Higher Population Council-General Secretariat

Higher Population Council-General Secretariat

Higher Population Council-General Secretariat

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The Higher Population Council-General Secretariat (HPC/GS) is a specialized agency of the Jordanian government, acting as the authority for all reproductive health issues and programs in Jordan. The HPC is headquartered in Amman, Jordan. It was established on December 3, 2002 with a mandate to deal with the population challenges facing Jordan and to enhance the implementation of the National Population Strategy.

The HPC is chaired by the Prime Minister, and comprises the following members: Minister of Labor, Minister of Education, Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, Minister of Planning, Minister of Health, Minister of Social Development, Chairman of the Higher Council of Youth, Head of the Parliamentary Committee for Population and Development, Representative from the Jordan Hashemite Fund for Human Development, Director of the Housing and Urban Development Corporation, Secretary General / Jordanian National Commission for Women, Secretary General / The National Council for Family Affairs, President / The Jordanian Association for Family Planning and Protection, Two members from the Private Sector.

History

In 1973, the government of Jordan formulated the National Population Commission (NPC) to address population issues. Upon the initiative of Her Royal Highness Princess Basma Bint Talal, a General Secretariat was established in 1988 to act as the executive body for the NPC and was hosted at the Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development.

The NPC was then...
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