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Fact Sheet: Best Practices and Tools for Large-scale Deployment of Renewable Energy (RE) and Energy Efficiency (EE) Techniques

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2009/Technical Paper.3

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Water Resources Issues in the ESCWA Region: Country Fact Sheets cover Water Resources Issues in the ESCWA Region: Country Fact Sheets

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2009/Technical Paper.2



The purpose of these Country Fact Sheets is to examine the water situation in the region, with particular emphasis on the desalination industry as a growing source of freshwater in many...

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Shared Waters-Shared Opportunities: World Water Day

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2009/Technical Material.1

Shared water is a vital resource for many people around the world. In the ESCWA region, major shared rivers include the Nile, Tigris, Euphrates and Jordan. Many less well-known underground water...

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Arabic Terminology in the Field of Productivity and Sustainable Development: Glossary of Shared Water Resources, Technical, Socio-Economical and Legal Terminology (Advanced Copy)

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2009/Glossary.1

This glossary of common terminology used in shared water resources was prepared in response to a request from the Committee of Water Resources at ESCWA at its Sixth Session (Beirut, 2-4 December...

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Knowledge Management and Analysis of ESCWA Member Countries Capacities in Managing Shared Water Resources

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2009/7

Water scarcity is a fundamental challenge to sustainable development in arid and semi-arid regions. The problem is accentuated by the fact that most of the water resources used by ESCWA countries...

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Enhancing Regional Cooperation in the Field of Energy for the Achievement of Sustainable Development and the Millennium Development Goals in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2009/6

Although the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) do not include a clear energy-related goal, it would not be possible to achieve those goals without providing reliable and affordable energy...

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Increasing the Competitiveness of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises through the Use of Environmentally Sound Technologies: Assessing the Potential for the Development of Second-generation Biofuels in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2009/5

While international debate continues regarding the development of primary biofuels, second-generation biofuels derived from agricultural waste have emerged as an environmentally sound alternative...

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ESCWA Water Development Report 3: Role of Desalination in Addressing Water Scarcity

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2009/4

The water supply and demand balance in most of ESCWA member countries is in serious deficit. The average share of renewable freshwater in 8 out of 14 member countries is 500 cubic meters per...

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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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The Demographic Profile of the Arab Countries

E/ESCWA/SDD/2009/Technical Paper.9

This issue of The Demographic Profile of the Arab Countries examines the trends in population size, growth and distribution in the 22 countries of the Arab region, highlights the course of...

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Social Development Bulletin, Impact of the Financial Crisis on International Migration in the Arab Region, Sixth Issue

E/ESCWA/SDD/2009/Technical Paper.6

This bulletin reviews the impact of the global financial crisis on international migration from and to the Arab region. Starting with an overview of the crisis and the resulting challenges and...

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Status and Prospects of the Arab City: The Reality of the Contradictions and Differences Between Arab Cities. A Critical Vision Against the Backdrop of Selected Urban Patterns

E/ESCWA/SDD/2009/8

The Arab cities are experiencing fast transformation in their economic, social and architectural structures. That transformation encompasses many contradictions resulting from internal factors...

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Mapping Inequity: Persons with Physical Disabilities in Jordan

E/ESCWA/SDD/2009/7

Worldwide and in the ESCWA region, persons with physical disabilities face higher levels of unemployment, lower levels of education and higher infant mortality rates than the rest of the...

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Population and Development Report, Issue No.4. Youth in the ESCWA Region: Situation Analysis and Implications for Development Policies

E/ESCWA/SDD/2009/6

The youth group in the ESCWA region faces numerous challenges, including poor quality of education, incompatibility of education system outputs with the labour market, high unemployment rates,...

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Integrated Social Policy: Visions and Strategies in Arab Countries, Report III

E/ESCWA/SDD/2009/4

Most countries in the ESCWA region see social policy as a basic element in achieving balanced human and economic development. However, those countries are facing diverse challenges, are endowed...

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Framework for Environmental Economic Accounting in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/SD/2009/3

This study provides a review of the System of Integrated Environmental and Economic Accounting (SEEA), developed by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) to integrate economic and...

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Study on National Accounts in the ESCWA Region: Sources and Methods

E/ESCWA/SD/2009/16

Concerned about the level of implementation of the 1993 System of National Accounts (1993 SNA) in the Western Asia region, and in view of the new challenges represented by the recent adoption of...

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The Integrated Household Survey

E/ESCWA/SD/2009/11

ESCWA prepared this study in the context of its activities aimed at improving statistical work in member countries. The purpose of the study consists of enhancing capacities of member countries in...

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ESCWA Annual Report, 2008

E/ESCWA/OES/2009/1

This Annual Report summarizes the accomplishments achieved by ESCWA under its seven subprogrammes in 2008. Using a results-based approach in reviewing those accomplishments, the report provides a...

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Preliminary Feasibility Study for the Establishment of the Domain Name Registry for the “Arab” and “عربي” Generic Top Level Domains

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2009/Technical Paper.2

This Preliminary Feasibility study on Establishment of the Domain Name Registry for the “.arab” and عربي Generic Top Level Domains was developed by ESCWA through a team comprising specialized...

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