ICT Policies


ESCWA Technology Centre




International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
29 November2015

World AIDS Day
1 December2015

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
2 December2015




Mr. Haidar Fraihat


Upcoming Events

1/12-2/12/2015 Regional Forum on Science & Technology Diplomacy: Towards Transformative and Inclusive Partnership for a Sustainable Future Amman, Jordan

10/12 - 12/12/2015 Third Session of the Arab Forum for Scientific Research and Sustainable Development - Beirut, Lebanon

15/12 - 15/12/2015 Arab Internet Governance Forum 2015 and Regional Conference on the Review of the World Summit on the Information Society Outcomes (WSIS+10) and of the Global/Arab Internet Governance Forum Process (IGF/AIGF) (date tentative) -Beirut

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Past Events

15/11- 15/11/2015
Expert Group Meeting on Prospects of Space and Satellite Technology Development in the Arab Region - Beirut

29/9- 1/10/2015
Regional Workshop on Innovative Technologies for the Industrial Waste Sector in the Arab Region – Paving the Way for the Transition to a Green Economy (in cooperation with the Green Help Desk in Morocco) - Casablanca

Regional Training-of-Trainers Workshop - Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders in the ESCWA Region Beirut

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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 >>




Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders

ESCWA Collaborates in the Organization of the 3rd Annual Digital Arabic Content Forum: Arab content in the era of major digital transformations

Cyber Safety and Security Publications

Expert Group Meeting on Innovation and Technology for Advancing the Knowledge-based Economy in the Arab Region

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


  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
  Reports of Meetings
  Technical Material


Report Expert Group Meeting on Innovation and Technology for Advancing the Knowledge-based Economy in the Arab Region Amman, 3-4 June 2015

Knowledge Society Thematic activities in 2014 Newsletter, Issue No.1, December 2014

Policy Recommendations on Cybersafety and Combating Cybercrime in the Arab Region summary

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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)