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Regional Consultation on the Environment and Natural Resources for the 2019 AFSD and HLPF




In line with resolutions of the Council of Arab Ministers Responsible for the Environment, ESCWA and regional partners are organizing a...

Regional Consultation on Climate Change for the 2019 Arab Forum on Sustainable Development and High-Level Political Forum



The League of Arab States, and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) are jointly organizing the ...

Arab Consultative Meeting on an Accountability Framework for the Post-2015 Development Agenda



The Post-2015 Development Agenda will include four building blocks, including “a participatory monitoring framework for tracking progress and mutual accountability mechanisms for all stakeholders...

Consultative Meeting on the Implementation Framework for the Environmental Dimension of the 2030 Agenda in the Arab Region



Cooperation between ESCWA, UN Environment, and the League of Arab States has led to the development of a draft “Implementation Framework for the Environmental Dimension...

Libya Socioeconomic Dialogue Project technical meeting: Peer review of the three Baseline Studies' final drafts: Economic, Social and Governance



The Libya Socioeconomic Dialogue Project is managed and implemented by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), thanks to a partial funding by the German...

The 25th RCM and R-UNSDG



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Arab Consultative Meeting on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)





"The Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), in partnership with the League of Arab States (LAS) and...

Arab Regional Challenges Associated with Conflict and the 2030 Development Agenda



The EGM will be dedicated to address existing conflict dynamics in the Arab region, its spillover effects and the long-term ramifications of conflict on development outcomes, including the...

Socio-Economic Ramifications of Conflict: Life Cycle Approach. Recent Research and Implications for the Arab Region



This conference, organized in partnership with the American University of Beirut, analyses the impact of conflict at the individual level on different sectors, such as health,...

Progress on Shared Water Resources Management in the Arab Region: Regional baseline for SDG Indicator 6.5.2 cover Progress on Shared Water Resources Management in the Arab Region: Regional baseline for SDG Indicator 6.5.2

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2018/WP.1

SDG indicator 6.5.2 is intended to monitor progress towards transboundary water cooperation through operational arrangements. The results of the first global reporting under SDG indicator 6.5.2...

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Progress in the Achievement of the Millennium Development Goals in the ESCWA Region: A Gender Lens Progress in the Achievement of the Millennium Development Goals in the ESCWA Region: A Gender Lens

E/ESCWA/ECW/2011/1

This report analyses the causes and consequences of the uneven progress made by ESCWA member countries towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by providing a detailed examination...

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Moving towards Water Security in the Arab Region cover Moving towards Water Security in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2019/2

Arab States are among the most water scarce in the world, with nearly 362 million people in the Arab region living in conditions that range from water scarcity to absolute scarcity. The...

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The Third Arab Report on the Millennium Development Goals 2010 and the Impact of the Global Economic Crises The Third Arab Report on the Millennium Development Goals 2010 and the Impact of the Global Economic Crises



This report provides detailed information on where the Arab region stands in terms of achieving the Millennium Development Goals )MDGs( by 2015. It highlights in particular the crucial importance...

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The Arab Millennium Development Goals Report: Facing Challenges and Looking Beyond 2015 The Arab Millennium Development Goals Report: Facing Challenges and Looking Beyond 2015

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2013/1

The Arab region has made impressive progress towards many Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), particularly in education. Achievements, however, were uneven among and within Arab countries. Major...

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Arab Sustainable Development Report, 2015 cover Arab Sustainable Development Report, 2015

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2015/3



In September 2015, Governments worldwide adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including 17 wide-ranging Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Arab Sustainable...

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Arab Horizon 2030: Digital Technologies for Development cover Arab Horizon 2030: Digital Technologies for Development

E/ESCWA/TDD/2017/3

The study entitled Arab Horizon 2030: Digital Technologies for Development is a central part of ESCWA efforts to promote radical policy changes towards utilizing digital technologies for...

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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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Frontier Technologies, the 2030 Agenda and the Arab Region: Implications for Employment and Youth Empowerment





Technological innovations and today’s frontier technologies cause lasting change to our lives, particularly in terms of economic and social development.  While...
Climate Change Adaptation in Economic Development Using Integrated Water Resources Management Tools cover Climate Change Adaptation in Economic Development Using Integrated Water Resources Management Tools

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2017/MODULE.5

The training modules were developed within the framework of the United Nations Development Account (UNDA) project on “Developing the Capacities of the Arab Countries for Climate Change...

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Climate Change Adaptation in Human Settlements Using Integrated Water Resources Management Tools cover Climate Change Adaptation in Human Settlements Using Integrated Water Resources Management Tools

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2015/MODULE.4

The training modules were developed within the framework of the United Nations Development Account (UNDA) project on “Developing the Capacities of the Arab Countries for Climate Change...

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