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ESCWA’s approach to Key Social Groups and Emerging Issues in the Arab region

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E/ESCWA/SDD/2018/PAMPHLET.1
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2018

ESCWA is an active regional partner in several United Nations initiatives addressing the situation of key social groups – notably youth, older persons and persons with disabilities – as well as emerging development issues, such as social justice, which are critical to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This pamphlet summarizes ESCWA’s recent activities with a focus on why these issues are vital to the development of the Arab region and how ESCWA supports its Member Countries in these areas.
 
The pamphlet was prepared as a contribution to the fifty-sixth session of the Commission for Social Development, whose priority theme is “Strategies for eradicating poverty to achieve sustainable development for all” (New York, 29 January to 7 February 2018). Youth; ageing; persons with disabilities; social justice; disability; social development; Arab countries; sustainable development.