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






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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...

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 Regional Implementation Meeting for the Twentieth Session of the Commission for Sustainable Development (CSD-20)



In the context of the follow-up to Rio+20 conference and as part of its mandate to lead regional implementation meetings, ESCWA, in...

Rethinking Fiscal Policy for the Arab Region cover Rethinking Fiscal Policy for the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/EDID/2017/4

Amid low oil prices and rising debts, the Arab region faces a challenging economic outlook. At the same time, development priorities related to decent work, poverty and social justice are more...

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Rethinking Inequality in Arab Countries cover Rethinking Inequality in Arab Countries

E/ESCWA/EDID/2019/2

The Rethinking Inequality in Arab States report fills knowledge gaps about inequality in the Arab region, using a multidimensional approach that focuses on non-income dimensions: Health,...

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Social Expenditure Monitor for Arab States: A Tool to Support Budgeting and Fiscal Policy Reform cover Social Expenditure Monitor for Arab States: A Tool to Support Budgeting and Fiscal Policy Reform

E/ESCWA/EC.6/2019/8/Rev.1

Targeting public expenditure in line with social development priorities and macro-fiscal sustainability remains a challenge for most Governments in the Arab region. Budget allocations that...

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ESCWA Disability Framework: 115 indicators to bridge the gap between policy and statistics cover ESCWA Disability Framework: 115 indicators to bridge the gap between policy and statistics

E/ESCWA/SD/2019/TP.3

ESCWA Disability Framework: 115 indicators to bridge the gap between policy and statistics, is the first three-dimensional disability framework that maps disability-related indicators to three...

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Social Protection Reform in Arab Countries cover Social Protection Reform in Arab Countries

E/ESCWA/SDD/2019/1

Social protection systems, their design and their extent, are shaping social cohesion, social justice, the structure of the labour market, the prevention and alleviation of poverty, as well as...

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Social Protection Reform in the Arab Region





Social protection plays an...

Reforming Technical and Vocational Education and Training: A Gateway for Building a Skilled Youth Workforce in the Arab Region cover Reforming Technical and Vocational Education and Training: A Gateway for Building a Skilled Youth Workforce in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/CL2.GPID/2020/TP.4

The technical paper scrutinizes high youth unemployment rates prevalent in the Arab region from the perspective of labour supply. More specifically, it examines technical and vocational education...

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Guidelines for Mainstreaming Gender Equality in Voluntary National Reviews cover Guidelines for Mainstreaming Gender Equality in Voluntary National Reviews

E/ESCWA/ECW/2019/TP.1

This guide aims to support stakeholders in mainstreaming gender equality and women’s rights in Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) on progress made in the implementation of agenda 2030 and the...

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Road Safety Management in Arab Countries





The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals have set a strong impetus for us to increase and enhance our efforts to improve the road safety situation,...

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