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ESCWA Water Development Report 5: Issues in Sustainable Water Resources Management and Water Services

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2013/4

The global community was proud to announce in 2012 that the global drinking water target articulated in the Millennium Development Goals had been met five years ahead of schedule. However, the...

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Green agricultural value chains for improved livelihood in the Arab region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2013/2

This report aims at informing and supporting the development of a competitive agriculture and food sector in the Arab region, through a review and analysis of agricultural and food value chains....

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Monitoring the transition to a green economy in the Arab region: The SME perspective

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2013/1

During the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), the international community has refined the definition of the green economy to make it more balanced, flexible and...

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Social justice: Concepts, principles, tools and challenges cover Social justice: Concepts, principles, tools and challenges

E/ESCWA/SDD/2013/Technical Paper.9

This paper sheds light on some of the underlying theories and fundamental elements of social justice. Specifically, it focuses on the principle of participation given its centrality to a number of...

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Report of the Fifth ESCWA Electronic Forum on Participation and Consensus-building, 4 July to 30 September 2013

E/ESCWA/SDD/2013/Technical Paper.8

This forum allowed many activists and experts from different Arab countries to present their views and experiences in the field of participation. It also focused on identifying opportunities for...

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ESCWA Country Brief - 2013 cover ESCWA Country Brief - 2013

E/ESCWA/SDD/2013/Technical Paper.7

This set of country briefs presents the socioeconomic, political and developmental challenges facing three countries in transition, namely Libya, Tunisia and Yemen. It reviews the causes of...

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Provision of basic healthcare services by non-state actors in Arab countries: Benefits and risks

E/ESCWA/SDD/2013/Technical Paper.4

This paper looks at non-state provision of basic healthcare services, seeking to highlight the benefits and the risks that emanate from non- state provision of social services. It largely draws...

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Social development bulletin No. 3: The post-2015 UN development agenda

E/ESCWA/SDD/2013/Technical Paper.3

This bulletin explains the content of a report entitled “Realizing the Future We Want for All” that sets out a vision for the future based on the core values of human rights, equality and...

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Inter-Regional Report on Labour Migration and Social Protection

E/ESCWA/SDD/2013/Technical paper.2

  This report provides an overview of the human rights issues associated with international migration from the ESCAP to the ESCWA region. It also looks at the abuse of migrant rights in the...

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Women and Participation in the Arab Uprisings: A struggle for Justice cover Women and Participation in the Arab Uprisings: A struggle for Justice

E/ESCWA/SDD/2013/Technical Paper.13

This paper explores the gender dimension of the popular movements that have swept Arab countries since the end of 2010. It analyses the different facets of women’s participation before and during...

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Promises of Spring: Citizenship and Civic Engagement in Democratic Transitions cover Promises of Spring: Citizenship and Civic Engagement in Democratic Transitions

E/ESCWA/SDD/2013/3

This publication offers a critical analysis of the Arab uprisings, their possible triggers and potential trajectories. It considers citizenship as an essential factor not only in the struggle...

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Population and developement report - Issue No. 6 - Development policy implications of age-structural transitions in Arab countries

E/ESCWA/SDD/2013/2

Arab countries are currently undergoing profound age-structural transitions which will have significant implications for their development, both in the short and long term. These changes bring...

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Integrated Social Policy Report V

E/ESCWA/SDD/2013/1

When the long-simmering social crises in Arab countries erupted to the surface in 2011, these events immediately shifted government attention from the economic to the social fields. Suddenly it...

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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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A study of age reporting in selected Arab censuses of population

E/ESCWA/SD/2013/5



A Study of Age Reporting in Selected Arab Censuses of Population is a publication by the Statistics Division of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA). It provides...

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Study on Short-Term Economic Indicators for the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SD/2013/10

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A regional perspective on the post-2015 United Nations development agenda

E/ESCWA/OES/2013/2

As the world approaches the deadline for the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the five regional commissions have come together to propose a joint regional perspective on...

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ESCWA Annual Report - 2012

E/ESCWA/OES/2013/1

2012 Annual report focuses on ESCWA activities that meet the priority needs of member countries. In addition to undertaking specific projects, ESCWA mobilized a regional knowledge base and...

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E-Government Strategies in Arab Countries: Current Status and Development Prospects

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2013/Technical Paper.4

  This document presents the reality of e-government strategies in the Arab countries and the adopted applications and prospects for their development. It also studies the projects undertaken in e...

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Impact of ICT on Arab youth: Employment, education and social change

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2013/Technical Paper.3

This report analyzes the impact of ICT on Arab Youth by considering the economic, educational and social change dimensions. Chapter I discusses the current status of employment and education among...

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