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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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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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Report Consultative Meeting of ESCWA and Civil Society Organizations on Supporting Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Beirut, 2 June 2014

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2015/WG.1/Report

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Civil Society Development in Transition: Lessons from Egypt, Libya Tunisia, and Yemen cover Civil Society Development in Transition: Lessons from Egypt, Libya Tunisia, and Yemen

E/ESCWA/SDD/2014/Pamphlet.3

This publication highlights contemporary civic engagement and participatory development initiatives in Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and Yemen, which have seen radical shifts in political and social...

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Arab Integration: A 21st Century Development Imperative cover Arab Integration: A 21st Century Development Imperative

E/ESCWA/OES/2013/3

Around the world, even the greatest powers have opted to be part of larger regional entities in order to manage globalization and the competition it brings. Meanwhile, Arab countries which share...

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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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ESCWA Country Brief - 2013 cover ESCWA Country Brief - 2013

E/ESCWA/SDD/2013/Technical Paper.7

This set of country briefs presents the socioeconomic, political and developmental challenges facing three countries in transition, namely Libya, Tunisia and Yemen. It reviews the causes of...

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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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Promises of Spring: Citizenship and Civic Engagement in Democratic Transitions cover Promises of Spring: Citizenship and Civic Engagement in Democratic Transitions

E/ESCWA/SDD/2013/3

This publication offers a critical analysis of the Arab uprisings, their possible triggers and potential trajectories. It considers citizenship as an essential factor not only in the struggle...

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Promoting Participatory Democracy in the ESCWA Region

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

The Arab region is aware today that the path to democracy is long because of the upheavals that changed their political landscape and led to gross violations of human rights, lack of rule of law...

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ICT issue 17 Review of Information and Communications Technology for Development in Western Asia, Issue 17

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2012/1

The spread of information and communication technology (ICT) in the region has increased the use of electronic, especially, e-government services. The involvement of citizens and the civil...

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Review of Productivity and Sustainable Development in the ESCWA Region, First Issue. Green Economy in the Context of Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication: Principles, Opportunities and Challenges in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2011/3

The Arab region continues to face many challenges in its endeavour to embrace the principles of sustainable development. The rapid increase in population, acute water scarcity, food security,...

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Report of the Expert Group Meeting to Review Publication of Comparative Analysis of Civil Society Participation in Public Policy Formulation in Selected Arab Countries

E/ESCWA/SDD/2010/WG.3/Report

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Managing Change: Social Policy for Economic Development cover Managing Change: Social Policy for Economic Development

E/ESCWA/SDD/2010/Technical Paper.5

This pamphlet emphasizes the need for sustainable growth strategies to promote investment in human resources and the expansion of social protection. It also stresses the need for a new system of...

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Comparative Analysis of Civil Society Participation in Public Policy Formulation in Selected Arab Countries

E/ESCWA/SDD/2010/1

In the past decade, civil society organizations in the Arab region have achieved significant improvements in performance and capacity to request change with respect to certain issues. However,...

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