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Arab Dignitaries and Senior Officials Take Part in ESCWA 28th Ministerial Session


  On 17 September 2014, Arab ministers and senior regional and foreign officials took part today in the opening of the 28th ministerial session of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), a key regional event hosted by the Tunisian government, and held under the patronage of the President of the [...]

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


  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


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)


  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 [...]

Launching of the 2012-2013 Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region


 On 1 October 2013, ESCWA Chief Economist and Director of the Economic Development and Globalization Division (EDGD) Abdallah Al Dardari held a press conference at the UN House, Beirut, to launch the “Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region 2012-2013″. The Survey is an annual report prepared by ESCWA. Also participating in [...]

Regional Consultation on International Migration and Development in the Arab Region 4 to 5 June, 2013 , Cairo


In October 2013, the United Nations General Assembly will hold its second High-Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development, which will focus on the theme of “Identifying concrete measures to strengthen coherence and cooperation at all levels, with a view to enhancing the benefits of international migration for migrants and countries alike and its important [...]

ESCWA Discusses Violence against Women and Girls: Eliminating it is not the Sole Responsibility of the State

ESCWA discusses violence against women

On 8 March 2013, ESCWA commemorated International Women’s Day in its Beirut headquarters, in the presence of UN officials, representatives of non-governmental organizations working on women’s rights, and a host of activists, media and academia. The Commission held a panel discussion to speak up against violence against women, consisting of ESCWA Deputy Executive Secretary Nadim [...]

Information Economy Report Launched at ESCWA, Said Facebook Users Reached 481 Million


By the end of 2011, online social network Facebook users reached 481 million, demanding an expansion in software industry, as mentioned in the Information Economy Report 2012 released by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Entitled “The Software Industry and Developing Countries,” the Report was launched by ESCWA today 28 November 2012, [...]

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