We are immensely delighted to announce yet another brilliant milestone accomplished by Partners in Population and Development (PPD) immediately after very successful organization of the International Inter-Ministerial Conference on South-South Cooperation in Population and Development focussing on innovative and efficient strategies and approaches for “Implementation of the Nairobi Commitments Through South-South Cooperation in the post-COVID-19 Era”. Partners in Population and Development (PPD) and League of Arab States (LAS) virtually signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) of mutual collaboration following culmination of an extensive negotiation between both the organizations. As decided during the discussions and exchanges, the MOU was signed on the auspicious occasion of the Opening Ceremony of the 2nd Session of the Arab Council on Population and Development held in Cairo on Monday 21st December 2021.
The MOU was jointly signed virtually by Mr. Adnene Ben Haj Aissa, Executive Director on behalf of Partners in Population and Development (PPD) and Her Excellency Ms. Haifa Abu Ghazala, Undersecretary General and President of the Social Affairs Department on behalf of the League of Arab States. The landmark MOU opened a new horizon of collaboration and partnership among the member countries of the League of Arab States (LAS) and the member countries of Partners in Population and Development (PPD) under the aegis of the newly created Arab Council on Population and Development at national and regional level. Under the MOU both the organizations will undertake exchange visits, sharing, exchange and transfer of knowledge and expertise, attending and contributing to the events organized by both the organizations, arrange consultation of common issues faced by the Arab States and PPD Member States, implementing joint projects and programs. The official collaboration will be kick-off through the joint activities to be launched regionally and internationally in 2021.
Tunisia, one of the active members of the League of Arab States, has been unanimously elected as the new Chair of the second session of the Arab Council on Population and Development. The existing PPD Treasurer of Tunisia and the Secretary-elected for the next Executive Session from 2021-2023, Prof. Dr. Habib Ghedira will be the Chair of the Arab Council representing the Government of Tunisia.