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Competitiveness of the ICT Sector in the Arab Region: Innovation and Investment Imperatives

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2013/4

Developing countries have often focused on venture capital to boost investment. Some Arab countries are proponents of that approach, launching many funds geared towards the promotion of...

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Overview of the Arab Security Sector amidst Political Transition: A Reflection on Legacies, Functions and Perceptions Overview of the Arab Security Sector amidst Political Transition: A Reflection on Legacies, Functions and Perceptions

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2013/2

Many security services in the Arab countries do not utilize modern or computer-based administrative and management systems, and lack human resources and career development departments, let alone...

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Study on Short-Term Economic Indicators for the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SD/2013/10

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Request for Comments - Linguistic Guidelines for the Use of the Arabic Language in Internet Domains

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2009/Technical Paper.1

The objective of the ensuing RFC is to provide technical specifications for the use of Arabic in Internet domain names addressing Arabic-specific linguistic issues. It was first submitted as an...

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Arab Society: A Compendium of Demographic and Social Statistics, No. 13 cover Arab Society: A Compendium of Demographic and Social Statistics, No. 13

E/ESCWA/SD/2017/5

Arab Society: A Compendium of Social Statistics, Issue No. 13 is the latest in a series of biennial compendiums of the Statistics Division of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia...

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Digital Arabic Content: Opportunities, Priorities and Strategies Digital Arabic Content: Opportunities, Priorities and Strategies

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2005/4

Digital content has come to play a major role given the vital contribution by information and knowledge in meeting economic and social development goals, and the role of information and...

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Women in the Judiciary in the Arab States: Removing Barriers, Increasing Numbers cover Women in the Judiciary in the Arab States: Removing Barriers, Increasing Numbers

E/ESCWA/ECW/2019/2

Women’s right to participate fully and equally in all aspects of public life, including the judiciary, is a fundamental human right. There is a large body of evidence that women’s presence in the...

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Women in the Judiciary in the State of Palestine cover (Arabic) Women in the Judiciary in the State of Palestine

E/ESCWA/ECW/2018/TP.1

The presence of women in the judiciary in the State of Palestine has increased over the past years, with women now comprising almost 18 per cent of Palestinian judges. The State of Palestine is...

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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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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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The Integrated Household Survey

E/ESCWA/SD/2009/11

ESCWA prepared this study in the context of its activities aimed at improving statistical work in member countries. The purpose of the study consists of enhancing capacities of member countries in...

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Environmental Standards and Competitiveness of Key Economic Sectors

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2005/4

While some analysts consider environmental standards as a valuable mechanism for improving production efficiency, others argue that compliance with those standards is an additional and costly...

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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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Regional Profile of the Information Society in the Arab Region - 2013

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2013/6

The information society, in which information is processed efficiently, including the production, exchange, adaptation, and use of information, is the appropriate environment for achieving...

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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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Regional profile of the information society in western Asia, 2003

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2003/11

This document represents a profile that covers different areas related to the information society, including the components of the enabling environment such as policies, strategies, legal...

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Regional Profile of the Information Society in Western Asia, 2009

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2009/12

The information society, in which information is processed efficiently, including the production, exchange, adaptation and use of information, is the appropriate environment for achieving...

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Regional Profile of the Information Society in Western Asia, 2011

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2011/4

The information society, in which information is processed efficiently, including the production, exchange, adaptation and use of information, is the appropriate environment for achieving...

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Regional Profile of the Information Society in Western Asia, 2005

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2005/6

The accelerating development in knowledge during the past few decades has modified the principles of economic growth with the move towards knowledge-based economy affecting all sectors of the...

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Demographic Profile of the Arab Countries: Analysis of the Ageing Phenomenon

E/ESCWA/SDD/2011/Technical Paper.9

The Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA) drawn up at the Second World Assembly on Ageing in 2002 outlined a global agenda to deal with the issues of elderly populations. The...

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