Other Group

Arab Thought Foundation

Website:

arabthought.org/site/index?lang=en

Headquarters:

Al Omary Mosque Street

Location:

Beirut, Lebanon

Type:

International Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)

Formation:

2000

Executive Director:

Bandar bin Khalid Al Faisal

Arab Thought Foundation (ATF) is a Lebanon-based international non-governmental organization that advocates for economic, social, and cultural development in the Arab world. [1]

Founded in 2000 through a grant from Prince Khalid Al-Faisal of Saudi Arabia [2], ATF advocates for pan-Arab identity, consolidation of “joint Arab action” and study of the Arab language [3] by promoting what it calls “responsible freedom” and strengthening Arab unity. [4]

ATF has worked with the United Nations on different projects and publishes blogs and newsletters to support its objectives. [5] [6] [7]

History and Leadership

Arab Thought Foundation (ATF) is an international non-governmental organization [8] that was founded in Lebanon in 2000 through a grant from Prince Khalid Al-Faisal of Saudi Arabia and with the support of a group of investors to advance economic, social, and cultural development in the Arab world. [9]

Prince Bandar bin Khalid Al-Faisal is the chairman of the board of directors of ATF. [10] Other members of ATF’s board include officials from Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, the United Arab Emirates, and Kuwait and Al Juffali of the Institute for Palestine Studies. Prince Khalid Al Faisal is the president and chairman of the board of trustees of ATF. [11] [12] [13]

Activities and Funding

Arab Thought Foundation is an international non-governmental organization attempts to build pride in the traditions, principles, and values of Arab nations by promoting what it calls responsible freedom, supporting Arab solidarity, and strengthening Arab unity. [14] ATF claims no political party or sectarian affiliations. [15]

ATF also works to emphasize pan-Arab identity, consolidate what the group calls “joint Arab action,” advance Arab thought practices, and promote the Arab language. [16] To support these efforts ATF works with other organizations, think tanks, institutions, and research centers to publish reports, newsletters, and translations, as well as host seminars. [17]

In 2018, ATF released the 10th Arab Annual Report on Cultural Development with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission. [18]

ATF publishes a blog [19] and a quarterly newsletter, [20] produces video content, [21] and hosts conferences and webinars on various topics, including “Outlining a New Arab Vision”.” [22] [23] ATF also operates an education center and launched the Tarbiah 21 Project in 2010 with support from a UNESCO grant. [24]

Previous speakers at ATF conferences have included representatives from the Center for International Public Policy Studies, Arab Woman Organization, Center for Political and Strategic Studies, South and Central Asia division of the Hudson Institute, United Nations,  and the League of Arab States. [25]

ATF also operates a youth program, with ambassadors participating from countries across the Middle East, Persian Gulf, and North Africa. The program aims to engage Arab youth, strengthen Arab identity, spread patriotic awareness, and others. [26]

Funding

Arab Thought Foundation received funds from Prince Khalid Al-Faisal of Saudia Arabia and additional support from a group of investors when it was founded in 2000. [27]

References

  1. “Who We Are.” Arab Thought Foundation. Accessed September 27, 2022. https://arabthought.org/en/whoweare/overview. ^
  2. “Who We Are.” Arab Thought Foundation. Accessed September 27, 2022. https://arabthought.org/en/whoweare/overview. ^
  3. “Who We Are.” Arab Thought Foundation. Accessed September 27, 2022. https://arabthought.org/en/whoweare/overview. ^
  4. “Who We Are.” Arab Thought Foundation. Accessed September 27, 2022. https://arabthought.org/en/whoweare/overview. ^
  5. “Arab Thought Foundation and ESCWA launched the 10th Arab Annual Report on Cultural Development.” Arab Thought Foundation. June 28, 2018. Accessed October 1, 2022. https://arabthought.org/en/news/61/arab-thought-foundation-and-escwa-launch-10th. ^
  6. “BLOG.” Arab Thought Foundation. Accessed September 27, 2022. https://arabthought.org/en/blog/index. ^
  7. “Quarterly Newsletter.” Arab Thought Foundation. Accessed September 27, 2022. https://arabthought.org/en/quarterly-newsletter/index. ^
  8. “Arab Thought Foundation.” Development Aid. Accessed October 1, 2022. https://www.developmentaid.org/organizations/view/433564/arab-thought-foundation. ^
  9. “Who We Are.” Arab Thought Foundation. Accessed September 27, 2022. https://arabthought.org/en/whoweare/overview. ^
  10. “Who We Are.” Arab Thought Foundation. Accessed September 27, 2022. https://arabthought.org/en/whoweare/overview. ^
  11. “Who We Are.” Arab Thought Foundation. Accessed September 27, 2022. https://arabthought.org/en/whoweare/overview. ^
  12. “Board of Directors.” Arab Thought Foundation. Accessed September 27, 2022. https://arabthought.org/en/member/directors. ^
  13. “General Management.” Arab Thought Foundation. Accessed September 27, 2022. https://arabthought.org/en/whoweare/generalmanagement. ^
  14. “Who We Are.” Arab Thought Foundation. Accessed September 27, 2022. https://arabthought.org/en/whoweare/overview. ^
  15. “Who We Are.” Arab Thought Foundation. Accessed September 27, 2022. https://arabthought.org/en/whoweare/overview. ^
  16. “Who We Are.” Arab Thought Foundation. Accessed September 27, 2022. https://arabthought.org/en/whoweare/overview. ^
  17. “Who We Are.” Arab Thought Foundation. Accessed September 27, 2022. https://arabthought.org/en/whoweare/overview. ^
  18. “Arab Thought Foundation and ESCWA launched the 10th Arab Annual Report on Cultural Development.” Arab Thought Foundation. June 28, 2018. Accessed October 1, 2022. https://arabthought.org/en/news/61/arab-thought-foundation-and-escwa-launch-10th. ^
  19. “BLOG.” Arab Thought Foundation. Accessed September 27, 2022. https://arabthought.org/en/blog/index. ^
  20. “Quarterly Newsletter.” Arab Thought Foundation. Accessed September 27, 2022. https://arabthought.org/en/quarterly-newsletter/index. ^
  21. “Media Center.” Arab Thought Foundation. Accessed September 27, 2022. https://arabthought.org/en/mediacenter/index. ^
  22. “FIKR Conference.” Arab Thought Foundation. Accessed September 27, 2022. https://arabthought.org/en/fikr/index. ^
  23. “Webinars.” Arab Thought Foundation. Accessed September 27, 2022. https://arabthought.org/en/event/index. ^
  24. “Arabi 21.” Arab Thought Foundation Information. Accessed October 1, 2022. https://arabthought.org/en/arabi21/index. ^
  25. “Speaker Index.” Arab Thought Foundation. Accessed September 27, 2022. https://arabthought.org/en/fikr/index. ^
  26.  “Arab Youth Program.” Arab Thought Foundation. Accessed September 27, 2022. https://arabthought.org/en/youth/index. ^
  27. “Who We Are.” Arab Thought Foundation. Accessed September 27, 2022. https://arabthought.org/en/whoweare/overview. ^
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