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05 Aug 2018 description

Beirut , Lebanon 3rd August, 2018, Beirut — In a signing ceremony today between the Ambassador of Italy, Massimo Marotti, and the UN Under Secretary General, and ESCWA Executive Secretary, Mohamed Ali Alhakim, a new project was launched that will empower women refugees from Syria and vulnerable women and girls in host communities to play an active role in improving their lives and advocating for their rights.

30 Sep 2016 description
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The people of the Arab region face an uncertain future. Millions are fleeing their homes to escape violence and millions more remain trapped by conflict or in occupied territory. The expanding population is placing increasing strain on the environment through unsustainable consumption of limited water supplies and abundant energy resources. The rentier economy that prevails in many countries has proven unable to adapt to new realities or absorb the growing and increasingly youthful labour force.

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10 Sep 2015 description

Marseille, France – 60 decision-making representatives from Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Tunisia, Turkey and European countries affected by the refugee crisis, development and financing partners, practitioners and technical experts on fragility and conflict gathered in Marseille today to discuss the long term development implications of the refugee crisis in the Mashreq, where more than 4 million refugees are displaced.

12 Jul 2013 description

On 4 and 5 July 2013, a group of Lebanese, Syrian and Jordanian experts gathered at ESCWA to discuss the implications of the Syrian crisis on the economies of Jordan and Lebanon with the participation of international experts concerned with the economic and social situation in the region.

25 Oct 2010 description

ESCWA opened today its scheduled activities of the Tenth Anniversary of Security Council Resolution 1325 concerning women, security and peace.

05 Dec 2008 description

"We have seen many difficulties in the past year. But it has been a crucial time in setting the stage for peace. Two thousand nine must be the year that these preparations bear fruit.

25 Jul 2007 description

The acting executive secretary Mr. Atif Kubursi held on Thursday July 19 a meeting with three representatives of Lebanese Chambers of Commerce Industry and Agriculture (LCCIA): Mr. Ghazi Koraytem, President of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture of Beirut and Mount Lebanon; Mr. Abdallah Ghandour, President of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture of Tripoli and North Lebanon, and Mr. Mohamaad Zaatari, President of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture in Sidon and South Lebanon to discuss future potential cooperation.

22 Mar 2007 description

UN-ESCWA, represented by Executive Secretary Mervat Tallawy, and the Arab Authority for Agricultural Investment and Development (AAAID), represented by its president Mr. Abdul Kareem Mohammad Al Amri, signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the AAAID headquarters in Dubai on 13 March 2007.

Since UN-ESCWA promotes economic and social development through regional and subregional cooperation and integration, both parties agreed to implement activities that fall under their areas of specialization and that contribute to the realization of their common objectives.

13 Sep 2006 description

Beirut, 13 September 2006 (United Nations Information Service)-- UNESCWA Executive Secretary Mervat Tallawy today expressed a wish to see the reconstruction of Lebanon take place within the framework of a national vision and plan that covers all segments of Lebanese society and of a developmental rather than a humanitarian nature.

14 Aug 2006 description

The E-Caravan, a fully equipped mobile computer school that began only last January to roam clusters of villages introducing information technology to rural communities in South Lebanon, became yet another casualty of the crisis gripping Lebanon for the last three weeks. The mobile computer school was struck down by two Israeli missiles in the village of Ayta Al-Shaab.