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UN-ESCWA Conferences Continue in Beirut and the Region


Notwithstanding the situation surrounding UN headquarters in Beirut, UN-ESCWA continues to hold its conferences and meetings in its host country, Lebanon. Some meetings will also be held in the capitals of other member countries. As such, the 6th Session of the Committee on Energy will be held in Doha, Qatar, from 4 to

5 February 2007 followed by the 6th Session of the Committee on Social Development in Manama, Bahrain, between 20 and 22 February. In the same context, an Expert Group Meeting on Maritime Transport "Towards the Implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding on Maritime Transport Cooperation in the Arab Mashreq” will take place in Cairo, Egypt, from 12 to 14 February.


Other meetings will be held in Dubai and Cairo on “Economic Assessment of Land and Land-Sea Transport Linkages” and Transport Facilitation in the first half of this year. The upcoming issue of the UN-ESCWA Weekly News will show the time and venue for a number of meetings and conferences due to be held in the next 6 months.