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  • Participation to the UNESCWA – 26th Ministerial Session

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    UNESCWA – 26th Ministerial Session
    UN House Beirut downtown – Lebanon
    17-18 May 2010: Senior Officials.
    19May 2010: Ministers of ESCWA’s Countries.
    RI: RI Representative to UN-ESCWA Michel P. Jazzar has participated to the 3-days session.

    Introduction:
    The Ministerial Session of ESCWA is the governing body of the Commission and is normally held once every two years, in even years.

    The twenty-sixth session of ESCWA was held in Beirut from 17- 20 May 2008 in two segments, namely:

    -The Senior Official's segment inaugurated on Monday, 17 May 2010 and remained till 19 May 2010;
    -The Ministerial segment inaugurated on Wednesday, 19 May 2010.


    The theme of the 26TH Commission session is "The role of Youth and their Empowerment".

    In addition to discussing the various activities undertaken by the Secretariat since the twenty-fifth session, the work program of the current biennium and the draft strategic framework for the 2012-2013 biennium, the twenty-sixth session of the Commission will address the following key issues in the Western Asia region:
    - Youth in the Arab World: Challenges and Opportunities
    - Human and Institutional Capacity Building
    - The establishment of ESCWA regional technology centre

    The role of Youth and their Empowerment:
    Remarkable session was held on Wednesday 19 May 2010, just after the break following the inaugural session. Almost 300 young participants between 18 and 25 y.o raised their requests to the Ministers or representatives whom participated to this session.
    Young generation raised their deep concerned on violence, wars, fundamentalism, Arab stereotype in the Occident…

    During this session, Arabic publications on "Rotary and Youth", "Youth and RYLA" were distributed and displayed on the UNESCWA's desk.

    Documents to download [English]:

    Report: Report of the Commission on its twenty-sixth session.pdf 

    RI Participation: Page 46 from Report of the Commission on its twenty-sixth session.pdf

    ES ESCWA Badr ElDafaa.pdf

    House speaker address at ESCWA 26th Ministerial session - May 2010.pdf

    SG UN Ban Ki Moon.pdf

    Press Release:

    press release1.pdf

    Press release opening.pdf

    press release second day.pdf

    For more go to --> http://www.escwa.un.org/about/gov/session26/maine.asp?lang=e&ID=3