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Social Justice Matters: A view from the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia cover Social Justice Matters: A view from the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia

E/ESCWA/SDD/2018/TP.6

Achieving social justice and leaving no one behind are urgent priorities in the Arab region. This pamphlet aims to provide general information and raise awareness on social justice and related...

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Implementation of the Istanbul Programme of Action for the Arab Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2011 to 2020: Productive Capacity progress and challenges in Mauritania, Sudan and Yemen cover Implementation of the Istanbul Programme of Action for the Arab Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2011 to 2020: Productive Capacity progress and challenges in Mauritania, Sudan and Yemen

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

Three member states of ESCWA (Mauritania, Sudan and Yemen) are designated as “Least Developed Countries”, a category that acknowledges the structural challenges that prevent countries from...

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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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Decentralization in Iraq: Another perspective cover (Arabic) Decentralization in Iraq: Another perspective

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2017/BACKGROUND PAPER.1

Despite officially adopting a-symmetrical federalism since 2005, Iraq’s state structure has remained high centralized. In light of the emerging consensus that decentralization is imperative for...

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Social and Economic Situation of Palestinian Women and Girls: July 2014 – June 2016 cover Social and Economic Situation of Palestinian Women and Girls: July 2014 – June 2016

E/ESCWA/ECW/2016/Technical Paper.3

This report presents the main developments that affected the situation of women in Palestine between July 2014 and June 2016. Key events were the 50-day Israeli offensive on Gaza in the summer of...

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Security Council resolution 1325 and its complementary resolutions, and the role of parliamentarians in their implementation Security Council resolution 1325 and its complementary resolutions, and the role of parliamentarians in their implementation

E/ESCWA/ECW/2015/TECHNICAL PAPER.4

The present guide sets out United Nations resolutions on women, and considers the four pillars of the women, peace and security agenda, namely prevention, protection, participation, and...

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Arab Governance Report II: Governance and Institutional Transformations in Conflict-affected Arab Countries cover Arab Governance Report II: Governance and Institutional Transformations in Conflict-affected Arab Countries

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2016/1

Today, conflicts of varying intensity directly affect at least half of the Arab countries, while the rest endure neighbourhood or spillover effects, impeding peoples’ fundamental right to live...

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A People in Danger: Effects on Health of the 2014 Israeli Offensive on the Gaza Strip cover A People in Danger: Effects on Health of the 2014 Israeli Offensive on the Gaza Strip

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2015/WP.5

The Gaza Strip has been subject to a near-total blockade by Israel since 2007 and to repeated military assaults, the most intense of which took place in 2006, 2008, 2012 and 2014. The more than...

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Identifying the Legislative Gaps that Need to Be Filled for the Application of Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) on Women, Peace and Security in Selected Arab States cover Identifying the Legislative Gaps that Need to Be Filled for the Application of Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) on Women, Peace and Security in Selected Arab States

E/ESCWA/ECW/2015/Technical Paper.8

The study concluded that issues pertaining to women, peace, and security were addressed through a legislative framework in the examined countries. Nevertheless, this framework lacked key...

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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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Report Expert group meeting on protracted conflict and resilience in the Arab region Amman, 21-22 May 2015

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2015/WG.2/Report

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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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Protracted Conflict and Development in the Arab Region: Trends and Impacts in Conflict Settings, Issue No. 4 Protracted Conflict and Development in the Arab Region: Trends and Impacts in Conflict Settings, Issue No. 4

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2015/2



The Arab region is presently beset by armed civil conflict, one of the most profoundly devastating social phenomena in the modern world. This study examines the relationships between...

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Political Polarization or Common Ground? Trends and Impacts in Conflict Settings, Issue No. 3 Political Polarization or Common Ground? Trends and Impacts in Conflict Settings, Issue No. 3

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2015/1

Arab countries have the youngest populations by global standards. Given the region’s demographics and record of youth activism during the Arab uprisings, the present study revisits the youth bulge...

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Social Development Bulletin: Persons with Disabilities in Emergencies Vol. 5, Issue No. 1 cover Social Development Bulletin: Persons with Disabilities in Emergencies Vol. 5, Issue No. 1

E/ESCWA/SDD/2014/PAMPHLET.4

Persons with disabilities are among the most vulnerable in humanitarian crises. They are often left behind when people flee, and face significant barriers in accessing humanitarian assistance and...

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Assessing the Impact of the Conflict on the Syrian Economy and Looking Beyond cover Assessing the Impact of the Conflict on the Syrian Economy and Looking Beyond

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2014/WP.2

The report adopts the Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model for simulation. The first section outlines a baseline scenario. The second section provides an assessment of the impact of early...

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cover page Conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic: Macroeconomic Implications and Obstacles to Achieving the Millennium Development Goals

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2014/TECHNICAL PAPER.5

ESCWA has prepared the present report based on data gathered from various government bodies in the Syrian Arab Republic, United Nations agencies and other sources. The report also draws from...

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Report: Consultative Meeting on Establishing A Committee on Emerging Issues and Development in Conflict Settings, Amman, 11 December 2013

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2013/WG.3/Report

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Public Sector Modernization: The Work of ESCWA in Iraq, 2013 (Arabic) Public Sector Modernization: The Work of ESCWA in Iraq, 2013

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

The present study highlights the contribution of ESCWA to a programme aimed at modernizing the public sector in Iraq. The programme, jointly adopted by United Nations organizations, depends on a...

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Transition to Democracy in the Arab Region: Regional Cooperation Mechanisms in Comparative Perspective, 2013 Transition to Democracy in the Arab Region: Regional Cooperation Mechanisms in Comparative Perspective, 2013

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2013/Technical paper.1

As the wave of uprisings swept across Arab countries in 2010-2011, observers have highlighted the role of transnational linkages in influencing developments in the region. In this context, the...

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