Morning - Agencies
The director of the Arab Labor Organization Ahmed Luqman: The high rates of unemployment in the Arab countries in the recent period requires the creation of 50 million jobs, at least until 2020 to absorb new entrants to the labor market.
The director of the organization in a press statement to bypass the Arab unemployment rates 16 percent because of political instability, economic and social in the region.
He continued: The report prepared by the Arab experts showed continued high rates of unemployment in the Arab world, and re-discuss facilitate labor mobility between the Arab countries and fears of lack of economic integration of the Gulf, adding that the report, which carries proportions negative for the employment of young people in the Arab countries will be announced in the coming period.
The organization will launch another report in conjunction with the launch of the 41 Arab Labour Conference in Cairo next mid-September under the title «Arab cooperation and the prospects for operating support».
Said Luqman: The problem of unemployment in the Arab countries of the issues discussed and structured since 2008 until last year, and is working to achieve a balanced development check the aspirations of young people to get decent jobs, noting that the theme of this year's conference will continue to discuss this problem «which has seen growing against the backdrop of the rapid changes in the number of Arab countries since the beginning of 2011, pushed out to the surface and strongly ».
He explained that: «these problems are related to indicators of economic and social development, and the activation of the Arab Decade for running 2010 - 2020 which was approved by the Kuwait summit and set targets strategy to reduce unemployment by half and to facilitate labor mobility and raise the rate of productivity growth».
He pointed to the launch of the Arab integrated program that supports the operation and the reduction of unemployment and includes six projects, most notably the Arabic Network for labor market information, and a draft Arab Observatory to follow up the Arab labor markets and developments, and the localization project, and a project to develop small enterprises.
He said: «Due to shrinking employment opportunities in the public sector due to privatization goal is to become the private sector, which represents 70 to 80 percent of the economic activity of the Arab».
He talked about the organization's report, which will address the characteristics of Arab unemployment, which refers to the rising unemployment due to the instability of the political situation and economic and social development in the region.
He pointed to the unemployment rate exceeded 16 percent, which requires the development of 50 million jobs, at least between 2010 and 2020 to absorb new entrants to the labor market.
The report predicted the high rate of women's participation in the labor market from 27 to 35 percent by the end of 2020 and talked about the economic factors behind the rise in unemployment, including the decline in the economic growth rate and the volume of intra-Arab trade as a manifestation of the inadequacy of Arab cooperation.