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20th Regional Coordination Mechanism Meeting


On 11 December 2014, more than 20 UN agencies operating in the Arab region, representatives from the League of Arab States (LAS) and various embassies who were hosted at the UN House in Beirut by the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) for the 20th Regional Coordination Mechanism (RCM) meeting to discuss development priority agenda items. The meeting also witnessed statements by former Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General to Libya Tarik Mitri; UN Under-Secretary-General and ESCWA Executive Secretary Rima Khalaf; Tarik Nabulsi, Head of Coordination and Follow-up, Social Department, LAS; as well as by Sima Bahous, Assistant Secretary-General, Assistant Administrator and Director, Regional Bureau of Arab States, UNDP, and Chair of the UN Development Group (UNDG) for Arab States (Middle East and North Africa) delivered by her deputy Murad Wahba. The RCM meeting agenda was very rich. Participants discussed the post-2015 development agenda; priority issues such as justice in a time of crisis; promoting sustainable development and social justice in a time of crisis and transition; and regional integration and cooperation with LAS. Read more: http://www.escwa.un.org/information/pressescwaprint.asp?id_code=698