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Urbanization and Sustainable Development in the Arab Region, Social Development Bulletin, Vol. 5, No. 4 Urbanization and Sustainable Development in the Arab Region, Social Development Bulletin, Vol. 5, No. 4

E/ESCWA/SDD/2015/TECHNICAL PAPER.6

The present bulletin provides an overview of the ongoing regional and global preparations for the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III), which will...

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Open Government in the Arab Region



The main objective of this workshop was to build the capacity of participants on open government, based on the four phased ESCWA framework.

The...

Economic Governance for Entrepreneurs in the MENA Region: Prioritizing Policy Challenges cover Economic Governance for Entrepreneurs in the MENA Region: Prioritizing Policy Challenges

E/ESCWA/EDID/2018/TP.6

This paper identifies priority policy challenges to facilitate entrepreneurship in countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Based on evidence from the Doing Business and Worldwide...

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Good Governance and Sustainable Development Goals





Iraq-Public Sector Modernization Programme - Phase II (I-PSM II)

ESCWA Water Development Report 5: Issues in Sustainable Water Resources Management and Water Services

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2013/4

The global community was proud to announce in 2012 that the global drinking water target articulated in the Millennium Development Goals had been met five years ahead of schedule. However, the...

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E-Handbook on SDG Framework and Metadata



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Ministerial Session, 30th





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Artificial Intelligence and Local Industrial Development





ESCWA and Arab Industrial Development and Mining Organization (AIDMO) co-organized an expert group meeting on Artificial Intelligence and Local Industrial...
Peace and Stability Key Prerequisite for Sustainable Development in the Region



The Arab Forum for Sustainable Development organized by ESCWA from 3 to 5 May 2017 in Rabat, Morocco, stressed the importance of peace and stability as a prerequisite for sustainable development...

Public-Private Partnerships for Infrastructure Development in the Arab Region Public-Private Partnerships for Infrastructure Development in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2013/4

The Arab region has been relatively weak in mobilizing private capital to finance larger infrastructure projects, compared to other parts of the world. The ongoing political transition is...

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Arab Middle Class: Measurement and role in driving change Arab Middle Class: Measurement and role in driving change

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2014/2

The Arab middle class is an important social group that is relatively little understood despite the fundamental role it has played in shaping the economic and social development outcomes in the...

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Social Justice Matters: A view from the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia cover Social Justice Matters: A view from the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia

E/ESCWA/SDD/2018/TP.6

Achieving social justice and leaving no one behind are urgent priorities in the Arab region. This pamphlet aims to provide general information and raise awareness on social justice and related...

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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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Arab Regional Conference on Population and Development: Five Years after the 2013 Cairo Declaration



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Guidelines to Estimate the Economic Cost of Domestic Violence in the Arab region cover Guidelines to Estimate the Economic Cost of Domestic Violence in the Arab region

E/ESCWA/ECW/2019/TP.3

These guidelines are intended for government officials, programme managers and researchers looking to estimate the costs of domestic violence in the Arab region. They...

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Arab Society: A Compendium of Demographic and Social Statistics, No. 13 cover Arab Society: A Compendium of Demographic and Social Statistics, No. 13

E/ESCWA/SD/2017/5

Arab Society: A Compendium of Social Statistics, Issue No. 13 is the latest in a series of biennial compendiums of the Statistics Division of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia...

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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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Women in the Judiciary: A Stepping Stone towards Gender Justice cover Women in the Judiciary: A Stepping Stone towards Gender Justice

E/ESCWA/ECW/2018/BRIEF.1

The limited presence of women in the judicial branches of Arab States is attracting increasing attention as an obstacle to the development of representative institutions and the achievement of...

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Women, Peace and Security: The Role of Institutions in Times of Peace and War in the Arab Region cover Women, Peace and Security: The Role of Institutions in Times of Peace and War in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/ECW/2017/1

The present publication explores the women, peace and security agenda, and how the Arab region is responding to it. It discusses the roles of national women’s machineries, national human rights...

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Equality in the New Global Agenda: Integrating a Gender Perspective in the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals 1 and 2 in the Arab Region cover Equality in the New Global Agenda: Integrating a Gender Perspective in the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals 1 and 2 in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDD/2016/TECHNICAL PAPER.2

A close analysis of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by the international community in September 2015, reveals that some gender issues should be further emphasized in the...

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