Population and Social Development

Participation and Social Justice

Inclusive Social Development




International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict
6 November2014

International Day for Tolerance
16 November2014

Universal Children's Day
20 November2014




Mr. Frederico  Neto


Upcoming Events

3/11 - 9/11/2014 Training workshop on Strategic Planning and Evaluation -Blue Nile, Sudan

4/11-5/11/2014 EGM on Inclusive Social Development in the Arab Region Beirut

26/11 - 27/11/2014 Regional Consultation Meeting on ICPD Beyond 2014 and the Post 2015 Agenda: Strengthening the Role of National Population Councils -Beirut

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Past Events

13/10- 19/10/2014
Training Workshop on Program Cycle Management, Proposal Writing and Fundraising - Ramallah, Palestine

15/9- 18/9/2014
Training Workshop on International Migration and Development - Cairo

15/9- 15/9/2014
The Impact of Population Policies on Human Development in the Arab Region - TBD

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Social Development Division (SDD)

The Social Development Division (SDD) seeks to enhance the capacity of member countries to adopt and implement rights-based social policies to promote social justice and equitable, inclusive and ... more >>




EXTENDED to 15 SEPTEMBER -ESCWA launches an E-Seminar on Integrating Social Justice into National Reforms Plans, from 10 July to 15 August 2014

Regional Forum on Addressing Social and Economic Inequalities: The Need for a New Development Paradigm, Beirut 14-16 June 2014

Launching of ESCWA Publication on “Promises of Spring: Citizenship and Civic Engagement in Democratic Transitions”, Beirut, 17 December 2013

Capacity-Building Workshop and Launching of ESCWA Manual on “Partnership in Democratic Governance”, Beirut, 5-9 November 2013

Integrated Social Policy Report V: Towards a New Welfare Mix

Civil Society Dialogues: Exploring New Frontiers

Manual on “Capacity-Building for Partnership in Democratic Governance”

Inter-Regional Report on Labour Migration and Social Protection

"Post-2015 UN Development Agenda: Civil Society Consultation Meeting", Beirut, 14 March 2013

International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Beyond 2014 Global Review


  Disability in the Arab region
  ESCWA Committee on Social Development
  Outreach Activities
  Policy Brief
  SD Bulletin
  Technical Material
  The Joint Regional Commissions Report on the Post-2015 Agenda
  Working Papers


E/ESCWA/SDD/2014/Technical Paper.2
Social justice in Arab countries: Challenges and recommended courses of action

E/ESCWA/SDD/2014/Background Paper.1
Social justice in the Arab world

E/ESCWA/SDD/2014/Technical Paper.3
Tax policy in Arab countries

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Specialized Sites

Population Information Network (POPIN)

Participatory Development in Western Asia


Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
Economic Commission for Europe
Economic Commission for Latin America and The Caribbean
Economic Commission for Africa
United Nations Funds for Population Activities
UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs
United Nations Development Programme
League of Arab States