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Informed Decision Making on Arab food security within the context of climate change





Arab region is facing an array of economic, political, and security challenges...
High-Level Conference on "Women, Peace and Security: Measuring Progress and Addressing Gaps"




The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) in partnership with the League of Arab States, UN-Women, and the Arab Institute for Women at the Lebanese...

Awareness Day on “The Promotion of Renewable Energy Applications: Current State and Perspectives”



The Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) is working on a “Regional Initiative for Promoting Small-Scale Renewable Energy Applications in...

High-Level Conference on Progress Made in the Implementation of Beijing after Twenty-Five Years





On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission...

Technical Committee of the ESCWA Technology Centre, 7th Meeting



Since its establishment in 2010, ESCWA Technology Centre has been assisting the member countries to harness science and technology for enhancing their socio-...

Multitasking as an Arabic-English language professional



ESCWA, in collaboration with the United Nations Office at Geneva and Bil Arabiya, is holding an IAMLADP joint training venture (JTV) on the theme ‘Multitasking as an Arabic-English...

World Water Day 2019



ESCWA organized a celebration to commemorate the World Water Day: Leave no one Behind, on Friday 22 March 2019 as part of the regional consultation meeting...

Near East and North Africa Land and Water Days 2019



The Land and Water Days 2019 are organized by the FAO Regional Office for Near East and North Africa, in collaboration with partner organizations at global, regional and country levels...

​Dites-le aussi en français!



À l’occasion de la journée de la langue française, la Commission économique et sociale de l’Asie occidentale (CESAO) et l’Université Saint-Joseph de Beyrouth (Faculté de langues et de...

Arab Region Launch of the Global Campaign for the Good Treatment of Girls, Boys, and Adolescents with Disabilities



Children with disabilities have a...

International Women's Day 2019: The Time Is Now





On 5 March 2019, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), in partnership with the Lebanese Academy for Fine Arts (ALBA) at the...
Regional Consultation on Climate Change for the 2019 Arab Forum on Sustainable Development and High-Level Political Forum



The League of Arab States, and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) are jointly organizing the ...

International Mother Language Day



SCWA colleagues gathered on Thursday morning to mark a celebration of the International Mother Language Day. Celebrated on 21 February,...

Regional Consultation on the Environment and Natural Resources for the 2019 AFSD and HLPF




In line with resolutions of the Council of Arab Ministers Responsible for the Environment, ESCWA and regional partners are organizing a...

Arabic Language Day 2018



The United Nations observes annually the Arabic Language Day on18 December, the day the General Assembly approved Arabic as an official UN Language in 1973. This event was launched by the...

Observance of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, 2018



As in every year, ESCWA organizes activities to observe the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People to raise awareness about the plight of the Palestinian people and mobilize...

Third Model ESCWA Conference



Seventy students from the American University of Beirut (AUB) and Université Saint-Joseph (USJ) will gather on Saturday, 17 November 2018 at the UN House in the Lebanese capital for the annual...

Conference on Financing Sustainable Development ~ Curbing Illicit Financial Flows



 ESCWA is organizing an International Conference on ‘Financing...

Launch: Fostering Open Government in the Arab Region



Open government contributes to building strong institutions and consolidating citizenship and democracy. It is defined as an effective, transparent and...
Launch of Studies on the Constitution and Elections in Syria



These important studies are the result of hours and days of discussions between key Syrian experts and stakeholders, noting that the study on the Future...

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