"We consider the success of SDSC through the implementation of
studies carried out in making a change for the better"
                                  The Founder President
    HRH Prince Mohammad Bin King Faisal (I) El-Hashemite
The Sustainable Development Studies Center has been
founded in 1982 to facilitate and generate work on sustainable
international development.  It espouses an inter-disciplinary,
multi-sectoral approach and recognizes that future long-term
research must be coordinated across all areas of sustainable
development to maximize impact worldwide.

The Centre is devoted to further studies in the philosophy,
psychology and social studies of education, science,
technology, and medicine with particular reference to
innovation and cultural change, science communication, the
public understanding of science, and its impact on
sustainable development programs.

It further conducts studies in all aspects of sustainable
development, including Environmental, Economic, Social and
Cultural Sustainability.

in the News

The Outcome Document of the Inaugural Agora: “Transforming The
World Through Sustainable Energy for All: Leaving No One Behind"
06/06/2016, United Nations Headquarters is Published on the UN
ECOSOC Website.  
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RASIT and Felician University Signs an MOU of Collaboration.  The
Sustainable Development Studies Center will operate from
Rutherford Campus.  
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RASIT - EkoRE Inaugural Agora held at the United Nations HQ

RASIT and Sabanci University, Istanbul - Turkey, signs an MOU for
collaboration and partnership in Sustainable Development Programs.

RASIT Establishing a New Studies Center for Women's Health and
The Center will conduct rigorous research and disseminates its findings to address the
Women's Health and Development, promote public dialogue, and strengthen families,
communities, and societies.  The Center shall fosters academic research, advocacy, and
community partnerships in support of science, culture, education, work and family, health,
employment and other issues concerning the development of women.  The research will
be run by women researchers and advocates from around the world, and shall act as the
real source of information.  

RASIT Organizing an International Conference to Discuss Law in
Developing Health and Economy in the MENA Region.
Further Information can be obtained by contacting us.

SDSC Conducts Studies About Deaf and Hard Hearing People in
Developing Countries.
"MUTE" Program is a  new program aims to empower DEAF and Hard Hearing
individuals and their families. Activities will start in June 2013.  The SDSC expertise are
working on field studies in developing countries concerning Deaf and Hard Hearing
Persons People, their situation, and rights to education, health, and other life issues.

The Phenomenon of Alemdar in the Arab world”.
A Psychosocial Symposium on the actual impact of the Turkish TV series titled  the “Valley
of the Wolves” or in Turkish Language known as "Kurtlar Vadisi Pusu", on Arab people
particularly Youth, women and children. The Symposium addressed many analytical
aspects including: the series idea and aim, the story and the involvement of the Middle
East region politics, the violence, social relations and behavior, understanding life and
dealing with issues, the reality of its heroes and their influence on individual personality.  
Experts in psychology, social studies, media, and politics participated in the Symposium.

RASIT MENA Region Office organizes a seminar to discuss the
"Human Gamete Market!" in Lebanon and Arab States.  The Seminar
was held under the patronage of The Lebanese House Speaker H.E.
Mr. Nabih Berri.
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The Iraqi Consortium for Sustainable Development Studies
RASIT established The Iraqi Consortium for Sustainable Development Studies under the
aegis of the Royal Academy of Science International Trust.  The Consortium aims to
measure the impact of democracy in the new Iraq and its effect on society and the
sustainable development programs.  
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Environmental Risk Factors Associated with Breast
Cancer in the MENA Region

A new collaborative Study to highlight the association of
Environmental risk factors in the widespread of Breast
Cancer among women and men in the Region, with
special emphasize on Iraq, Lebanon, Turkey and Gaza.
The study is a collaboration between several scientists
and is supported by the RASIT SDSC, with an aim to
identify causes for early detection, treatment and

One of the scientists is Mr Asad Said M. Ashour who
defended his Master Degree thesis in 2011, titled
"Environmental Risk Factors Associated with Breast
Cancer-Gaza Governorates'.
Gender Quotas for Public Elections &
Governmental Posts in the MENA Region

The study reveals the use of electoral quotas for women
in MENA Region and its impact on women’s rights in the
Illegal Practice in In Vitro Fertilization
Clinics in Lebanon
A Report investigated by MTV, the renowned TV
Channel in the Republic of Lebanon.

The Report was broadcast on Friday March 23rd 2012.  
Unfortunately The Lebanese Government did not take
any action to protect patients' rights.  
Human Gametes Market in Lebanon

"Ya Hala" Renowned Arab TV Program. Rotana
Khalijiya TV Channel.  
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RASIT Sustainable Development Studies Center
Submits to the President of the Lebanese
Parliament HE Mr Nabih Berri a Module of Law  
Regarding the license and regulation of IVF
centers in the Lebanese Republic.
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