The United Nations Economic and
Social Commission for Western Asia and the Government of the Hashemite Kingdom
of Jordan signed on 23 December a Host Country Agreement for the ESCWA Regional Technology
This event follows the United Nations Economic and Social
Council, resolution 2010/5 that endorsed on July 20, 2010 the establishment of
the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia Technology Centre and its
governing statute based on ESCWA resolution 294 (XXI) adopted by the twenty-sixth
session, held in Beirut from 17 to 20 May 2010.
ESCWA expressed its appreciation to Jordan
for its offer to host the Centre that aims to assist public and private
organizations in the member states to acquire the tools and capabilities
necessary to accelerate socio-economic development in order to attain
technological parity with other nations and regions of the world, and to contribute
to the conversion of the economies of member countries into economies based on
scientific and technological knowledge.
Specifically, the objectives of the Centre
are to assist the members of the Economic and Social Commission for Western
Asia by strengthening their capabilities to develop and manage national
systems; develop, transfer, adapt and apply technology; determine the suitable
technology for the region and facilitate its development and improve the legal
and commercial framework for the transfer of technology. The Centre also aims
at enhancing the technological and scientific knowledge content of major
economic sectors in member countries.
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