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19 Mar 2018 description

This report presents an overview of on social protection for persons with disabilities in Arab countries through the prism of the 2030 Agenda. Doing so, it focuses on social insurance, social assistance and health care. The report aspires to understand whether social is accessible to persons with disabilities, and whether it adequately responds to their needs and preferences.

09 Oct 2017 description

BACKGROUND

REGIONAL INITIATIVE FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS ON WATER RESOURCES AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC VULNERABILITY IN THE ARAB REGION

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.

16 Dec 2014 description

Beirut, 16 December 2014 (Communication and Information Unit)--

On 11 December 2014, ESCWA and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) launched of a four-year project to bolster food and water security in the Arab region. SIDA has donated USD 2.7 million while the contribution of ESCWA will amount to USD 0.8 million.

06 Feb 2012 description

The Deputy Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) Nadim Khouri called for the need to take advantage of available opportunities to improve food security in the region through trade and foreign investments to ensure benefits for all. The call came in a statement delivered today by Khouri at the opening session of the international conference entitled “A Food Secure Arab World: A Roadmap for Policy and Research,” jointly organized by ESCWA and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and held at the UN House in Beirut.