November 12, 2023

UNESCO 42nd Conference in Paris with Saudi Participation

At the UNESCO 42nd Conference in Paris, Saudi Arabia is demonstrating its dedication to global collaboration.

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At the 42nd session of UNESCO 42nd Conference in Paris, Saudi Arabia is demonstrating its dedication to global collaboration in education, science, and culture. Under the leadership of Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, Minister of Culture, the Saudi delegation includes representatives from the Ministries of Culture and Education, the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority, and various national bodies. This participation underscores Saudi Arabia’s commitment to international cooperation, with a focus on initiatives that align with Saudi Vision 2030.

Prince Badr, during his conference address, highlighted Saudi Arabia’s collaborative achievements with UNESCO, particularly in education, science, and culture. These accomplishments reflect the Kingdom’s active role in these critical areas. Furthermore, Yousef Al-Benyan, Minister of Education and Vice-Chairman of the National Commission for Education, Culture, and Science, is preparing to deliver a key speech. His address will focus on revising UNESCO’s 1974 Draft Recommendation concerning Education for International Understanding, Cooperation and Peace, and Education related to Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.

The Saudi delegation is deeply involved in various meetings and committees, discussing important topics like UNESCO’s 2024-2025 budget and the Human Resources Strategy for 2023-2027. These discussions are pivotal for shaping UNESCO’s future direction and the Kingdom’s role in it.

Additionally, Saudi entities are participating in conference-related events. Notably, the Royal Commission for AlUla has a pavilion showcasing its UNESCO partnership in heritage conservation, education, capacity building, environmental initiatives, and creative arts. Moreover, the Ministry of Culture is a key participant in UNESCO’s Partners’ Forum. Here, the Ministry is presenting six projects launched through the Saudi Cultural Development Fund in collaboration with UNESCO, highlighting Saudi Arabia’s dedication to fostering global cultural development.

Source: Asharq Al-Awsat

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