Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia

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Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia

A commission established by the United Nations to foster economic and other cooperation among Arab states in the Middle East, along with Egypt and Sudan. It was founded in 1973 and is based in Beirut, Lebanon.
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Salah bin Hilal al- Ma'awali, Director General of Small and Medium Enterprises at the Public Authority of the Development of Small and Medium Enterprises "Riyada" (PADSNE) gave a speech in which he explained that ESCWA worked to create opportunities for the institutions of civil society and women to participate in activities outside the Sultanate, which resulted in strengthening the added value of PADSNE and Omani entrepreneurs.
Roula Majdalani is director of Sustainable Development and Productivity Division at ESCWA.
The officials' meeting also made reference to experience of the ESCWA that the committee may get benefit from in that field.
In its October 16 story "Lebanon Taps River at the Center of Israel Row," Reuters wrote that an ESCWA report not only declared that such pumping does not violate international agreements, but added as well that "it is a duty of the Lebanese government to supply local residents with water for domestic and other use.
Over half of ESCWA countries' foreign investments are placed in developed countries, namely in chemicals, transport and hotel sectors.
Libya, the Kingdom of Morocco and the Republic of Tunisia became members of ESCWA in September 2012.
He also said that Bahrain has the honour to preside the 28th session of ESCWA, voicing resolve to ensure its success in achieving forecast goals.
NNA - Future Movement staged on Monday a sit-in in front of ESCWA in Downtown Beirut in solidarity with the Palestinian people in Gaza Strip against the Israeli killing machine.
The forum also served as a platform to discuss a proposal by the ESCWA on sustainable development in the Arab World and updating a sustainable development initiative in the Arab World.
Ahmed bin Hassan al-Dheeb, Undersecretary of the Commerce and Industry Ministry for Commerce and Industry met today with ESCWA experts delegation within the framework of ESCWA project that aims at building the national abilities in the ESCWA region in the field of promoting the green production sectors, which is financed by the UN Development Account.
The training is part a series of workshops lined up for 2009 in co-operation with the ESCWA," International Co-operation director Shaikha Azza bint Abdulrahman Al Khalifa said.