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Capacity development material on open data cover Capacity development material on open data

E/ESCWA/TDD/2019/TP.1

The report offers practical guidelines on how to initiate and manage open government data programmes, and it is targeting public sector employees in the Arab countries. The data we create, and...

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Capacity Development Material on Participation, Collaboration and Engagement cover Capacity Development Material on Participation, Collaboration and Engagement

E/ESCWA/TDD/2018/TP.3

This report expands on framework developed by the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia for fostering open government in the Arab region prepared in the context of project entitled “...

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Bioenergy and sustainable development in the Arab rural area cover (Arabic) Bioenergy and sustainable development in the Arab rural area

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2019/TP.1

The paper focuses on the status of bioenergy in the Arab region, especially in the least developed countries, and the Arab position that rejects the use of agricultural crops in developing...

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Energy efficiency legislations and policies in the Arab region cover (Arabic) Energy efficiency legislations and policies in the Arab region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2019/INF.3

This fact sheet focuses on the status of energy efficiency in the Arab region in terms of goals, institutional frameworks, legislation, policies, performance standards, funding mechanisms for...

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Renewable energy legislations and policies in the Arab region cover (Arabic) Renewable energy legislations and policies in the Arab region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2019/INF.1

This fact sheet focuses on the status of renewable energy in the Arab region in terms of resources, contribution to electricity production, the energy mix and future goals. It highlights the...

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Energy Vulnerability in the Arab Region cover Energy Vulnerability in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2019/1

This publication seeks to identify sources of energy vulnerability in the Arab region that prevent member States from being able to ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern...

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Policy Briefs on Food Security Issues in the Arab Region cover Policy Briefs on Food Security Issues in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2018/TP.7

The policy briefs provide key policy recommendations to enhance food security in the Arab region, with a focus on issues pertaining to agriculture productivity, engagement with world food markets...

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Adopting Good Agriculture Practices (GAPs) for Enhanced Food Safety in the Arab Region cover Adopting Good Agriculture Practices (GAPs) for Enhanced Food Safety in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2018/TP.6

Food safety, which is an integral part of food security, is essential for protecting consumers from the hazards of foodborne illnesses that may be introduced at different stages of the food value...

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Addressing energy sustainability issues in the buildings sector in the Arab region cover Addressing energy sustainability issues in the buildings sector in the Arab region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2018/TP.5

The report focuses on energy efficiency in the buildings sector as a major opportunity for substantial progress towards Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 and provides an evaluation on the...

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Arab Regional Review Five Years After the 2013 Cairo Declaration cover Arab Regional Review Five Years After the 2013 Cairo Declaration

E/ESCWA/SDD/2019/INF.1

It highlights major demographic trends in the Arab region and relates them to the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development, adopted in 1994. It outlines...

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National Accounts Studies of the Arab Region, No. 37 cover National Accounts Studies of the Arab Region, No. 37

E/ESCWA/SD/2019/1

Issue 37 of the National Accounts Studies of the Arab Region includes available data and estimates by the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) of gross domestic product (GDP)...

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ESCWA Annual Report 2018 cover ESCWA Annual Report 2018

E/ESCWA/OES/2019/1

The 2018 Annual Report provides an overview of key efforts by the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) to support global, regional and national efforts towards a more stable...

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Guidelines for Mainstreaming Gender Equality in Voluntary National Reviews cover (Arabic) Guidelines for Mainstreaming Gender Equality in Voluntary National Reviews

E/ESCWA/ECW/2019/TP.1

This guide aims to support stakeholders in mainstreaming gender equality and women’s rights in Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) on progress made in the implementation of agenda 2030 and the...

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Technology as a tool to make cities safe and combat violence against women cover Technology as a tool to make cities safe and combat violence against women

E/ESCWA/ECW/2019/Brief.1

The Arab region is witnessing an unprecedented urbanization boom accompanied by diverse challenges including sexual violence and harassment of women in public spaces. This challenge is an...

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Beyond Boundaries: Utilizing Protection Orders to Cultivate a Holistic Response to Domestic Violence in The Arab Region cover Beyond Boundaries: Utilizing Protection Orders to Cultivate a Holistic Response to Domestic Violence in The Arab Region

E/ESCWA/ECW/2019/1

The study documents and analyses domestic violence protection order legislation in the Arab region through the lens of international frameworks and good practice with the aim of having Arab States...

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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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Disability in the Arab Region 2018 cover Disability in the Arab Region 2018

E/ESCWA/SDD/2018/1

This report presents and analyses statistics relating to the demographic characteristics and socio-economic situation of persons with disabilities in the Arab region. It is based on data from...

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Assessing Arab Economic Integration: Trade in Services as a Driver of Growth and Development cover Assessing Arab Economic Integration: Trade in Services as a Driver of Growth and Development

E/ESCWA/EDID/2017/6

Economic integration is an important means to generate income and employment, to boost investment and to spur structural transformation toward more diversified and broad-based economic models....

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Arab Governance Report III: Institutional Development in Post-conflict Settings cover Arab Governance Report III: Institutional Development in Post-conflict Settings

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2017/4

The third edition of the Arab Governance Report introduces post-war best practices from international and regional experiences. It suggests strategies and policies for Libya and Yemen that focus...

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International Human Rights Law and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Social Development Bulletin, Vol 6 No. 3 cover International Human Rights Law and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Social Development Bulletin, Vol 6 No. 3

E/ESCWA/SDD/2017/TECHNICAL PAPER.8

The 2030 Development Agenda expresses the commitment of the United Nations to accelerate development efforts and to leave no one behind. Parts of this aspirational agenda are also enshrined in...

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