Explore our focus areas - ESCWA

Explore our focus areas

2030 Agenda

2030 Agenda

ESCWA encourages member States to take the lead and adapt the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to their national realities.

Climate change

Climate change

ESCWA supports member States better predict and adapt to the impact of climate change while sustainably managing their natural resources.

Financing for development

Financing for development

ESCWA maps the financing for development landscape identifying strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to address systemic requirements to mobilize financing.

Future of employment

Future of employment

ESCWA strives to help its member States generate sufficient decent work opportunities, essential for a dignified life.

Gender equality

Gender equality

ESCWA is committed to advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment, which are central to human rights and to achieving sustainable and equal development.

Governance & enabling environment

Governance & enabling environment

ESCWA supports the formulation of policies that help end violence and promote peaceful societies, and inclusive, efficient and accountable institutions.

Inclusive development

Inclusive development

ESCWA assists member States in devising inclusive development policies, which address the needs of all social groups through a rights-based approach.

Macroeconomics

Macroeconomics

ESCWA supports member States’ efforts to implement macroeconomic policies that promote regional macroeconomic convergence.

Natural resource sustainability

Natural resource sustainability

ESCWA works with its member States on building an integrated approach for the management of natural resources to sustainably meet the needs of current and future generations.

Population dynamics & migration

Population dynamics & migration

ESCWA conducts research and activities that seek to maximize benefits from recent demographic shifts in the Arab region, and to minimize their adverse effects.

Resilient development & conflict prevention

Resilient development & conflict prevention

ESCWA empowers member States to invest in inclusive and resilient institutions for sustainable peace across the region.

Pandemic heat map. Photo: Clay Banks/Unsplash

Statistics

ESCWA provides support and capacity-building for national systems in official statistics and ensures coordination between various actors involved in statistical activities in the region.

Technology & innovation

Technology & innovation

ESCWA fosters the use of modern technologies to implement innovative solutions to regional issues and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

Trade & regional connectivity

Trade & regional connectivity

ESCWA works to strengthen regional connectivity through the integration of transport and trade facilitation, essential for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

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