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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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6/24/2013, Manama, Bahrain
The Post-2015 UN Development Agenda: ESCWA’s Contribution to Global A Regional Perspective from the Arab Region - English

10/10/2011, New York
The Note of the Secretary General on the Economic and Social Repercussions of the Israeli Occupation on the Living Conditions of the Palestinian People in the Occupied Palestinian Territory - English