Meeting to Address Needs and Protection of the Arab Family

The Doha International Family Institute (DIFI), in collaboration with the Women, Family and Children's Department at the Arab League’s General Secretariat held a consultative meeting...

The platform for action was adopted by the high-level Ministerial Conference on the Needs and Protection of the Arab Family in Light of Contemporary Changes, held in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, in February, 2016.

The consultative meeting was held at the headquarters of the Arab League in Cairo, on May 17 and 18. Experts from several Arab countries as well as representatives of regional and United Nations regional offices. The experts discussed the thematic priorities of the action plan and the means to mainstream a family perspective in the implementation of the Global Sustainable Development Goals.

“We were pleased to collaborate with the Arab League in organizing this meeting which aims to provide expert insights into this important project. This is part of our continuous efforts to promote the role of family in development and support evidence informed strategies and policies,” stated Ms. Noor Al Malki Al Jehani, Executive Director of DIFI.

DIFI, a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), seeks to support research and policy studies which aim to protect the Arab family.