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SURV ECON SOC DEV ESCWA 2004/05

Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the ESCWA Region 2004-2005

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Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region
3 Nov 2005
This annual Survey reviews economic and social trends in the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) region. It evaluates the region’s performance in areas such as economic development, population growth, health conditions, education and gender affairs. This year's Survey warns th...
ROLE CIVIL SOCIETY IN PROMOTING

Role of Civil Society in Promoting a Just and Lasting Peace in the Middle East

An Israeli-Palestinian Dialogue

15 Jul 2005
This publication presents an account of the discussions that took place at the twelfth annual International Media Seminar on Peace in the Middle East. The two-day meeting brought together present and former policy-makers from Israel and the Palestinian National Authority, civil society representa...
STAT ABSTRACT ESCWA REGION #24

Statistical Abstract of the ESCWA Region, Issue No. 24

Series:
Statistical Abstract of the Arab Region
15 Jul 2005
This Abstract provides useful statistical data for countries in the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia region. The data is collected at the national level and represents areas such as: population and human settlements, education, health, national accounts, agriculture, forestry and f...
PEACE THE MIDDLE EAST P2P & ISRAEL

Peace in the Middle East

P2P and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

11 Mar 2005
The signing of the Oslo Peace Accords gave scope to a multitude of people-to-people (P2P) programmes. These sought to encourage Israelis and Palestinians to a better understanding of one another and commence a process of mutual reconciliation. The return of violence together with the collapse of ...
NATL ACCOUNTS STUDIES ESCWA #24

National Accounts Studies of the ESCWA Region, Bulletin No. 24

25 Feb 2005
This publication provides national statistics on the countries of Western Asia. The data includes aggregates of national accounts and their relative distribution, consolidated national accounts for each country during the period 1999-2003, and estimates of gross domestic product. Iraq and Palesti...
ARAB HUMAN DEV RPT 2004 (A)

Arab Human Development Report 2004 (Arabic language)

Freedom through Good Governance

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Arab Human Development Report (Arabic language)
8 Apr 2005
The new edition of the Report describes free societies, in their normative dimension, as fundamental contrasts with present-day Arab countries. Caught between oppression at home and violation from abroad, Arabs are increasingly excluded from determining their own future. Their challenge will be t...
GLOBAL FORECAST & PRED ESCWA #2

Global Forecasts and Predictions for the ESCWA Region

The Roles of Investment and Public Expenditure in Economic Growth, 2nd Issue

3 Nov 2005
Since the early 1980s, the growth performance of the ESCWA region has been disappointing. In endeavouring to reverse the trend it is essential to identify what factors, if any, can contribute to a more positive growth experience. The present study offers a quantitative examination of the sources ...
ECON TRENDS & IMPACTS ESCWA #2

Economic Trends and Impacts in the ESCWA Region

23 Sep 2005
This study examines the financial systems in economies of the Middle East, also know as ESCWA region, and the role of these systems in terms of economic growth in the region. Such an examination aims to contribute to a better understanding of the functioning of financial markets in the ESCWA regi...
BUILDING WEAPONS MASS DESTRUC

Building a Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone in the Middle East

Global Non-proliferation Regimes and Regional Experiences

11 Mar 2005
The Middle East, for over half a century, has been confronted with the threat posed by the existence of weapons of mass destruction in the region. On the eve of the US-led attack on Iraq in 2003, the League of Arab States and the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research held a conference...
EXTERNAL TRADE BULL ARAB REG #13

External Trade Bulletin of the ESCWA Region, Thirteenth Issue

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External Trade Bulletin of the Arab Region
14 Jan 2005
The Bulletin includes statistical data and indicators on the international trade in goods of ESCWA member countries, based primarily on national sources, with additional material provided by secondary sources. Data presented includes summary tables on overall trade, trends and share of the region...
SURV ECON SOC DEV ESCWA 2003/04

Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the ESCWA Region 2003-2004

10 Dec 2004
This annual Survey reviews economic and social trends in the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) region. It evaluates the region’s performance in areas such as economic development, population growth, health conditions, education and gender affairs. This year's Survey aims to ...
BULLETIN ON VITAL STATISTICS #07

