Orestis Voulgaris

Chairman of LAS

Georgios-Christos Kostaras

Secretary General of LAS

League of Arab States

Following the adoption of the Alexandria Protocol in 1944 that founded the idea of an Organization of Arab States, the League of Arab States was established in Cairo on 22 March 1945. Its formation altered the dynamics of regional relations because it encompassed the concept of Arab Unity. By 2017, the Arab League numbers 22 member states and functions as a forum of policy-coordination and relationship-building between Arab States.

The League’s main purpose is the enhancement of Arab-cooperation in the fields of economic, political, social, cultural and scientific levels, while it addresses a broad range of regional security-related predicaments, including dispute-mediation and conflict-resolution between Arab States and third parties.

In the Arab League, each state enjoys equal status and the decisions are taken primarily by consensus. If that proves to be impossible, the decision must be taken by unanimity, which is legally binding for all member states. Whereas, should the decision be taken by majority vote, it is only binding for the member states that voted in favor.

The Arab League meets biannualy, in October and in March respectively. In each meeting, the member states appoint the country that will hold the presidency during the next term.

 

The topics to be discussed are:

Topic area A: Contemplating a political settlement in the Arab-Israeli Conflict: Modern Challenges and Prospects.

Topic area B: Crisis

Member States

Algeria
Bahrain
Comoros
Djibouti
Egypt
Iraq
Jordan
Kuwait
Lebanon
Libya
Mauritania
Morocco
Oman
Palestine
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Somalia
Sudan
Syria
Tunisia
United Arab Emirates
Yemen

Partners

Brazil
Eritrea
India
Venezuela