A first meeting of female media
leaders in the Middle East will be held in Beirut next
November at the headquarters of the U.N. Economic & Social
Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA). The initiative was
taken by senior women within the secretariat particularly
the division of Advancement of Women and Department of
Public Information in collaboration with ESCWA’s Executive
The U.N. Population Fund will be making plans to help
Afghanistan design a first ever-national consensus.
Outgoing High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary
Robinson, is expected to leave Geneva for New York where
she is to chair a new non-governmental organization to
monitor human rights cases.