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Arabic-speaking countries Regional Seminar


08 - 09 November 2022


Main Hall, UN House, Riad El Solh Square


Beirut, Lebanon


Contribution of development to the enjoyment of all human rights

The Arabic-Speaking Countries Regional Seminar on the Contribution of Development to the Enjoyment of all Human Rights will take place from 8 to 9 November 2022 in the Main Hall of the UN House, in Beirut, Lebanon. In accordance with resolution 47/11 of the Human Rights Council, the seminar brings together Member States, relevant United Nations agencies, funds and programmes, international and regional organizations, national human rights institutions, civil society organizations and other stakeholders to identify challenges and gaps and share good practices and experiences regarding the contribution of development to the enjoyment of human rights. A report of the five regional seminars will be presented to the fifty-fourth session of the Human Rights Council.

Background documents


  • First day, 09h – 16h, 8 November 2022 (Video)
  • Second day, 09h – 16h, 9 November 2022 (Video)

Statements and Presentations of the Speakers

  • Mr. Tarik H. Alami, Cluster Leader, Governance and Conflict Prevention, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia  (Arabic)
  • Ms. Nada Al-Nashif, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights (Arabic) (English)
  • H. E. Mr. Federico Villegas, President of Human Rights Council  (English)
  • Ms. Lamia El Moubayed, Vice-chair, UN-ECOSOC Committee of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA) (English)
  • Mr. Hassan Krayem, Regional Governance Advisor, UNDP Regional Hub, Jordan (Arabic)
  • Mr. Khalid Abu-Ismail, Chief, Economic Development and Poverty Section, ESCWA (PowerPoint)
  • Ms. Deenah Fakhoury, Executive Director, UN Global Compact Network, Lebanon (PowerPoint)
  • Ms. Daria Jamil, Chief Development Officer, Basmeh and Zeitouneh, Beirut (PowerPoint)
  • Ms. Giorgia Varisco, Chief of Adolescent and Youth Development, UNICEF, Lebanon (English)
  • Ms. Jehad Abdullah Alfathel, Member of Shoora Council of Bahrain, Deputy Chairman of the Parliamentarian Network for Food Security and Nutrition in Africa and Arab World  (Arabic)
  • Mr. Rami Zurayk, Professor, American University of Beirut, Lebanon (PowerPoint)
  • Ms. Rihab Mabrouki, Coordinator, Environmental Justice Department, Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights (PowerPoint)
  • Mr. Jad Chaaban, Visiting Professor, Paris Dauphine – PSL University and Visiting Scholar (PowerPoint)