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Organization: General Federation of Social Agencies
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PROGRESS: Has your organization seen progress toward a culture of peace and nonviolence in your domain of action and in your constituency during the first half of the Decade?

Yes :

* The number of associations rose up to 18,000
* Increase in the role of civil associations in the confrontation of major national issues
* The State's growing interest in and support of civil associations, being an active partner in sustainable development.

Measures of success:  
                             
* Growth of the active role of social agencies.
* Increase in the popular interest in establishing societies, positive participation and confidence in their developmental role.

OBSTACLES: What are the most important obstacles that have prevented progress?

Major obstacles encountered :

* Lack of trained personnel to improve the performance
* Insufficiency of funding that is needed to overcome the great rise in the costs of projects and services
* Inflexibility of administrative bodies
* Absence of second-line leaders in civil societies
* The need for ongoing development of programmes and services to catch up with successive social and economic changes.


Measures of failure:

* Illegal technical and financial practices and subsequent intervention of the parties concerned.

ACTIONS: What actions have been undertaken by your organization to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence during the first half of the Decade?

Action areas :

* Participation in the conferences and seminars organized by the League of Arab States and Arab associations.
* Visiting civil societies in Arab countries and identifying models of excellence.
* Exchange of technical, legislative or organizational expertise and information.
* Establishment of a general federation for Arab social societies (yet to be achieved)

Most important activities :

* Identifying national priority projects and concerting efforts to achieve their goals (environmental projects, socio-economic projects, youth employment projects, elimination of poverty and illiteracy)
* Involving ministries and concerned bodies in the associations' activities, and making field visits to governorates and associations to identify the points of strength and weakness in social civil work

ADVICE: What advice would you like to give to the Secretary-General and the General Assembly to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence during the second half of the Decade?


PARTNERSHIPS: What partnerships and networks does your organization participate in, thus strengthening the global movement for a culture of peace?


PLANS: What new engagements are planned by your organization to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence in the second half of the Decade (2005-2010)?


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E-mail address of organization


Website address of organization


Highest priority action domain of a culture of peace


Second priority action domain of a culture of peace


Highest priority country of action (or international)

Egypt

Second priority country of action (or international)

Arab Region
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Organization: General Federation of Social Agencies

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