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President at the meeting of the Social Council of Iran:

Maintaining, enhancing public health, happiness the most urgent need to reduce social harms/Building culture, boosting NGOs' role key role in curbing social harms/ Increasing hope, social capital yardstick for gov't support of cultural institutions/Appreciating Interior Minister, authorities of related organisations

"Maintaining and enhancing public hope and vitality is one of the most important elements for controlling and reducing social harms," said President Rouhani, emphasising that promoting disappointment among people, especially younger ones, about the progress and future of the country's economy is the highest factor in increasing social harms.

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Tue 31 - October 2017 - 13:57

Dr Rouhani chaired the meeting of the Social Council of Iran on Tuesday and said: "The most effective measure to reduce social harms is to promote hope in people, especially young people, in the future of the country".

"Increasing hope in the society must be the most important measure by cultural institutions and the media in helping the administration," continued the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

The chairman of the Social Council of Iran also referred to the role of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), civil and social organisations and cultural measures in the fight against social harm, adding: "The process of controlling and reducing social harms depends on the development of culture on the one hand and strengthening of the role of NGOs on the other".

Dr Rouhani also described the scientific nature of the assessment process of social harms and emphasised: "The basis for action in this field should be upstream laws and regulations, therefore, they should be targeted each year's plans and the related organs' work must be assessable".

The head of the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution also referred to the positive trend of the measures taken in this regard and appreciated the efforts of the Minister of Interior and the authorities of related organisations, adding: "The target of all programs should be effective in reducing social harms and, in this way, the role of think tanks and accurate scientific research and coordinated, expert actions are important".

Also, at a meeting of the Social Council of Iran, some issues related to the field of ​​social harm were discussed and decided on, among them was the Plan of National Labour Division in Social Harms.

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