ESCWA's Approach to Key Social Groups and Emerging Issues in the Arab Region

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) is an active regional partner in several United Nations initiatives on the situation of key social groups, notably young people, older persons and persons with disabilities, and on emerging development issues, such as social justice, which are critical to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The present brochure summarizes the recent activities of ESCWA, with a focus on why these issues are vital to the development of the Arab region and how ESCWA supports its member States in those areas.