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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...

Regional Workshop on National Accounts and the development of Economic Statistics Infrastructure within SDGs Framework



The Statistics Division at ESCWA together with the Arab Institute for Training and Research in statistics (AITRS), in collaboration with the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), conducted a...

Preparatory Meeting on the Regional Environmental Issues and Priorities for AFSD



In April 2016, ESCWA in partnership with UN Environment, and the (League of Arab States) LAS secretariat  (as JCEDAR’s Technical Secretariat) organized the “Preparatory Meeting for the...

Arab Forum for Sustainable Development, 2017



The Forum is a high-level meeting intended as a regional platform to discuss cohesive and coordinated implementation and follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for...

Financing Sustainable Development ~ Illicit Financial Flows and Trade Misinvoicing





Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) constitute major disablers to sustainable development. As such, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda entailed a premeditated commitment...
Implementation of the SDG Indicator Framework in the ESCWA Region



The overall objective of the workshop is to reflect on the preparation of national indicator frameworks based on national, regional and global priorities, and on the roadmaps for...

Arab High-level Forum on WSIS and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development



ESCWA is organizing the Arab High-level Forum on WSIS and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in partnership with the Lebanese Ministry of...

Internally Displaced Persons and Refugees in Iraq and the Requirements of the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030



This workshop comes in a timely manner to respond to the previous request submitted by the Iraqi government to UN-ESCWA on addressing the crisis of IDPs, and it will involve the entire relevant...

Workshop on Deployment of Carbon Capture, Use and Storage in the Arab region, Challenges and Opportunities



The Event is organized under the strategic framework of UNESCWA on strengthening the capacity of Governments of the member countries on mainstreaming the energy-related SDGs into their...

Expert Consultation on SDG6 Indicators



Within the framework of informing the efforts of the members of the IAEG-SDGs from Arab States, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) is organizing an Expert...

Regional capacity building workshop on “Water - Energy Nexus Operational Toolkit: Resource Efficiency”



​The regional workshop will be organized under the strategic framework of UNESCWA on strengthening the capacity of Governments of the MCs on mainstreaming the energy-related SDGs into...

Regional Coordination Mechanism, 22nd meeting





The 22nd Regional Coordination...

2030 Agenda Working Group, 1st Meeting



During the full-day meeting of the Regional Coordination Mechanism (RCM) Working Group (WG) on the 2030 Agenda, members have discussed the collective efforts of the different agencies, one year...

Socio-Economic Ramifications of Conflict: Life Cycle Approach. Recent Research and Implications for the Arab Region



This conference, organized in partnership with the American University of Beirut, analyses the impact of conflict at the individual level on different sectors, such as health,...

Conditional Cash Transfer Programmes in the Arab Region



This workshop provided an occasion to explore the potential of conditional cash transfer programmes to break inter-generational cycles of poverty and to contribute to long-term development...

On Competition and Regulation in the Arab Region



Competition and Regulation in the Arab Region, Economic Governance Series 2015, is a report by ESCWA, which tackles these essential components of economic systems at the national, regional and...

Promoting Knowledge and Innovation for Inclusive and Sustainable Urban Development in the Arab Region



This side event, organized by ESCWA within the framework of the 17th session of the Arab Towns Organization General Conference, will provide an opportunity to inform participants on the ongoing...

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