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Social Protection Country Profile: Tunisia cover Social Protection Country Profile: Tunisia

E/ESCWA/SDD/2016/CP.1

This report presents a comprehensive profile of social protection in Tunisia including pensions, healthcare, cash transfers, housing and food and energy subsidies. Social protection in Tunisia...

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What Remains of the Arab Spring? Challenges Impeding the Achievement of Social Justice in the Arab Region cover What Remains of the Arab Spring? Challenges Impeding the Achievement of Social Justice in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDD/2015/3

Five years after the popular uprisings that swept the Arab region, this report analyses the consequences of the Arab Spring, by focusing on three cases studies, namely Tunisia, Egypt and Morocco...

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Use of Administrative Registers in Population and Housing Censuses cover Use of Administrative Registers in Population and Housing Censuses

E/ESCWA/SD/2016/Technical Paper.2

The present paper focuses on the methodology for using administrative registers in conducting population and household censuses, including the central population registry, building and housing...

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ESCWA Annual Report 2015 ESCWA Annual Report 2015

E/ESCWA/OES/2016/1

The year 2015 was remarkable for international development cooperation, the United Nations and the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA). At the backdrop of UN celebrations of...

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Syria at war: Five years on cover Syria at war: Five years on

E/ESCWA/EDID/2016/2

The report provides a diagnosis and a prescription to all those concerned about Syria’s future, irrespective of their political background or affiliation.The report benefits from extensive...

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Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region 2015-2016 cover Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region 2015-2016

E/ESCWA/EDID/2016/1

The economic and political uncertainty that has characterized the Arab region since the uprisings of 2011 continues to dampen its prospects for growth, job creation and stability. Economic...

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Arab Development Outlook: Vision 2030 Arab Development Outlook: Vision 2030

E/ESCWA/EDID/2015/3

The Arab region is in crisis and it is easy to succumb to pessimism about its future. This report, however, embraces a vision of hope: one that illustrates the...

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Training manual to combat gender-based violence in times of peace and war

E/ESCWA/ECW/2015/Technical Paper.5

The guide is a reference that aims at empowering service providers from official institutions such as the police, the judiciary, the public prosecution, the...

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Status of Women and Gender Equality in the Arab Region (Beijing +20)

E/ESCWA/ECW/2015/3

Against Wind and Tides: A Review of the Status of Women and Gender Equality in the Arab Region (Beijing +20)

Although much has been achieved in recent years to advance the...

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Arab Governance Report II: Governance and Institutional Transformations in Conflict-affected Arab Countries cover Arab Governance Report II: Governance and Institutional Transformations in Conflict-affected Arab Countries

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2016/1

Today, conflicts of varying intensity directly affect at least half of the Arab countries, while the rest endure neighbourhood or spillover effects, impeding peoples’ fundamental right to live...

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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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Review of Information and Communications Technology for Development in the Arab Region Issue No. 22

E/ESCWA/TDD/2015/2

The world is heading towards defining the development agenda for post-2015, and approving the sustainable development goals (SDGs). Technology plays an important role in driving the development...

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Policy Recommendations on Cybersafety and Combating Cybercrime in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/TDD/2015/1

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Analysis of Energy Policy Trends in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2015/5



This report analyses past trends in domestic energy policy in the Arab region and the capacity of today’s policies and institutions to reverse current unsustainable production and...

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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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ESCWA Water Development Report 6 The Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2015/2



The Arab countries have much to gain from considering the linkages between water, energy and food security in their pursuit of sustainable development, given the stressors, constraints...

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Pathways towards Food Security in the Arab Region An Assessment of Wheat Availability

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2015/1



No other crop better embodies concerns over food security in the Arab region than wheat. Wheat consumption per capita in the region has been high for the past few decades and is currently...

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Provision of Education by Non-State Actors in Arab Countries: Benefits and Risks cover Provision of Education by Non-State Actors in Arab Countries: Benefits and Risks

E/ESCWA/SDD/2015/Technical Paper.7

Education represents a basic human right and a major priority for Arab Governments. Over recent years, the Arab region has witnessed a substantial increase in enrolment rates and one of the...

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Migration Governance in the Arab Region and Beyond Vol. 5, Issue No. 3

E/ESCWA/SDD/2015/TECHNICAL PAPER.4



International migration is a large-scale phenomenon that affects families, economies, service provision and communities, posing both challenges and opportunities for countries in the Arab...

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Social protection and development: national social protection and insurance programs in the United Arab Emirates cover (Arabic) Social protection and development: national social protection and insurance programs in the United Arab Emirates

E/ESCWA/SDD/2015/TECHNICAL PAPER.2

This country profile maps available social protection and insurance programs in UAE. It highlights the main programmes on social protection, as well as the challenges and developments...

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