On 21st Rajab 1401 AH corresponding to 25th May 1981, Their Majesties and Highnesses, the leaders of the United Arab Emirates, State of Bahrain, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Sultanate of Oman, State of Qatar and State of Kuwait met in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, where they reached a cooperative framework joining the six states to effect coordination, integration and inter-connection among the Member States in all fields in order to achieve unity, according to article 4 of the Gulf Cooperation Council charter. Article 4 also emphasized the deepening and strengthening of relations, links and areas of cooperation among their citizens.

    The underpinnings which are clearly provided for in the preamble of the GCC Charter, confirm special relations, common qualities and similar systems founded on the creed of Islam, faith in a common destiny and sharing one goal, and that the cooperation among these states would serve the sublime objectives of the Arab nation.

    The decision was not a product of the moment but an institutional embodiment of a historical, social and cultural reality. Deep religious and cultural ties link the six states and strong kin relations prevail among their citizens. All these factors, enhanced by one geographical entity extending from sea to desert, have facilitated contacts and interaction among them, and created homogenous values and characteristics.

    Therefore, while, on one hand, the GCC is a continuation, evolution and institutionalization of old prevailing realities, it is, on the other, a practical answer to the challenges of security and economic development in the area. It is also a fulfillment of the aspirations of its citizens towards some sort of Arab regional unity.

    The GCC Charter states that the basic objectives are to effect coordination, integration and inter-connection between the Member States in all fields, strengthening ties among their peoples, formulating similar regulations in various fields such as economy, finance, trade, customs, tourism, legislation, administration, as well as fostering scientific and technical progress in industry, mining, agriculture, water and animal resources, establishing scientific research centers, setting up joint ventures and encouraging cooperation of the private sector.

    The structure of the GCC consists of the Supreme Council, the Ministerial Council and the Secretariat General:
The Supreme Council (the highest authority of the GCC) comprises the Heads of State of the six member countries. The Supreme Council meets once a year in ordinary session. Emergency sessions can be convened at any time by the heads of any two Member States. The chairmanship of the Supreme Council is held by each Member State in turn. Resolutions are carried by majority vote. The Supreme Council is responsible for determining the overall policy of the GCC and for ratifying recommendations presented to it by the Ministerial Council or the Secretariat General.
The Ministerial Council comprises the Foreign Ministers of the six member countries. The Ministerial Council meets once every three months in ordinary session. Emergency sessions can be convened at any time by the Foreign Ministers of any two Member States. The Ministerial Council draws up policies and makes recommendations on means of developing cooperation and coordination amongst Member States in the economic, social and cultural spheres.
The Secretariat General prepares reports, studies, accounts and budgets for the GCC. It drafts rules and regulations and is charged with the responsibility of assisting Member States in the implementation of decisions taken by the Supreme and Ministerial Councils. The Secretary General is appointed for a three-year period (renewable) by the Supreme Council on the recommendation of the Ministerial Council.

The Secretariat is based in the city of Riyadh. The GCC headquarters are located in the Diplomatic Quarter, where a substantial complex, financed by a gift from King Fahd, has been built to meet the Secretariat’s present and future needs.

The constitution of the GCC precisely reflected King Fahd’s own view of the importance of seeking ways to make the unity of Arab States a reality. The constitution required the organization to provide “the means for realizing coordination, integration and cooperation” in economic, social and cultural affairs. Specifically, the GCC aimed:

  • to achieve coordination, integration and close ties leading to unity between the Member States;
  • to deepen the ties, relations and all aspects of cooperation between the peoples of the region;
  • to adopt similar systems and laws in: economics and financial affairs; commercial, customs and transportation affairs; education and cultural affairs; social and health affairs; communication, informational, political, legislative and administrative affairs;
  • to encourage progress in the sciences and technologies involved in industry, mining, agriculture, water and animal resources, and to establish scientific research centers and to undertake joint projects. 

Source: http://www.gcc-envoy.gov.ph/aboutgcc.asp


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    • SLL Article 38: An employer may not employ the worker in a profession other than the one specified in his work permit. Before following the legal procedures for changing the profession, a worker is prohibited to engage in a profession other than his.

      A fine of up to SR15,000 will be imposed on an employer who forces his workers to do jobs not specified in the contract….

  1. Sir ask ko lang po kung pano po mgcross country? At ano po mga req. Taiwan po ako ngaun.. Going to Oman.. Slamat po

    • Kung isa kang OFW at finish contract sa Taiwan dapat pong bumalik ka muna sa Pilipinas at ayosin ang iyong travel documents going to Oman.

      If kung papayag or may exit clearance ka from your Taiwanese employer na pupunta ka sa Oman at legal ang inyong mga travel documents, makapag cross country ka. Pag dating mo doon, dumeretso ka sa ating Embahada/POLO dalhin ang kontrata mo with your new employer sa Oman upang ikaw ay marehistro bilang documented OFW.

  2. di ko po alam Kung ano ang binigay sakin sa polo isang papel po na nakatranslate sa.arabic sir,pinapadala po nila sa saudi labor po(ministry of labor sa dammam) ang sabi daw po kukuha ng subpoena para pagharapin po kmi ng amo ko tungkol sa reklamo ko..
    tuliro napo ang utak ko sa kakaisip kaya po di ko na alam gagawin ko po,wala naman po ako gnawang masama nagpunta po ako dito para mabigyan ng magandang kinabukasan ang pamilya ko..nahihiya narin po ako dahil nakikikain lang po at nakikitulog minsan sa sobrang hiya ko po khit para Maka survive kinakain ko nalang po kubos at tubig.dahil ni singko wala napo ako dito.binibgay nalang ung kubos na kinakain ko po.sana po makauwi na po ako wala napo ako hinihiling na iba.salamat po

    • Tama po ang ginawa ng POLO office ang mabigyan ng subpoena ang iyong employer upang kayo ay magkaharap at ayosin ang lahat. Kausapin ng mahinahon ang employer upang mabigyan ka ng exit clearance na siya lamang ang makapagbigay upang ikaw ay maka-uwi.

      Pero may mga hadlang na maging dahilan sa agaran mong pag-uwi kung ang employer mo ay may report sa police or immigration na halimbawa tumakas ka na siyang daan upang tumagal ang proseso. In this case makakauwi ka through deportation procedures.

      Pangalawa, kung magmatigas ang iyong employer, at makita ng Saudi Labor office na siya ay may violation, then the Saudi labor office will decide in your favor and repatriation procedure will follow.

  3. galing na po ako sa polo alkhobar po..nag bigay npo cla ng translation sa arabic.para makakuha po ng subpoena yung tungkol po sa cash advance ko po ay talagang yun din po ang iniisip ko na baka un po ang panabla sakin ng company,di po talagang maiwasan ang di bumale dahil po sa liit ng sweldo at para maisalba po ang pagkain sa araw araw ano po ba ang dapat kong gawin? wala narin po ang agency namin na al habib international services pinasara napo.di ko po alam ang gagawin ko nakikitulog napo ako kung sansan at nakikikain dahil di na nila po ako pinagtrabaho.sana po matulungan nyo po ako halos wala narin makain ang pamilya ko po..sna po makauwi npo ako..salamat po

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