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The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration: the promise of making migration work for all in the Arab region cover The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration: the promise of making migration work for all in the Arab region

E/ESCWA/CL2.GPID/2020/TP.5

The Social Development Bulletin describes the road to the historic adoption of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration in December 2018, its principles, objectives and...

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Reforming Technical and Vocational Education and Training: A Gateway for Building a Skilled Youth Workforce in the Arab Region cover Reforming Technical and Vocational Education and Training: A Gateway for Building a Skilled Youth Workforce in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/CL2.GPID/2020/TP.4

The technical paper scrutinizes high youth unemployment rates prevalent in the Arab region from the perspective of labour supply. More specifically, it examines technical and vocational education...

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Estimating the Cost of Child Marriage in the Arab Region: Background Paper on the Feasibility of Undertaking a Costing Study cover Estimating the Cost of Child Marriage in the Arab Region: Background Paper on the Feasibility of Undertaking a Costing Study

E/ESCWA/CL2.GPID/2020/TP.2

Child marriage is a violation of human rights and a form of gender-based violence (GBV) that results in numerous adverse outcomes for a child’s development. In the past 25 years, the Arab region...

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COVID-19: Impact on Transport in the Arab Region cover COVID-19: Impact on Transport in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/CL2.GPID/2020/TP.15

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a global health and economic crisis that has transformed the world. The Arab region is not immune to the shock triggered by the pandemic. In line with global...

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Mapping of government measures taken to protect persons with disabilities from COVID-19, and efforts to provide accessible information and awareness materials cover (Arabic) Mapping of government measures taken to protect persons with disabilities from COVID-19, and efforts to provide accessible information and awareness materials

E/ESCWA/CL2.GPID/2020/INF.5

Persons with disabilities are among the most vulnerable groups when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic. They may be more vulnerable to respiratory diseases, and complications that may result from...

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Strengthening Women's Political Participation Women Running for Elected Office in Iraq: Needs and Challenges cover Strengthening Women's Political Participation Women Running for Elected Office in Iraq: Needs and Challenges

E/ESCWA/CL2.GPID/2020/INF.4

With support from the United Nations Assistance Mission to Iraq (UNAMI) and technical assistance from the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), the Iraq...

Study on Gender Mainstreaming, Social Inclusion, Human Rights Processes and Outcomes of Access to Energy in Targeted Local Communities in Jordan cover Study on Gender Mainstreaming, Social Inclusion, Human Rights Processes and Outcomes of Access to Energy in Targeted Local Communities in Jordan

E/ESCWA/CL1.CCS/2020/TP.4

This report was developed within the REGEND (Regional Initiative for Promoting Small-Scale Renewable Energy Applications in Rural Areas of the Arab Region) framework with an assessment to guide...

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Study on Gender Mainstreaming, Social Inclusion, Human Rights Processes and Outcomes of Access to Energy in Targeted Local Communities in Lebanon cover Study on Gender Mainstreaming, Social Inclusion, Human Rights Processes and Outcomes of Access to Energy in Targeted Local Communities in Lebanon

E/ESCWA/CL1.CCS/2020/TP.3

This report was developed within the REGEND (Regional Initiative for Promoting Small-Scale Renewable Energy Applications in Rural Areas of the Arab Region) framework with an assessment to guide...

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Assessment Report of Prevailing Situations in Rural Areas in Tunisia cover Assessment Report of Prevailing Situations in Rural Areas in Tunisia

E/ESCWA/CL1.CCS/2020/TP.2

The baseline study for Tunisia was developed within the Regional Initiative for Promoting Small-Scale Renewable Energy Applications in Rural Areas of the Arab Region (REGEND) framework with an...

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Assessment Report of Prevailing Situations in Rural Areas in Lebanon cover Assessment Report of Prevailing Situations in Rural Areas in Lebanon

E/ESCWA/CL1.CCS/2020/TP.1

The baseline study for Lebanon was developed within the REGEND (Regional Initiative for Promoting Small-Scale Renewable Energy Applications in Rural Areas of the Arab Region) framework with an...

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Desertification and Drought Day 2020: Food. Feed. Fibre. Sustainable Production and Consumption cover Desertification and Drought Day 2020: Food. Feed. Fibre. Sustainable Production and Consumption

E/ESCWA/CL1.CCS/2020/INF.1

This paper is prepared on the occasion of the celebration of the Desertification and Drought Day 2020. It addresses this year’s theme for which the United Nations Convention to Combat...

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covid cover Socioeconomic Impact of COVID-19: Policy Briefs

E/ESCWA/2020/INF.1

 A decade marked for accelerated action and delivery towards sustainable development has...

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Legal aspects of open government and open data cover Legal aspects of open government and open data

E/ESCWA/CL4.SIT/2020/TP.2

Laws and regulations related to access to information and openness are very important for the implementation of open government principles. These laws cover several areas, such as access to...

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Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Opportunities and Challenges for Arab Youth and Women cover Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Opportunities and Challenges for Arab Youth and Women

E/ESCWA/TDD/2019/TP.2

Entrepreneurship is generally considered as one possible solution to unemployment among the youth and the economic empowerment of women in the Arab region. This study discusses the opportunities...

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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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Impact of Fourth Industrial Revolution on Development in Arab countries cover Impact of Fourth Industrial Revolution on Development in Arab countries

E/ESCWA/TDD/2019/3

This study contextualizes the discussions around the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) to the Arab countries. For more than two decades, ESCWA identified Biotechnologies and advanced...

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Arab Horizon 2030: Innovation Perspectives for achieving SDGs in the Arab Region cover (Arabic) Arab Horizon 2030: Innovation Perspectives for achieving SDGs in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/TDD/2019/2



The publication explores innovation approaches and technological trends that bolster inclusive sustainable development and the achievement of SDGs in the Arab region by: 
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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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Towards integration of Water and Agriculture Policies: Enhancing coordination between the Water and Agriculture Sectors cover (Arabic) Towards integration of Water and Agriculture Policies: Enhancing coordination between the Water and Agriculture Sectors

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2019/TP.6

Enhancing food and water security in the Arab region necessitates raising the level of coordination in the preparation of integrated policy development, strategies and implementation of joint...

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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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