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At Ministerial session, UN regional office in Beirut to focus on technology for sustainable development

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) is set to hold its 30th Ministerial Session in Beirut, Lebanon on 27 and 28 June with a focus on technology for sustainable development.

World has “every interest” in better managed migration: UN expert

The world has every interest in managing migration better, given the expanding global population and the huge increase in people on the move.

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“Not that late” on SDGs: Commission chief on Arab states

Arab states are late in beginning the implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), due largely to conflict and instabi

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UN project highlights cost of violence against women in Arab Region

A new UN project is highlighting how estimating the cost of violence against women in the Arab region can be an effective way of addressing this fundamental human rights violation.

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UN Gender Focus: violence against women, rural people and refugees in Turkey

UN project highlights cost of violence against women in Arab Region

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Former UN official from Jordan chosen to lead UN commission for Western Asia

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today that he is appointing a former senior United Nations official from Jordan as the new head of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA).

Economic integration can spur development in Western Asia – Secretary-General

Closer economic integration can help the Western Asian region overcome recent conflicts and political tensions and also spur progress towards internationally agreed anti-poverty goals, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today.

UN regional arm for Western Asia meets on financing for development

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) today kicked off its 25th session today in the Yemeni capital Sana'a, with the ministerial level participants focusing on financing for development in the region.

Insecurity prevents UN from sending staff to Iraq, UN regional official says

The United Nations commission for the Middle East is eager to respond to requests by Iraqi officials seeking a stronger presence by the world body in the country, but the security situation remains too unstable, a senior UN official based in the region said today.

Empowering women is prerequisite for poverty reduction - Annan

With Arab women less economically and politically empowered than women in other regions, it is encouraging that the status of women is being included in regional and national reforms, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said in a message today.