Gulf in the News – October 3, 2012


Source: Kuwait News Agency (Read full story)

Talks between the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to establish a union have made large strides but there are some issues to needed decisive decisions and common conviction Kuwait Foreign undersecretary Khaled Al-Jarallah said on Tuesday. ” The GCC statute affirms that coordination between the GCC countries lead to unity and this is the destiny of GCC countries,” Al-Jarallah told reporters on sidelines of a reception by the Korean Embassy marking its national day and armed forces day.

Khorafi calls to change voting system

Source: Kuwait Times (Read full story)

Khorafi said that the change falls within the constitutional powers of the Amir and the issue is under consideration, adding that reducing the number of votes will effectively combat outlawed tribal primary elections. The reduction will also break the monopoly of majorities on seats and help minorities get a better representation, said Khorafi, adding that this issue can be treated in a better and quicker way through an emergency Amiri decree which can be rejected and changed in the next Assembly.

Empowerment key issue at businesswomen’s meet

Source: Gulf Times (Read full story)

In eight main sessions and several keynote speeches, the forum will discuss major timely issues as prospects for the Arab economies and their implications for Arab businesswomen; the importance and qualities of Arab women entrepreneurs and some of their success stories.
The discussion would also include women engineers and their contribution to this important profession; the role of NGOs in furthering the empowerment of Arab women; the growing importance of social media for business success and how they can be put to use by Arab businesswomen, and an instructive session on investment and asset management under conditions of uncertainty which includes an assessment of whether women have the better temperament for managing risks.

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