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ESCWA and eight of its Member States chart the way forward at HLPF



The world came together for two weeks in July for the United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) to...

Monitoring and Evaluating Trade Integration Toolkit





This workshop aims to monitor the progress achieved in the implementation of the ACU and to Improve the...

Frontier Technologies, the 2030 Agenda and the Arab Region: Implications for Employment and Youth Empowerment





Technological innovations and today’s frontier technologies cause lasting change to our lives, particularly in terms of economic and social development.  While...
Impact of joining the Arab Customs Union on the Tunisian Economy and Alternative Scenarios for a Common External Tariff





This National workshop aims to build the capacity of Tunisian officials from the Ministry of Trade and Ministry of Finance to analysis and assess alternative Common...
Financing the 2030 Agenda: High-Level Dialogue on Domestic Resource Mobilization





The new global financing framework marks a clear departure from the business-as-usual approach that had governed financing for development issues. It broadens the...
Ministerial Session, 30th





Meeting Documents

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Regional Workshop on Measurement of Sustainable Development Goals on Violence Against Women and Time-Use Indicators



The three-day Regional Workshop on Measurement of SDGs on VAW and TUS Indicators will bring together senior gender experts/statisticians from national statistical offices, ministries of...

Open Government in the Arab Region



The main objective of this workshop was to build the capacity of participants on open government, based on the four phased ESCWA framework.

The...

Corridors for Vital Connectivity in the Arab Region



This Regional Consultation on meeting “Corridors for Vital Connectivity in the Arab Region” is an opportunity for dialogue between experts from...

ESCWA hosts Arab Forum for Sustainable Development on 24-26 April 2018





Under the patronage of the President of the Council of Ministers H.E. Mr. Saad Hariri
ESCWA...
Impact Analysis Toolkit





This workshop comes within the framework of the technical support provided by ESCWA to develop the capacities of their government representatives in the...
Senior leaders from Islamic Development Bank Group and ESCWA renew longstanding partnership



On the sidelines of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group’s 43rd Annual Meeting held in Tunisia this year, senior leaders from the Bank and the UN...

National Workshop in Jordan on Statistics and Data-Environmental statistics and sustainable development goals





The primary objective of the beneficiary country of the DA programme on Data and Statistics is assess the current status of environment statistics and to institutional arrangements...

Regional Meeting of Civil Society on Sustainable Development in the Arab Region





The 2030...

Regional Capacity Building Workshop for members of the Sub-Committee on Gender and SDGs



The ESCWA Center for Women, in collaboration with UN Women, the League of Arab States, the Swedish Institute in Alexandria and the United Nations Development Program is...

Implementing Agenda 2030: Economic Governance and National Development Planning in the Arab Region





In the Arab region addressing the need for sustainable economic growth, employment creation, financial stability and sound public finances in the region...
Arab Preparatory Meeting on Environmental and Natural Resources Issues for the 2018 AFSD & HLPF



This year, the environmental component is strongly expressed across the theme and goals of the 2018 HLPF. This is of particular importance to the Arab region due to the...

Arab Forum for Sustainable Development, 2018



The Arab Forum for Sustainable Development is an annual high-level regional platform, where multiple stakeholders discuss coordination pathways for the...

ESCWA calls for a ‘course correction’ on fiscal policies in the Arab region



A new report on fiscal policy was presented on Tuesday at the American University of Beirut (AUB), providing information on whether the Arab region’s current approach can support the achievement...

Arab Preparatory Meeting on Water Issues for the 2018 AFSD & HLPF



The League of Arab States, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (...

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