ESCWA Annual Report, 2010: A Year in Review - ESCWA

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ESCWA Publication: E/ESCWA/OES/2011/1


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, Resilient development & conflict prevention, Gender equality, Inclusive development, Statistics, Technology & innovation

Keywords: Activities, Administrative procedure, Arab countries, Communication technology, Economic development, Information technology, Mass media, Natural resources, Programme planning, Regional commissions, Serial publications, Social policy, Statistics, Sustainable development, Women's advancement

ESCWA Annual Report, 2010: A Year in Review

January 2011

In 2010, the Commission intensified its efforts towards the achievement of regional economic and social integration, as well as greater interaction between the region and the rest of the world. In response to the global challenges and events of recent years, ESCWA continued to serve the region through its programme of work, which comprises seven subprogrammes: integrated management of natural resources for sustainable development; integrated social policies; economic development and integration; information and communications technology for regional integration; statistics for evidence-based policymaking; advancement of women; and conflict mitigation and development. The Annual Report 2010 reviews the accomplishments of ESCWA. It also offers an overview of the challenges and opportunities in related areas of concern, namely the Millennium Development Goals; youth; renewable energy; the information society; the global economic and financial crisis; and the empowerment of women. The Report concludes with a perspective on the way ahead and the imminent challenging agenda, emphasizing the continuous commitment of ESCWA to the sustainable development agenda.

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