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Good Governance and Sustainable Development Goals





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

Social Protection in the Syrian Arab Republic cover Social Protection in the Syrian Arab Republic

E/ESCWA/SDD/2019/TP.12

This country profile outlines the statutory social protection system in the Syrian Arab Republic including social insurance, social assistance, and social health-care provision. It furthermore...

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Palestine: Open Government and Open Data





25 women and men from the Palestinian government attended a national workshop on open government and open data organized by ESCWA in collaboration with the...
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...

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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Women’s Political Representation in the Arab Region cover Women’s Political Representation in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/ECW/2017/3

This study examines the status of women’s representation at several levels of governance, including the legislative, the executive, the judiciary, the public service, and local councils,...

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Access to Justice for Women and Girls in the Arab Region: From Ratification to Implementation of International Instruments

E/ESCWA/ECW/2015/1

Access to justice is not only a right in and of itself, applicable in all contexts and for all people; it is a requisite for the achievement of equality and human rights. Yet Arab women face...

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Climate Change Adaptation in the Health Sector Using Integrated Water Resources Management Tools cover Climate Change Adaptation in the Health Sector Using Integrated Water Resources Management Tools

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2016/MODULE.3

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 Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Using Integrated Water Resources Management Tools cover Climate Change Adaptation in Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Using Integrated Water Resources Management Tools

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2017/MODULE.2

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 and Ecosystem-Based Management Using Integrated Water Resources Management Tools cover Climate Change Adaptation and Ecosystem-Based Management Using Integrated Water Resources Management Tools

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2016/MODULE.1

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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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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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...
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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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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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 Sustainable Development Report 2020 cover Arab Sustainable Development Report 2020

E/ESCWA/SDD/2019/2

Achieving sustainable development in the Arab region faces structural barriers that are often shared among the 22 Arab countries, despite variations in income level, natural resources, and...

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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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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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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