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INSTITUTIONAL ASPECTS OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN IRAQ


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INTEGRATED DECISION-MAKING

Decision-Making: Coordinating Mechanisms

The key national sustainable development coordination mechanism in Iraq is the Planning Commission. Also involved in decision-making in this area are all Ministries and Government organizations, the Environment Protection and Improvement Council, the National Human Settlements Commission, the Regional and Rural Planning Centre - Academic, the General Federation of Iraqi Women, and the Iraqi Economists Society.

National Decision-Making Structure
1. National Sustainable Development Coordination Body: YES
2. National Sustainable Development Policy: YES
3. National Agenda 21/other strategy for SD YES (Through 5- Year Plans/ Strategies)
4. Local/Regional Agenda(s) 21:
5. Environmental Impact Assessment Law: NO
6. Major Groups involved in Sustainable Development Decision-Making: YES

National Instruments and Programmes
1. Sustainable. Dev. or environmental education incorporated into school curricula: YES
2. Sustainable Development Indicators Program: YES
3. Ecolabel Regulations: YES
4. Recycle/Reuse Programs: NO
5. Green Accounting Program: YES
6. Access to Internet: NO
7. Access to World Wide Web: NO
8. National World Wide Web Site for Sustainable Development or State of the Environment: NO

Policies, Programmes and Legislation
1. Combatting poverty: YES
2. Changing consumption and production patterns: YES
3. Atmosphere: YES
4. Land Use Planning: YES
5. Forest and Deforestation: YES
6. Desertification and Drought: YES
7. Sustainable Mountain Development: NO
8. Sustainable Agriculture: YES
9. Biological Diversity: YES
10. Biotechnology: YES
11. Oceans and Coastal Areas: NO
12. Freshwater Management: YES
13. Toxic Chemicals: YES
14. Hazardous Wastes: YES
15. Solid Wastes: YES
16. Radioactive Wastes: NO
17. Energy: YES
18. Transport: YES
19. Sustainable Tourism: YES

Decision-Making: Legislation and Regulations 

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Decision-Making: Strategies, Policies and Plans  

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Decision-Making: Major Groups Involvement  

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Programmes and Projects

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Status 

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Challenges

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Capacity-building, Education, Training and Awareness-raising  

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Information

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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 Iraq to the sixth session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development. Last Update: April 1998.

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MAJOR GROUPS

WOMEN

Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies   

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Decision-Making: Legislation and Regulations 

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Decision-Making: Strategies, Policies and Plans  

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Decision-Making: Major Groups Involvement  

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Programmes and Projects 

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Status 

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Challenges

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Capacity-building, Education, Training and Awareness-raising  

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Information

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Research and Technologies

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Financing

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Cooperation

Iraq acceded to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women on 13 August 1986 (with reservations).

 

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CHILDREN AND YOUTH

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INDIGENOUS PEOPLE

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NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS

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LOCAL AUTHORITIES

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WORKERS AND UNIONS

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BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY

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SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL COMMUNITY

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FARMERS

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SCIENCE

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INFORMATION

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INTERNATIONAL LAW

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