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Disability and SDG 11 in the Arab Region, Social Development Bulletin, Vol. 7 No. 1 cover Disability and SDG 11 in the Arab Region, Social Development Bulletin, Vol. 7 No. 1

E/ESCWA/SDD/2018/TP.2

SDG 11 aims to "make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable". In order to achieve this in the highly urbanized Arab region, it is critical that cities make public...

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Policy Brief: From the Ideal of Social Justice to the Concept of Inequality cover Policy Brief: From the Ideal of Social Justice to the Concept of Inequality

E/ESCWA/SDD/2018/BRIEF.2

The concept of social justice has recently regained interest among analysts, thinkers and institutions, as the claim for democracy and the claim for social justice were the main motivations...

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The Due Diligence Standard, Violence against Women and Protection Orders in the Arab Region cover The Due Diligence Standard, Violence against Women and Protection Orders in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/ECW/2018/BRIEF.2

As of 2018, six Arab States have implemented stand-alone violence against women laws, with other States having draft legislation underway. Such legislation may outline social, legal and/or medical...

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Women in the Judiciary: A Stepping Stone towards Gender Justice cover Women in the Judiciary: A Stepping Stone towards Gender Justice

E/ESCWA/ECW/2018/BRIEF.1

The limited presence of women in the judicial branches of Arab States is attracting increasing attention as an obstacle to the development of representative institutions and the achievement of...

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International Human Rights Law and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Social Development Bulletin, Vol 6 No. 3 cover International Human Rights Law and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Social Development Bulletin, Vol 6 No. 3

E/ESCWA/SDD/2017/TECHNICAL PAPER.8

The 2030 Development Agenda expresses the commitment of the United Nations to accelerate development efforts and to leave no one behind. Parts of this aspirational agenda are also enshrined in...

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Harnessing the Demographic Dividend: Social Development Bulletin Vol 6, No. 2 cover Harnessing the Demographic Dividend: Social Development Bulletin Vol 6, No. 2

E/ESCWA/SDD/2017/TECHNICAL PAPER.6

This bulletin sheds light on the changes in age structure that result from the interplay between population dynamics and create a demographic window of opportunity that could lead to rapid...

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Measuring Urban Poverty in the Arab Region: Localizing Global and National strategies, Social Development Bulletin, Vol  6, No. 1 cover Measuring Urban Poverty in the Arab Region: Localizing Global and National strategies, Social Development Bulletin, Vol 6, No. 1

E/ESCWA/SDD/2017/TECHNICAL PAPER.2

This bulletin examines how urban poverty is addressed in the 2030 Agenda, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the New Urban Agenda (NUA). It also considers urbanization and urban poverty...

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Global Frameworks on Older Persons cover (Arabic) Global Frameworks on Older Persons

E/ESCWA/SDD/2017/TECHNICAL PAPER.16

This paper discusses all the dimensions of the global frameworks regarding older persons including the ICPD plan of action (1994), the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (2002), and the...

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Policy Brief on Arab Women’s Economic Empowerment cover Policy Brief on Arab Women’s Economic Empowerment

E/ESCWA/ECW/2017/Technical Paper.6

This policy brief presents several strategies that could be applied in the Arab region to advance women’s economic participation. In the Arab region, social, economic and political factors...

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Policy Brief: Role of Women in Peacebuilding Processes cover Policy Brief: Role of Women in Peacebuilding Processes

E/ESCWA/ECW/2017/TECHNICAL PAPER.5

The policy brief examines the participation of women in peace building processes in several Arab countries. It presents some key arguments supporting women’s participation in peace building...

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Status of Arab Women Report 2017 Violence against Women: What is At Stake? cover Status of Arab Women Report 2017 Violence against Women: What is At Stake

E/ESCWA/ECW/2017/2

The study focuses on intimate partner violence and particularly on its economic costs. It reviews evidence-based knowledge and provides in-depth understanding of the human rights and...

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Decentralization in Iraq: Another perspective cover (Arabic) Decentralization in Iraq: Another perspective

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2017/BACKGROUND PAPER.1

Despite officially adopting a-symmetrical federalism since 2005, Iraq’s state structure has remained high centralized. In light of the emerging consensus that decentralization is imperative for...

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Equality in the New Global Agenda: Integrating a Gender Perspective in the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals 1 and 2 in the Arab Region cover Equality in the New Global Agenda: Integrating a Gender Perspective in the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals 1 and 2 in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDD/2016/TECHNICAL PAPER.2

A close analysis of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by the international community in September 2015, reveals that some gender issues should be further emphasized in the...

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Organizations of Persons with Disabilities in the Arab Region: A Preliminary Study cover Organizations of Persons with Disabilities in the Arab Region: A Preliminary Study

E/ESCWA/SDD/2015/Technical Paper.11

Organizations of persons with disabilities (OPDs) represent essential actors at the policy level, and play a key role in the Arab region where inclusion of persons with disabilities is a high...

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Unemployment of Young Women in the Arab Region: Causes and Interventions, Social Policy Brief, No. 8 cover Unemployment of Young Women in the Arab Region: Causes and Interventions, Social Policy Brief, No. 8

E/ESCWA/SDD/2015/Brief.8

This policy brief unveils the underlying causes and consequences of young women’s unemployment in the region and warns that the inability of young women to reach into the labour market, would not...

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Gender, Climate Change and Conflict: Mutually Reinforcing Impact on Gender Imbalances in the Arab Region, 2016 cover Gender, Climate Change and Conflict: Mutually Reinforcing Impact on Gender Imbalances in the Arab Region, 2016

E/ESCWA/ECW/2016/Technical Paper.2

The present policy brief analyses the impacts of conflict and climate change on gender imbalances in the Arab region. It shows how conflict and climate change fortify one another, creating a...

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Leveraging Multi-stakeholder Partnerships to Promote Gender Justice and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Leveraging Multi-stakeholder Partnerships to Promote Gender Justice and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

E/ESCWA/ECW/2016/TECHNICAL PAPER.1

Ambitious multi-stakeholder partnerships are an important aspect of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and will be critical to its success. They will...

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Social Development Bulletin: Persons with Disabilities in Emergencies Vol. 5, Issue No. 1 cover Social Development Bulletin: Persons with Disabilities in Emergencies Vol. 5, Issue No. 1

E/ESCWA/SDD/2014/PAMPHLET.4

Persons with disabilities are among the most vulnerable in humanitarian crises. They are often left behind when people flee, and face significant barriers in accessing humanitarian assistance and...

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Reaping the Rewards of Demographic Transitions: Investing in Arab Youth, Social Policy Brief, No. 7 cover Reaping the Rewards of Demographic Transitions: Investing in Arab Youth, Social Policy Brief, No. 7

E/ESCWA/SDD/2014/BRIEF.7

This policy brief focuses on the urgency of investing in youth development in order to reap the rewards of the demographic dividend in many Arab countries. It discusses the tools and policy...

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Social and solidarity economy as a tool for social justice, policy brief, No.4 cover Social and solidarity economy as a tool for social justice, policy brief, No.4

E/ESCWA/SDD/2014/Brief.4

This brief aims at building the capacity of member States to adopt social policies and institutional mechanisms for equitable and inclusive socioeconomic development. It defines the concept of...

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