Order of Civil Merit ( ar, وسام الاستحقاق المدني) (french: Ordre du Mérite civil) is a
Syria Syria ( ar, سُورِيَا or سُورِيَة, translit=Sūriyā), officially the Syrian Arab Republic ( ar, الجمهورية العربية السورية, al-Jumhūrīyah al-ʻArabīyah as-Sūrīyah), is a Western Asian country lo ...
n decoration. It was established on 25 June 1953. The decoration is awarded for service to the state or to the Arab cause. It has five classes, including the Excellent Class awarded in badge of star; the First Class, awarded in badge or star; the Second Class; the Third Class and the Fourth Class. The Excellent and the First Class are worn on a suit, while the Second Class is worn on a ribbon around the neck. The Third and the Fourth Class are worn on a ribbon on the right side of a chest. The colours of the decoration's ribbon are white-green-white, each represented in equal ratio.

Notable recipients

* Khaled al-Asaad *
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* Pavel Belyayev * Djamila Bouhired * Prince Carlo, Duke of Castro * Georges Catroux * Alexander Dzasokhov * Sabah Fakhri * Gustáv Husák * Aram Karamanoukian * Alexander Kinshchak * Samir Kuntar * Duraid Lahham *
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* Muhammad al-Maghut * Nazir Nabaa * Abdul-Salam Ojeili * Dawoud Rajiha * Asad Rustum *
Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah ( ar, الشيخ صباح الأحمد الجابر الصباح, translit=ash-Shaykh Sabāh al-ʾAḥmad al-Jābir aṣ-Ṣabāḥ; 16 June 192929 September 2020) was the Emir of Kuwait and Commander of the Kuw ...
* Adib Shishakli * Rafiq Subaie * Michel Suleiman * Valentina Tereshkova * Muna Wassef * Dmitry Yazov * Ra'ad bin Zeid * Walid Muallem


{{Reflist Civil Merit Awards established in 1953 Orders of merit 1950s establishments in Syria