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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:...

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Tracking Food Security in the Arab Region cover Tracking Food Security in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2019/4

The publication presents and applies the Arab Regional Food Security Monitoring Framework developed by the Economic and Social Commission of Western Asia (ESCWA). The Framework aims to help...

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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...

Women's rights and gender equality for sustainable development: Discussing the proposed sustainable development goals within the context of development in the Arab region, 2015 cover Women's rights and gender equality for sustainable development: Discussing the proposed sustainable development goals within the context of development in the Arab region, 2015

E/ESCWA/ECW/2015/Technical Paper.3

This report reviews the situation of women’s rights and gender equality in Arab countries, and discusses the links between sustainable development, economic growth and inequalities from a gender...

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The Role of Civil Society in Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development cover (Arabic) The Role of Civil Society in Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

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

This paper aims at highlighting the role of civil society in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the national and regional levels. It includes six sections and discusses...

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Manual for Monitoring Food Security in the Arab Region cover Manual for Monitoring Food Security in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2019/Manual.1

A Regional Framework on Monitoring Food Security in the Arab Region was developed in consultation and coordination with the Arab Organization for Agriculture Development (AOAD), FAO, national...

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Capacity Development Material on Participation, Collaboration and Engagement cover Capacity Development Material on Participation, Collaboration and Engagement

E/ESCWA/TDD/2018/TP.3

This report expands on framework developed by the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia for fostering open government in the Arab region prepared in the context of project entitled...

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Capacity development material on open data cover Capacity development material on open data

E/ESCWA/TDD/2019/TP.1

The report offers practical guidelines on how to initiate and manage open government data programmes, and it is targeting public sector employees in the Arab countries. The data we create, and...

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Training Manual for Using AquaCrop model to evaluate the Impact of Climate Change on crop Production cover (Arabic) Training Manual for Using AquaCrop model to evaluate the Impact of Climate Change on crop Production

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2019/GUIDE.2

Within the context of Food Security, ESCWA is implementing a Sida funded project on “Promoting food and water security through cooperation and capacity development in the Arab region” that...

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Manual for Building Capacities in Developing Social Protection Policies based on a Participatory Approach cover (Arabic) Manual for Building Capacities in Developing Social Protection Policies based on a Participatory Approach

E/ESCWA/SDD/2017/TECHNICAL PAPER.9

The manual for building capacities in developing social protection policies based on a participatory approach is produced as part of ESCWA’s efforts aimed at strengthening...

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User Guide Manual for AquaCrop Model cover (Arabic) User Guide Manual for AquaCrop Model

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2019/GUIDE.1

Within the context of Food Security, ESCWA is implementing a Sida funded project on “Promoting food and water security through cooperation and capacity development in the Arab region” that...

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Arab calls for better environmental education and green jobs



Beirut-Cairo, 28 February 2019 (ESCWA)—Achieving development in the Arab region and safeguarding natural resources is possible through reinforcing environmental education and...

Examining multidimensional inequality in the Arab region through a capabilities lens: Presenting a pilot study in Lebanon with a focus on SDG 10 cover Examining multidimensional inequality in the Arab region through a capabilities lens: Presenting a pilot study in Lebanon with a focus on SDG 10

E/ESCWA/SDD/2019/TP.7

This study takes a critical look at Sustainable Development Goal 10 – aimed to reduce inequality within and among countries – and proposes an innovative research approach to capture...

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Case Study on Policy Reforms to Promote Renewable Energy in Morocco cover Case Study on Policy Reforms to Promote Renewable Energy in Morocco

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2017/CP.6

Being the largest energy importer in North Africa, Morocco is faced with the challenging task of meeting rising local energy demand while keeping its import bill under control. Facing these...

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Action Plan on Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women at the Level of National Institutions: Technical Notes cover (Arabic) Action Plan on Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women at the Level of National Institutions: Technical Notes

E/ESCWA/ECW/2017/TECHNICAL PAPER.8

This publication provides necessary technical information and guidance on the implementation of an accountability framework for mainstreaming gender equality in the organizational practices,...

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