Bulletin on Vital Statistics in the ESCWA Region, 7th Issue

10 Dec 2004
The Bulletin of Vital Statistics for the countries of Western Asia provides statistics and indicators covering fertility, mortality, marriages and divorces. Comparative study is facilitated through data which dates as far back as 1990. Most of the national data was compiled from national statisti...
GLOBAL FORECAST & PRED ESCWA #1

Global Forecasts and Predictions for the ESCWA Region

Monetary and Fiscal Trends and Forecasts, 1st Issue

14 Jan 2005
This study provides an overview of the monetary and fiscal environment in the ESCWA region over the past three decades. It assesses the conduct of monetary and fiscal policies by offering a close examination of some monetary and fiscal aggregates for the purpose of identifying current problems an...
ARAB MIGRATION GLOBALIZED WOR

Arab Migration in a Globalized World

16 Jul 2004
This book, written by some of the leading experts on Arab migration, provides a wealth of information, policy analysis and data, relating to migratory flows in the Arab region and neighbouring countries. The book includes several papers that examine the impact of migration on development in the A...
TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS AN ANALYSIS

Trafficking in Persons

An Analysis of Afghanistan

16 Jul 2004
Trafficking in Human Beings is a significant problem in Afghanistan. In this study, conducted by the International Organization for Migration, a range of trafficking related trends are identified and serious human rights concerns are looked into. The report also explores the legal, social, econom...
TOWARDS A TWO STATE SOLUTION

Towards a Two-state Solution

An Israeli-Palestinian Dialogue

13 Aug 2004
As part of the United Nations’ continued involvement in the search for peace in the Middle East, a seminar was organized in October 2003 to provide a forum for media representatives and international experts to discuss a two-State solution to conflict between Israelis and the Palestinians. The pr...
ARAB HUMAN DEV RPT 2004

Arab Human Development Report 2004

Towards Freedom in the Arab World

Series:
Arab Human Development Report
6 Apr 2005
The new edition of the Report describes free societies, in their normative dimension, as fundamental contrasts with present-day Arab countries. Caught between oppression at home and violation from abroad, Arabs are increasingly excluded from determining their own future. Their challenge will be t...
POPULATION & DEV RPT #1 WATER SCAR

Population and Development Report

Water Scarcity in the Arab World, 1st Issue

25 Jun 2004
The severity of freshwater shortages in the Arab world and the challenges that Arab countries face in meeting a growing demand for safe water are the main issues discussed in this publication. The study also explores government strategies in controlling the scarce freshwater supplies and in manag...
CUESTION PALESTINA LAS NACION UNID

Cuestión de Palestina y las Naciones Unidas, La

16 Apr 2004
Este libro es un compendio sobre la cuestión de Palestina y la función de las Naciones Unidas que pretende explicar algunas de las complejidades que hay detrás de la espiral de violencia en el Oriente Medio y el marco jurídico dentro del cual cabría conseguir una paz general, justa y duradera en ...
STAT ABSTRACT ESCWA REGION #23

Statistical Abstract of the ESCWA Region, Issue No. 23

Series:
Statistical Abstract of the Arab Region
12 Mar 2004
This Abstract provides useful statistical data for countries in the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia region. The data is collected at the national level and represents areas such as: population and human settlements, education, health, national accounts, agriculture, forestry and f...
SURV ECON SOC DEV ESCWA 2002/03

Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the ESCWA Region 2002-2003

26 Mar 2004
This annual Survey reviews economic and social trends in the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) region. It evaluates the region’s performance in areas such as economic development, population growth, health conditions, education and gender affairs. It also discusses globaliz...
BULLETIN ON VITAL STATISTICS #06

Bulletin on Vital Statistics in the ESCWA Region, 6th Issue

26 Mar 2004
The Bulletin of Vital Statistics for the countries of Western Asia provides statistics and indicators covering fertility, mortality, marriages and divorces. Comparative study is facilitated through data which dates as far back as 1990. Most of the national data was compiled from national statisti...
COMP SOCIAL STATS & INDICAT #6

Compendium of Social Statistics and Indicators

Toward Achieving the Millennium Development Goals, Sixth Issue

12 Mar 2004
This bulletin presents social statistics illustrating some of the key socio-economic indicators for countries of Western Asia. The data contains information on education, death rates, maternal health, HIV prevalence, poverty and hunger, employment, literacy rates, mortality and gender. It is a u...