By:Ayman Barzan - 19-08-13 | (Voice of Iraq) | Printable version
On the sidelines of a Conference "think 21" which will be held in Dubai
Anmar Khalid: the biggest challenge is to create 80 million jobs by 2020!
The Arab thought Foundation will hold its 12th annual "think 21" in Dubai, U.A.E. the patronage of h.h. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ruler of Dubai and from 4 to 5 December 2013, which will address the topic "development of new employment opportunities in the Arab world."
During the preparations for the General Conference, to be held in the U.A.E., and during these preparations, the Foundation will hold a forum in Baghdad thinking, Alasdair Palace on Tuesday 20 August to come up with recommendations that reflect the reality of Iraq in the proportion of jobs and some economic indicators in the country, which in turn will contribute to these General Conference for the purpose of the Republic of Iraq within contributing States in job creation.
Prior to the meeting, we met with activist (Tigers Khaled) which represents the institution in Iraq as Ambassador for the Arab thought and talked with him and the details of the meeting were as follows:
• What are the goals of this meeting?
-Aims of the Arab thought Foundation, through its "think 21" to highlight the urgent need for a qualitative leap in the Arab world, from job creation to ensure an enabling environment for employment creation.
In my role as a representative of the institution in the Republic of Iraq to the Arab thought, we are working to create a common ground between the public and private sector, civil society and international out of this meeting, a unified vision for the creation of new jobs in Iraq and the Arab world, and also listening to young people directly by decision-makers, and on the other the challenges associated with the development of employment opportunities, and will come out with a realistic report to Arab thought Foundation supports General Conference in Dubai and also provide decision makers attending the meeting, the most important recommendations.
• Who will attend this meeting?
-To attend the meeting, an elite group of young men and women, and some of the characters representing the public sector, private sector, civil society, or they are economists, and entrepreneurs who see broad economic, for the purpose of deepening the relationship between all the parties concerned, where we call for decision-makers, the Governor of Baghdad, Ali Al-Tamimi, the Governor of the Central Bank of Iraq Abdel Basset Turki and members of the Baghdad provincial Council on youth and economic committees and the Chairman of the Baghdad Chamber of Commerce, and experts in the development arena and young pioneers in youth work.
• How you challenges that hinder job creation?
-Today the issue of job creation is a global challenge, and while the whole world today on creating a new economic model to address the crisis, needs the Arab role in the planning, with the biggest challenge is to create 80 million jobs by 2020. As frequently putting this up in the Arab world, takes the "think" the next initiative in this case avoiding regional generalities that consumed, in the light of the programme of the Conference put job creation, takes into account the differing realities and constraints between the Arab country and another.
Since this issue cannot be addressed in isolation from government intervention, looking at possible policies that will secure an enabling environment for job creation are supported by governmental decisions transparent and sustainable.
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