ICT Policies


ESCWA Technology Centre




World No-Tobacco Day
31 May2015

International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
4 June2015

World Environment Day
5 June2015




Mr. Haidar Fraihat


Upcoming Events

3/6-4/6/2015 Expert Group Meeting on innovation and technology for advancing the knowledge-based economy in the Arab region Amman

8/6-12/6/2015 Regional Training-of-Trainers Workshop - Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders in the ESCWA Region Beirut

23/6-25/6/2015 EGM on Prospects of Space and Satellite Technology Development in the Arab Region To be determined

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Past Events

20/5- 20/5/2015
Seventh Meeting of the ESCWA Consultative Committee on Scientific and Technological Development and Technological Innovation (ESTIC) - Amman  

Fourth Meeting for ETC's Board of Governors Amman

18/3- 19/3/2015
Expert Meeting on Developing Innovation Scoreboard for MENA Region - Amman

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Technology for Development Division (TDD)

Our Vision: The Technology for Development Division (TDD) aspires to play a major role with ESCWA member countries in their transformation toward knowledge-based society and global ... more >>


ESCWA Cyber Legislation Directives iPad app


ESCWA participates in the organization of the Second Regional Forum on Digital Arabic Content held under the title of "Developmental Impact of the Digital Arabic Content Industry" in Cairo, November 2014

Building capacities to advance a safer cyberspace in the Arab region

Boosting Digital Arabic Content – new report examines challenges and opportunities

ESCWA Launches the Regional Profile of the Information Society in the Arab Region – 2013 Geneva, 9 June 2014

UN-ESCWA discussed Digital Content for Inclusive Knowledge Society during the WSIS+10 High Level Event

Doing More with Less – ESCWA Hub to NetMundial

Workshop on the digital Arabic content industry and launching the "Thinking digital? Let's innovate in Arabic!" competition in the United Arab Emirates

Arab IGF Open Consultations and AMAG Fifth Meeting convened in Cairo

Workshop on the digital Arabic content industry and launching the "Thinking digital? Let's innovate in Arabic!" competition in Egypt

The Digital Arabic Content Competitions for 2013 Open the Doors for Digital Products in Arabic


  Broadband for Development
  Brochures and Leaflets
  Core ICT Indicators
  Field Projects
  ICTD Work Programme
  Information Society – Declaration to Implementation
  Memoranda of Understanding (MoU)
  On-line Applications
  Press Releases
  Reports of Meetings


Digital Arabic Content Promoting Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Arab Region

Report: Expert group meeting on investment, research, development and innovation in the ICT sector Hammamet, 7-8 May 2013

Report: Capacity-Building workshop on measuring the use and impact of ICT on social economic development in the Arab region Tunis, 17-18 December 2013

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Specialized Sites

Modern Technologies for Employment Creation and Poverty Reduction in the ESCWA Region

ESCWA Follow-up for the WSIS

Promotion of the Digital Arabic Content Industry through Incubation

ESCWA Technology Centre

Consultative Committee on Scientific & Technological Development & Technological Innovation (ESTIC)

Information Society Portal for ESCWA Region - ISPER

ESCWA Cyber Legislation Forum

Commercialization Tour


International Telecommunication Union
World Summit on the Information Society-Geneva 2003-Tunis 2005
United Nations Information and Communication Technologies Task Force
World Bank Global Information & Communication Technologies Department
Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization
United Nations University - MERIT
Global Alliance for ICT and Development (G@ID)
United Nations Online Network in Public Administration and Finance (UNPAN)
Asia Pacific Development Information Program (APDIP)
Arab Telecoms & Information Council of Ministers
Development Gateway
Global Knowledge Partnership (GKP)