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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.