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Urbanization and the Changing Character of the Arab City

E/ESCWA/SDD/2005/1

Development generates such major forces as rural-urban migration, population growth and socio-economic developments. This study sheds light on the role of these major forces in shaping the...

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Economic and Social Repercussions of the Israeli occupation (Note of the Secretary-General) - 2016 cover Economic and Social Repercussions of the Israeli occupation (Note of the Secretary-General) - 2016

E/2016/13

The report covers persistent Israeli practices and policies, particularly those that are in violation of international humanitarian law and international human rights law and that affect the...

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Developments in the Regulation of Intellectual Property Rights in Arab Countries cover (Arabic) Developments in the Regulation of Intellectual Property Rights in Arab Countries

E/ESCWA/GRID/2005/8

Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) became the main component of the new International Trade System, especially after the establishment of WTO. The Traderelated Aspects of the Intellectual...

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Regional cooperation and energy security in the Arab region cover (Arabic) Regional cooperation and energy security in the Arab region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2015/4

In the midst of the social, economic and environmental concerns, and the international community's efforts with all its components and organizations to achieve sustainable development, energy...

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Regional Cooperation between Countries in the Management of Shared Water Resources: Case Studies of Some Countries in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2005/15

Global demand for water is expected to increase by 50 per cent by the year 2025, while ESCWAs share of renewable water resources remains the lowest in the world. Despite the necessity for sound...

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Progress Made by ESCWA Member Countries in the Implementation of the Monterrey Consensus cover Progress Made by ESCWA Member Countries in the Implementation of the Monterrey Consensus

E/ESCWA/GRID/2005/5

This study monitors the progress of ESCWA member States in the implementation of their obligations under the Monterrey Consensus and assesses the challenges hindering this progress. ESCWA member...

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Progress Achieved by ESCWA Member Countries towards Implementing the Monterrey Consensus

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2010/2

This study reviews the progress achieved by ESCWA member countries in implementing the recommendations contained in the Monterrey Consensus of the International Conference on Financing for...

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Progress in the Achievement of the Millennium Development Goals in the ESCWA Region: A Gender Lens Progress in the Achievement of the Millennium Development Goals in the ESCWA Region: A Gender Lens

E/ESCWA/ECW/2011/1

This report analyses the causes and consequences of the uneven progress made by ESCWA member countries towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by providing a detailed examination...

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Arab Region Progress in Sustainable Energy Global Tracking Framework Regional Report cover Arab Region Progress in Sustainable Energy Global Tracking Framework Regional Report

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2017/2

The Arab region lacks sustainable natural resource management, mostly in the areas of energy efficiency and its overwhelming reliance on fossil fuels for virtually all its energy needs. War,...

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Progress Made in the Doha Round Negotiations in Agriculture and the Impact on Market Access for the Agricultural Exports of Arab Countries

E/ESCWA/GRID/2005/3

With the exception of the countries of the Gulf subregion, the agricultural sector and agricultural exports are vital to Arab countries. This study reviews and analyses recent developments in the...

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Progress Made by the ESCWA Member Countries on Financing for Development

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2012/5

While 2010 was, for ESCWA member countries, a year of recovery from the effects of the global financial crisis, in 2011 the continued global economic recession and the popular...

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Inter-Regional Report on Labour Migration and Social Protection

E/ESCWA/SDD/2013/Technical paper.2

  This report provides an overview of the human rights issues associated with international migration from the ESCAP to the ESCWA region. It also looks at the abuse of migrant rights in the...

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The Third Arab Report on the Millennium Development Goals 2010 and the Impact of the Global Economic Crises The Third Arab Report on the Millennium Development Goals 2010 and the Impact of the Global Economic Crises



This report provides detailed information on where the Arab region stands in terms of achieving the Millennium Development Goals )MDGs( by 2015. It highlights in particular the crucial importance...

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The Arab Consolidated Report on Progress Achieved in the implementation of the BPFA: Beijing +20 cover (Araic) The Arab Consolidated Report on Progress Achieved in the implementation of the BPFA: Beijing +20

E/ESCWA/ECW/2015/Technical Paper.1

The report reviews progress achieved in the Arab region in the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, twenty years after their adoption at the Fourth World Conference...

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Arab Multidimensional Poverty Report cover Arab Multidimensional Poverty Report

E/ESCWA/EDID/2017/2

The Arab Multidimensional Poverty Report, the first of its kind following the launch of the 2030 Agenda, is the result of three years of collaboration between the League of Arab States’...

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The Arab Millennium Development Goals Report: Facing Challenges and Looking Beyond 2015 The Arab Millennium Development Goals Report: Facing Challenges and Looking Beyond 2015

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2013/1

The Arab region has made impressive progress towards many Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), particularly in education. Achievements, however, were uneven among and within Arab countries. Major...

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Arab Sustainable Development Report, 2015 cover Arab Sustainable Development Report, 2015

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2015/3



In September 2015, Governments worldwide adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including 17 wide-ranging Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Arab Sustainable...

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Arab Integration: A 21st Century Development Imperative cover Arab Integration: A 21st Century Development Imperative

E/ESCWA/OES/2013/3

Around the world, even the greatest powers have opted to be part of larger regional entities in order to manage globalization and the competition it brings. Meanwhile, Arab countries which share...

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Arab Horizon 2030: Digital Technologies for Development cover Arab Horizon 2030: Digital Technologies for Development

E/ESCWA/TDD/2017/3

The study entitled Arab Horizon 2030: Digital Technologies for Development is a central part of ESCWA efforts to promote radical policy changes towards utilizing digital technologies for...

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Green Technologies in the Energy Sector for Climate Change Mitigation in the ESCWA Region: Fact Sheet cover Green Technologies in the Energy Sector for Climate Change Mitigation in the ESCWA Region: Fact Sheet

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2013/Technical Paper.9

Green technologies have the potential to ensure environment protection and efficient use of resources based on sustainability concept. This Fact Sheet focuses on RE and EE in the electricity...

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