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SOCIAL ASPECTS OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN

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POVERTY

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DEMOGRAPHICS

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HEALTH

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EDUCATION

Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies

The Department of the Environment has recently established a new deputy in educational and planning affairs. Education on sustainable development is reported to this office.

Decision-Making: Legislation and Regulations

Pursuant to the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran, all individuals can attend school up to higher education free-of-charge. According to recent ratification, education for students in the age of elementary, school and adult up to forty years is compulsory.

Decision-Making: Strategies, Policies and Plans

There is a National Plan for the Protection of the Environment and a National Strategy for Sustainable Development. Both include separate sections on education and public awareness. The National Plan involves strategies and actions to be taken as well as specific targets for national education on sustainable development and protection of the environment.

Decision-Making: Major Group Involvement

Public education schemes involving all levels of workers, managers, teachers, physicians, health workers and NGOs have been adopted.

Programmes and Projects

Education programmes, booklets and leaflets on environmental issues pertaining to sustainable development have been developed for rural women. Rural Women's Cooperatives and Young Rural Girls' Clubs have been significantly successful in promoting these ideas and influencing behaviour and attitudes on environmental policies.

Status

Environment and sustainable development issues have been included directly and indirectly in curricula and different levels of formal education, but they need to be extended.
Elementary enrollment rates for girls and boys between the ages of six and ten are more than ninety-six percent. Technical and vocational education strategies have been undertaken to ensure a skilled work force.

Challenges

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Capacity-building, Education, Training and Awareness-raising

Use is made of the media, including the National Radio and Television, newspapers, weekly and monthly magazines and other publications to create awareness of the public with regard to issues of sustainable consumption and production patterns. For example, there is a limited campaign through mass media to sensitize people toward consumption of gas, water and electricity. The Gas Company and the Ministry of Power (water and electricity) are providers and sponsors of the programmes. The purpose of the activities is limitation and optimization of consumption. The National Television broadcasts short video clips on the importance of water consumption for various groups and viewers, including children and youth. Women, who are important actors in determining consumption patterns at the family levels, are also targeted in these education programmes.

Information

Reports on education and awareness-raising are prepared for the Supreme Council on Environment and in the context of activities defined by international conventions.

Research and Technologies  

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Financing

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Cooperation

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This information was provided by the Government of The Islamic Republic of Iran to the sixth session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development. Last Update: April 1998.

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HUMAN SETTLEMENTS

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