Workshop on Tax Justice in the Arab Region

The Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND) and Christian Aid are organizing a regional workshop entitled “Tax Justice in the Arab Region” which will be held on Monday the 20th and Tuesday the 21st of March, 2017 in Sparr Hotel, Amman, Jordan.        


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Realities and Prospects for Persons with Disabilities within the Syrian Refugees

The Arab NGO Network for Development, with the support of the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives, invites you to a discussion on: “Realities and Prospects for Persons with Disabilities within the Syrian Refugees: Testimonies from the Ground” Time: Monday, 13 March 2017 Location: Holiday Inn – Verdun - Beirut


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National Consultation on Tax Justice in Lebanon

The Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND), The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs and the Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship cordially invite you to a National Consultation on Tax Justice in Lebanon. 


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