Jan 26, 2020 to Jan 26, 2020

Algeria ranked 1st Maghreb country and 3rd African country with a high Human Development Index (HDI). Human Development Report 2019.

Algeria was ranked 1st Maghreb country and 3rd African country with a high Human Development Index (HDI), according to the latest annual report of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) on the world ranking of countries.

In Africa, Algeria was ranked behind Seychelles (62nd) and Mauritius (66th in the world).

At the Arab level, Algeria comes in 7th position, surpassed by the United Arab Emirates (35th place worldwide), Saudi Arabia (36th), Qatar (41st), Bahrain (45th), Oman (47th) and Kuwait (57th).

Globally, Algeria was classified in the HDI category, high in 82nd position out of 189 countries rated by the UNDP, with an index of 0.759, thus gaining three (3) places compared to the 2018 ranking ( 85th).

The top of the world ranking is respectively occupied by Norway and Switzerland in 1st and 2nd positions respectively.

The UNDP report draws four categories of countries in its classification, between countries with low human development index (HDI less than 0.550), countries with medium human development (HDI between 0.550 and 0.699), countries with high human development (HDI between 0.700 and 0.799) and countries with very high human development (HDI greater than 0.800).

The HDI ranking assesses the level of human development in countries based on various forms of data, including, among other things, the education level of the population, health and income.

http://report.hdr.undp.org/

Jan 26, 2020 to Jan 26, 2020

Algeria obtains seat in UNWTO Executive Council & will represent Africa. Saint Petersburg – Russia, 9 Sept. 2019.

Algeria has obtained a seat in the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Executive Council.

Out of 11 African candidate countries, six countries including Algeria will represent the African continent until the year of 2023, under a decision made during the 23rd session of the UNWTO General Assembly held in Saint Petersburg in Russia on Sept. 9-13. The 23rd session of the UNWTO General Assembly, an international meeting to address world tourism issues, was attended by representatives from more than 150 countries.

Algeria is member of WTO since 1976.

Jan 26, 2020 to Jan 26, 2020

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Election présidentielle – 18 avril 2019

الإنتخابات الرئاسية 18 أفريل 2019

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Colloquium on “border security and economy in Maghreb, Sahel regions ». Algiers, 27/03/2018.

A colloquium themed “Border security and economy in the Maghreb and Sahel region: Challenges and prospects” has been held on 27th March at the National Army Circle in Beni Messous (Algiers), announced Tuesday the National Defence Ministry in communiqué.

Organized by the Ministry’s Military Institute for Documentation, Evaluation and Foresight, under the aegis of Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaid Salah, Deputy Minister of National Defence, Chief of staff of the People’s National Army (ANP), the meeting was chaired by Major General Cherif Zerrad, Head of Army’s Employment-Preparation Department, in the presence of Army executives, defense attachés of countries in the region, representatives of the Ministry’s research and training structures, in addition to academics and experts of from institutes and centres for specialized research, said the source.

Hosted by Army’s specialized executives, experts and national and foreign researchers, the colloquium aims to “analyze the economic situation at the borders of the countries of the region and deepen reflection on border security in the Maghreb and Sahel regions.”  

Participants also “discussed and exchanged their analysis on border security and economy,” concluded the communiqué.

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Lord Richard Risby UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy in Algeria: How Algeria has fought back against Islamist extremism. 24/11/2017.

By Lord Risby: 

https://www.conservativehome.com/platform/2017/11/richard-risby-how-algeria-has-fought-back-against-islamist-extremism.html

 

« Recently l took part in a moving ceremony to commemorate Operation Torch, adjacent to the beach where the Allied landings took place in Algiers 75 years ago.

Across the Maghreb, the Vichy French initially resisted. The North Africa campaign proved to be a major turning point in the Second Word War. During military operations many young Algerian soldiers lost their lives in North Africa, Italy and elsewhere. One can sympathise with Algerians who believe that their role has never been adequately acknowledged, as it should be.

The Second Word War stimulated the desire for separation from France. This culminated in a truly horrific fight for independence, which raged for eight terrible years from 1954. Algeria, despite being an integral part of France, inherited a 90 per cent rate of illiteracy and collapsed administrative structures.

Less than 30 years later the country suffered an attempted Islamist takeover, accompanied by grotesque and barbarous acts of violence of the sort replicated more recently by Daesh. It was ultimately quelled by the Algerian army, but these events became embedded in the country’s collective memory. Today there resides a deep fear of extremist fanaticism and its manifestations.

In a matter of decades the population has quadrupled, and in common with the Arab world there has been an enormous increase in Algeria’s youth population. However, there has been no Arab Spring, and compared with other countries in the region and elsewhere, the numbers leaving Algeria to help Daesh were minimal.

The reason for this, as expressed in Algeria, is a longstanding and comprehensive national de-radicalisation plan, which has evolved with constitutional and parliamentary oversight.

It is worth highlighting some of its elements. In 2006 a Charter for Peace and National Reconciliation was implemented which sought to divorce those involved in terrorism from further radical fundamentalist activity. It included measures of clemency for terrorists who agreed to move on to normality, with the aim of reintegration, but excluded those who had committed rapes, bombing in public spaces, or assassinations, and with compensation offered to affected families.

Earlier a major attempt had been made to find jobs for former jihadist fighters. Additionally Algeria opened up the political process, except for the radical Islamic Salvation Front.

Algeria is constitutionally Islamic. The government oversees the training of imams and female religious guides who enjoy the same status as imams, but who specialise in community outreach, especially amongst women. Mosques are obliged to be solely focused on religion, and to prevent the spread of religious bigotry and radicalisation ».