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The ‘Inventory of Shared Water Resources in Western Asia’ Launched in Stockholm

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  ESCWA and the German Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) launched the Inventory of Shared Water Resources in Western Asia on 3 september at the World Water Week in Stockholm. This publication is the first effort led by the United Nations to comprehensively identify and assess the state of transboundary surface and [...]

Arab High Level Forum on Sustainable Development

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On 2-4 April 2014, the Jordanian capital Amman hosted the “Arab High Level Forum on Sustainable Development” organized by ESCWA in cooperation with Ministries of Planning and International Cooperation and of Environment in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the League of Arab States (LAS) and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). The Forum, which was [...]

Arab Integration: A 21st Century Development Imperative (ESCWA Publication)

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  Summary For the Arab countries, integration is a development imperative. Around the world, even the greatest powers have opted to be part of larger regional entities in order to manage globalization and the competition it brings. Meanwhile, Arab countries – fragmented and divided – try to face individually external pressures, domestic challenges and emerging [...]

Nigeria to host 3rd African Internet Governance Forum

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The third African Internet Governance Forum (AfIGF) will take place in Abuja, Nigeria from 10 to 12 July 2014. According to the Secretariat of the African Internet Governance Forum (AfIGF) at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), this third AfIGF will discuss critical issues of relevance and concern to the Continent as part [...]

Common African Position on the post 2015 Development Agenda launched

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Addis Ababa, 4 June, 2014 (ECA) – The Common African Position (CAP) on the Post 2015 Development agenda was launched this week Tuesday, at the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in the presence of Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission as well as the Sherpas of the High Level Committee [...]

International Treaties Seminar: Road Safety, New York, 5 June

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UNECE and the Office of Legal Affairs will organize a “Road Safety Treaty Day” for all Permanent Missions to the United Nations. The event – coorganized with the Regional Commissions New York Office and the International Road Transport Union (IRU) – will take place on 5 June 2014 at the United Nations Headquarters in New [...]

Low Economic Growth in 2014 Could Affect Employment in Latin America and the Caribbean

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(May 22, 2014) The economic scenario in 2014, with an estimated growth rate of 2.7%, is far from auspicious for the evolution of the regional labor market and presents major challenges for labor market policy, said the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) in a new [...]

70th Session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

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70th Session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Regional Connectivity for Shared Prosperity The 70th session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific will be held in two phases: Phase I was held at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok on 23 May 2014 while [...]

Meeting of the Parties to UNECE Treaties on Environmental Assessment in June

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Published:28 May 2014 (ECE) Over 150 Government officials, representatives of international organizations, international financial institutions (IFIs), civil society, academia and other stakeholders from some 50 countries will meet in Geneva from 2 to 5 June to take stock of progress made in implementing environmental assessment procedures within the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) [...]

ECLAC Committee of the Whole, Twenty-eighth session, New York, 22 May 2014

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    Provisional agenda English Spanish Compacts for Equality Towards a Sustainable Future English Spanish   Compacts for Equality Towards a Sustainable Future (powerpoint) English Spanish Regional integration Towards an inclusive value chain strategy English Spanish Regional integration Towards an inclusive value chain strategy (powerpoint) English Spanish Report on Activities 2013-14 – Draft Programme of [...]

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