and their own views and suggestions on how to best fulfill human security for Arab citizens.

* Arab Human Development Report (AHDR 2008) – Third Advisory Board meeting.
Rabat, Morocco, 7/3/2008 - 7/4/2008.
This Advisory Board meeting discussed second draft of the Report. The discussions focused on the Report's methodology, general orientations, structure, organization, drafting, and some issues and proposed policies in the report.
Agenda, background and publications
* Arab Human Development Report (AHDR 2008) – Second Advisory Board meeting.
Dead Sea, Jordan, 3/23/2008 - 3/24/2008.
This second Advisory Board meeting discussed the first draft of the Report, and the plan and methodology used throughout the process. The lead author clarified the concept of human security and its dimensions in the Arab world.
Agenda, background and publications
* Arab Human Development Report (AHDR 2008) – First Advisory Board meeting.
Cairo, Egypt, 9/8/2007 - .
This Advisory Board discussed the experience of the first AHDR series, theme selection, main orientations, and methodologies of the AHDR 2008.
Agenda, background and publications