SYRIA


1. GENERAL COMMISSION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS AND THE SUPREME COUNCIL FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY

ESTABLISHED: 1991

MISSION: The State Ministry for Environment is responsible for environmental issues, and prepared the national report for UNCED in cooperation with related ministries and supported by UNDP officers in Damascus.

MEMBERSHIP:

a. COMPOSITION (Number of members per sector):

Ministries and governmental agencies:   7
Non-Governmental Organizations:         0
Academic/Research Institutions:         0
Business/Productive Sector:             0
Others:                                 0
TOTAL NUMBER OF MEMBERS:	          7
b. LIST OF MEMBERS/ORGANIZATIONS:

Dr. Fouad Abo Samra, Director of Environment Department, Scientific Research 
Center
Dr. Ibrahim Osman, Director of Department of Radiation Protection and Atomic
Energy
Dr. Mohiaddin Issa, Assistant Minister of Higher Education
Eng. Saad Alah Alshawaff,  Director of Public Water Pollution Control, Ministry 
of Irrigation
Eng. Yahya Awaidah, Chief Engineer, G.C.E.A.
Che. Abdoul Razak Al-safarjalani, Chemist, G.C.E.A.
Eng. Fouad Al-ok, Chemical Engineer, G.C.E.A.

2. CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE FOR AGENDA 21

ESTABLISHED: 3 August 1994

MISSION: The Committee will be a focal point for advising concerned authorities on the proper implementation of Agenda 21 with respect to sustainable development. The Committee will foster the participation of social and scientific organizations, private and public, in sustainable development. It will also submit a comprehensive country strategy for coordination between development and the environment on national, regional and international levels, all in line with the Rio Agreements. The Committee has an expiration date of 1997, unless extended.

MEMBERSHIP:

a. COMPOSITION (Number of members per sector):

Ministries and governmental agencies:   10
Non-Governmental Organizations:          0
Academic/Research Institutions:          1
Business/Productive Sector:              0
Others:                                  1
TOTAL NUMBER OF MEMBERS:	          12
b. LIST OF MEMBERS/ORGANIZATIONS:

CHAIR:  Mr. Abed Al Hameed El Mounajed, Minister of State for Environment 
VICE-CHAIR:  Mr. Mohiaddin Issa, Assistant Minister of Higher Education
VICE-CHAIR:  Mr. Barakat Hadid, Assistant Minister of Irrigation
Mr. Ibrahim Othman, Director General, Atomic Energy Commission
Ms. Mary Mardini, Ministry of the Environment
Mr. Fouad Abu-Samra, Head of Environment Department, Scientific Studies and 
Research Center
Mr. Farouk Al-Ahmad, Head of Forestry and Forests Department
Mr. Elias Jabbour, Chairman, Committee on Agricultural Environment
Mr. Sadalla Shawaf, Pollution Combat Division, Ministry of Irrigation
Mr. Yahia Ouaida, Head of Engineering Unit, Ministry of the Environment
Ms. Abeer Zeino, Ministry of the Environment
Ms. Sawsan Arafeh, Ministry of the Environment