Abu Dhabi, Jan 2 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will host for the first time an Arab-West dialogue of young people that focusing on issues related to women, WAM news agency reported Wednesday.
Wadodah Badran, director general of the Arab Women’s Organisation (AWO), made the announcement Tuesday while inaugurating an orientation programme for the participants of the upcoming meet.
Slated for June 2008 in the UAE capital, 26 young Arab men and women will interact with their western peers and exchange ideas on various social and economic issues.
The Arab-West dialogue will be held under the patronage of H.H. Shaikha Fatima bint Mubarak, chairperson of the UAE General Women Union (GWU) and president of Family Development Foundation.
The participants in the five-day training programme will focus on the field studies and methods of compiling and analysing data, Badran said.
The Arab Youth Dialogue was initiated in 2005 for constructive interaction with the youth of various countries to explore ways of resolving women issues and protect their rights.