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SOCIAL ASPECTS OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC

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POVERTY

Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies

The Ministries of Environment, Health and Labour, Local administration, Petroleum, Agriculture, Irrigation, Housing, Electricity, and Economy and the Central Bureau of Statistics work on poverty issues.

Programmes and Projects

There is a National Programme for Combating Poverty which, with the help of the UN, promotes sustainable living conditions and rural development, and undertakes actions for reversing immigration from cities to rural areas.

This information is based on Syria's submission to the 5th Session of the Commission on Sustainable Development, April 1997. Last update: 1 April 1997.

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DEMOGRAPHICS

Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies

The Ministries of Environment, Health and Labour, Local Administration, Petroleum, Agriculture, Irrigation, Housing, Electricity, and Economy and the Central Bureau of Statistics are responsible for demographic issues. 

Information

In this area, Syria concentrates on collecting and disseminating information about population indicators and policies, as well as on balancing factors between population and the environment and resources and development.

This information is based on Syria's submission to the 5th Session of the Commission on Sustainable Development, April 1997. Last update: 1 April 1997.

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HEALTH

Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies

Health issues are the responsibility of the Ministries of Irrigation, Health, Labour, Housing, Tourism, and Local Administration. 

Decision-Making: Strategies, Policies, and Plans

Syria's activities are concentrated on the following:

This information is based on Syria's submission to the 5th Session of the Commission on Sustainable Development, April 1997. Last update: 1 April 1997.

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EDUCATION

Decision-Making: Strategies, Policies, and Plans

At present, the Ministry of the Environment has begun to implement a National Strategy on Education. One of its aims is to raise public awareness through media, seminars, workshops. and through working groups, etc. Since there are no NGOs working in this field yet, the Ministry of the Environment has taken a leading role in this respect.

This information is based on Syria's submission to the 5th Session of the Commission on Sustainable Development, April 1997. Last update: 1 April 1997.

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HUMAN SETTLEMENTS

Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies

The Ministries of Irrigation, Health, Labour, Housing, Tourism, and Local Administration work on settlement issues. 

Decision-Making: Strategies, Policies, and Plans

Syria is concerned with the following issues:

This information is based on Syria's submission to the 5th Session of the Commission on Sustainable Development, April 1997. Last update: 1 April 1997.

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