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  • Mr Bader AL-DAFA new Executive Secretary for ESCWA


    On 30 July 2007, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon appointed Mr. Bader Al-Dafa of Qatar as Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA).


    On 13 August 2007, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon administered the oath of office to Ambassador Bader Al-Dafa, following the appointment of the latter as Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the Beirut-based Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN-ESCWA).

    For more--->Executive Secretary ESCWA 2007.doc 

    [Source: Website ESCWA]

  • Rebuilding A Nation on 16-17 November 2007

    The Forum was postponed from 12-14 June 2007 to 16-17 November 2007 


    Information Note :

    Israeli’s July-August 2006 war inflicted severe devastation on Lebanon ’s human and physical resources. Consequently, the country’s socio-economic development was undermined. The trail of devastation has left the country with a series of serious rehabilitation, reconstruction and recovery challenges. As a result, while unemployment rates ranged between 10 and 12% prior to the war, it has multiplied in most sectors and areas. A leading challenge to recovery efforts is poverty and unemployment. Significantly, the geography of destruction overlaps with the geography of poverty. For more for more click on --> www.rebuildinganation.com

    Program: Forum Agenda 29-5-07.doc

    Session 1: Investing in Lebanon – Opportunities and Potentials

    Session 2: The Role of Lebanese, Arab, and International Private Sector Partnerships in Rebuilding Lebanon

    Session 3: The Role of Lebanese Expatriates in Rebuilding Lebanon

    Roundtables on Lebanese – Arab and International Private Partnerships

    Closing Session: Forum’s Recommendations and Conclusions

    Rotary Participation:

    RI Representative to UN-ESCWA Michel P. Jazzar will deliver a lecture on "The partnership between Private sector and civil community – Role of the Rotary International."

    The lecture will be displayed on this blog.

    Rotary participation list will be displayed on time.