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First Middle East and North Africa Competition Forum



Since 2014, the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), with the Economic Governance and Planning Section (EGPS) taking the lead, has been undertaking a combination of research,...

A Social Expenditure Monitor Framework for the Arab States





The ability to target public expenditure in accord with social development priorities and macro-fiscal sustainability remains a challenge for most governments of...
Towards Inclusive Development for Conflict Prevention: Socio-economic and Political Repercussions of Macroeconomic Reform Policies in the Arab Region



In light of a new wave of socioeconomic discontent in the Arab region, exemplified by the recent anti-austerity protests in Tunisia, there has been a reexamination of the relationship...

East Mediterranean Maritime Conference





ESCWA will participate in the East Mediterranean Maritime Conference that will be...

The Future of Arab Economic Integration in a Changing Global Trade Landscape





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5th UN Global Road Safety Week: Leadership for Safer Mobility in Cities





Within the framework of the 5h UN Global Road Safety week 2019, a workshop was organized by ESCWA and YASA on traffic safety in the cities. The workshop was...
Capacity Building: Open Government and Emerging Technologies in the Arab Region






This workshop will build the capacities of government officials on open government for enhancing accountability and developing participatory approaches in...
Artificial Intelligence and Local Industrial Development





Artificial intelligence (AI), a main driving force of the 4th Industrial Revolution, can either enhance or inhibit the growth of manufacturing industries in the...
Implementing Institutional Gaps Assessment Methodology in Iraq (at Al-Hamdania district and Nineveh Governorate): Phase II





This workshop will build on the outcomes of the previous “Workshop on evaluating the capacity of Iraqi institutions in project...
Arab Forum for Sustainable Development concludes with stress on equality and human rights



Beirut, 12 April 2019 (ESCWA)--The 3-day Arab Forum for Sustainable Development (AFSD) ended...

Arab Forum for Sustainable Development to kick off tomorrow with focus on empowering people and ensuring equality in the Arab region



Beirut, 8 April 2019 (ESCWA)--Tomorrow, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) is welcoming over 300...

UN Deputy Chief and LAS Secretary-General to attend Arab Forum on Sustainable Development (AFSD) 2019



Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality in the Arab region
 
Beirut, Lebanon, 09-11 April 2019...
From plan to implementation for achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals: Budgeting in support of effective institutions






Under its regular work programme the Economic Governance and Planning Section at UNESCWA/EDID undertakes a series of initiatives addressing the...
ESCWA News 11-15 February





Arab calls for better environmental education and green jobs



Beirut-Cairo, 28 February 2019 (ESCWA)—Achieving development in the Arab region and safeguarding natural resources is possible through reinforcing environmental education and...

The 25th RCM and R-UNSDG



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Social Protection Reform in the Arab Region





Social protection plays an...

Regional Consultation on Climate Change for the 2019 Arab Forum on Sustainable Development and High-Level Political Forum



The League of Arab States, and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) are jointly organizing the ...

Multidimensional Inequality in Arab Countries





The Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) in collaboration with the Economic Research Forum is organizing an Expert Group Meeting on...
Arab Forum for Sustainable Development, 2019




The Arab Forum for Sustainable...

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