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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Mohammed Ali Al Hakim, ESCWA Executive Secretary, said that the past 10 years have witnessed a positive shift towards nanoscience and technology in the fields of research, education and industry, according to a recent UNESCO report "Towards 2030".
De son cote, le directeur executif du centre ESCWA des technologies, Foued Mourad a indique que la commission economique et sociale pour l'Asie de l'Ouest (ESCWA) est l'une des cinq commissions regionales fondees par le conseil economique et social des Nations Unies depuis 40 ans, precisant que les pays de l'Afrique du nord se comptent parmi les pays de l'Asie occidentale.
Held every two years, the Ministerial Session of the ESCWA is the governing body of the Commission.
Representatives of ESCWA member countries and observers from the U.
Keeping in mind recent political upheavals, ESCWA conducted public surveys in 15 Arab countries where it surmised that the impetus for political change in the Arab world has passed the point of no return.
PNN ESCWA gathered today a group of experts, academics, program specialists, government officials, as well as concerned U.
The five-day seminar and training course, under the patronage of Minister of Energy and Industry HE Dr Mohammad bin Saleh al Sada, is being organised by Kahramaa in cooperation with the secretariat of the Arab Electricity Ministerial Council, the technical secretariat of the Council of Arab Ministers in Charge of Environmental Affairs, ESCWA, and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Lebanese authorities have tightened security around the Beirut headquarters of ESCWA because of the heightened risk of an attack, Interior Minister Marwan Charbel said this week.
In the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, or ESCWA region, Lebanon and Oman were the only two countries that were unaffected by the 15 percent drop in FDI said a UN.
BEIRUT, LebanonAuThe United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) released its annual report on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflows to the ESCWA region, which covers 14 Arab countries, showing that the current financial and economic crisis has negatively impacted FDI flows to the ESCWA region during 2008 and has lowered them from $64 billion in 2007 to around $60 billion in 2008Aua decrease of nearly 6.
Economic Affairs Officer at ESCWA Khaled Hassan said in a press conference in Beirut today that despite the negative impact of the global financial crisis, the report showed an increase in FDI inflow to the ESCWA region.
To implement it, an international agreement was adopted under UN auspices in 2003 by the ESCWA member countries, which entered into force two years later.