Society News [Archives:2005/869/Local News]

August 18 2005

– The Legal Library of civil community organizations, which covers around 2000 titles, was launched on Monday August 15 at al-Afif Cultural Foundation in Sana'a. The project, funded by the Social Fund for Development, aims to document all the activities of civil society organizations in Yemen.

– The International Cooperation and Development Organization (ICDO) confirmed it would offer social technical expertise for some societies, including the Aden-based Tadhamon Women Society. The support will focus on awareness activities in the health sector and combating AIDS among women.

– The General Authority for Tourist Development organized on Wednesday August 17 a tourist festival for workers at Ibb tourist institutions in the framework of promoting the internal tourism.

– Activities of the cultural contests between summer centers wrapped up on Wednesday August 17 in the city of Dhamar. The activities were organized by Dhamar Culture and Tourism Office.

– A training course on human rights for 40 police officers from Ibb and Taiz governorates was concluded on Monday August 15. The event was organized by the Human Rights Information and Training Center in cooperation with the interior and human rights ministries, the UN Development Program and the British Embassy in Sana'a.

– The General Book Authority is taking part in the Khartoum's 2005 International Book Fair, which started its activities on Wednesday August 17.