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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The discussion will be held in collaboration with the Permanent Mission of Qatar to the United Nations, UN DESA, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, Berkeley Social Welfare, and the International Council on Social Welfare.
The meeting was attended by Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) Mohamed Ali al-Hakim, Executive Director of the Economic Commission for Africa Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for South America and the Caribbean Alicia Barcena, and representatives of the United Nations Economic Commissions for Europe, Asia and the Pacific.
Time Topic 9:00 Symposium on Women and Water Security for Peacebuilding in the Arab Region, organized by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), in collaboration with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN- ESCWA) and the Pacific Water Research Centre of Simon Frazier University, Vancouver Canada, at the UN House, Beirut.
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." The UN commission members discussed crime statistics, UN reports on drugs and crime and a Mexican report on statistics and geography.
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).
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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