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2015 Situation Report on International Migration: Migration, Displacement and Development in a Changing Arab Region Report Summary

E/ESCWA/SDD/2015/BROCHURE.1

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Inclusive Social Development Inclusive Social Development

E/ESCWA/SDD/2015/2


The 2011 uprisings have affected the entire Arab region politically, economically and socially. Political instability and conflict have since then replaced optimism and hope, and calls for...

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Situation Report 2015 Situation Report on International Migration: Migration, Displacement and Development in a Changing Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDD/2015/1



While international migration is one of the main factors driving economic and social change in the Arab region, the continuing displacement of populations occurring in several countries...

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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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Overcoming Population Vulnerability to Water Scarcity in the Arab Region: Population and Development Report Issue No. 7 Overcoming Population Vulnerability to Water Scarcity in the Arab Region: Population and Development Report Issue No. 7



The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a cross-thematic agenda that offers a unique opportunity to approach the issue of water scarcity in an integrated way...

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Participation and social protection in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDD/2014/Technical Paper.7

The paper introduces social protection as a basic human right enshrined in international declarations and conventions. It also provides a brief overview of social protection provision in the Arab...

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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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Promoting the Empowerment of Marginalized Social Groups in the Arab Region cover Promoting the Empowerment of Marginalized Social Groups in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDD/2014/PAMPHLET.1

This pamphlet examines key issues related to the empowerment of three marginalized social groups in the Arab region, namely youth, older people and persons with disabilities, with a view to...

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ESCWA at 40: Working for a Just and Prosperous Arab World

E/ESCWA/OES/2014/Booklet.1

This booklet was published on the occasion of ESCWA’s 40th anniversary. It highlights key development challenges in the Arab region, and presents an overview of ESCWA’s work, key achievements and...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Impact of Selected e-Services on Socioeconomic Development in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2013/2

Assessing the impact of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and e-services remains a relatively uncharted domain due to the absence of internationally agreed indicators which...

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Review of Information and Communications Technology for Development in Arab Countries, Issue 18

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2013/1

Cyber-crime is an emerging global threat which affects developed and developing countries alike. This Review examines selected aspects of cybercrime, underlining its effect on the socioeconomic...

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