The United Nations' Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) promotes economic and social development through regional and subregional cooperation and integration and serves as the main general economic and social development forum within the United Nations system for the ESCWA region. In July 2003, ESCWA held an Expert Consultative Meeting on Public Administration and Public Accounting Development, which included presentations on public sector accounting. The papers can be accessed under 'past events': 2003. The link below leads to 'Public Sector Accounting and Budgeting Reform: The Main Issues Involved with Special Focus on the Arab World' by Mr Hassan Ouda, one of the papers presented.