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ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN IRAQ

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INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

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TRADE

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CHANGING CONSUMPTION PATTERNS

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FINANCING

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TECHNOLOGY

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BIOTECHNOLOGY

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INDUSTRY

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TRANSPORT

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SUSTAINABLE TOURISM

Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies

Within Iraq, the Republic of Iraq, the Council of Ministers and the Tourism Board are responsible for sustainable tourism at the national level. At the local level, the Association of Travel and Tourism Agents of Iraq and the Hotels and Restaurants Association in Iraq are also responsible.

Decision-Making: Legislation and Regulations

There are many codes of practice, standards and guidelines which are taught in schools, institutions and universities that affect the activities of industry in sustainable tourism. Some of them are mandatory and some are voluntary.

Decision-Making: Strategies, Policies, and Plans

The national strategy of Iraq with respect to this issue is to develop tourism places to attract a great number of tourists. Both eco-tourism and nature-based tourism are integral parts of the national strategy. The strategy has also been aimed, in particular, at overcoming the constraints imposed on tourism by the embargo. Among these constraints have been those which have made it impossible to promote tourism through printed matter, guides, cassettes and all other media activities.

Decision-Making: Major Groups Involvement  

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Programmes and Projects 

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Status

The embargo left a great impact on the economic situation of the country and the reduction of both local and outbound tourism. The embargo also led to the destruction of the tourism centers, such as monuments and religious places, as well as destruction of the environment. These combined have had a negative impact on tourism activities in the country.

Challenges

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Capacity-building, Education, Training and Awareness-raising  

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Information

The management systems applied in hotels and other tourist establishments are the same as those of the international systems.
Because of the embargo, the country is deprived from using the Internet and World Wide Web Sites that contain the requisite data.

Research and Technologies  

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Financing

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Cooperation

The embargo and sanctions have deprived Iraq from participation in international conferences and from exchanging experiences in the tourism sector. This compelled Iraq not to participate and show liability with the international world.

 

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This information was provided by the Government of Iraq to the seventh session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development. Last Update: January 1999.


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