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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 Sustainable Development ~ Curbing Illicit Financial...

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...

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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2017 World Water Day Celebration on "Wastewater"



ESCWA is organizing a regional event to celebrate the World Water Day in collaboration with the Ministry of Water and Irrigation of Jordan, the Government of Sweden, the Arab...

International Women’s Day: Be bold for change



The Economic and Social Commission for Western Asian (ESCWA) organizes every March an annual event to mark the International Women’s Day. This event is organized in recognition of the...

ESCWA at COP22



The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN-ESCWA), and in partnership with several regional and international organizations and Member States,...

Informing the SDGs through the Arab MDG+ Initiative



ESCWA is convening a session on “Informing the SDGs through the Arab MDG+ Initiative” as part of the MENA Focus days organized within the World Water Week by the Stockholm International Water...

Developing strong and inclusive institutional frameworks for the CRPD: ESCWA side event during the 9th session of the Conference of States Parties COSP9



On 15 June 2016, ESCWA and UNDESA organized a side event during the ninth session of the Conference of States Parties (COSP9) to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD...

International Conference "Towards Prioritizing Women, Peace, and Security on the Arab Agenda"



The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN-ESCWA), in collaboration with the Institute for Women’s Studies in the Arab World (IWSAW) at the Lebanese American...

Web-conference on Land Degradation Neutrality to celebrate World Day to Combat Desertification 2016





The United Nations Economic and Social Commission...

Observance of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

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