H.R.H Prince Talal Bin Abdul Aziz (1931-2018)

As a strong advocate for access to fresh water and the fight against poverty, His Royal Highness Prince Talal Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud committed himself to UNESCO's efforts to ensure that thousands of people escape the vicious cycle of poverty and illiteracy.

In his capacity as the Chairman of the Arab Gulf Program for Development (AGFUND), which he founded in 1980, he has worked for development, including the promotion of early childhood education and the modernization of education programs. The main objective of the Programme is still to ensure cooperation, coordination and partnership between the various actors of development.

Prince Talal was able to establish a fruitful cooperation between our two organizations and thus contributed to improving the daily life of thousands of disadvantaged.

In 2002 he committed himself to UNESCO in the struggle for the preservation of freshwater resources, in his capacity as a UNESCO Special Envoy for Water.

His Royal Highness Prince Talal Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud passed away in Riyadh on 22 December 2018.






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