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Syria at War: Eight Years On cover Syria at War: Eight Years On

E/ESCWA/CL3.SEP/2020/TP.5

The “Syria at War: Eight Years On” report is the second product of the collaboration between the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) and the Centre for Syrian...

Wealth Inequality and Closing the Poverty Gap in Arab Countries: The Case for a Solidarity Wealth Tax cover Wealth Inequality and Closing the Poverty Gap in Arab Countries: The Case for a Solidarity Wealth Tax

E/ESCWA/CL2.GPID/2020/TP.9

High poverty rates coupled with high concentration of wealth in the Arab region have highlighted the need for a stronger civic solidarity and the shared responsibility of the public, the...

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Linkages between United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security and Other International Frameworks and Mechanisms for the Advancement of Women’s Rights cover (Arabic) Linkages between United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security and Other International Frameworks and Mechanisms for the Advancement of Women’s Rights

E/ESCWA/CL2.GPID/2020/TP.8

The Policy Brief presents synergies at the substantive and procedural levels between the United Nations Security Council resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, and three other...

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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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Impact of COVID-19 on Migrants and Refugees in the Arab Region cover Impact of COVID-19 on Migrants and Refugees in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/CL2.GPID/2020/TP.16

Migrants and refugees are among the social groups most impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and are suffering disproportionately from its social and economic consequences. This publication is a joint...

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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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The Social Justice Policy Gap Assessment Tool (PGAT) cover (Arabic) The Social Justice Policy Gap Assessment Tool (PGAT)

E/ESCWA/CL2.GPID/2020/TP.13

The Policy Gap Assessment Tool aims to analyze the extent to which the principles of social justice are integrated into public policies and development programs in the Arab region by identifying...

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Toolkit for mainstreaming social justice principles in development policies cover (Arabic) Toolkit for mainstreaming social justice principles in development policies

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

The guide aims to enhance the capacities of policy-makers in  member states in integrating the concepts and principles of social justice into national development policies, plans and programs, and...

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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...

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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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Advancing SDG7 in the Arab Region cover Advancing SDG7 in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/2020/POLICY BRIEF.16

Achieving SDG 7 in the Arab region requires significant advancements in renewable energy and in decoupling regional growth from energy consumption, which can be achieved by improving energy...

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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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