Arab League Educational cultural and Scientific Organization

The Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development allocates aid to the Khartoum International Institute for Arabic Language

The Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD) has approved an aid of 600,000 Kuwaiti Dinars (about US$ 2 million) as a contribution to the financing of the project for constructing new buildings for the Khartoum International Institute for Arabic Language, especially classrooms, language and computer laboratories, and the main library building.
This generous aid came in response to the request made by H.E. Dr. Saud Hilal Al-Harbi, Director-General of ALECSO, to H.E. Dr. Abdullatif Yousef Al-Hamad, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Directors of AFESD, given the need to expand the Institute's intake capacity in light of the increasing demand for its services from all over the world.

ALECSO participates in the 2018 Global Education Meeting

UNESCO convened, on December 3-5, 2018 in Brussels, Belgium, the 2018 Global Education Meeting. The meeting aims at reviewing progress towards the global education targets and commitments in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and identifying strategic priority areas requiring political guidance and intervention for the effective achievement of the global Education 2030 Agenda. It is also designed to assess education policies, strategies and challenges in preparation for the 2019 High Level Political Forum, and to promote coordination for the implementation of SDG4.
This high-level gathering addresses a wide range of issues, including gender inequality, poverty alleviation, lifelong learning and quality education, and the building of healthy and safe communities.
ALECSO is represented in this meeting by Mrs. Afifa Zayadi, Liaison Officer, Representative of ALECSO to UNESCO.

Secretary-General of the League of Arab States inaugurates special session of the Higher Coordination Committee for Joint Arab Action

The special session of the Higher Coordination Committee for Joint Arab Action was inaugurated on December 2, 2018 under the chairmanship of H.E. Mr. Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, at the headquarters of the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT).
ALECSO participates in this meeting with a delegation headed by Mr. Mohamed Sultan, Administrative and Financial Officer at the Institute of Arab Research and Studies in Cairo.

ALECSO participates in the special session of the Higher Coordination Committee for Joint Arab action


The Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO) takes part in the special session of the Higher Coordination Committee for Joint Arab Action, held on December 1-3, 2018 at the headquarters of the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT) in Alexandria, Egypt.
ALECSO is represented in this meeting by a delegation from the General Directorate and the Institute of Arab Research and Studies in Cairo.

ALECSO Director-General participates in the meeting of Arabic Language Centers in Europe

At the invitation of the Center for the Teaching of Arabic Language and Culture in Munich, H.E. Dr. Saud Hilal Al-Harbi, Director-General of ALECSO, participated, on November 30, 2018, in the celebration of the World Arabic Language Day. The meeting was attended by Arab experts interested in Arabic language teaching in Europe, along with heads of schools and centers that teach Arabic to young members of Arab communities in Europe.
In his statement on this occasion, Dr. Al-Harbi underlined the importance that ALECSO attaches to the dissemination and promotion of Arabic language in Europe. He highlighted, in this regard, the significant role of the Khartoum International Institute for Arabic Language in promoting the teaching of Arabic to non-native speakers. He indicated that the Institute has completed the preparation of the Arabic textbook in accordance with the UNESCO Framework. The book will be published shortly.
At the conclusion of the meeting, participants called on ALECSO to pursue and step up its action to disseminate the Arabic language and to promote the teaching of Arabic to young members of Arab communities abroad.

ALECSO congratulates Tunisia on the inscription of « Pottery skills of the women of Sejnane » on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

The Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO) extends its warmest congratulations to H.E. Dr. Mohamed Zine El-Abidine, Minister of Culture of the Republic of Tunisia, on the inscription of « Pottery skills of the women of Sejnane » on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, by the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, during its annual meeting held on November 26 – December 1, 2018 in Port Louis, Mauritius.

 

ALECSO congratulates Jordan and Oman on the inscription of « As-Samer » and « Horse and Camel Ardhah » on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

The Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO) extends its warmest congratulations to H.E. Mr. Mohammad Abu Rumman, Minister of Culture and Youth of the Kingdom of Jordan, on the inscription of « As-Samer » on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, and to His Highness Sayyid Haitham bin Tariq Al Said, Minister of Heritage and Culture in the Sultanate of Oman, on the inscription of « Horse and Camel Ardhah » on the same List, by the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, during its annual meeting held on November 26 – December 1, 2018 in Port Louis, Mauritius.

ALECSO and the International Organization of La Francophonie organize 11th “Ibn Khaldoun-Senghor Translation Award” ceremony

The Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO) and the International Organization of La Francophonie (OIF) organize, on November 22, 2018 at ALECSO headquarters, the 11th “Ibn Khaldoun-Senghor Translation Award” ceremony.
The ceremony will be chaired by Dr. Saud Hilal Al-Harbi, Director-General of ALECSO, and Mrs. Michaëlle Jean, Secretary-General of the International Organization of La Francophonie, and will be attended by a large number of intellectuals and academicians.
The Award Jury, meeting at OIF headquarters in Paris on October 15, 2018, decided to grant the “Ibn Khaldoun-Senghor Award” in its 11th edition to the translation from French to Arabic of Sylvie Patron’s book “Le Narrateur : Introduction à la théorie narrative”. The translation was performed collectively under the supervision of the Tunisian academic Mohamed El-Kadhi, and published in 2017 by “Editions Cenatra” (Institute of Translation of Tunis).

First Arabian Mathematical Olympiad

In partnership with the Arab Bureau of Education for the Gulf States, ALECSO and the Ministry of Education of Saudi Arabia organize, in Jeddah, KSA, on November 25-29, 2018, the first edition of the Arabian Mathematical Olympiad. Students from Arab countries will participate in this competition by solving mathematical problems prepared by a scientific committee headed by Dr. Fawzi Al-Thukair.
This edition, the first of its kind in the Arab World, will be inaugurated on November 25, 2018 by H.E. Dr. Ahmed Bin Mohammed Al-Issa, Saudi Minister of Education, and H.E. Dr. Saud Hilal Al-Harbi, Director-General of ALECSO.