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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 Regional...
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...

16 Days of Activism to prevent violence against women



The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign (2016) has been conducted by ESCWA, IWSAW (LAU), ABAAD (Lebanese NGO) and UN-Women Regional Office for Arab States. The overall goal...

Observance of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People - 2017





100 years since the Balfour Declaration

70 years since partition
50 years of occupation

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Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in the Labour Market: International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2017





ESCWA hosted a roundtable event on the occasion of the...

Brainstorming Session on the Root Causes of Ethnic and Sectarian Tensions in the ESCWA



The session was organized by the Section for Emerging and Conflict-Related Issues (ECRI) in collaboration with the Heinrich Boell Foundation. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss and solicit...

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence




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Conference on women’s legal and political gains: Reflections on the Moroccan experience and possibilities for change in Lebanon



The ESCWA Centre for Women, in partnership with Bahithat, is holding a “Conference on women’s legal and political gains: Reflections on the Moroccan experience and possibilities for change in...

“Launch of the findings of the first phase of the regional project on estimating the cost of violence against women”



The ESCWA Centre for Women, in partnership with UN-Women, the Swedish Institute in Alexandria and the Lebanese American University, organized a launch event of the publication on "The...

High Level Conference on Climate Change Assessment and Adaptation in the Arab Region



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