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Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Opportunities and Challenges for Arab Youth and Women cover Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Opportunities and Challenges for Arab Youth and Women

E/ESCWA/TDD/2019/TP.2

Entrepreneurship is generally considered as one possible solution to unemployment among the youth and the economic empowerment of women in the Arab region. This study discusses the opportunities...

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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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Arab Horizon 2030: Innovation Perspectives for achieving SDGs in the Arab Region cover (Arabic) Arab Horizon 2030: Innovation Perspectives for achieving SDGs in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/TDD/2019/2

The publication explores innovation approaches and technological trends that bolster inclusive sustainable development and the achievement of SDGs in the Arab region by: 
 
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Arab Horizon 2030: Digital Technologies for Development cover Arab Horizon 2030: Digital Technologies for Development

E/ESCWA/TDD/2017/3

The study entitled Arab Horizon 2030: Digital Technologies for Development is a central part of ESCWA efforts to promote radical policy changes towards utilizing digital technologies for...

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Tracking SDG 7: Energy Progress Report Arab Region cover Tracking SDG 7: Energy Progress Report Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2019/3

This publication is the latest and most thoroughly updated regional edition of the Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG 7) Regional Tracking Report which addresses access to sustainable and modern...

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Moving towards Water Security in the Arab Region cover Moving towards Water Security in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2019/2

Arab States are among the most water scarce in the world, with nearly 362 million people in the Arab region living in conditions that range from water scarcity to absolute scarcity. The...

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Energy Vulnerability in the Arab Region cover Energy Vulnerability in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2019/1

This publication seeks to identify sources of energy vulnerability in the Arab region that prevent member States from being able to ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern...

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Addressing energy sustainability issues in the buildings sector in the Arab region cover Addressing energy sustainability issues in the buildings sector in the Arab region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2018/TP.5

The report focuses on energy efficiency in the buildings sector as a major opportunity for substantial progress towards Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 and provides an evaluation on the...

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Situation Report on International Migration 2019: The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration in the Context of the Arab Region cover Situation Report on International Migration 2019: The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration in the Context of the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDD/2019/3

The 2019 Situation Report on International Migration in the Arab Region describes the main trends and patterns in international migration in the Arab region from 2017 to 2019, provides a summary...

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Sustainable Development Goals: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Nexus Approach cover Sustainable Development Goals: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Nexus Approach

E/ESCWA/SDD/2018/TP.5

This paper addresses the challenges and opportunities for implementing the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development and contextualizing it to the strategies, policies and programmes of ESCWA member...

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ESCWA Annual Report 2018 cover ESCWA Annual Report 2018

E/ESCWA/OES/2019/1

The 2018 Annual Report provides an overview of key efforts by the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) to support global, regional and national efforts towards a more stable...

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Guidelines for Mainstreaming Gender Equality in Voluntary National Reviews cover (Arabic) Guidelines for Mainstreaming Gender Equality in Voluntary National Reviews

E/ESCWA/ECW/2019/TP.1

This guide aims to support stakeholders in mainstreaming gender equality and women’s rights in Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) on progress made in the implementation of agenda 2030 and the...

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Fostering Innovation in Small and Medium Enterprises in the Arab Region cover Fostering Innovation in Small and Medium Enterprises in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/TDD/2018/TP.2

This report explores the intersection of MSMEs, innovation and technology against the background of the Sustainable Development Goals. Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) targets the...

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Progress on Shared Water Resources Management in the Arab Region: Regional baseline for SDG Indicator 6.5.2 cover Progress on Shared Water Resources Management in the Arab Region: Regional baseline for SDG Indicator 6.5.2

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2018/WP.1

SDG indicator 6.5.2 is intended to monitor progress towards transboundary water cooperation through operational arrangements. The results of the first global reporting under SDG indicator 6.5.2...

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World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought 2018: Smart Choices to Preserve our Land cover World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought 2018: Smart Choices to Preserve our Land

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2018/INF.2

The Arab region has limited land resources while it faces daunting challenges that include high population and urbanization growth rates, resource over-exploitation, diminishing water resources,...

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ESCWA Water Development Report 7: Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction in the Arab Region cover ESCWA Water Development Report 7: Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2017/3

Since 2005, several global processes have called for an integrated approach to climate change adaptation (CCA) and disaster risk reduction (DRR). Calls to pursue this integration were...

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Disability and SDG 11 in the Arab Region, Social Development Bulletin, Vol. 7 No. 1 cover Disability and SDG 11 in the Arab Region, Social Development Bulletin, Vol. 7 No. 1

E/ESCWA/SDD/2018/TP.2

SDG 11 aims to "make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable". In order to achieve this in the highly urbanized Arab region, it is critical that cities make...

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ESCWA’s approach to Key Social Groups and Emerging Issues in the Arab region cover ESCWA’s approach to Key Social Groups and Emerging Issues in the Arab region

E/ESCWA/SDD/2018/PAMPHLET.1

ESCWA is an active regional partner in several United Nations initiatives addressing the situation of key social groups – notably youth, older persons and persons with disabilities – as well as...

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Disability in the Arab Region 2018 cover Disability in the Arab Region 2018

E/ESCWA/SDD/2018/1

This report presents and analyses statistics relating to the demographic characteristics and socio-economic situation of persons with disabilities in the Arab region. It is based on data from...

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Financing Sustainable Development (progress and prospects) Global Trends vs. Regional Realities Financing Sustainable Development (progress and prospects) Global Trends vs. Regional Realities

E/ESCWA/EDID/2018/TP.5

The present report captures the salient outcomes of the first joint assessment of progress achieved in financing sustainable development undertaken by the Inter-Agency Task Force on Financing...

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