Arab Democratic Trade Union Forum 5th Meeting was held in Amman, February 9, 2014. The meeting discussed, among others, the draft constitution on of the Arab Trade Union Confederation, the ATUC, an Inter Regional Sub-reigon. 24 representatives from 12 countries and territory participated in the meeting.
The ATUC will be established as an inter-regional sub region of the ITUC Asia Pacific and the ITUC Africa under a new constitutional provision, ITUC Article 27-h, to be approved by the 3rd Congress. In his speech in the opening of the meeting, Noriyuki Suzuki, General Secretary of the ITUC-AP, stressed the role of the new ATUC to promote the Arab Spring and contribute to the Middle East Peace Process.
The ATUC will be formed by ITUC/ITUC-AP/ITUC Africa affiliates in Mauritania, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, the Emirates, Saudi Arabia.
The founding Congress is scheduled to be held in the first week of September 2014.
The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) is the main international trade union organisation, representing the interests of working people worldwide.