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Dialogue of the Executive Secretaries of the Regional Commissions with the UN General Assembly Second Committee , 19 October 2020

“The UN at 75 – Regional Cooperation: A building block of multilateralism and shared prosperity in the era of Covid-19 and beyond”  75TH Session of the UNGA, Monday, 19 October, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM   Building on the theme of the Second Committee “Building back better after COVID-19: ensuring a more equitable global economy, inclusive societies […]

ASOCAJAS Colombia Forum “Building capacities: the path to development”

The Executive Secretary of ECLAC participated in the Colombia National Association of Family Welfare Funds’ (ASOCAJAS) Forum We Create Value, where she provided on overview on the region’s serious structural problems with emphasis on social protection systems but also inequality, low productivity, gaps in health and social protection that the crisis has evidenced. She also […]

Generating productive and inclusive employment in Lebanon

Generating productive and inclusive employment in Lebanon

In response to the growing job crisis in Lebanon, ESCWA, in coordination with the Ministry of Labor, organized on 7 and 8 October a capacity-building workshop on “Generating Productive and Inclusive Employment for Lebanon.” ESCWA presented an overview of the Lebanese labour market in the wake of COVID-19 and the economic and financial crises. It highlighted […]

International Translation Day 2020

International Translation Day 2020

  International Translation Day is celebrated annually to stress the importance of translation in enriching transboundary knowledge. Translation is a cornerstone of peacebuilding, the culture of dialogue and tolerance. To mark the occasion, ESCWA hosted the Chief of the Conference Management Section, Ms. Nidale Noun, in a live broadcast of its “Ask an ESCWA expert” […]

 ESCWA at the Arab Day of Agriculture

 ESCWA at the Arab Day of Agriculture

On 27 September, ESCWA took part in the annual celebration of the Arab Day of Agriculture, organized by the Arab Organization for Agricultural Development (AOAD). ESCWA emphasized the need to develop rural areas and the agricultural sector to secure food and confront the threats emanating from the COVID-19 pandemic. In the Arab region, even before […]

The role of social spending in promoting inclusive growth in the region

The role of social spending in promoting inclusive growth in the region

  ESCWA Executive Secretary Rola Dashti urged all stakeholders in the Arab region to unite their efforts for a better recovery from COVID-19, at an International Monetary Fund (IMF) webinar held on September 29. She stressed that solidarity was essential for inclusive growth and sustainable development. Webinar panelists exchanged views on a recent study by […]

ECLAC Will Present its Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean 2020

ECLAC Will Present its Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean 2020

The organization’s main annual economic report will be unveiled during a virtual press conference by the Commission’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, on Tuesday, October 6. The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) will present on Tuesday, October 6 its Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean 2020: Main constraints on fiscal and […]

ECA and IIF Host Private Investors, African Finance and Development Ministers to Discuss the Role of Private Capital During the Crisis, and Post-Pandemic Recovery

ECA and IIF Host Private Investors, African Finance and Development Ministers to Discuss the Role of Private Capital During the Crisis, and Post-Pandemic Recovery

Washington, D.C.—The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the Institute of International Finance (IIF) released the following statement after a virtual meeting of delegates representing African finance and development ministries, and the private creditor community to discuss the role of the private sector in supporting low-income countries through the COVID-19 crisis, and driving […]