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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United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)
Maryam Al-Aqeel, the Director General of Kuwait's Central Statistical Bureau and head of the Kuwaiti delegation, told KUNA the report, worked out by Kuwait and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), included recommendations that had been endorsed by ESCWA's social-economic commission, with emphasis on necessity of upgrading "technical support and potentials to improve the level of acceptable living standards.
SANA'A, May 11 (Saba) Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Mohammed al-Sa'adi and Minister of Human Rights Houriah Mashhour returned home on Friday after participating in the 27th session of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA).
During the opening session of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN-ESCWA) conference in Beirut, Safwat noted that this agreement and similar ones had limited effect on increasing Arab integration, as inter-Arab trade is still low, never exceeding 11% of overall Arab trade.
Beirut, 17 September: Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflow to Jordan which stood at $1 billion maintained the same level recorded in 2007, according to the annual report on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) of The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA).
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