The Arab Regional Branch of the ICA (ARBICA) is responsible for carrying out ICA policy and programmes in the Middle East and North Africa. ARBICA seeks to strengthen international cooperation in the archival sector of this region, in pursuance of the objectives articulated in the Constitution of the Arab Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives, adopted in Seville 1985 (published the following year).
ARBICA is highly active, organising events to facilitate professional collaboration and network building between our associates. Recent projects have included: the scientific symposium on “the Reality of Arab Archives in Foreign Countries” (held in Cairo) and the Thirty-Third Conference of the Arab Federation for Libraries and Information in Abu Dhabi. Furthermore, the ICA Congress 2023, also to be held in Abu Dhabi, will present a unique opportunity for the Arab archival sector to welcome our colleagues from across the world and share our latest developments.