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ESCWA Annual Report 2015 ESCWA Annual Report 2015

E/ESCWA/OES/2016/1

The year 2015 was remarkable for international development cooperation, the United Nations and the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA). At the backdrop of UN celebrations of...

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ESCWA Annual Report, 2009

E/ESCWA/OES/2010/1

In 2009, which marked the thirty-fifth anniversary of ESCWA, the Commission has further intensified its efforts towards the achievement of regional economic and social integration, as well as...

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ESCWA Annual Report, 2008

E/ESCWA/OES/2009/1

This Annual Report summarizes the accomplishments achieved by ESCWA under its seven subprogrammes in 2008. Using a results-based approach in reviewing those accomplishments, the report provides a...

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ESCWA Annual Report 2014

E/ESCWA/OES/2015/1

As the United Nations enters its seventieth year, the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) embarks on its fifth decade of work in the Arab region. Our role at...

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ESCWA Annual Report 2013

E/ESCWA/OES/2014/1

During 2013, the Commission celebrated its 40th Anniversary and reiterated its commitment to member states and the overall prosperity of the Arab Region. Following a three pronged approach, the...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Social Observatories - Information Kit

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

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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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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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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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