Upcoming Events

15/12- 15/12/2014 9th Meeting of the Technical Committee - Amman


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Former ESCWA
Executive Secretaries

Bader Al-Dafa
2007 - 2010

Mervat Tallawy
2000 - 2007

Hazem El-Beblawi
1995 - 2000

Sabbaheddin Bakjaji

Tayseer Abdel Jaber

Mohammad Said Al-Nabulsi

Mohammad Said Al-Attar


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Office of the Executive Secretary


Executive Secretary - Ms. Rima Khalaf

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced the appointment of Rima Khalaf, a national of Jordan, as Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA).

Ms. Khalaf brings to the position a combination of deep passion for, and knowledge of, the region with its challenges and opportunities; substantial experience with the United Nations at the senior policymaking levels; and the necessary management skills for a complex organization such as ESCWA. >> more.



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Deputy Executive Secretary - Mr. Nadim Khouri

On August 22, 2011, Dr. Nadim Khouri, joined ESCWA as the Deputy Executive Secretary. Dr. Khouri, a national of Lebanon, is transferring from a sister UN agency, the International Fund for Agricultural Development, where he was the Director of Near East, North Africa and Europe Region for the last three years. In this capacity, he led the strategy and operational work that covered a potfolio of more than $1.2b in investments in rural poverty alleviation. >> more.



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Secretary of the Commission - Mr. Karim Khalil

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