Arabic Language International Council
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In according to (16 May 2007) the UN General Assembly proclaims 2008 International Year of Languages, in efforts to promote Unity in diversity, and also its recognition that the United Nations pursues multilingualism as a means of promoting, protecting and preserving diversity of languages and cultures globally, emphasized the paramount importance of the quality of the Organization's six official languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish). Based on this, Arabic language international council was declared by the Arab universities association members in the presence of more than 160 university rectors and presidents during their 41 conference which took place in Riyadh in 14–16 April 2008. At the same time, the council is supported and encouraged by their Excellencies ministers of education in most of the Arab countries, the Secretary Generals of the Arab League, Organisation of the Islamic Conference, Muslim World League, the Arab Gulf States Cooperation Council, the Arab Maghreb Union, and the Arab Economic Unity Council. This is in addition to the support and approval of the General Directors of UNESCO, ISESCO, ALECSO, and the Arab Bureau of Education for the Gulf States. Also strong support came from universities rectors, presidents and the secretary generals of the Arab colleges associations in Arab universities including: colleges and institutes of education, colleges of science, colleges of law, colleges of pharmacy, colleges of engineering, colleges of computing and information, colleges of art, colleges of medicine, colleges of dentists medicine, colleges of science and information technology, Colleges of administration sciences.
The recognition and encouragement has come from the secretary generals of the quality unions which have the membership of the Arab Economic Unity Council and include: Arab lawyers, Arab banks, Arab universities, Arab libraries and information, Arab publishers, Arab writers, Arab investors, Arab chambers of commerce, industry and agriculture, Arab Inter –parliamentary, Arab committee for protecting intellectual property. This is in addition to other organizations, unions and institutions which show interest in the Arabic language international council and its programs.
- To contribute to the advancement of Arabic language and its culture.
- To connect it with other languages in the world through the establishment of departments, educational programs, training technical and scientific studies and research.
- To publish books, references, publications, and specialized documents.
- To cooperate, coordinate and collaborate with government, civil, and international institutions and bodies in the Arabic language various areas.
- To encourage and support the specialized efforts of individuals, and the civil and government institutions which work in the Arabic language areas in the world through programs, projects, activities, bodies, offices, branches, and specialized institutions which will be established by the council.
- To prepare reports, standards, and measurements which will guarantee quality for the programs and institutions of Arabic language international council.
The legal status
Arabic language international council was declared by the Arab universities association members in the presence of more than 160 university rectors and presidents during their 41 conference which took place in Riyadh in 14–16 April 2008 as an international non-governmental organization and to act as an umbrella for Arabic language institutions and individuals around the world.
Every one in the world who has interest in Arabic language and its culture can join the council membership as far as he/she meets the council conditions. This is also the condition of all schools, programs, and universities concerned with Arabic language. Also private and public institutions and companies which deal with Arabic language and its culture or have the interest to support the council and its programs have the privilege to join the council and have its membership. Therefore, there are ten memberships in the council which include the following; students, specialists, concerned, schools, institutes, universities, supporters, foundations, ministries, and honorary. Each one of these memberships pays special fees for their membership in the council, except the last one which is granted for those who have contributed extensively to Arabic Language or to the council.
Structure and administration
The structure of the council is made of three bodies: and include the following:
- The general conference is the highest authority and represents all the members. It meets once every tow years.
- The executive board has 50 members and each membership category has five representatives in the board. Those members will be elected by their members from the same category every four years. It is in charge of supervising the administration, and acts as the approving authority for the programs and financial affairs of the council. It meets at least once a year and has four years duration.
- The secretariat general is the body which carries out all the programs and implements all policies of the council. It has secretary general and deputy secretary generals elected every six years by the executive board.
The council is dependent on the membership fees, and the cost of services and products which will be produced by the council through its different programs. It accepts all kind of support in any form without any conditions or contradictions with the council constitution and regulations
Projects and programs
There are many programs in the agenda of the council and include the following:
- Specialized programs
- developing textbooks, curricula, and courses for Arabic language
- preparing dictionaries
- academic standardization
- testing, evaluation, and measurement
- establishing specialized programs, departments and institutions
- scientific research
- media and programs and publications
- conferences, symposiums and exhibitions
- grants and awards
- Arabic letter
- promoting Arabic language culture
- issuing specialized reports
Proposal for membership, support and sponsorship
Since the council is dependent on the membership fees and donations from concerned individual and institutions, the council is approaching your institution to join the council membership and to pay the amount of 10000 $ every year as a fee and also as sponsorship to promote the logo of your institution on the council website as far as you intend to join the council membership. Your participation will be recognized by the executive board.
- To have the council membership which will allow you to be elected to the executive board
- To participate in supporting making decisions in the council programs and activities.
- To promote your company contributions to the social cause
- To allow you to have public relations with the most popular individuals and institution in the world who have the council membership
- To contribute to the social responsibility which is fundamental to may corporations and foundations which aware of the social demand.
- To explore new ways to promote your company and to find new partners.
- After receiving the proposal you need to send a message of acknowledgement of receiving the proposal
- Indicate in your letter of acknowledgment your first impression about the proposal.
- If you need further information about the council or you require further explanation about the council activities or you want to contribute with more resources to the council, please send your request as soon as you can.
- Give us your time frame or date you expect to respond to the proposal.
- Your quick response is highly appreciated and is needed