Middle East

Advancing SDGs 2 and 15, a field study was conducted in Northern Jordan to assess the influence of combined in-situ water harvesting techniques, micro-catchment and mulching on soil moisture content, plant morphology, gas exchange and midday stem water potential of young pistachio trees.
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Sustainable Materials and Technologies, Volume 26, 2020, e00213, ISSN 2214-9937, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.susmat.2020.e00213.

Buildings consume vast amounts of energy and pollute the environment in various ways but façades can play a significant role in reducing energy consumption and alleviating buildings' negative impacts on the environment. Through a case study of Shiraz, Iran, this article discusses how using smart materials in buildings' facades can help dramatically to attain SDGs 7, 9, 11 and 13.
Elsevier,

Women's Studies International Forum, Volume 82, 2020

This study assesses urban women's empowerment status using a multidimensional approach, advancing knowledge on SDG 5. They face challenges to their mobility and participation in household decisions.
Elsevier,

Women's Studies International Forum, Volume 79, 2020

Iranian women are at the forefront when it comes to breaking down the boundaries and taboos, changing collective social capital.
This report showcases the latest transaction patterns, trends and cybercrime threats in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). It is essential reading for anyone involved in cybersecurity, financial crime, digital identity, fraud management and threat detection, advancing SDGs 8 (decent work and economic growth) and 16 (peace, justice and strong institutions).
Elsevier,

The Lancet, Volume 393, Issue 10171, 9–15 February 2019, Pages 526-527.

Contributing to SDG 5 (gender equality), this correspondence explores Yemeni women's under-representation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The article discusses the challenges women face because of their societies' cultures and institutions.
Winnig the July 2017 Elsevier Atlas prize, this article advances goals 2 and 5 through its discussion of the importance of gender-aware seed governance regimes to develop smallholder agriculture, increase gender equity, and enhance food security and rural livelihoods in the dry areas of the temperate world.
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World Travel Market Responsible Tourism unites the global travel industry, companies, organisations and professionals alike, to share sustainable practices and ethical methods and drive the responsible tourism agenda. Tourism is mentioned specifically in Goal 8, 12 and 14. 2017 was the UN International Year for Sustainable Tourism for Development, with dedicated panel sessions examining what the industry can do to meet its commitments across a range of the goals.
Living in a harsh, desert climate, Omani rural communities have developed locally-appropriate knowledge to deal with water scarcity. The aflaj taps into the natural water table and uses a gravity system to channel water through underground channels to villages. Traditional techniques of water management, represents a way of adapting to and coping with difficult climates but modernisation harms these traditional systems. This review finds ways for the aflaj system to respond to pressures of modernity and adapt to a multiple institutional framework to ‘transform’ collective water management, contributing to SDG 6.

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Children and Extreme Violence, United Nations University, New York, October 2017. 

Contributing to SDGs 17 (Partnerships for the Goals) and 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions), the UN collaborated with academics in communications and psychology; practitioners in brand creation, marketing, and cause campaigns; social media experts and practitioners and entertainment content creators to gain a deeper understanding of recruitment typologies, messaging and intergroup competition involving children in the Islamic State.

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