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Tracking various development plans and women strategies within the framework of the SDGs cover (Arabic) Tracking various development plans and women strategies within the framework of the SDGs

E/ESCWA/ECW/2017/TECHNICAL PAPER.1

This report examines a number of sustainable development goals, specifically Goal 5 on achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls. It tracks various development plans and...

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The State of Gender Justice in the Arab Region cover The State of Gender Justice in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/ECW/2017/4

This study maps the current state of gender justice in the Arab region, documenting barriers as well as opportunities. Its primary research aim is to determine how to develop an environment, at...

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Women’s Political Representation in the Arab Region cover Women’s Political Representation in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/ECW/2017/3

This study examines the status of women’s representation at several levels of governance, including the legislative, the executive, the judiciary, the public service, and local councils,...

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Women, Peace and Security: The Role of Institutions in Times of Peace and War in the Arab Region cover Women, Peace and Security: The Role of Institutions in Times of Peace and War in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/ECW/2017/1

The present publication explores the women, peace and security agenda, and how the Arab region is responding to it. It discusses the roles of national women’s machineries, national human rights...

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Regional Profile of the Information Society in the Arab Region, 2003-2015 cover Regional Profile of the Information Society in the Arab Region, 2003-2015

E/ESCWA/TDD/2015/3

While the nations of the world were preparing to adopt new development goals after the deadline for the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals, the increasing...

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Policy Recommendations on Cybersafety and Combating Cybercrime in the Arab Region (Arabic) Policy Recommendations on Cybersafety and Combating Cybercrime in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/TDD/2015/1

Technological advances, such as high Internet and mobile phone penetration and the availability and affordability of mobile broadband services, have led to a growing number of Internet users and...

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Arab Sustainable Development Report, 2015 cover Arab Sustainable Development Report, 2015

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2015/3



In September 2015, Governments worldwide adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including 17 wide-ranging Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Arab Sustainable...

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Demographic Profile of the Arab Region: Realizing the Demographic Dividend cover Demographic Profile of the Arab Region: Realizing the Demographic Dividend

E/ESCWA/SDD/2016/Technical Paper.3

The paper provides a detailed overview of population dynamics and trends in the Arab region. Furthermore, it explains the concept of demographic dividend and timing of the window of opportunity....

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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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