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Latin America and the Caribbean: Digital Transformation Key to Recovery and Building Back Better, Says New Report

Latin America and the Caribbean: Digital Transformation Key to Recovery and Building Back Better, Says New Report

Digital transformation can help Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region recover more quickly from the COVID‑19 crisis, according to the Latin American Economic Outlook (LEO) 2020: Digital Transformation for Building…

HLPF Special Event “Accelerating the 2030 Agenda and Building Back Better from COVID-19″ (15 July, 8-8:45 AM)

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…

The Regional Forums for Sustainable Development

The Regional Forums for Sustainable Development The Regional Forums for Sustainable Development, convened annually by the Regional Commissions, have consolidated their status as the regional platforms for assessing progress and…

The Regional Dimension in the 2020 HLPF

Official HLPF programme  Regional perspectives in the thematic sessions Ministerial segment: Wednesday, 15 July, 9 – 10 AM “Regional transformations towards the SDGs in a COVID-19 era”  VNR Lab: Innovative approaches to…

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…