UNESCWA

Overview

The Economic Commission for Western Asia (ECWA) was established on 9 August 1973 pursuant to Economic and Social Council’s resolution 1818 (LV). Its purpose was to stimulate economic activity in member countries, strengthen cooperation between them promote development. ESCWA is one of five regional commissions of the United Nations Secretariat and comprises the following member countries: Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, the State of Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the Sudan, the Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen. ESCWA works in the following thematic areas:

  • Sustainable development: Water, Energy, Climate Change, Land and Food Security
  • Economic Development: Macroeconomic and Sectoral Policies Coordination, Modelling and Forecasting, Multi-sectoral poverty, Trade Integration, Financing for Development, Transport and Logistics, Economic Governance and Planning
  • Social development: Population and Development, Housing and Urban Development, International Migration, Civic Engagement and Participatory Development, Social Justice, Social Inclusion and Disability
  • Demographic and Social Statistics: Development Indicators, Economic Statistics, Gender Statistics, Environment and Energy Statistics, and Statistics Governance
  • Technology for Development: Innovation for Development, Technology Networking, Information Society and Digital Economy
  • Women, Peace and Security, Gender Mainstreaming and National Institutions, Women’s Rights, Gender-based Violence

 


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