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ESCAP/ or ECAFE/

Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)

  • Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East (ECAFE) established by E/RES/37 (IV) of 28 Mar. 1947
  • Renamed Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) by E/RES/1895 (LVII) of 1 Aug. 1974
  • Annual report
  • Flagship publications
    • Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report
    • Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific
    • Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific
  • ESCAP Statistical Database
  • ESCAP Library
  • Executive Secretaries
    • 2018- :  Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana (Indonesia)
      • Press release SG/A/1834 - BIO/5140 - REC/274 [2018]
    • 2014-2018 : Shamshad Akhtar (Pakistan) 
      • Press release SG/A/1445-BIO/4552-REC/254 [2013]
    • 2007-2014: Noeleen Heyzer (Singapore)
      • Press release SG/A/1080-BIO/3900-REC/215 [2007]
    • 2000-2007: Kim Hak-Su (Republic of Korea)
      • Press release SG/A/730-REC/86 [2000]
    • 1995-2000: Adrianus Mooy (Indonesia)
      • Press release SG/A/600 [1995], BIO/2931-ESCAP/238 [1995]
    • 1992-1994: Rafeeuddin Ahmed (Pakistan)
      • ST/SGB/249, press release SG/A/478/Rev.1-BIO/2632-ESCAP/176/Rev.1 [1992]
    • 1981-1992: Shah A. M. S. Kibria (Bangladesh)
      • Press release SG/A/255-ESCAP/72 [1981]
    • 1973-1981: Johan Boudewyn Paul Maramis (Indonesia)
      • Press release BIO/993-ECAFE/908 [1973]
    • 1959-1973: U Nyun (Myanmar)
    • 1956-1959: Chakravarthi V. Narasimhan (India)
    • 1947-1956: Palamadai S. Lokanathan (India)

ESCWA/

Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)

  • Established as Economic Commission for Western Asia (ECWA) by E/RES/1818 (LV) of 9 Aug. 1973
  • Renamed Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) by E/RES/1985/69 of 26 July 1985 
  • Annual report
  • Flagship publication
    • Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region
  • Library
  • Executive Secretaries
    • 2019- : Rola Dashti (Kuwait)
      • Press release SG/A/1850-BIO/5172-REC/275 [2019]
    • 2017-2019: Mohamed Ali Alhakim (Iraq)
      • Press release SG/A/1723-BIO/4953-REC/266 [2017]
    • 2010-2017: Rima Khalaf (Jordan)
      • Press release SG/A/1263-BIO/4246-REC/236 [2010]
    • 2007-2010: Bader al-Dafa (Qatar)
      • Press release SG/A/1079-BIO/3899-REC/214 [2007]
    • 2000-2007: Mervat Tallawy (Egypt)
      • Press release SG/A/751-REC/97 [2000]
    • 1995-2000: Hazem El-Beblawi (Egypt)
      • Press release SG/A/600 [1995], BIO/2930-ESCWA/116 [1995]
    • 1993-1995: Sabah Eddin Shukri Bakjaji (Syrian Arab Republic)
      • Press release BIO/2768-ESCWA/113 [1993], ST/SGB/258
    • 1989-1993: Tayseer Abdel Jaber (Jordan)
      • Press release SG/A/412-BIO/2385-ESCWA/97 [1989]
    • 1985-1989: Mohammad Said Al-Nabulsi (Jordan)
      • Press release SG/A/343-ECWA/82 [1985]
    • 1973-1985: Mohamed Said Al-Attar (Yemen)
      • Press release SG/A/145-BIO/1077 [1973]