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71st Session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific – Policy Statement

71st Session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific – Policy Statement

Delivered at the opening of the Ministerial Segment of the 71st Session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok, Thailand. Your Excellency, General Prayuth…

ESCWA Award for Gender Equality

ESCWA Award for Gender Equality

The first ESCWA Award on Advancing Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women was presented by Ms. Rima Khalaf, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social…

The Executive Secretaries of the five UN Regional Commissions issue joint call for action to accelerate the transition to sustainable energy

The Executive Secretaries of the five UN Regional Commissions issue joint call for action to accelerate the transition to sustainable energy

Published:04 November 2014 The Executive Secretaries of the five United Nations Regional Commissions are issuing a joint call for action to accelerate the transition to sustainable and fair energy, on…

Dialogue of the Executive Secretaries of the UN Regional Commissions with the UNGA Second Committee, 5 November 2014, New York

Dialogue of the Executive Secretaries of the UN Regional Commissions with the UNGA Second Committee, 5 November 2014, New York

Dialogue of the Executive Secretaries of the UN Regional Commissions with the UNGA Second Committee: The Means of Implementation in Support of the post-2015 Development Agenda: Regional Perspectives The objective…

Regional Ministerial Consultation calls for strong and participatory accountability for the post-2015 agenda at all levels

Regional Ministerial Consultation calls for strong and participatory accountability for the post-2015 agenda at all levels

Published:23 September 2014, ECE The Regional Ministerial Consultation “Monitoring and Accountability for the Post-2015 Development Agenda –The Regional Dimension” discussed how to give ‘teeth’ to a non-legally binding framework that…

ECLAC Addresses the Paradoxes and Challenges of Climate Change’s Economic and Social Impact in the Region

ECLAC Addresses the Paradoxes and Challenges of Climate Change’s Economic and Social Impact in the Region

(22 September 2014) Preliminary estimates suggest that the economic costs of climate change will be around 2.5 % of Latin America and the Caribbean’s annual Gross Domestic Product (GDP), in…

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

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…

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

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…

Arab High Level Forum on Sustainable Development

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…

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

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…

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