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Arab Regional Challenges Associated with Conflict and the 2030 Development Agenda



The EGM will be dedicated to address existing conflict dynamics in the Arab region, its spillover effects and the long-term ramifications of conflict on development outcomes, including the...

Water



The preservation and management of water resources in the Arab region was the theme of the 13th Sectoral Meeting of the United Nations and the League of Arab States and their...

UN to spotlight synergies and trade-offs of Global Goals in the Arab region



Interactions between the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is set to be a core focus of a regional meeting organized by the UN’s office in Beirut, Lebanon on Monday.

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Trade Toolkit for Impact Analysis






This workshop aims to provide technical support and to build the capacity of the Arab Customs Union Committee members to use the quantitative Trade tools and...
Committee on Transport and Logistics, 18th Session





The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) convened the 18th session of the Committee on Transport and Logistics on 20 and...
Arab Common External Tariff Committee, 38th Meeting





ESCWA organizes this meeting at the request of the Higher Council of Customs and in coordination with the General Secretariat of the League of Arab States, within the...

Committee on Liberalization of Foreign Trade, Economic Globalization and Financing for Development, 12th session (Focus on Finance)






Having subscribed to the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development, the Arab regions' ambitions were compounded as much as they...
Committee on Liberalization of Foreign trade, Economic Globalization and Financing for Development, 11th session (Focus on Trade)





The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) convened the 11th session for its Committee on Liberalization of Foreign...
Regional Seminar for Parliamentarians on 2030 Agenda





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Competition as a Means for Private Sector Development





This high-level conference aims at...
Committee on Social Development, 11th session



The Committee on Social Development was established pursuant to resolution 198 (XVII) of 31 May 1994, which was adopted at the 17th Ministerial session of ESCWA and subsequently endorsed by...

Innovation and Technology for Achieving the 2030 Development Agenda






The main objective of this event was to discuss innovation models and emerging and disruptive technologies that can aid in the...
Consultative Meeting on the Implementation Framework for the Environmental Dimension of the 2030 Agenda in the Arab Region



Cooperation between ESCWA, UN Environment, and the League of Arab States has led to the development of a draft “Implementation Framework for the Environmental Dimension...

Fostering public sector innovation in the Arab region





Under the patronage of Her Excellency Dr. Hala Helmy El Said, the Minister of Planning, Monitoring and Administrative Reform, Egypt...
Arab Development Outlook 2017: Fiscal Policy in the Arab Region



United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) is organizing an expert group meeting to discuss the analysis and key messages of the background...
Executive Secretary to Attend Sustainable Development Forum and Take Oath of Office



            United Nations Under-Secretary-General and ESCWA Executive Secretary Mohamed Ali Alhakim headed to New York to take part in the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) on...

Impact of Occupation on Human Development in Palestine



Assessing the Impact of Occupation on Human Development in Palestine. Challenges, Needs and Remedies Towards Sustainable Human Development

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ESCWA and Sister Regional Commissions to Enhance Sustainable Energy



ESCWA has recently contributed to an international forum, which gathered high-level delegations and leading energy experts to explore how to drive change; how to drive the need for regional...

Peace and Stability Key Prerequisite for Sustainable Development in the Region



The Arab Forum for Sustainable Development organized by ESCWA from 3 to 5 May 2017 in Rabat, Morocco, stressed the importance of peace and stability as a prerequisite for sustainable development...

Expert Meeting on Disability Measurement in Support of SDGs



This meeting presented several sessions which discussed the following:  Disability-related SDG indicators for global monitoring; Disability statistics and/or policies and programmes in the...

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