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Arab Region Progress in Sustainable Energy Global Tracking Framework Regional Report cover Arab Region Progress in Sustainable Energy Global Tracking Framework Regional Report

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2017/2

The Arab region lacks sustainable natural resource management, mostly in the areas of energy efficiency and its overwhelming reliance on fossil fuels for virtually all its energy needs. War,...

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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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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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Progress Made by ESCWA Member Countries in the Implementation of the Monterrey Consensus cover Progress Made by ESCWA Member Countries in the Implementation of the Monterrey Consensus

E/ESCWA/GRID/2005/5

This study monitors the progress of ESCWA member States in the implementation of their obligations under the Monterrey Consensus and assesses the challenges hindering this progress. ESCWA member...

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Regional Cooperation between Countries in the Management of Shared Water Resources: Case Studies of Some Countries in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2005/15

Global demand for water is expected to increase by 50 per cent by the year 2025, while ESCWAs share of renewable water resources remains the lowest in the world. Despite the necessity for sound...

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Regional cooperation and energy security in the Arab region cover (Arabic) Regional cooperation and energy security in the Arab region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2015/4

In the midst of the social, economic and environmental concerns, and the international community's efforts with all its components and organizations to achieve sustainable development, energy...

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Developments in the Regulation of Intellectual Property Rights in Arab Countries cover (Arabic) Developments in the Regulation of Intellectual Property Rights in Arab Countries

E/ESCWA/GRID/2005/8

Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) became the main component of the new International Trade System, especially after the establishment of WTO. The Traderelated Aspects of the Intellectual...

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Economic and Social Repercussions of the Israeli occupation (Note of the Secretary-General) - 2016 cover Economic and Social Repercussions of the Israeli occupation (Note of the Secretary-General) - 2016

E/2016/13

The report covers persistent Israeli practices and policies, particularly those that are in violation of international humanitarian law and international human rights law and that affect the...

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Urbanization and the Changing Character of the Arab City

E/ESCWA/SDD/2005/1

Development generates such major forces as rural-urban migration, population growth and socio-economic developments. This study sheds light on the role of these major forces in shaping the...

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The Environment in the Transboundary Context in the ESCWA Region: Situation and Recommendations

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2005/5

Most ESCWA member countries have ratified international environmental agreements and have committed themselves to enhancing relevant governance structures, developing action plans and submitting...

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Short- and medium-term economic challenges of the Arab countries in transition

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2013/1

The Arab region’s public deems a strong economy to be as important as a well-functioning democracy. Thus, a successful transition process in the region – leading to sustainable, pro-growth,...

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Transition to Democracy in the Arab Region: Regional Cooperation Mechanisms in Comparative Perspective, 2013 Transition to Democracy in the Arab Region: Regional Cooperation Mechanisms in Comparative Perspective, 2013

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2013/Technical paper.1

As the wave of uprisings swept across Arab countries in 2010-2011, observers have highlighted the role of transnational linkages in influencing developments in the region. In this context, the...

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ESCWA Annual Report, 2011

E/ESCWA/OES/2012/1

The year 2011 was a turning point for the Arab world. The power of citizens has created new momentum for change, opening the door of opportunity for the Arab people. As an institution that...

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Annual Review of Development in Globalization and Regional Integration in the Arab Countries, 2009

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2009/7

The economies of most Arab countries were less affected by the global financial crisis compared to other economies. Several factors contributed to the alleviation of the impact of the crisis on...

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Annual Review of Developments in Globalization and Regional Integration in the Arab Countries, 2008

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2008/4

The performance of Arab countries in 2007 was uneven. Some sectors increased their share in the world economy while others saw their share decline. This issue of the Annual Review assesses,...

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Annual Review of Developments in Globalization and Regional Integration in the Arab Countries, 2007

E/ESCWA/GRID/2007/14

The sixth issue of the Annual Review analyses the extent to which Arab countries are integrated into the global economy and the degree of economic integration among those countries. It draws...

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Annual Review of Developments in Globalization and Regional Integration in the Arab Countries, 2006

E/ESCWA/GRID/2006/3

The fifth issue of the Annual Review, aimed at researchers and academics, analyses the degree to which the Arab economies have integrated into the global economy and the progress made in the Arab...

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Annual Review of Globalization and Regional Integration in ESCWA Member States, 2005 cover (Arabic) Annual Review of Globalization and Regional Integration in ESCWA Member States, 2005

E/ESCWA/GRID/2005/13

While there was a slight improvement in globalization indicators and regional integration in the ESCWA region in 2004, their contribution to the global economy remains modest. This study presents...

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Regional Review of Institutions for Sustainable Development in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2011/5

The Regional Review of Institutions for Sustainable Development in the Arab Region reviews existing governance systems for sustainable development at the local and regional levels, highlights...

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Effective use of statistics in evidence-based policymaking - conceptual framework

E/ESCWA/SD/2013/Technical Paper.1

While many efforts have been exerted to build the statistical capacities of ESCWA member countries, the use of statistics in policymaking requires further development, with special focus on...

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