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Impact of COVID-19 on poverty in Arab countries

Impact of COVID-19 on poverty in Arab countries

  Poverty in Arab countries was on the rise before COVID-19. The pandemic only further exposed and accentuated the existing deficiencies that drive poverty and inequality in the region. This…

“A Conversation with Her Excellency Dr. Rola A. A. H. Dashti”

“A Conversation with Her Excellency Dr. Rola A. A. H. Dashti”

On 11 September, as part of its Haleh Esfandiari Forum, a series of virtual events focused on women’s empowerment in the Arab region,  the Wilson Center hosted “A Conversation with…

ESCWA at Berlin Climate and Security Conference

ESCWA at Berlin Climate and Security Conference

On 9 September, ESCWA participated in a webinar on “Data and Climate Security: How Climate Security Data Analytics Can Support Integrated Analysis for Sustaining Peace”, organized by the UN System…

Social justice policy gap assessment

Social justice policy gap assessment

Economic and social inequalities are rising more than ever with the COVID-19 pandemic. To help address them, ESCWA is developing a tool aimed at assessing social justice gaps in public…

ESCWA signs MoU with Lebanese Ministry of Labour

ESCWA signs MoU with Lebanese Ministry of Labour

To frame ESCWA support for employment in Lebanon, Executive Secretary Rola Dashti and Minister of Labour Lamia Yammine signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on 10 September. The MoU provides…

HLPF Special Event “Accelerating the 2030 Agenda and Building Back Better from COVID-19″, 15 July 2020

HLPF Special Event “Accelerating the 2030 Agenda and Building Back Better from COVID-19″, 15 July 2020

HLPF Special Event “Accelerating the 2030 Agenda and Building Back Better from COVID-19″ (15 July, 8-8:45 AM) Hosted by the five UN Regional Commissions on Wednesday, 15 July, at 8:00-8:45…

2020 HLPF – VNR Lab: Thursday, 9 July, 7:00 – 8:00 am (EST)

Innovative approaches to spur action and delivery on the 2030 Agenda: lessons from the regions. Thursday, 9 July, 7:00 – 8:00 am (EST) Background Building back better while exiting the…

Executive Secretary of ESCWA calls on Arab Governments to establish a regional social solidarity fund

Executive Secretary of ESCWA calls on Arab Governments to establish a regional social solidarity fund

Statement by Rola Dashti Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of ESCWA on the “Regional emergency response to mitigate the impact of COVID-19” Beirut, 25 March 2020 “This…

Report on African Ministers of Finance Meeting: Emergency Request to the international Community on COVID-19 Response

Report on African Ministers of Finance Meeting: Emergency Request to the international Community on COVID-19 Response

Over 41 African countries are now hit with the Coronavirus. The numbers have gone from below 70 people affected ten days ago, to over 1,200 as of March 22, 2020.…

Regional launch of Asia and the Pacific SDG Progress Report 2020

Regional launch of Asia and the Pacific SDG Progress Report 2020

New UN report highlights uneven and insufficient SDG progress, poor environmental sustainability performance The Asia-Pacific region is in danger of failing to achieve any of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals…

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