Inclusive Social Development

Population and Social Development

Participation and Social Justice




World Habitat Day
1st Monday in October2014

International World Teacher's Day
5 October2014

World Post Day
9 October2014




Mr. Frederico  Neto


Upcoming Events

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

15/10 - 15/10/2014 Review of the Outline of the Publication on Social Development Report No. 1. Participatory Processes in Arab Countries Undergoing Democratic Transition -TBD

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

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Past Events

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

15/6- 15/6/2014
International Migration and 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