Bahrain: Launch of the Arab Cities Organization conference
Manama-Bahrain – 30/5/2016
The 17th conference of the Arab Cities Organization was launched in the Bahraini capital, Manama. The conference aims at promoting Arab cities and the role of the cities as a key driver for development, given that the cities are the closest to the inhabitants and closest to their needs and aspirations towards a secure and stable life.
The Kingdom of Bahrain embraced the works of the 17th General Conference of the Arab Cities organization under the auspices of the Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa in Diplomat Radisson Hotel, Manama. Holding the 17th Conference of the Arab Cities Organization in Manama forms a quantum leap in the path of the organization by the advancement of the Arab Cities and their inhabitants towards achieving the goals of sustainable development agenda beyond 2015.
The development agenda was highlighted during the conference, which was approved in September 2015 at the United Nations, and the role of the cities as a key driver for development, given that the cities are the closest to the inhabitants and the closest to their needs and aspirations towards a safe and stable life.
Bahrain is hosting this conference for the first time since the founding of the organization in 1967, and it’s a conference held every three years.