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Memorandum of Understanding on Maritime Transport Cooperation in the Arab Mashreq

E/ESCWA/GRID/2005/11

The Memorandum of Understanding on Maritime Transport Cooperation in the Arab Mashreq is an endeavor to establish cooperation and integration between members of ESCWA in the Arab Mashreq region....

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The Drivers and Impact of Conflict on the Sustainable Development Agenda in the Arab Region cover The Drivers and Impact of Conflict on the Sustainable Development Agenda in the Arab Region: A snapshot of human, socioeconomic and structural impacts with a focus on regional and cross-border effects

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2017/WP.5

This working paper provides a snapshot of the challenges to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Arab region, in the context of ongoing conflict and uncertainty. The Doha...

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Information Kit - Effective Indicators to Measure Public Civic Participation

E/ESCWA/SDD/2013/Technical Paper.6



Civic participation was a key demand of Arab citizens who took to the streets demanding to be heard. Young and old, rich and poor, they came together as active citizens to express their...

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Compendium of Social Statistics and Indicators: Arab Society, No. 10 cover Compendium of Social Statistics and Indicators: Arab Society, No. 10

E/ESCWA/SD/2011/8

The Compendium of Social Statistics and Indicators is a biennial publication which focuses on such areas as population, education, households and family, human settlements, health, and economic...

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Compendium of Social Statistics and Indicators, a Special Issue on Youth, No. 7 cover Compendium of Social Statistics and Indicators, a Special Issue on Youth, No. 7

E/ESCWA/SCU/2005/2/Rev.1

The seventh issue of the Compendium of Social Statistics and Indicators is dedicated to Youth. It seeks to address three priority areas of the World Programme, exploring issues of...

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Compendium of Social Statistics and Indicators, Social Indicators of the Commission of Sustainable Development, No. 8 cover Compendium of Social Statistics and Indicators, Social Indicators of the Commission of Sustainable Development, No. 8

E/ESCWA/SCU/2007/9



Sustainable development has been recognized as a cross-cutting issue and basic pillar for improving lives and ensuring peace and prosperity. The eighth issue of the Compendium focuses on...

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Compendium of Social Statistics and Indicators: International Migration in the ESCWA Region, No. 9 cover Compendium of Social Statistics and Indicators: International Migration in the ESCWA Region, No. 9

E/ESCWA/SD/2009/12

According to the International Organization for Migration, by 2010, the world migrant population stock will have reached 214 million, meaning that one in every 35 people globally will be a...

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Compendium of Environment Statistics in the ESCWA Region, 2010-2011 cover Compendium of Environment Statistics in the ESCWA Region, 2010-2011

E/ESCWA/SD/2011/4

The growing interest in environmental statistics amongst the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) countries has encouraged ESCWA to gather and publish...

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Compendium of Environment Statistics in the ESCWA Region, 2008-2009 Compendium of Environment Statistics in the ESCWA Region, 2008-2009

E/ESCWA/SD/2009/13

The economic development in the ESCWA region is accompanied by an overexploitation of resources causing adverse impacts on the environment, particularly deteriorating air and water quality,...

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Compendium of Environment Statistics in the ESCWA Region, 2007 cover Compendium of Environment Statistics in the ESCWA Region, 2007

E/ESCWA/SCU/2007/2

The Compendium of Environment Statistics in the ESCWA Region seeks to set a framework for compiling environment statistics for the ESCWA region undertaken by ESCWA in close collaboration with...

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Compendium of Environment Statistics in the Arab Region 2012-2013 Compendium of Environment Statistics in the Arab Region 2012-2013

E/ESCWA/SD/2013/4

Economic development in the Arab region is accompanied by an overxploitation of natural resources. This has adverse effects on the environment, particularly in terms of diminishing water...

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Trade facilitation initiatives in the ESCWA region Trade facilitation initiatives in the ESCWA region

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2013/Technical Paper.3

Trade facilitation has gained importance as the global trade system has expanded and tariffs have fallen. A reduction in trade transaction costs by 1 per cent of the value of world trade is...

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Guidelines on Gender Mainstreaming and Enhancing the Effectiveness of National Machineries for Women. Studies on Arab Women and Development (35)

E/ESCWA/ECW/2007/4

This study is part of the efforts of the ESCWA Centre for Women to improve the performance of national committees on women and the relevant Arab ministries in mainstreaming gender into Government...

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Information Society Indicators

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2005/1

Statistical data and indicators regarding the use and impact of ICT help policymakers to formulate strategies related to ICT-driven economic growth and social development. In recognition of the...

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Energy Efficiency Indicators in Intensive Energy Consuming Industries (IECI) in the Arab Region cover Energy Efficiency Indicators in Intensive Energy Consuming Industries (IECI) in the Arab Region

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

The paper focused on several topics, including: The energy situation in the industry in the Arab region - Energy efficiency indicators in Intensive Energy Consuming Industries (IECI) (cement /...

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Towards Better Measurement of Poverty and Inequality in Arab Countries: A Proposed Pan-Arab Multipurpose Survey cover Towards Better Measurement of Poverty and Inequality in Arab Countries: A Proposed Pan-Arab Multipurpose Survey

E/ESCWA/SD/2014/WP.1

This paper critically assesses the measurement methods of poverty and inequality indicators based on international and national methodologies as well as the data generation mechanisms across Arab...

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Governance-adjusted Human Development Index: The case for a broader index and its implications for Arab States cover Governance-adjusted Human Development Index: The case for a broader index and its implications for Arab States

E/ESCWA/EDID/2016/WP.3

Governance is the most important factor in explaining deviations in broad human development over time.

Therefore, this paper contributes to the literature on improving human development...

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Energy Efficiency in Agriculture: the Poultry Section

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2012/Technical Paper.5

This document focuses on energy consumption and ways to support sustainability and improve efficiency of energy use in the poultry sector. It gives an overview of the poultry...

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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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Arab Gender Lens 2019 Pocketbook: A Statistical Portrait of the Western Asia Region Arab Gender Lens 2019 Pocketbook: A Statistical Portrait of the Western Asia Region



The “Arab Gender Lens 2019 pocketbook” provides a statistical portrait of the 18 member States of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) through key gender indicators on...

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