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Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region 2016-2017

11
December
2017
Beirut , Lebanon

Beirut, 13 December 2017
 
What: Launching press breifing of the annual ESCWA report on the Survey of Economic and Social Developments 2016-2017.
 
When: At 1:00 PM on Wednesday 13 December 2017
 
Where: ESCWA headquarters, Riad el-Solh Square, Beirut
 
Who:
-United Nations Under-Secretary-General and ESCWA Executive Secretary Mohamed Ali Alhakim;
-ESCWA Director of Economic Development and Integration Division Mohamed El Hacene;
-ESCWA Chief of Modelling and Forecasting section, Mohamed Hedi Bchir.
 
Why: Given the global and regional economic situation and prospects, the Survey shows social development challenges in the region remained acute, further amplified by the ongoing refugee and internally displaced persons crisis. It also stresses that the main challenge facing the Arab region is its delicate fiscal situation.
 
 
The ESCWA Communication and Information Unit (ECIU) kindly request media representatives wishing to cover this meeting to confirm their attendance on the following numbers in order to facilitate their access:
 
+96170827372
+96170079021

 
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For more information:
 
Nabil Abu-Dargham +961-70-99 31 44email: dargham@un.org  
Ms Rania Harb: +96170008879  harb1@un.org
Ms Mirna Mahfouz:  +961-70-827372   mahfouz@un.org
Mr Haidar Fahs: +961-70-079021  haydar.fahs@un.org