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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 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 Social Development, 12th Session



The Committee on Social Development was established pursuant to Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) resolution...

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...

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...

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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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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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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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...

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...
Leaving No-One Behind: Targeted Social Assistance Programmes and Management Information Systems in Arab Countries



The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development recognizes “that eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable...

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...

Regional Preparatory Meeting Series for Rio+20: Workshop on Institutional Framework for Sustainable Development in the Arab Region





The “institutional framework for sustainable development” (IFSD) constitutes one of the thematic focus areas of...
Evolution of opportunities for early childhood development in Arab countries cover Evolution of opportunities for early childhood development in Arab countries

E/ESCWA/EDID/2016/TECHNICAL PAPER.1

This technical study follows on a report detailing conditions for early childhood development (ECD) across the Arab region using the newest waves of national health surveys. Both the typical level...

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Child Marriage in Humanitarian Settings in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/ECW/2015/2

While sexual violence, food insecurity and lack of access to adequate health services have been identified as the most pressing areas of concern among female displaced populations in the Arab...

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RICCAR Arab Climate Change Assessment Report cover RICCAR Arab Climate Change Assessment Report

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2017/RICCAR/Report

RICCAR Arab Climate Change Assessment Report: Executive...

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Tracking Food Security in the Arab Region: Executive Summary cover Tracking Food Security in the Arab Region: Executive Summary

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2019/4/SUMMARY

The Executive summary on “Tracking Food Security in the Arab Region,” provides information on applying the  Food security Monitoring Framework developed by ESCWA in collaboration with member...

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The Sustainable Development Goals in an Arab Region Affected by Conflict: Monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals with Household Survey Microdata cover The Sustainable Development Goals in an Arab Region Affected by Conflict: Monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals with Household Survey Microdata

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2017/3

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development stresses the importance of quality, accessible, timely and reliable disaggregated data to measure progress and to ensure that no one is left behind....

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Bridging the Inequality Gap among Youth in the Arab Region cover Bridging the Inequality Gap among Youth in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDD/2019/TP.5

This policy brief discusses selected dimensions of inequality among Arab youth and highlight the gaps and challenges that affect youth policy development and implementation. It concludes with a...

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Regional Visions for Implementing the 2030 Agenda and SDGs



The side event will provide an overview of the regional visions for implementing the 2030 Agenda and SDGs in West Asia, Asia Pacific, and North America. It will highlight how different regions...

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