The Arab Region
Guiding was established in several countries in the 1930s. In 1966, these
Associations participated in the first Arab Conference held in Libya. In 1973
the Arab Region Group was established. In 1999 The
Arab Region was formed. Today the Arab
Region has 13 Member Organizations and five countries are working towards
membership. There are 150,000 Girl Guides in the Arab Region today.
The Arab Region is focusing
its activities and events on adolescent health issues, including organizing
seminars and workshops for young women on reproductive health.
national level, all of the region's Member Organizations are working on
projects for the WAGGGS Building world
The Arab Regional Conference takes place once every
three years. The Regional Conference determines and implements the goals,
strategy and priorities of the Region.
The Conference is the governing body
of the region, and is made up of delegations from each Member Organization.
The Arab Regional Committee
comprises of 6 members who are elected by the Arab Regional Conference. The
Regional Committee is responsible for the implementation of decisions taken at
the Regional Conference. A Committee member is elected for a three-year term,
and can be re-elected up to a maximum of six years. At least one member must be
under 30 years of age at the time of election. The Committee elects a Regional Chairman and
Vice-Chairman. The Regional Chairman is also a voting member of WAGGGS World
and Workshops are organized annually to provide trainers and leaders with
adequate skills and knowledge to promote Girl Guiding in the region