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Forum for the Future

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Introduction

25 countries participate in the Conference of the Middle East and North African countries and the Group of Eight (BMENA), under the theme "Forum for the Future".

It is an annual conference brings together ministers from the governments of the initiative area and the Group of Eight, the Greater Middle East and North African, as well as representatives of civil society and private sector

(BMENA): The initiative represents the cooperation between the governments of the Group of Eight and the Greater Middle East and North Africa, the private sector and defenders of civil society in the region, which are calling for freedom, democracy and economic prosperity for all.

In 2013, United Kingdom and Egyptian government partnership the presidency of the initiative.

The initiative focuses this year on three main topics, namely: economic development, the empowerment of women and freedom of expression.

It is scheduled during the Forum that Foreign ministers of the Middle East and North Africa, in the presence of Group of Eight foreign ministers to approve the recommendations of civil society organizations in their meeting, which held in the Jordanian capital Amman last week.

Definition of (BMENA):
The initiative represents the cooperation between the governments of the Group of Eight and the Great Middle East and North Africa, the private sector and defenders of civil society in the region, which are calling for freedom, democracy and economic prosperity for all.

The first Forum held in December 2004. It  held the foundations for a dialogue among the Group of Eight and regional governments. It   launches seven ambitious initiatives formulated at the summit, which was held in Sea Island.

Since the first forum, many of civil society groups and the leading partner countries made great achievements, amended this agenda, focused on transparency, good governance and democratic participation, empowerment of women, legal reform and human rights.

The Forum is a key factor in the partnership of the Greater Middle East and North Africa Initiative. It provides an international stand to support reform in the region.

It allows the Partners, other countries and organizations participate in supporting economic and social reform on a regular basis. For the first time since the launch of the initiative in 2004, two governments have been elected democratically namely, the United States and Tunisia to preside the operation.

Objectives of the initiative:
It aims to improve the quality of the partnership between civil society and governments. it is the main mean by which the Group of Eight and the governments of the region can work together with civil society, in order to discuss the reform process in the countries of the initiative area.

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