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Compendium of Social Statistics and Indicators, Social Indicators of the Commission of Sustainable Development, No. 8 cover Compendium of Social Statistics and Indicators, Social Indicators of the Commission of Sustainable Development, No. 8

E/ESCWA/SCU/2007/9



Sustainable development has been recognized as a cross-cutting issue and basic pillar for improving lives and ensuring peace and prosperity. The eighth issue of the Compendium focuses on...

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ESCWA Technical Cooperation Report, 2006‎

E/ESCWA/PPTCD/2007/Technical Material.1

This report aims to update all stakeholders in the progress of the ESCWA technical cooperation programme during 2006, despite the challenging unstable environment of the region. The report...

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ESCWA Annual Report, 2006

E/ESCWA/OES/2007/1

The ESCWA Annual Report reviews the activities of the Commission in 2006, which were severely affected by the devastating war of aggression that was unleashed against Lebanon in that year....

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The ESCWA Technology Centre for Development: Detailed Assessment of Regional Needs and Priorities and Identification of Implementation Mechanisms

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2007/Technical Paper.6

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Review of Information and Communications Technology for Development in Western Asia, Issue No. 7

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2007/9

This issue is dedicated to partnerships in information and communications technology (ICT) projects, and focuses on partnerships between the private and public sectors which accelerate the...

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Models for Cyber Legislation in ESCWA Member Countries

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2007/8

There is significant variation in the legal frameworks for the regulation of cyber issues between ESCWA member countries. This study addresses the current state of cyber legislation in the region...

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Guidelines for the Formulation and Implementation of ICT Strategy

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2007/2

These guidelines aim to support efforts made in the ESCWA region to develop the usage of information and communications technology (ICT) in economic and social development and building the...

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Review of Information and Communications Technology for Development in Western Asia, Issue No. 8

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2007/16



This issue sheds light on the importance of Information and Communications Technology for Education (ICT4E) and its various dimensions and its anticipated effect on the development of an...

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Regional Profile of the Information Society in Western Asia 2007

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2007/15

ESCWA is publishing the Regional Profile of the Information Society in Western Asia - 2007 as a part of the follow-up to the World Summit on the Information Society. The study is the third in a...

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ICT Finance, Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2007/12

The development of appropriate financial instruments, provision of financial resources and venture capital, and support for and strengthening of innovative operations and pioneering work are...

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Broadband for Development in the ESCWA Region: Enhancing Access to ICT Services in a Global Knowledge Society

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2007/10

This report highlights the vast development potential in the ESCWA region as it moves towards the broadband revolution, with real business examples focused on selected countries. It also offers an...

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Review of Information and Communications Technology for Development in Western Asia, Issue No. 6

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2007/1



The subject of the sixth issue is the enabling environment. The issue includes three articles on financing for and investment in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector...

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Review of Progress Made by Yemen in the Implementation of the New Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries for the Period 2003-2007

E/ESCWA/GRID/2007/6

This study reviews and evaluates the progress made by Yemen in implementing the Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries. It also reviews the macroeconomic policies adopted by the...

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ESCWA Study on Air Transport

E/ESCWA/GRID/2007/3

This study was carried out at the request of ESCWA member countries through the Committee on Transport of the Commission. It reviews the ways in which the region is responding to the...

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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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Review of Road Safety in Selected Countries of the ESCWA Region cover (Arabic) Review of Road Safety in Selected Countries of the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/GRID/2007/13

This study reviews a number of road safety issues in four ESCWA member countries, namely, Egypt, Iraq, Syrian Arab Republic and Yemen. The first part presents the various legislation concerning...

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Good Practices in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Applications in Seaports in the ESCWA Member Countries

E/ESCWA/GRID/2007/12

Using information and communications technology (ICT) in ports is essential to ensure accurate, real-time control and pre-planning for port management operations. ICT applications benefit trade...

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The Movement of Natural Persons Under the General Agreement on Trade in Services and its Impact on Arab Countries

E/ESCWA/GRID/2007/11

The movement of natural persons is a major concern for developing countries, where the labour force is seen as a major pillar for development. This study highlights the marked disparity in...

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Social and Economic Situation of Palestinian Women 2000-2006 cover Social and Economic Situation of Palestinian Women 2000-2006

E/ESCWA/ECW/2007/Technical Paper.1

The report reviews the devastating repercussions of the Israeli occupation on Palestinian women in the period 2000-2006. It presents demographic information on the West Bank and Gaza Strip,...

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Guidelines on Gender Mainstreaming and Enhancing the Effectiveness of National Machineries for Women. Studies on Arab Women and Development (35)

E/ESCWA/ECW/2007/4

This study is part of the efforts of the ESCWA Centre for Women to improve the performance of national committees on women and the relevant Arab ministries in mainstreaming gender into Government...

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