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
-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.
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