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International Mother Earth Day



On 22 April of every year the world marks the International Mother Earth Day. This year’s theme is “Trees for the Earth”. Earth Day aims to refocus the world’s attention on the need to protect the...

In the Run towards the 3rd Arab Forum on Sustainable Development and the 2nd UN Environment Assembly



Development is a human right that everyone should benefit from, especially the most marginalized and vulnerable groups in the Arab region. This includes people living under occupation and conflict...

Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development in the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Views from Lebanon and Jordan

Millennium Development Goals





The...

ESCWA 28th Ministerial Session Wraps up with "Tunis Declaration", Noteworthy Outcome



Tunis hosted on 17 and 18 September 2014 the 28th ministerial session of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), with the participation of ministers and...
Syrian Conflict Impact on Macro-economy and Millennium Development Goals



ESCWA launched today from its headquarters in Riad el Solh, Beirut, a report entitled “The conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic: The impact at the Macroeconomic Level and the Obstacles on the Way...

2013 Arab MDGs Report Launched from New York



A crowd of Arab and foreign political and diplomatic figures filled Rooms S-276 and S-277 of the United Nations Headquarters in New York yesterday to participate in the launching ceremony of the...

ESCWA Sees Knowledge, Professional Challenge in Arab Spring Commission Launches Millennium Goals Report in Time of Transition



Beirut, 21 February 2012 (UN Information Services) — Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) today said the Arab Spring is a knowledge and professional challenge for United Nations...

Subnational Workshop on MDG report writing



In September 2000, world leaders adopted the Millennium Declaration. The Declaration covers issues of peace, security and development, including the environment, protection of vulnerable groups...
Meeting of the Advisory Board of the publication "Beyond 2015: The Future United Nations Development Agenda - A Regional Perspective"



As we approach the 2015 deadline for achieving the Millennium Development Goals, the United Nations system will be expected to make recommendations for further steps to advance the UN...

Inter-agency and Expert Group Meeting on Gender and the Millennium Development Goals in the Arab Region





Session I: Gender statistics: Past, present and future
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Maghreb launch of the Arab MDG report



The city of Rabat, Morocco is hosting the Launching of the Arab MDGs Report 2013: Facing Challenges and Looking Beyond 2015" tomorrow 18 January 2014. This launching, which is organised by the...

EGM on Good Urban Governance and Implementation of the Millennium Development Goals



The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UNESCWA) will hold the Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on "Urban Governance and the Millennium Development Goals: Towards...

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