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Combating domestic violence against women and girls: Policies to empower women in the Arab region

E/ESCWA/ECW/2013/Technical Paper.7

This policy brief addresses domestic violence in the Arab region, within the context of family, and is based on a recent flagship study, jointly prepared by ESCWA and UN-WOMEN, in...

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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...

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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...

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The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration: the promise of making migration work for all in the Arab region cover The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration: the promise of making migration work for all in the Arab region

E/ESCWA/CL2.GPID/2020/TP.5

The Social Development Bulletin describes the road to the historic adoption of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration in December 2018, its principles, objectives and...

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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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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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Technology as a tool to make cities safe and combat violence against women cover Technology as a tool to make cities safe and combat violence against women

E/ESCWA/ECW/2019/Brief.1

The Arab region is witnessing an unprecedented urbanization boom accompanied by diverse challenges including sexual violence and harassment of women in public spaces. This challenge is an...

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Social Policy and Social Protection: Challenges in the ESCWA Region, Social Development Bulletin, Vol. 2, No.  8 cover Social Policy and Social Protection: Challenges in the ESCWA Region, Social Development Bulletin, Vol. 2, No. 8

E/ESCWA/SDD/2009/Technical Paper.10

This publication highlights the main tasks of social policy and its contribution towards achieving social stability by helping people manage life-cycle risks. The Bulletin also provides an...

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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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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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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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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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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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Social justice and participation: Policy brief cover Social justice and participation: Policy brief

E/ESCWA/SDD/2013/Technical Paper.12

This brief lays out the definition and principles of social justice and discusses relevant global examples of effective mechanisms and tools to achieve a just society, based on the premise that...

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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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Migration and the post-2015 development agenda - Policy brief 19

E/ESCWA/SDD/2013/Technical Paper.11

This policy brief summarizes the record on references to migration in development agendas pursued by the United Nations, before going on to examine how the various processes and actors involved in...

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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...

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Achieving Social Justice for All, Social Development Bulletin, Vol.3, No. 1 cover Achieving Social Justice for All, Social Development Bulletin, Vol.3, No. 1

E/ESCWA/SDD/2010/Technical Paper.2

This issue of the Social Development Bulletin indicates that the progress made in the economic sphere in recent years was not enough to reduce inequality and social exclusion. To the contrary,...

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Reinforcing Social Equity: Mainstreaming Ageing Issues in the Process of Development Planning in the ESCWA Region, Social Policy Brief, No. 4 cover Reinforcing Social Equity: Mainstreaming Ageing Issues in the Process of Development Planning in the ESCWA Region, Social Policy Brief, No. 4

E/ESCWA/SDD/2011/Technical Paper.2

This brief was issued in 2012, on the occasion of the second review and appraisal of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA). It emphasizes the need to integrate ageing issues...

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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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