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Assessment and Mapping of United Nations Research on Youth

E/ESCWA/SDD/2011/Technical Paper.8



  The United Nations has always recognized the importance of addressing the principles, ideas and potentials of youth in order to achieve society’s goals. Noting the importance of youth...

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Labour Market Data: Structures and Challenges in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/SDD/2011/Technical Paper.7

This paper provides part of the research feeding into the fourth Integrated Social Policy Report, published in December 2011 by the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA). The...

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Population in the Arab Region: Trends and Implications cover Population in the Arab Region: Trends and Implications

E/ESCWA/SDD/2011/Technical Paper.6

This paper provides an overview of the levels and trends of key demographic indicators in the Arab region. It serves as a regional reference for policymakers and researchers on the patterns of...

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International Migration and Development in the ESCWA Region: Challenges and Opportunities cover International Migration and Development in the ESCWA Region: Challenges and Opportunities

E/ESCWA/SDD/2011/Technical Paper.5

This paper discusses migration policies and their impact on development on both the theoretical and practical levels, focusing on ESCWA member countries and highlighting good practices and major...

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Social Development Bulletin No. 4: Bridging the Urban Divide in the ESCWA Region cover Social Development Bulletin No. 4: Bridging the Urban Divide in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/SDD/2011/Technical Paper.3

This bulletin sheds light on the social challenges that result from urban divisions in the Arab region. It documents spatial interventions carried out in several ESCWA member countries in order to...

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Integrated Social Policy Report IV: Labour Market Policy in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/SDD/2011/3

After decades of market-oriented reforms, the ESCWA region is facing fundamental questions about the parameters of future development. The expectation that top-down economic stabilization,...

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Population and Development Report, Issue No. 5, Youth Exclusion in the ESCWA Region: Demographic, Economic, Educational and Cultural Factors

E/ESCWA/SDD/2011/2

Millions of young people in Arab countries suffer exclusion in many areas. The aspects of this exclusion include rising unemployment, low qualifications, exacerbated illiteracy and the decline of...

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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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Report on the Electronic Fora as part of the Portal “Towards an Inclusive Participatory Development in the ESCWA region”

E/ESCWA/SDD/2010/Technical Paper.10

The ESCWA launched a portal called “Towards an inclusive Participatory Development in the ESCWA region”, to promote the participation of civil society and the exchange of ideas and experiences and...

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Comparative Analysis of Civil Society Participation in Public Policy Formulation in Selected Arab Countries

E/ESCWA/SDD/2010/1

In the past decade, civil society organizations in the Arab region have achieved significant improvements in performance and capacity to request change with respect to certain issues. However,...

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Study on Economic Statistics in the ESCWA Region: Sources and Methods

E/ESCWA/SD/2011/10


This study aims to identify available data sources for the issuance of economic statistics and national accounts estimates in ESCWA member countries, in order to assess the effective...

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ESCWA Annual Report, 2010: A Year in Review

E/ESCWA/OES/2011/1

In 2010, the Commission intensified its efforts towards the achievement of regional economic and social integration, as well as greater interaction between the region and the rest of the world....

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A Standardization Framework to Promote an Enabling Environment for Arabic e-Services

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2011/Technical Paper.4

This study focuses on diverse standards used in developing e-services. It starts by mentioning the importance of e-services, and the role of standards in increasing its adoption. Then, it lists...

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Mechanisms for Community-driven Interactive Arabic Multimedia content Mechanisms for Community-driven Interactive Arabic Multimedia content

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2011/Technical Paper.3

The ESCWA has prepared a guide concerning the implementation and development of e-portals for local communities and the most important requirements for the establishment, sustainability and...

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Information Society in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2011/Technical Paper.1

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Regional Harmonization of Cyber Legislation to Promote the Knowledge Society in the Arab World Regional Harmonization of Cyber Legislation to Promote the Knowledge Society in the Arab World

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2011/Brochure.2

This is a brochure for the project "Regional Harmonization of Cyber Legislation to Promote the Knowledge Society in the Arab World". The objective of the project was to enhance regional...

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Review of Information and Communications Technology and Development, Issue 16

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2011/5



The increased use of communication and social media means in various areas has a significant impact on human interaction, social behavior and social and economical development. Therefore...

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Regional Profile of the Information Society in Western Asia, 2011

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2011/4

The information society, in which information is processed efficiently, including the production, exchange, adaptation and use of information, is the appropriate environment for achieving...

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Review of Information and Communications Technology for Development in Western Asia, Issue No.15

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2011/3



The importance and role of internet in our daily life have become unquestionable, in view of the communication potentials and knowledge resources they provide in all areas. The internet...

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Information Society Measurement: Building a Common Benchmarking Model for the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2011/1

Closing the digital divide and bringing home the benefits of the information society are important concerns to member countries of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA). For...

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