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.
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.
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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.