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Report: Regional expert group meeting on small and medium enterprises and their role in sustainable development in the Arab region Kuwait, 6-7 November 2012

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2013/WG.10/Report

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Green Technologies in the Energy Sector for Climate Change Mitigation in the ESCWA Region: Fact Sheet cover Green Technologies in the Energy Sector for Climate Change Mitigation in the ESCWA Region: Fact Sheet

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2013/Technical Paper.9

Green technologies have the potential to ensure environment protection and efficient use of resources based on sustainability concept. This Fact Sheet focuses on RE and EE in the electricity...

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SDG Priority Conceptual Issues: Towards an Arab Approach for the Sustainable Development Goals

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2013/Technical Paper.8

This document elaborates the content examined during the Arab Regional Consultative Dialogue on the Sustainable Development Goals. First, the discussion showed the importance of SDGs for the Arab...

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Inventory of Shared Water Resources in Western Asia

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2013/Inventory

This publication is the first effort led by the United Nations to comprehensively identify and assess the state of transboundary surface and groundwater resources in the Western Asia. It was...

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ESCWA Water Development Report 5: Issues in Sustainable Water Resources Management and Water Services

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2013/4

The global community was proud to announce in 2012 that the global drinking water target articulated in the Millennium Development Goals had been met five years ahead of schedule. However, the...

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Green agricultural value chains for improved livelihood in the Arab region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2013/2

This report aims at informing and supporting the development of a competitive agriculture and food sector in the Arab region, through a review and analysis of agricultural and food value chains....

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Monitoring the transition to a green economy in the Arab region: The SME perspective

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2013/1

During the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), the international community has refined the definition of the green economy to make it more balanced, flexible and...

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A review of literature on the changing role of the family in care provision in Arab countries

E/ESCWA/SDD/2013/WP.1

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Report: Regional consultative meeting on migration and development in the Arab region in preperation for the second high-level dialogue on international migration and development, Cairo, 4-5 June 2013

E/ESCWA/SDD/2013/WG.5/Report

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Report: Arab regional consultative meeting of civil society organizations on the post-2015 UN development agenda Beirut, 14 March 2013

E/ESCWA/SDD/2013/WG.4/Report

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Report on the Electronic Discussion “Towards a New Welfare Mix for the Arab Region?” Outline of the Social Policy Report V

E/ESCWA/SDD/2013/WG.2/Report

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Social justice: Concepts, principles, tools and challenges cover Social justice: Concepts, principles, tools and challenges

E/ESCWA/SDD/2013/Technical Paper.9

This paper sheds light on some of the underlying theories and fundamental elements of social justice. Specifically, it focuses on the principle of participation given its centrality to a number of...

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Report of the Fifth ESCWA Electronic Forum on Participation and Consensus-building, 4 July to 30 September 2013

E/ESCWA/SDD/2013/Technical Paper.8

This forum allowed many activists and experts from different Arab countries to present their views and experiences in the field of participation. It also focused on identifying opportunities for...

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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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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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Provision of basic healthcare services by non-state actors in Arab countries: Benefits and risks

E/ESCWA/SDD/2013/Technical Paper.4

This paper looks at non-state provision of basic healthcare services, seeking to highlight the benefits and the risks that emanate from non- state provision of social services. It largely draws...

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Social development bulletin No. 3: The post-2015 UN development agenda

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

This bulletin explains the content of a report entitled “Realizing the Future We Want for All” that sets out a vision for the future based on the core values of human rights, equality and...

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Inter-Regional Report on Labour Migration and Social Protection

E/ESCWA/SDD/2013/Technical paper.2

  This report provides an overview of the human rights issues associated with international migration from the ESCAP to the ESCWA region. It also looks at the abuse of migrant rights in the...

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The Demographic Profile of the Arab Countries

E/ESCWA/SDD/2013/Technical Paper.14

This paper examines the trends and levels of key demographic indicators for the Arab region, namely population size, growth rate, distribution, fertility and mortality levels, age structure and...

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Women and Participation in the Arab Uprisings: A struggle for Justice cover Women and Participation in the Arab Uprisings: A struggle for Justice

E/ESCWA/SDD/2013/Technical Paper.13

This paper explores the gender dimension of the popular movements that have swept Arab countries since the end of 2010. It analyses the different facets of women’s participation before and during...

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