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ESCWA: Research and analysis, News and press releases and Resources — 23 December 2020

Building a better post-COVID-19 world and accelerating implementation of the 2030 Agenda: Regional analysis and policy responses ESCWA Research and analysis Impact of COVID-19 on Migrants and Refugees in the Arab Region (Publication) Violence against Women and Girls and COVID-19 in the Arab Region (Publication) Purchasing Power Parities (PPP) and the Real Size of Arab […]

Economic implications of climate change and water scarcity

From 1 to 3 December, ESCWA and the World Bank co-organized a virtual workshop on the economic implications of climate change and water scarcity in the Mashreq region. Participants tackled the implications of climate change and water scarcity on agricultural productivity and their potential impact on the region’s economies. They gained insights about the work of ESCWA […]

Index simulator for policymakers in the Arab region

To support member States in improving economic planning, ESCWA launched a project entitled “Index Simulator for Policymaking in the Arab Region (ISPAR)” and created a web platform that enables simulation and index calculation for key selected global indicators. On 10 December, ESCWA organized a virtual expert group meeting to introduce the ISPAR platform to member […]

Building the capacities of Arab parliaments on protecting the rights of the elderly

On 30 November, ESCWA, in partnership with LAS and the UNFPA Regional Office for Arab States, organized an online capacity-building workshop for Arab parliaments on protecting the rights of the elderly. Parliamentarians from 10 Arab countries, in addition to the Arab Parliament, took part in the workshop, which was aimed at raising the awareness of parliamentarians on their role […]

ESCWA at the 8th UN Review Conference on Competition and Consumer Protection

From 19 to 23 October, ESCWA participated in the 8th UN Conference to Review all Aspects of the Set of Multilaterally Agreed Equitable Principles and Rules for the Control of Restrictive Business Practices, organized by UNCTAD. ESCWA highlighted its partnership with UNCTAD and the joint technical assistance activities that the two entities are implementing in the […]

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 […]

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 is one of the four main results of a recent report issued by ESCWA on the impact of the pandemic on income poverty and the […]

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