on Wednesday, the Secretary-General of the Higher Population Council, Dr. Issa Al-Masarwe, delivered a lecture at the Royal Jordanian National Defense College entitled "Population Policy in Jordan and its Relationship to Jordanian National Security", to scholars in the 20th Defense course, in the presence of the head and members of the directing staff.
The Secretary-General of the Higher Population Council said: "The demographic changes have important overall and general repercussions on all sectors and national needs, and their effects may continue for many decades to come. Therefore, these changes had to receive special attention, because of their close relationship to national security in its various dimensions. economic, environmental, political, military, security, societal and family.”
Al-Masarweh stressed that the rapid population growth and the young age structure of the population require the state to allocate large resources; To meet the basic human needs for security, housing, food, energy, education, health and work, and population growth creates pressures on the natural environment and its various sources, as Jordan is witnessing an urban flood that threatens its countryside, fertile lands and food security, in the absence of a law that defines and protects agricultural land uses, indicating that the axes of the strategy The National Population Fund for the years (2021-2030), aimed at achieving alignment between population growth and available resources; To achieve comprehensive sustainable development by facilitating and investing the expected demographic opportunity.
The Secretary General of the Higher Population Council indicated that the positive changes that accompany the success of the National Reproductive Health Strategy and the transition to a small family, will be reflected in improving the health of mothers and children, increasing the opportunity for women to participate in the labor market, and increasing opportunities for savings and family and national investment and the impact of that In the rise of GDP and per capita income.
At the end of the lecture, an extensive discussion took place, during which the lecturer answered the questions and inquiries of the scholars.