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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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Speeches & Statements



11/28/2014, Beirut
International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian 2014 - English   |   Arabic

11/26/2014, Beirut
Third Annual Meeting of the Arab Internet Governance Forum - Arabic  

11/14/2014, UNESCO, Beirut
Celebration Honoring the Late Sayyed Hani Fahs - Arabic  

10/30/2014, Sharam El Sheikh, Egypt
Ministerial Conference on "Crystallizing the goals and objectives of the Arab Development Goals beyond 2015" - Arabic  

9/17/2014, Tunis
Opening of the Ministerial segment of the Twenty-Eighth Session - English   |   Arabic

6/19/2014, Beirut
Arab Economic Forum - Arabic  

6/17/2014, Beirut
A Discussion of the Arab Integration Report at the Carnegie Middle East Center - Arabic  

6/11/2014, Beirut
Yemen National Dialogue: The Work Begins - Arabic  

3/8/2014, Beirut
International Women’s Day - English   |   Arabic

2/25/2014, Tunis
Launch of the ESCWA Report "Arab Integration: A 21st Century Imperative" - English   |   Arabic