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In response to the invitation from the Department of Human Development / Ministry of Planning according to their letter No. 3/6/7622 on 7/4/2021 regarding holding a consultation session specializing in women and the fifth goal of the sustainable development goals in cooperation with the Women Empowerment Department in the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers and with the support of the United Nations Program-United Development Corporation (UNDP), Dr. Rana Riyadh Khalil was participated in the consultative session on Sunday 11/4/2021 at the Mansour Melia Hotel / Cordoba Hall at 10:00 am about the second voluntary report for the sustainable development goals that Iraq will present this year in the high-level political forum.
The session was devoted to consulting with women's groups of leaders and general managers from various bodies, academics, businesswomen, and activists from civil society organizations. Dr. Rana Riad Khalil had a prominent role in discussions and shedding light on the role of academic women in achieving the 2030 Agenda.
It is noteworthy that the United Nations Organization announced the goals of sustainable development in 2016 and a global agreement was signed to implement them and evaluate results in 2030. Iraq was one of them. Which were as follows:
1- No poverty
2- Zero hunger
3- Good health and well-being
4- Quality education
5- Gender equality
6- Clean water and sanitation
7- Affordable and clean energy
8- Decent work and economic growth
9- Industry, innovation and infrastructure
10- Reduced inequalities
11- Sustainable cities and communities
12- Responsible consumption and production
13- Climate action
14- Life below water
15- Life on land
16- Peace, justice and strong institutions
17- Partnerships for the goals
Concerned with the global trend to achieve the 17 sustainable development goals, and to achieve the third goal (good health and well-being), the Sustainable Development Department / Environment Research Center at University of Technology-Iraq, headed by Assistant Professor Basim Hashim Faraj and under the supervision of the Director of the Center, Prof. Dr. Abdul Hameed M. J. Al-Obaidi. A lecture in cooperation with the Nutrition Research Institute / Public Health Department, given by the specialist doctor Dr. Nada Musab Abbas, in the presence of the Assistant President for Administrative Affairs, Professor Dr. Hussein Hamid Karim, and the Assistant President of the University for Scientific Affairs and Postgraduate Studies, Professor Dr. Haider Abed Dahad, and some of the university staff.
It was on Wednesday 7/4/2021 - 11 am, in the Green Hall / Environment Research Center, while adhering to the directives of the National Health and Safety Committee in maintaining social distancing and wearing masks.
Dr. Nada Musab Abbas (a specialist physician / Arab board) summarized the lecture of giving nutritional advice for the blessed month of Ramadan by presenting the most important points to prepare the body for fasting. Also, how to choose the content of breakfast and suhoor meals and avoid the body reaching the thirst stage during fasting and the wrong habits followed (in Feeding area) in this month.
In conclusion, she affirmed that she would seize the opportunity of this holy month with regard to the nutritional aspect to raise the level of nutritional culture in university cadres and transfer it to society by correcting the wrong habits and behaviors practiced by some people with methods of treating them.
Recall that all UN member states (including Iraq) adopted 2015 the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, as a global call to work to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030. The 17th SDGs are complementary - that is, they recognize that work in one area will affect results in others. Also, that development must balance social, economic, and environmental sustainability. As follows: (Poverty eradication, complete elimination of hunger, good health and well-being, quality education, gender equality, clean water and sanitation, clean and affordable energy, work and economic growth, industry, innovation and infrastructure, reducing inequalities, Sustainable cities and communities, responsible consumption and production, climate action, life below water, life on land, peace, justice and strong institutions, and partnerships to achieve the goals).
After the issuance of new instructions and decisions from the Central Crisis Cell, the Director of the Environment Research Center at the University of Technology / Chairman of the Organizing Committee for the Conference, Prof. Dr. Abdulhameed Mohammed Jawad Al-Obaidi, on Sunday 14/2/2021, met with the distinguished coordinators of the scientific topics, who are both Dr. Mohammad Muayad Taha / the first topic, Dr. Thaer Moneim Al-Jader / the second topic, Dr. Mukheled Amer Hussein / the third topic, Dr. Muwaffaq Hussein Muhammad / the fourth topic, Dr. Rana Riyadh Khalil / the fifth topic, to see the progress of the process of evaluating research and accepting the achievement of it and following up the Proofreading and coordination according to the requirements of the IOP publishing. The meeting ended by praising the efforts made by the scientific committees of the conference and providing some valuable directions and important recommendations to maintain the level of work and double the efforts made under the circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic and the decisions of the Crisis Cell recently.
It is mentioned that the Fifth International Scientific Conference on Environment and Sustainable Development (5ISCESD 2021), which is being held by the Environment Research Center at the University of Technology-Iraq, includes five main topics, as follows:1- Green Growth and Sustainable Development.
2- Climate Changes and Environmental Pollution.
3- Environment and Green Technology.
4- Ecosystem and Biodiversity Conservation.
5- Environmental Education and Legislation.
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