ESCWA Annual Report, 2008 - ESCWA

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ESCWA Publication: E/ESCWA/OES/2009/1


Publication Type: Flagship publication

Cluster: Statistics, Information Society and Technology, Shared Economic Prosperity, Governance and Conflict Prevention, Gender Justice, Population and Inclusive Development, 2030 Agenda and SDG Coordination, Climate Change and Natural Resource Sustainability

Focus Area: Financing for development, Gender equality, Natural resource sustainability, Inclusive development, Statistics, Technology & innovation

Keywords: Activities, Administrative procedure, Arab countries, Communication technology, Conflict, Economic development, Gender mainstreaming, Globalization, Information technology, Public information, Regional commissions, Serial publications, Social development, Sustainable development, Technical cooperation, Women's advancement

ESCWA Annual Report, 2008

January 2009

This Annual Report summarizes the accomplishments achieved by ESCWA under its seven subprogrammes in 2008. Using a results-based approach in reviewing those accomplishments, the report provides a comprehensive perspective on the major socio-economic development issues and challenges facing the region. The Annual Report offers an overview of the work of ESCWA in facilitating transport and trade; providing a forum to deliberate the implementation of the Monterrey Consensus and financing for development issues; strengthening the use of renewable energy and management of water resources; launching initiatives for the development of the information and communications technology sector; supporting conflict-affected countries; providing assistance in the production of accurate and comparable statistical indicators; providing advice on social development policies and plans; and addressing the means to achieve gender equality and empower women economically, socially and politically. An interactive CD-ROM provided with this publication has been developed as a means for sharing and disseminating the information for greater public impact.

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