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FOCUS ON ABILIY CELEBRATE

Focus on Ability, Celebrate Diversity

Highlights of the Asian and Pacific Decade of Disabled Persons 1993-2002

Series:
Social Policy Paper
28 May 2004
The progressive steps that are being taken at the national, sub-regional and regional levels to fulfill the objectives of the first Asian and Pacific Decade of Disabled Persons are examined in this publication. Special emphasis is placed on the work of development self help organizations created ...
RAPID SITUATION ASSESS DRUG ABUSE

Rapid Situation Assessment of Drug Abuse in Maldives

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Social Policy Paper
5 Dec 2003
Drug abuse has emerged only recently in the Republic of Maldives and is not widespread. In 1997, the government established the Narcotics Control Board (NCB) and a drug rehabilitation center to contain the drug problem. With the assistance of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) a Rapid ...
ACCESS SOCIAL SERVICES THE POOR

Access to Social Services by the Poor and Disadvantaged in Asia and the Pacific

Major Trends and Issues

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Social Policy Paper
25 Jul 2003
This paper presents an overview of social services in Asia and the Pacific. It analyzes the access to social services by the poor and disadvantaged and examines important related issues. The following subjects are discussed in seven chapters: users of social services and users’needs, barriers to ...
AGEING IN ASIA & THE PACIFIC

Ageing in Asia and the Pacific

Emerging Issues and Successful Practices

Series:
Social Policy Paper
25 Jul 2003
The number of elderly in Asia will more than double by 2025: 705 million against 322 million in 2000. This publication addresses major policy implications of population ageing in Asia and the Pacific and reviews cases that developed successfully national policies and programmes on ageing.
NATL POLICIES & PROGRAMMES AGEING

National Policies and Programmes on Ageing in Asia and the Pacific

An Overview and Lessons Learned

Series:
Social Policy Paper
5 Dec 2003
This publication provides an overview of national policies and programmes on ageing in Asia and the Pacific. It focuses on the analysis of major issues and examines lessons learned. The publication is divided into three parts. The first part examines major issues in national policies and programm...
INTL MIGRATION EMERGING OPPORT

International Migration

An Emerging Opportunity for the Socio-economic Development of the ESCAP Region

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Social Policy Paper
6 Dec 2002
This paper discusses the current approaches to international migration as an emerging social development issue that merits attention in the post-Copenhagen Declaration years. Special emphasis is devoted to variations in demographic dynamics and to their implications for social development in the ...
SOCIAL DEV MNGMT INFO SYSTEM

Social Development Management Information System (SOMIS)

Experience and Lessons Learned

Series:
Social Policy Paper
31 May 2002
This publication is a further step following the issuance in November 1999 of the publication entitled “Establishing a Social Development Management Information System: Issues and Perspectives”, with an emphasis on specific country experiences and broad recommendations. Part One presents the con...
STRENGTH POLICIES PROGRAM SOCIAL

Strengthening Policies and Programmes on Social Safety Nets

Issues, Recommendations and Selected Studies

Series:
Social Policy Paper
31 May 2002
Several years following its breakout in mid-1997, the impact and devastating consequences of the regional economic crisis still linger on. In response to this crisis, the affected countries set up social safety nets to cushion the impact of the shock on their people. However, as experience shows,...
PATHFINDERS TOWARDS FULL PARTICIP

Pathfinders

Towards Full Participation and Equality of Persons with Disabilities in the ESCAP Region

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Social Policy Paper
14 Jun 2002
Since the inception of the Asian and Pacific Decade of Disabled Persons, ESCAP has been conducting reviews of the progress in achieving the goals of the Decade, in particular, the implementation of the Agenda for Action. The Agenda for Action, and the strengthened targets developed at a 1997 revi...
REDUCING POVERTY & PROMOTING

Reducing Poverty and Promoting Social Protection

Series:
Social Policy Paper
6 Dec 2002
This issue of the Social Policy Paper Series includes three papers. The first is an overview of regional implementation of the Copenhagen Declaration, primarily in the ESCAP Region. The second reviews current approaches to the concepts of poverty and vulnerability, particularly in the context of ...
WORKING TOWARDS SOCIAL INTEGRATION

Working towards Social Integration in the ESCAP Region

Series:
Social Policy Paper
31 May 2002
The approach to several key issues related to social integration in the ESCAP region have undergone profound changes. Market-based solutions such as employment generation and skills training in the integration process have been examined as complementing government efforts. The role of non-governm...
POLICIES & PROGRAMMES FOR OLDER

Policies and Programmes for Older Persons in Asia and the Pacific

Selected Studies

Series:
Social Policy Paper
31 May 2002