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Summary of the synthesis Arab report on the periodic review of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action after 25 years cover Summary of the synthesis Arab report on the periodic review of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action after 25 years

E/ESCWA/2019/BEIJING+25/REPORT

This document provides a summary of the synthesis Arab report on the periodic review of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action after 25 years. The aforementioned report reviews the...

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Impact of Fourth Industrial Revolution on Development in Arab countries cover Impact of Fourth Industrial Revolution on Development in Arab countries

E/ESCWA/TDD/2019/3

This study contextualizes the discussions around the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) to the Arab countries. For more than two decades, ESCWA identified Biotechnologies and advanced Materials...

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Guidelines to Estimate the Economic Cost of Domestic Violence in the Arab region cover Guidelines to Estimate the Economic Cost of Domestic Violence in the Arab region

E/ESCWA/ECW/2019/TP.3

These guidelines are intended for government officials, programme managers and researchers looking to estimate the costs of domestic violence in the Arab region. They...

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Action Plan on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment within National Institutions in the Arab Region cover Action Plan on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment within National Institutions in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/ECW/2019/INF.1

This brochure describes the process followed to develop the Action Plan on Gender Equality and Women’s empowerment in National Institutions in the Arab region in view of strengthening their...

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Technology as a tool to make cities safe and combat violence against women cover Technology as a tool to make cities safe and combat violence against women

E/ESCWA/ECW/2019/Brief.1

The Arab region is witnessing an unprecedented urbanization boom accompanied by diverse challenges including sexual violence and harassment of women in public spaces. This challenge is an...

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Women in the Judiciary in the Arab States: Removing Barriers, Increasing Numbers cover Women in the Judiciary in the Arab States: Removing Barriers, Increasing Numbers

E/ESCWA/ECW/2019/2

Women’s right to participate fully and equally in all aspects of public life, including the judiciary, is a fundamental human right. There is a large body of evidence that women’s presence in the...

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Women in the Judiciary in the State of Palestine cover (Arabic) Women in the Judiciary in the State of Palestine

E/ESCWA/ECW/2018/TP.1

The presence of women in the judiciary in the State of Palestine has increased over the past years, with women now comprising almost 18 per cent of Palestinian judges. The State of Palestine is...

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Through HER Eyes: Girls’ take on the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995) in the Arab region, 25 years later Through HER Eyes: Girls’ take on the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995) in the Arab region, 25 years later



This is an adolescent friendly booklet about the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995). It includes a summary of what is included in the Declaration and what this means for the Arab...

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Women in the Judiciary: A Stepping Stone towards Gender Justice cover Women in the Judiciary: A Stepping Stone towards Gender Justice

E/ESCWA/ECW/2018/BRIEF.1

The limited presence of women in the judicial branches of Arab States is attracting increasing attention as an obstacle to the development of representative institutions and the achievement of...

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Institutional Mechanisms for Gender Accountability in the Arab Region cover Institutional Mechanisms for Gender Accountability in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/ECW/2017/TECHNICAL PAPER.3

The policy brief examines existing institutions in the Arab region and their role in holding various actors including the State and third parties accountable for discrimination against women in...

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Women: Arab Horizon 2030 cover Women: Arab Horizon 2030

E/ESCWA/ECW/2017/TECHNICAL PAPER.2

A review of socioeconomic trends, prevailing over the past ten years, was conducted based on the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The review analyzed each of the six targets...

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Equality in the New Global Agenda: Integrating a Gender Perspective in the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals 1 and 2 in the Arab Region cover Equality in the New Global Agenda: Integrating a Gender Perspective in the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals 1 and 2 in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDD/2016/TECHNICAL PAPER.2

A close analysis of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by the international community in September 2015, reveals that some gender issues should be further emphasized in the...

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Unemployment of Young Women in the Arab Region: Causes and Interventions, Social Policy Brief, No. 8 cover Unemployment of Young Women in the Arab Region: Causes and Interventions, Social Policy Brief, No. 8

E/ESCWA/SDD/2015/Brief.8

This policy brief unveils the underlying causes and consequences of young women’s unemployment in the region and warns that the inability of young women to reach into the labour market, would...

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Gender, Climate Change and Conflict: Mutually Reinforcing Impact on Gender Imbalances in the Arab Region, 2016 cover Gender, Climate Change and Conflict: Mutually Reinforcing Impact on Gender Imbalances in the Arab Region, 2016

E/ESCWA/ECW/2016/Technical Paper.2

The present policy brief analyses the impacts of conflict and climate change on gender imbalances in the Arab region. It shows how conflict and climate change fortify one another, creating a...

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Leveraging Multi-stakeholder Partnerships to Promote Gender Justice and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Leveraging Multi-stakeholder Partnerships to Promote Gender Justice and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

E/ESCWA/ECW/2016/TECHNICAL PAPER.1

Ambitious multi-stakeholder partnerships are an important aspect of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and will be critical to its success. They will...

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Status of Women and Gender Equality in the Arab Region (Beijing +20)

E/ESCWA/ECW/2015/3

Against Wind and Tides: A Review of the Status of Women and Gender Equality in the Arab Region (Beijing +20)

Although much has been achieved in recent years to advance the...

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Survey of Economic and Social Development in the Arab Region 2014-2015

E/ESCWA/EDID/2015/2



Over the past few years, the Arab region has witnessed various events and developments, including political and social crises, armed conflict and a sharp drop in the global price of oil...

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Women's rights and gender equality for sustainable development: Discussing the proposed sustainable development goals within the context of development in the Arab region, 2015 cover Women's rights and gender equality for sustainable development: Discussing the proposed sustainable development goals within the context of development in the Arab region, 2015

E/ESCWA/ECW/2015/Technical Paper.3

This report reviews the situation of women’s rights and gender equality in Arab countries, and discusses the links between sustainable development, economic growth and inequalities from a gender...

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The Arab Consolidated Report on Progress Achieved in the implementation of the BPFA: Beijing +20 cover (Araic) The Arab Consolidated Report on Progress Achieved in the implementation of the BPFA: Beijing +20

E/ESCWA/ECW/2015/Technical Paper.1

The report reviews progress achieved in the Arab region in the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, twenty years after their adoption at the Fourth World Conference...

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Population and developement report - Issue No. 6 - Development policy implications of age-structural transitions in Arab countries

E/ESCWA/SDD/2013/2

Arab countries are currently undergoing profound age-structural transitions which will have significant implications for their development, both in the short and long term. These changes bring...

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