PAM activities are organized in main areas of work under the umbrella of three Standing Committees.

The Three Standing Committees

The Three Standing Committees

  • Political and Security-related Cooperation
    Sen. Alia Bouran (Jordan)

    Priorities

    • Parliamentary support to peace efforts in regional conflicts
    • Political dialogue
    • Security and stability
    • Humanitarian crises
    • Counterterrorism
    • Support to electoral processes and strengthening of democratic institutions

    What it does

    • Relations between Mediterranean partners based on eight principles (refraining from the threat or use of force;
    • peaceful settlement of international disputes;
    • inviolability of frontiers and territorial integrity of States;
    • right of peoples to self-determination and to live in peace in their own territories within internationally recognized and guaranteed frontiers;
    • sovereign equality of States and non-interference in internal affairs;
    • respect for human rights;
    • cooperation between States;
    • fulfillment in good faith of obligations assumed under international law, questions regarding peace, security and stability, confidence-building measures, arms control and disarmament, respect for international humanitarian law, and the fight against terrorism.
  • Economic, Social and Environmental Cooperation
    Hon. Karim Darwish (Egypt)

    The Second Standing Committee

    Priorities

    • Economic development
    • Trade and investment promotion
    • Support for SMEs, startups and employment
    • Climate change and environmental protection
    • Energy security and green energy transition
    • Digitalization, artificial intelligence and innovation technology

    What it does

    Globalization, economy, trade, finance, debt issues, industry, agriculture, fisheries, employment and migration, population, poverty and exclusion, human settlements, water and energy resources, desertification and protection of the environment, tourism, transport, science, technology and technological innovation.

  • Dialogue among Civilisation and Human Rights
    Hon. Sandrine Mörch (France)

    The Third Standing Committee

    Priorities

    • Mass Migrations
    • Human rights
    • Gender issues
    • Protection and promotion of cultural heritage
    • Education and youth issues
    • Inter-religious dialogue
    • Promotion of tolerance and dialogue among civilizations

    What it does

    Mutual respect and tolerance, democracy, human rights, migration, gender issues, children, minorities’ rights, education, culture and heritage, sports, media and information, and dialogue among religions.