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CAMRE Welcomes Cooperation with ESCWA

The Council of Arab Ministers Responsible for the Environment (CAMRE) welcomed ongoing cooperation with ESCWA during its 25th Session, held at the Headquarters of the League of Arab States (LAS) on 7 November 2013. Participating in meeting was Director of the ESCWA Sustainable Development and Productivity Division Roula Majdalani.

In particular, ESCWA had cooperated with LAS in holding a workshop on the Regional Training Workshop on Capacity Development for Climate Change Negotiations for the Arab Countries in Jordan, on 22-24 October 2013. The Council praised the outcome of the workshop, calling on Arab States, as well as relevant Arab and regional organizations to support convening similar workshops regularly to facilitate the exchange of experience between Arab negotiators.

The Council highlighted the importance of implementing the resolutions of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), the Sustainable Development Initiative in the Arab Region, it called for further coordination with ESCWA and the Regional Office for West Asia of the UN Environment Program to hold a high-level meeting for Arab countries during the month of April 2014, in preparation for the coming Session of the UN Economic and Social Council, at the level of sustainable development.
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