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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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Request for Comments - Linguistic Guidelines for the Use of the Arabic Language in Internet Domains

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2009/Technical Paper.1

The objective of the ensuing RFC is to provide technical specifications for the use of Arabic in Internet domain names addressing Arabic-specific linguistic issues. It was first submitted as an...

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Review of Information and Communications Technology for Development in Western Asia, Issue No. 11

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2009/9



This issue tackles cyberspace legislation and its role in strengthening confidence in electronic services. It contains an overview of the status of cyberspace legislation in the ESCWA...

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Internet Governance: Challenges and Opportunities for the ESCWA Member Countries

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2009/7

One year before the conclusion of the global Internet Governance Forum (IGF) (2006-2010), and shortly before the expiration of one of the most important and contentious global agreements shaping...

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Building Trust in E-Services in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2009/4

The rapid pace of advancement in information and communications technology (ICT) and the increasing ICT application possibilities in the economic, social and cultural fields are accompanied, on...

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Review of Information and Communications Technology for Development in Western Asia, Issue No. 12

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2009/16



This issue contains a review and analysis of the status of the information society in the ESCWA region four years after the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) through a follow-up...

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Impact of ICT on Community Development in ESCWA Member Countries

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2009/15

Measuring the multifaceted information society is a very complex task. In the past, measurement approaches were confined to simply aggregating a variety of data on selected information and...

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Regional Profile of the Information Society in Western Asia, 2009

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2009/12

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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Regional Economic Forecast - 2009 cover Regional Economic Forecast - 2009

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2009/Technical Paper.4

As the world economy indicated a recovery from recession throughout the second and third quarters of 2009, the economic sentiment of the ESCWA region has improved from pessimism to cautious...

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