International Federation of Environmental Health Confers a Full Membership on the Commission for Jubail and Yanbu
A unanimous decision has been taken by the International Federation of Environmental Health (IFEH) to give the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu a Full Membership and the right of voting, making the Royal Commission become the thirty seventh prime member of IFEH. This took place when a delegation from the Royal Commission in Jubail participated in the 9th World Congress on Environmental Health during the period 17-23-June 2006. the Congress was attended by delegations from 28 countries representing the different regional groups of IFEH. With the Royal Commission IFEH now comprises 37 member organizations that belong to 37 different countries and which have the right of voting, 7 associate member organizations and 24 academic associate members.
The Royal Commission has actively participated in the activities of the event and presented a paper on environmental health and food safety in addition to organizing a special stand for the Royal Commission in the exhibition held on the fringe of the congress where flyers and leaflets were handed out to visitors. The royal Commission also attended the official reception party hosted by the Mayor of Dublin City where a memorial shield in the mame of HH Chairman of the Royal Commission was presented to HER Excellency in addition to distributing gifts that symbolize the national heritage to the Organization's chief executives.
Besides conferring on the Royal Commission a full membership, members of the Organization unanimously agreed to form a regional group in the Middle East whose coordinator would be the Royal Commission. The Royal Commission will also have the right of soliciting and commending new membership nominees in the region.
It is noteworthy that several lectures were delivered in the Congress in addition to discussing the researches and papers on the latest developments, technologies and issues concerning environmental health with special emphasis on major matters such as environment and health, food safety, birds flu and child health.
The Royal Commission's full membership reflects one of the many gains achieved by the Royal Commission recently. This will provide the Royal Commission with a global communication tool which would enable it to obtain updates on environmental health developments and state-of the art technologies to enhance standards of environmental health locally and internationally, and introduce proper solutions to environment-related problems in the quest for the wellbeing and safety of people worldwide.