League of Arab States جامعة الدول العربية By Vrishank Subramani What is The League of Arab States? • The League of Arab States is an association of countries that speak Arabic or where Arabic is the official language • The Arab League agreed however with the UN in working together as a whole against the Syrian dictatorship and pushed forward the Arab Spring What are the major documents associated with the League? • The Arab League Charter – Signed on March 22nd, 1945 by the original Six countries (Egypt, Iraq, Transjordan, Lebanon, Syria and Saudi Arabia) – Instituted to create the Arab League for Economic, Cultural, Political manners etc. What are the major documents associated with the League? • Joint Defense and Economic Co-operation Treaty – Signed on June 18th, 1950 by the Arab League – Formed the Joint Defense Council and the Economic and Social Council How has the League of Arab States Changed from 1945? • There are 22 nations (including Palestine) now compared to the 6 original founders of the Arab League • The Arab League now has a greater push towards democracy after the Arab Spring • Also Arab League has sub divisions such as the Joint Defense Council and the Economic and Social council What is the purpose of the League of Arab States? • The League aims to strengthen ties between the member nations and coordinate their policies. • It also tries to aims to push for policies that will help move the Middle East forward as a whole Members of the League of Nations • Members – 1945: Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Transjordan (Jordan), Yemen – 1953: Libya – 1956: Sudan – 1958: Morroco, Tunisia – 1961: Kuwait – 1962: Algeria – 1971: Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, UAE – 1973: Mauritania – 1974: Somalia – 1976: Palestine – 1977: Djibouti – 1993: Comoros Who runs the League of Arab Nations? • The League of Arab Nations is run by: – General Secretary: Nabil Elarby – Head of Arab Parliament: Ali AlDuqbasi Advantages vs Disadvantages of joining the League of Arab Nations Advantages • Allows the Middle Eastern countries to stay together for Economic and Military Policy • Also allows better Oil trade between countries in The League of Arab Nations as there are no Tariffs • Strength in numbers as they push for democracy throughout the area Disadvantages • Shows distrust throughout the Middle East • Cannot have help with Military conflicts from other countries in the League Aishwarya will you go to prom with me?