Coordinating the UN's work on water and sanitation

An overview of key economic and social developments in the Arab region

The ESCWA 2017 Annual Report provides an overview of key economic and social developments throughout the Arab region, as well as facts and figures about the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), its strategy and programme of work.
The Report is built around three action pillars: inclusive development, regional integration and good governance and resilience. From the Arab Forum for Sustainable Development to high-level conferences on migration and climate change, from gender justice and women’s empowerment advocacy to enhancing youth participation in public life.

The report entails information about for example ESCWAs continued work on the Regional Initiative for the Assessment of the Impact of Climate Change on Water Resources and Socioeconomic Vulnerability in the Arab Region (RICCAR) and the MDG+ Initiative, which engage Arab countries in cooperation around common objectives related to climate change, water resources and the delivery of water services.

Access the report here.