United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)

Commission économique et sociale des Nations Unies pour l'Asie occidentale (CESAO)
Comisión Económica y Social de las Naciones Unidas para el Asia Occidental (CESPAO)

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History

9 Aug 1973, by Resolution 1818 (LV) of United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), as a regional commission of United Nations (UN), integrating United Nations Economic and Social Office in Beirut (UNESOB), set up in 1963. Commenced operations in Jan 1974. Original title: United Nations Economic Commission for Western Asia (ECWA) -- Commission économique des Nations Unies pour l'Asie occidentale (CEAO) -- Comisión Económica de las Naciones Unidas para el Asia Occidental (CEPAO). Current title adopted 1985. Original membership comprised UN member states which formerly belonged to UNESOB, with further applications for membership decided upon by ECOSOC on recommendation of the Commission. ECOSOC Resolution 2089 (LXIII), 22 July 1977, amended terms of reference as recommended by the Commission so as to provide for the membership of Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO); Egypt was admitted to membership at the same time. Sudan was admitted 2008.

Aims

Support economic and social development in the countries of the region; promote cooperation; encourage interaction; promote exchange of experiences, best practices and lessons learned.

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Research/documentation; networking/liaising; knowledge management/information dissemination; guidance/assistance/consulting; capacity building.

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 70 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 31 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 18 countries
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Subjects *

  • Society
    • Social
  • Economics
    • Economic
  • International Relations
    • United Nations

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal

UIA Org ID

E4178

Last News Received

2. Mar 2016
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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