Tunis — The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) meeting, last July 11 in New York, approved Tunisia's bid to become member of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA).
This membership, a Foreign Ministry's communiqué made public on Friday explains, is part of the interest lent by Tunisia to ESCWA's action as an integral part of the UN system supporting Arab countries' efforts in the development field.
Besides, it testifies to Tunisia's keenness to make the most of co-operation projects and programmes whose implementation are entrusted to ESCWA.
The communiqué specifies that action priorities of this UN structure encompass the fields of water, energy, social policy, globalisation, technology transfer and women's promotion.
ESCWA, which counts 17 member Arab States, organises its ministerial session once every two years. The last session was held in Beirut in May 2012, with the participation of Tunisia as observer.