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Participation and Civic Engagement Policy Brief Series: Policy Brief One Participation And Transitional Justice

E/ESCWA/SDD/2013/Technical Paper.5

This policy brief discusses the central role of civic engagement and civil society in forging transitional justice mechanisms. Using international case studies, it outlines the general instruments...

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Leaflet on the Information Society

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2013/Brochure.3

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Glossary of Shared Water Resources cover Glossary of Shared Water Resources

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2012/Glossary

This glossary of common terminology used in shared water resources was prepared in cooperation with the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) in Hanover, Germany through a...

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Proposed Arab Digital Agenda: Preliminary Framework for the Arab Information and Communication Technology Strategy for Sustainable Development cover (Arabic) Proposed Arab Digital Agenda: Preliminary Framework for the Arab Information and Communication Technology Strategy for Sustainable Development

E/ESCWA/TDD/2019/TP.4

The integration of ICT into the various sectors has led to improve the effectiveness of activities and to develop these sectors. Regional and national digital Agendas are documents that provide a...

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Combating Violence against Women in the Arab Region: Multisectoral Efforts

E/ESCWA/ECW/2013/3

Violence against women is no more a private matter; it is indeed a global issue to be tackled through appropriate laws, especially in the domestic sphere and in the areas of legal protection for...

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ESCWA Country Profiles 2014 - Key Energy Statistics



This publication presents the main indicators for the region and for each of ESCWA member States on flows of energy in the latest year available, mostly 2013. The data primarily focuses on...

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The Innovation Landscape in Arab Countries: A Critical Analysis cover The Innovation Landscape in Arab Countries: A Critical Analysis

E/ESCWA/TDD/2017/TECHNICAL PAPER.1

The present study proposes a framework for analysing the innovation landscape in Arab countries, which relies on the innovation policy framework described in an ESCWA study entitled “Innovation...

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Country and Regional Profiles for Sustainable Development Indicators with Selected Sectors in the ESCWA Region: Technology Sector

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2005/Booklet.6

ESCWA prepared a set of handbooks for the following six sectors: energy, water, environment, agriculture, small and medium-sized enterprises and technology, each addressing sustainable...

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ESCWA at 40: Working for a Just and Prosperous Arab World

E/ESCWA/OES/2014/Booklet.1

This booklet was published on the occasion of ESCWA’s 40th anniversary. It highlights key development challenges in the Arab region, and presents an overview of ESCWA’s work, key achievements and...

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Organizations of Persons with Disabilities in the Arab Region: A Preliminary Study cover Organizations of Persons with Disabilities in the Arab Region: A Preliminary Study

E/ESCWA/SDD/2015/Technical Paper.11

Organizations of persons with disabilities (OPDs) represent essential actors at the policy level, and play a key role in the Arab region where inclusion of persons with disabilities is a high...

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Perspectives of Digital Economy in the Arab Region cover Perspectives of Digital Economy in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/TDD/2017/2

The study aimed to raise awareness on the Digital Economy in the Arab region and its contribution to Sustainable Development. Digital Economy is a concept characterizing a situation where...

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Social Policy Brief, Issue No. 1, Demographic Transition in the Arab Countries: Preparing for the Future

E/ESCWA/SDD/2008/Technical Paper.6

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Social Policy Brief, Issue No.3, International Migration of Youth in Arab Countries

E/ESCWA/SDD/2009/Technical Paper.7

This brief deals with youth migration in Arab countries, as it reviews the reasons of this migration as well as the different mechanisms of its administration.  In recent decades, Arab countries...

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Social Policy Brief - Gender Mainstreaming in Youth Strategies - Issue No. 5

E/ESCWA/SDD/2011/Technical Paper.4

This Brief provides an overview of national youth policies in ESCWA member countries and underlines the importance of youth and gender integration in fostering sustainable development. It also...

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Policy Briefs on Food Security Issues in the Arab Region cover Policy Briefs on Food Security Issues in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2018/TP.7

The policy briefs provide key policy recommendations to enhance food security in the Arab region, with a focus on issues pertaining to agriculture productivity, engagement with world food markets...

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Towards a Legal Framework for Intellectual Property that Promotes Innovation and Creativity in the ESCWA Member Countries

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2012/Technical Paper.2

   This study is divided into three major chapters. The first chapter discusses the call for creating more incentive rules for innovators in the ESCWA countries. In addition, the second chapter...

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Advancing SDG7 in the Arab Region cover Advancing SDG7 in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/2020/POLICY BRIEF.16

Achieving SDG 7 in the Arab region requires significant advancements in renewable energy and in decoupling regional growth from energy consumption, which can be achieved by improving energy...

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Towards integration of Water and Agriculture Policies: Enhancing coordination between the Water and Agriculture Sectors cover (Arabic) Towards integration of Water and Agriculture Policies: Enhancing coordination between the Water and Agriculture Sectors

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2019/TP.6

Enhancing food and water security in the Arab region necessitates raising the level of coordination in the preparation of integrated policy development, strategies and implementation of joint...

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Towards Integrated Policies in Arab Countries: Framework and Comparative Analysis

E/ESCWA/SDD/2005/4

In the context of modernization and speeding up economic and social changes, the transition from stable traditional societies to a dynamic modern environment requires adaptation, which translates...

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Towards More Gender Inclusive National Institutions: Concepts and Guidelines cover (Arabic) Towards More Gender Inclusive National Institutions: Concepts and Guidelines

E/ESCWA/CL2.GPID/2020/TP.12

These guidelines aim to support national institutions in implementing the action plan on gender equality and the empowerment of women at the level of national institutions by providing the...

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