The 40th session of the Arab Work Conference will kick off Monday in Algeria with the participation of 20 Arab nations, including the State of Kuwait, to tackle the issue of unemployment in the Arab region.
Minister of State of Social Affairs and Labor Thikra Al-Rashidi, Head of Kuwait's General Labor Union Fayiz Ali Al-Mutairi, and Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry Director General Rabah Abd-Rahman Al-Rabah, were chosen to represent the country in the week-long meeting.
The agenda will shed light on investment tactics and other social and economic issues that would boost cooperation among Arab countries.
On the sidelines of his meeting with the Kuwaiti minister, General Director of Arab Labor Organization (ALO) Ahmed Mohammad Luqman said the conference will see a participation of 18 ministers and an attendee of representatives of more than 500 unions, NGOs, and organizations concerned with social affairs and labor.
An in-depth dialogue is also on the agenda on problems of unemployment in the Arab world and feasible solutions. Enhancing cooperation in the field of labor in a manner that corresponds with current social and economic development and state of affairs will also be discussed.
The official further noted that the conference will also focus on rights of laborers and work conditions, as well as unification of labor legislative frameworks among member states.