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Best Practices and Successful Experiences in Implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women in Arab Countries

E/ESCWA/ECW/2011/3

This study aims at presenting and analyzing successful experiences and good practices in the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW...

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Gender Mainstreaming in the Policies, Programmes and Activities of Ministries of Labour and Social Affairs in ESCWA Member Countries: Guide

E/ESCWA/ECW/2011/2

This guide reviews gender mainstreaming in institutional plans, policies and programmes, and highlights key steps taken with a view to integrating gender-related issues into programmes and...

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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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Trends and Impacts in Conflict Settings: Conflict and MDGs, Issue No. 2 Trends and Impacts in Conflict Settings: Conflict and MDGs, Issue No. 2

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2011/2

One additional year of civil war in an ESCWA member country causes a decline in per-capita GDP of about 17.5 per cent, which is marginally higher than in other countries.  It also causes...

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The Governance Deficit and Conflict Relapse in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2011/1

The post-colonial socio-political landscape of the ESCWA region has witnessed a seemingly endless chain of conflict, fragile peace and constantly heightened levels of political tension, all of...

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Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: Opportunities in Energy Services

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

This document provides an overview of the opportunities available to SMEs in energy services.It explores business prospects in the field of energy efficiency and renewable energy, focuses on the...

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Improving Energy Efficicency in the Electric Power Sector in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2010/Technical Paper.4

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Best Practices and Tools for Increasing Productivity and Competitiveness in the Production Sectors: Assessment of Zaatar Productivity and Competitiveness in Lebanon

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2010/Technical Paper.3

The Arabic term zaatar designates a variety of aromatic perennial plants typically harvested from the wild, which generally belong to the Origanum, Thymus and other genera of the Lamiaceae (mint)...

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Fact Sheets on Key Water Issues in the ESCWA Region

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

This document contains fact sheets on important water challenges facing the Arab region. For example, climate change is one of the challenges that affects the availability of water resources, and...

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Migration Policies in ESCWA Countries

E/ESCWA/SDD/2010/Technical Paper.9

This bulletin highlights migration policies, the migration-development nexus in ESCWA countries, and the relation of migration policies to labour markets, brain drain, migrant remittances,...

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Enhancing Civil Society Participation in Public Policy Processes

E/ESCWA/SDD/2010/Technical Paper.1

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Time Use in Gender Statistics in Iraq

E/ESCWA/SD/2010/Technical Paper.3

This report presents a data analysis of the time use survey, which was carried out for the first time in Iraq, as part of the Household Socio-Economic Survey (HSES) implemented by the Central...

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ESCWA Annual Report, 2009

E/ESCWA/OES/2010/1

In 2009, which marked the thirty-fifth anniversary of ESCWA, the Commission has further intensified its efforts towards the achievement of regional economic and social integration, as well as...

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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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Development of Digital Arabic Content: Incubation Requirements and Training Needs Development of Digital Arabic Content: Incubation Requirements and Training Needs

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2010/Technical Paper.3

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Models for Business Plan, Marketing and Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships for the Digital Arabic Content Industry

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

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A Survey on Digital Arabic Content: Software, Applications and Needs Assessment

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2010/Technical Paper.1

This survey was conducted within the framework of the ESCWA project on ICT incubators to support the Arab digital content industry. The document included the results of the survey in the main...

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Review of Information and Communications Technology for Development in Western Asia, Issue No. 14

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2010/2



This issue of the Review of Information and Communications Technology for Development in Western Asia addresses the reality and prospects of the Free and Open Source Software in the Arab...

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Review of Information and Communications Technology and Development, Issue 13 Review of Information and Communications Technology and Development, Issue 13

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2010/1

Information and communications technology plays a significant role in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), in particular in the areas of awareness-raising, capacity-building and...

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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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