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Integrated Social Policy from Concept to Practice, Report II

E/ESCWA/SDD/2008/3

In much of the Arab region, economic development is not guaranteeing social benefits. Poverty and unemployment continue to plague many countries, and basic social services, including health and...

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Integrated Social Policy: Visions and Strategies in Arab Countries, Report III

E/ESCWA/SDD/2009/4

Most countries in the ESCWA region see social policy as a basic element in achieving balanced human and economic development. However, those countries are facing diverse challenges, are endowed...

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National Youth Policy: Priorities and Paradigms

E/ESCWA/PI/2009/12

This public information paper paper states that adopting a national youth policy is first and foremost an indication of the society’s commitment towards its citizens. It is also a statement of a...

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Ageing in ESCWA Member States: Third Review and Appraisal of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing cover Ageing in ESCWA Member States: Third Review and Appraisal of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing

E/ESCWA/SDD/2017/TECHNICAL PAPER.12

The report provides a comprehensive analysis of the findings of the third review of the 2002 Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA) in ESCWA countries and highlights prevalent...

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The Governance Deficit and Conflict Relapse in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2011/1

The post-colonial socio-political landscape of the ESCWA region has witnessed a seemingly endless chain of conflict, fragile peace and constantly heightened levels of political tension, all of...

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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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Arab Regional Review Five Years After the 2013 Cairo Declaration cover Arab Regional Review Five Years After the 2013 Cairo Declaration

E/ESCWA/SDD/2019/INF.1

It highlights major demographic trends in the Arab region and relates them to the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development, adopted in 1994. It outlines...

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Digital Arabic Content: Opportunities, Priorities and Strategies Digital Arabic Content: Opportunities, Priorities and Strategies

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2005/4

Digital content has come to play a major role given the vital contribution by information and knowledge in meeting economic and social development goals, and the role of information and...

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Social Observatories - Information Kit

E/ESCWA/SDD/2008/Technical Paper.1

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Natural Gas Vehicle in Transportation in the Arab Region: Fact Sheet cover Natural Gas Vehicle in Transportation in the Arab Region: Fact Sheet

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2017/TECHNICAL PAPER.4

The Arab region is highly dependent on fossil fuels as a transport fuel which has one of the highest growth rates of carbon dioxide emissions. Although the use of natural gas vehicles in the Arab...

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International and Regional Practices Favoring the Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in the Labor Market cover International and Regional Practices Favoring the Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in the Labor Market

E/ESCWA/SDD/2010/WP.4

This paper surveys policies, programmes and legislation which could enable persons with disabilities to access employment opportunities in selected ESCWA and other countries. It also assesses good...

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Social Development Bulletin No. 4: Bridging the Urban Divide in the ESCWA Region cover Social Development Bulletin No. 4: Bridging the Urban Divide in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/SDD/2011/Technical Paper.3

This bulletin sheds light on the social challenges that result from urban divisions in the Arab region. It documents spatial interventions carried out in several ESCWA member countries in order to...

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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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Achieving Social Justice for All, Social Development Bulletin, Vol.3, No. 1 cover Achieving Social Justice for All, Social Development Bulletin, Vol.3, No. 1

E/ESCWA/SDD/2010/Technical Paper.2

This issue of the Social Development Bulletin indicates that the progress made in the economic sphere in recent years was not enough to reduce inequality and social exclusion. To the contrary,...

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Reinforcing Social Equity: Mainstreaming Ageing Issues in the Process of Development Planning in the ESCWA Region, Social Policy Brief, No. 4 cover Reinforcing Social Equity: Mainstreaming Ageing Issues in the Process of Development Planning in the ESCWA Region, Social Policy Brief, No. 4

E/ESCWA/SDD/2011/Technical Paper.2

This brief was issued in 2012, on the occasion of the second review and appraisal of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA). It emphasizes the need to integrate ageing issues...

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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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Sharing Responsibilities for Sustainable Development in the Arab Region: Fostering Resilient Partnerships among Development Stakeholders Sharing Responsibilities for Sustainable Development in the Arab Region: Fostering Resilient Partnerships among Development Stakeholders

E/ESCWA/SDD/2016/Pamphlet.1

The present pamphlet primarily addresses the progressive and distinctive role played by civil society in development processes, political transitions and participatory policymaking, particularly...

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Report of the Peer Review Meeting on Social Policy Report No. 2 - Proposed Outline Integrated Social Policies Project

E/ESCWA/SDD/2007/6

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Report of the Expert Group Meeting on National Regional Priorities for the Millenium Development Goals in the Arab Region, Beirut, 19-20 July 2011

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2011/WG.5/Report

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ESCWA Annual Report - 2012

E/ESCWA/OES/2013/1

2012 Annual report focuses on ESCWA activities that meet the priority needs of member countries. In addition to undertaking specific projects, ESCWA mobilized a regional knowledge base and...

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