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Bader Al-Dafa
2007 - 2010

Mervat Tallawy
2000 - 2007

Hazem El-Beblawi
1995 - 2000

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1993-1995

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1989-1993

Mohammad Said Al-Nabulsi
1985-1988

Mohammad Said Al-Attar
1974-1985

 

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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 for Program Support - 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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Deputy Executive Secretary for Programme - Mr. Abdallah Al Dardari

Mr. Abdallah Al Dardari, has been appointed as Deputy Executive Secretary of ESCWA. Mr. Al Dardari, a national of Syria, holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Richmond – American International University of London in 1985, a Master of Arts Degree in International Economic Relations from the University of Southern California in 1988. He undertook Post Graduate Studies towards a Master of Philosophy in International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science between 1988 and 1990. He also holds an Honorary Doctorate from Yalova University in Istanbul. >> more.

 

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Secretary of the Commission - Mr. Karim Khalil

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