Leaving no one behind - ESCWA
Media advisory

10 May 2019

Beirut, Lebanon

Leaving no one behind

How to reach the most marginalized in Egypt, Lebanon, Tunis
Discussions by UNESCO, Lebanese American University and ESCWA on Monday
Beirut, Lebanon, 13-14 May 2019
What:    An expert group meeting on “Leaving No One Behind: Reaching the Most Marginalized in Selected Countries in the Arab Region” and organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), in partnership with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)) and the Centre for Lebanese Studies at the Lebanese American University (LAU).
When:             Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 May 2019 at 10:00hrs.
Where:            ESCWA Headquarters, Riad el-Solh Square, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Mr. Joseph Jabra, President of LAU;
  • Ms. Seiko Sugita, Programme Specialist for Social and Human Sciences of UNESCO;
  • Ms. Rola Dashti, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of ESCWA.
Keynote speaker: Ms. Mireille Girard, U Representative for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
Master of ceremony: Mr. Nabil Tay Bou Dargham, Head of ESCWA Communication and Information Unit (ECIU)
Participants include experts from the Arab region and lead experts from LAU and UNESCO.
Why:      The meeting aims to highlight the root causes of social exclusion and marginalization in selected Arab States, namely Egypt, Lebanon, and Tunis. It will conclude with policy recommendations on how to combat socio-economic marginalization through the identification of special or targeted measures.
              Participants will also review ESCWA forthcoming report on “Leaving No One Behind: Reaching the Most Marginalized in Selected Countries in the Arab Region” by focusing on three case studies; inhabitants of the rural South and Western parts of Tunisia, the cemetery dwellers in Egypt, and residents of the Tabbaneh area in Northern Lebanon.
The ESCWA Communication and Information Unit (ECIU) kindly asks media representatives wishing to cover this meeting to confirm their attendance at +96170008879.
For more information:
-Nabil Abu-Dargham, Head, ECIU, +961-70-993-144email: dargham@un.org
-Ms Rania Harb, Public Information Assistant, +961-70-008-879; email: harb1@un.org

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