United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) Jobs

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The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for West Asia (ESCWA) is one of five regional commissions under the jurisdiction of the United Nations Economic and Social Council. The role of the Commission is to promote economic and social development of Western Asia through regional and subregional cooperation and integration.

The Commission is composed of 20 member states, all from the regions of North Africa and the Middle East.

The Commission works closely with the divisions of the Headquarters in New York and United Nations specialized agencies, as well as with international and regional organizations. Some of its regional partners include: the League of Arab States, the Gulf Cooperation Council and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation

UN ESCWA History:
The Commission was first established by the Economic and Social Council on 9 August 1973 as the United Nations Economic Commission for Western Asia (ECWA). The Commission was the successor to the United Nations Economic and Social Office in Beirut (UNESOB), which was absorbed into the framework of ECWA. Its main mandate was to “initiate and participate in measures for facilitating concerted action for the economic reconstruction and development of Western Asia.”

On 26 July 1985, in recognition of the social component of its work, the Commission was renamed to the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) by the Economic and Social Council.

 

The Economic Commission for Western Asia (ECWA) was established on 9 August 1973 pursuant to Economic and Social Council’s resolution 1818 (LV). Its purpose was to stimulate economic activity in member countries, strengthen cooperation between them promote development.

In recognition of the social component of its work, the Commission was renamed the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) under Economic and Social Council resolution 69/1985 of July 1985.

ESCWA was initially located in Beirut (1974-1982), moved to Baghdad (1982-1991) and Amman (1991-1997), and subsequently returned to Beirut, its permanent headquarters, where it has remained to this day.

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United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)

TEAM ASSISTANT

$44,784 - $68,463 / YEAR
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)

Accounting Assistant

$52,626 - $80,454 / YEAR