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Promoting Knowledge and Innovation for Inclusive and Sustainable Urban Development in the Arab Region



This side event, organized by ESCWA within the framework of the 17th session of the Arab Towns Organization General Conference, will provide an opportunity to inform participants on the ongoing...

Multidimensional Inequality in Arab Countries





The Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) in collaboration with the Economic Research Forum is organizing an Expert Group Meeting on...
On Competition and Regulation in the Arab Region



Competition and Regulation in the Arab Region, Economic Governance Series 2015, is a report by ESCWA, which tackles these essential components of economic systems at the national, regional and...

Measuring sustainable development in the Arab region: A review of country experiences and recommendations for monitoring and evaluation Post-2015

E/ESCWA/SD/2015/TECHNICAL PAPER.1

The objective of this report is to provide a concise assessment of sustainable development monitoring and evaluation in the Arab region and discuss the implications of the post-2015 agenda. The...

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Measuring Urban Poverty in the Arab Region: Localizing Global and National strategies, Social Development Bulletin, Vol  6, No. 1 cover Measuring Urban Poverty in the Arab Region: Localizing Global and National strategies, Social Development Bulletin, Vol 6, No. 1

E/ESCWA/SDD/2017/TECHNICAL PAPER.2

This bulletin examines how urban poverty is addressed in the 2030 Agenda, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the New Urban Agenda (NUA). It also considers urbanization and urban...

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Energy efficiency legislations and policies in the Arab region cover (Arabic) Energy efficiency legislations and policies in the Arab region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2019/INF.3

This fact sheet focuses on the status of energy efficiency in the Arab region in terms of goals, institutional frameworks, legislation, policies, performance standards, funding mechanisms for...

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Arab Common External Tariff Committee, 38th Meeting





ESCWA organizes this meeting at the request of the Higher Council of Customs and in coordination with the General Secretariat of the League of Arab States, within the...

Committee on Social Development, 11th session



The Committee on Social Development was established pursuant to resolution 198 (XVII) of 31 May 1994, which was adopted at the 17th Ministerial session of ESCWA and subsequently endorsed by...

Committee on Transport and Logistics, 18th Session





The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) convened the 18th session of the Committee on Transport and Logistics on 20 and...
Committee on Liberalization of Foreign Trade, Economic Globalization and Financing for Development, 12th session (Focus on Finance)






Having subscribed to the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development, the Arab regions' ambitions were compounded as much as they...
Committee on Liberalization of Foreign trade, Economic Globalization and Financing for Development, 11th session (Focus on Trade)





The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) convened the 11th session for its Committee on Liberalization of Foreign...
Trade Logistics in the Arab Region: Challenges and Policy Options

E/ESCWA/EDID/2015/1


Logistics is a multifaceted component of trade infrastructure and a key to competitiveness. Most Arab countries could provide cheap trade logistics but remain handicapped by inefficiencies...

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East Mediterranean Maritime Conference





ESCWA will participate in the East Mediterranean Maritime Conference that will be...

Governance-adjusted Human Development Index: The case for a broader index and its implications for Arab States cover Governance-adjusted Human Development Index: The case for a broader index and its implications for Arab States

E/ESCWA/EDID/2016/WP.3

Governance is the most important factor in explaining deviations in broad human development over time.

Therefore, this paper contributes to the literature on improving human development...

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Towards Better Measurement of Poverty and Inequality in Arab Countries: A Proposed Pan-Arab Multipurpose Survey cover Towards Better Measurement of Poverty and Inequality in Arab Countries: A Proposed Pan-Arab Multipurpose Survey

E/ESCWA/SD/2014/WP.1

This paper critically assesses the measurement methods of poverty and inequality indicators based on international and national methodologies as well as the data generation mechanisms across Arab...

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Beyond Boundaries: Utilizing Protection Orders to Cultivate a Holistic Response to Domestic Violence in The Arab Region cover Beyond Boundaries: Utilizing Protection Orders to Cultivate a Holistic Response to Domestic Violence in The Arab Region

E/ESCWA/ECW/2019/1

The study documents and analyses domestic violence protection order legislation in the Arab region through the lens of international frameworks and good practice with the aim of having Arab...

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Compendium of Social Statistics and Indicators, Social Indicators of the Commission of Sustainable Development, No. 8 cover Compendium of Social Statistics and Indicators, Social Indicators of the Commission of Sustainable Development, No. 8

E/ESCWA/SCU/2007/9



Sustainable development has been recognized as a cross-cutting issue and basic pillar for improving lives and ensuring peace and prosperity. The eighth issue of the Compendium focuses on...

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2030 Agenda Working Group, 1st Meeting



During the full-day meeting of the Regional Coordination Mechanism (RCM) Working Group (WG) on the 2030 Agenda, members have discussed the collective efforts of the different agencies, one year...

Corridors for Vital Connectivity in the Arab Region



This Regional Consultation on meeting “Corridors for Vital Connectivity in the Arab Region” is an opportunity for dialogue between experts from...

The Drivers and Impact of Conflict on the Sustainable Development Agenda in the Arab Region cover The Drivers and Impact of Conflict on the Sustainable Development Agenda in the Arab Region: A snapshot of human, socioeconomic and structural impacts with a focus on regional and cross-border effects

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2017/WP.5

This working paper provides a snapshot of the challenges to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Arab region, in the context of ongoing conflict and uncertainty. The Doha...

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