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Plan of Action for Implementation of the Agreement on International Railway in the Arab Mashreq cover Plan of Action for Implementation of the Agreement on International Railway in the Arab Mashreq

E/ESCWA/GRID/2006/Technical Paper.1

This document contains a draft plan of action for the implementation of the Agreement on International Railways in the Arab Mashreq. As part of the process of developing the Integrated Transport...

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A regional perspective on the post-2015 United Nations development agenda

E/ESCWA/OES/2013/2

As the world approaches the deadline for the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the five regional commissions have come together to propose a joint regional perspective on...

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Arab Regional Roadmap for Internet Governance: Framework, Principles and Objectives

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2010/Technical Paper.5

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Protecting the Rights of Women in the ESCWA Region Through the Proper Use of UN Resolutions and International Protocols on War and Armed Conflict

E/ESCWA/ECW/2009/1

While women living in conflict situations in the ESCWA region need to be guaranteed their basic rights under domestic legislation, amendments are primarily needed in laws governing the private...

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The State of Gender Justice in the Arab Region cover The State of Gender Justice in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/ECW/2017/4

This study maps the current state of gender justice in the Arab region, documenting barriers as well as opportunities. Its primary research aim is to determine how to develop an environment, at...

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Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation for All: Regional Assessment Report on the Status and Achievements of ESCWA Member Countries towards Improved Water Supply and Sanitation

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2009/1

This report was prepared upon the request of the Secretary-General of the United Nations and in cooperation with the German Technical Cooperation Agency (GTZ). It presents an assessment of the...

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Cultivating Resilient Institutions in the Arab Region: National Women’s Machineries in Challenging Times cover Cultivating Resilient Institutions in the Arab Region: National Women’s Machineries in Challenging Times

E/ESCWA/ECW/2019/4

The present study examines how national women’s machineries in the Arab region cultivate resilience to continue operating and delivering during conflict, occupation and formal political...

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Digital and sustainable trade facilitation implementation in the Arab Region, Regional report 2019 Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation Implementation in the Arab Region: regional report 2019



The United Nations five Regional Commissions (ECA, ECE, ECLAC, ESCAP and ESCWA) conducted, in 2019, the third Global Survey on Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation (formerly the Global...

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Financing Technology Transfer Process in the ESCWA Region: Roadmap for Investments and Support Guide

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2012/Technical Paper.3

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Financing the Implementation of Selected Components of the Integrated Transport System in the Arab Mashreq (ITSAM) Financing the Implementation of Selected Components of the Integrated Transport System in the Arab Mashreq (ITSAM)

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2011/6

The transport sector is an important component in the economy.  It can be an effective element in developing the prosperity of a society. When transport systems are efficient, they provide...

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Information and Communication Technologies for Employment Creation and Poverty Alleviation in Selected ESCWA Member Countries

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2005/2

Given the continuous political and social instability in the ESCWA region and the inadequate socio-economic development policies that have been implemented, Western Asia is in danger of becoming...

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Assessment of Renewable Energy Projects through Public-Private Partnerships: Case Studies in Rural Areas of Jordan

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2014/Technical Paper.1

The project “Enhancing and Improving Access to Energy Services through Development of PublicPrivate Renewable Energy Partnerships” seeks to build the capacity of governments and other stakeholders...

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Land Degradation Assessment and Prevention: Selected Case Studies from the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2007/4

Critical issues confronting policymakers, administrators, staff and stakeholders in combating and preventing land degradation are assessed in this review, with particular...

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Assessing Arab Economic Integration: Towards the Arab Customs Union

E/ESCWA/EDID/2015/4

The limited progress in economic integration in the Arab region in part reflects limited progress in mainstreaming regional integration commitments into national development plans and...

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Assessing Arab Economic Integration: Trade in Services as a Driver of Growth and Development cover Assessing Arab Economic Integration: Trade in Services as a Driver of Growth and Development

E/ESCWA/EDID/2017/6

Economic integration is an important means to generate income and employment, to boost investment and to spur structural transformation toward more diversified and broad-based economic models....

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Assessment of Trade Policy Trends and Implications for the Economic Performance of the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2009/1

While ESCWA member countries face a number of obstacles to increasing regional trade, a consensus exists among policymakers that the economic integration in the region is crucial both to promote...

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Assessment of Water Quality Management Practices in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2007/2

This study assesses water quality management practices in selected countries within the region and presents member countries with recommendations on the protection and sustainable use of scarce...

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Assessing the Impact of Climate Change on Water Resources and Socio-Economic Vulnerability in the Arab Region: A Methodological Framework for Pursuing an Integrated Assessment

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2011/1

The methodological framework presented in this guidance document outlines the integrated assessment approach being implemented in support of the Regional Initiative for the...

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Bridging the Urban Divide in the ESCWA Region: Towards Inclusive Cities

E/ESCWA/SDD/2011/1

This report sheds light on the urban divisions and development challenges faced by the countries of the ESCWA region. Specifically, it addresses the spatial dimension of the urban development vis-...

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Arab Governance Report: Governance Challenges in Countries Undergoing Transition Arab Governance Report: Governance Challenges in Countries Undergoing Transition

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2013/4



Following the uprisings, a wave of political transition spread through the Arab region. A large body of research has focused on the complex blend of socioeconomic and political factors...

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