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The Arab Towns Organization (ATO) is a network which exists to develop cooperation between Arab cities in order to promote their development, while preserving their Arab identity.

History and profile[edit]

ATO was set up in Kuwait on 15 March 1967.[1][2] It is based in Kaifan, Kuwait City.[2]

Membership is open to municipalities, from Arab nations, other institutions with related activities and interested individuals. Member cities, according to the website (in 2008), come from the following countries : Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen. There are several related institutions, including a Development Fund for Arab Cities, which began life in 1979, and the Arab Urban Development Institute[3] which started up in 1980, describing itself as ‘the scientific and technical wing of the ATO’. As of 2013, the organization had members from twenty-two countries.[2]

ATO is one of the main partners in the Euro-Arab Forum, which has organised conferences in Dubai in 2008 and Malaga in 2011. The other partners are COPPEM, CEMR and the Congress of the Council of Europe.

As of 2011 the ATO Secretary General was Abdulaziz Al Adasani. He was re-elected in 2010 for another three-year term, at the 15th ATO General Assembly in Kuwait in October 2010. A decision was taken at this meeting to hold the 16th Assembly in Aleppo in 2012.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Relations
  2. ^ a b c Chadwick F. Alger (13 August 2013). The UN System and Cities in Global Governance. Springer Science & Business Media. p. 139. ISBN 978-3-319-00512-6. Retrieved 18 September 2014. 
  3. ^ Arab Urban

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PR Newswire (press release)
Tue, 26 May 2015 14:45:00 -0700

ECAT is affiliated with the Arab Towns Organization (ATO), which is focused on promoting development of Arab cities while preserving their Arab identity. ECAT operates under the umbrella of the Director General of Dubai Municipality and 10 ...
 
Bahrain News Agency
Tue, 26 May 2015 23:22:30 -0700

Doha, May 27 (BNA): The State of Qatar will host on Sunday for the first time a meeting for the higher consultative authority of the Arab Towns Organization (ATO) with the participation of a large number of city officials. The following member cities ...

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Arab News
Wed, 06 May 2015 14:33:45 -0700

... has been organized by Madinah Municipality in collaboration with the King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KACARE), Dubai Municipality, Taibah University and the Environmental Center for Arab Towns and the Arab Towns Organization.

Arab News

Arab News
Mon, 04 May 2015 14:45:00 -0700

The conference is being organized by the Madinah Municipality, King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KACARE), Dubai Municipality, Taibah University and Environmental Center for Arab Towns (ECAT) and Arab Towns Organization (ATO).
 
Saudi Press Agency
Tue, 05 May 2015 16:26:15 -0700

... Fifth international conference "cities environment" which is organized by Madinah Municipality, the City of King Abdullah Atomic Energy, Dubai, the University of Taibah and Environmental Center for Arab Towns with support of the Arab Towns ...
 
Zawya (registration)
Sun, 02 Feb 2014 02:24:16 -0800

As part of bridging cooperation between international bodies and organization aiming at sharing of ideas and best practices in order to better services and activities, Dubai Municipality has recently received a delegation from Arab Towns Organization.

Arab News

Arab News
Thu, 16 May 2013 15:56:13 -0700

Fahad Al-Jubeir, mayor of the Eastern Province, received a Silver shield from Qatari Premier Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim Al-Thani for coming second place in the Architectural Heritage category in the 11th session of the Arab Towns Organization (ATO) Award ...
 
Construction Week Online
Mon, 10 Dec 2012 19:00:00 -0800

Kuwait City is undergoing a construction renaissance, with more than 60,000 houses, a new railway station, international port and several other projects set to complete within the next four years, according to the chairman and managing director of ...
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