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Regional Expert Meeting on National Digital Development Reviews 2.0 – Enhanced Methodology and Updated Guiding Template



Within the framework of the project on advancing digital cooperation and development Arab States Action Programme, ESCWA is organizing the Second Regional Expert Meeting on “National...

Expert Meeting on Disability Measurement in Support of SDGs



This meeting presented several sessions which discussed the following:  Disability-related SDG indicators for global monitoring; Disability statistics and/or policies and programmes in the...

Arab Forum for Sustainable Development concludes with stress on equality and human rights



Beirut, 12 April 2019 (ESCWA)--The 3-day Arab Forum for Sustainable Development (AFSD) ended...

Agile Government Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic in the Arab Region: what are we learning for a better future?



The webinar was held on Tuesday 17 November 2020 as part of the 2020 "Government after shock" forum, and as one of the...

ESCWA response to the UN Youth Strategy, Social Development Bulletin, Vol 7, No. 2 cover ESCWA response to the UN Youth Strategy, Social Development Bulletin, Vol 7, No. 2

E/ESCWA/SDD/2019/TP.2

Young people under 30 represent 60% of the total population of the Arab region today.  The number of youth aged 15 to 24 is expected to increase from 71 million in 2015 to 92 million in 2030. This...

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The Arab Region’s response to COVID-19 and the way forward for health and well-being






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Guidebook on Using AquaCrop for Irrigation Water Management cover (Arabic) Guidebook on Using AquaCrop for Irrigation Water Management

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2019/GUIDE.3

This guidebook is the third of a series of guidebooks produced by ESCWA in cooperation with the Arab Center for the Studies of Arid Zones and Dry Lands (ACSAD) in relation to the use of Aquacrop...

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Guidebook on Use of GIS for Climatic Data Analysis cover (Arabic) Guidebook on Use of GIS for Climatic Data Analysis

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2019/GUIDE.4

This guidebook is the fourth of a series of guidebooks produced by ESCWA in cooperation with the Arab Center for Studies of Arid Zones and Drylands (ACSAD) in relation to irrigation water...

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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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Review of Sustainable Development and Productivity: Issue No. 3 cover (Arabic) Review of Sustainable Development and Productivity: Issue No. 3

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2005/3

The Review presents two selected key papers, namely: the specifications and indicators of wastewater treatment for use in irrigation; and the environmental impact assessment arising from the...

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Review of Sustainable Development and Productivity, Issue No. 4

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2005/14

ESCWA has particular expertise in terms of implementing and following up on activities targeting sustainable development in the region. Within that context, the Review presents work achieved by...

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Review of Productivity and Sustainable Development in the ESCWA Region, Second Issue

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2011/6

The concept of “Sustainable Development” was adopted during “The Earth Summit” in Rio, in 1992, and The UN “Commission on Sustainable Development” (CSD) was established to review progress achieved...

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Review of Productivity and Sustainable Development in the ESCWA Region, First Issue. Green Economy in the Context of Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication: Principles, Opportunities and Challenges in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2011/3

The Arab region continues to face many challenges in its endeavour to embrace the principles of sustainable development. The rapid increase in population, acute water scarcity, food security,...

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Fiscal Policy Review of Arab States 2019 cover Fiscal Policy Review of Arab States 2019

E/ESCWA/EDID/2019/WP.20

This fiscal review is first in the series following the ESCWA 2017 flagship report “Rethinking Fiscal Policy for the Arab Region”. A major focus of this fiscal policy review 2019 is to create a...

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Socioeconomic Impacts of Macroeconomic Reform Policies in the Arab Region cover Socioeconomic Impacts of Macroeconomic Reform Policies in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/EDID/2019/TP.1

The technical paper aims to test that hypothesis by evaluating Tunisia and Egypt’s experiences with neoliberal adjustment against the SDGs.

The UNESCWA expert group meeting Towards...

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Impact Analysis Toolkit





This workshop comes within the framework of the technical support provided by ESCWA to develop the capacities of their government representatives in the...
Trade Toolkit for Impact Analysis






This workshop aims to provide technical support and to build the capacity of the Arab Customs Union Committee members to use the quantitative Trade tools and...
5th UN Global Road Safety Week: Leadership for Safer Mobility in Cities





Within the framework of the 5h UN Global Road Safety week 2019, a workshop was organized by ESCWA and YASA on traffic safety in the cities. The workshop was...
UN to spotlight synergies and trade-offs of Global Goals in the Arab region



Interactions between the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is set to be a core focus of a regional meeting organized by the UN’s office in Beirut, Lebanon on Monday.

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Executive Secretary to Attend Sustainable Development Forum and Take Oath of Office



            United Nations Under-Secretary-General and ESCWA Executive Secretary Mohamed Ali Alhakim headed to New York to take part in the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) on...

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