ESCWA, in cooperation with the Association of Lebanese Industrialists (ALI), is holding a press conference on Thursday 27 June 2013 at 11h00 AM to launch their joint project entitled “Green Production Help Desk (GHD)”, at ALI premises in Sanayeh. Opening statements will be delivered by Nehmat Frem, Head of the Lebanese Industrialists Association, and Roula Majdalani, Director of ESCWA Sustainable Development and Productivity Division. A presentation will follow on the project and its work mechanism. Founded by ALI in cooperation with ESCWA, GHD aims at providing information and technical advice to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) that want to develop their products, and their means of production to fit with the principles and objectives of sustainable development, and enabling them to engage in the emerging green economy. GHD ensures collection and dissemination of information on green business opportunities; national policies, programs, institutions and laws related to green economy; green funding opportunities; and regional and international support programs and best practices in green production. The help desk also organizes national workshops and training courses for trainers on topics related to green production sectors. The objectives of GHD include developing a better understanding of policies and programs and disseminating best practices in this area; increasing access to information for decision-makers on opportunities of green production at the national and local levels; and capacity building for the design of national and local policies and programs for stimulating and developing green production sectors. ESCWA Communication and Information Unit kindly requests media institutions to give this conference the highlight it deserves.