UN-ESCWA

Economic Commission for Western Asia
Location: 
Beirut, Lebanon
Phone Number: 
+961-1-981301

The Economic Commission for Western Asia (ECWA) was established on 9 August 1973 with the purpose of setting up the Commission was to raise the level of economic activity in member countries and strengthen cooperation among them. 

ESCWA has been located in a number of Arab capitals. It started in Beirut (1974- 1982), moved to Baghdad (1982- 1991), then to Amman (1991- 1997), and returned to Beirut in 1997, its permanent headquarters. ESCWA comprises 17 Arab countries in Western Asia: Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, The Sudan, The Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, The United Arab Emirates and Yemen.