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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…

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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

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

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…

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

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…