03.09.2014 - UNESCOPRESS

Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud visits UNESCO 4 September

On Thursday, 4 September, the Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, will pay his first ever visit to UNESCO.

At the invitation of Director-General Irina Bokova, the Crown Prince will address Permanent Delegates of the Organization’s Member States, invited guests and officials (Room I, 12.15 p.m.).

The visit will provide an opportunity for His Royal Highness and the Director-General to confirm and reinforce the engagement of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in UNESCO.

Saudi Arabia has been an active contributor to UNESCO, notably funding educational programmes for displaced children and youth in Syria and Iraq, and higher education opportunities for Palestinian students. In 2012, the Kingdom also contributed $20 million to UNESCO’s Emergency Fund as the Organization was managing a difficult financial situation.

UNESCO has also been working with the Vienna-based King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID), in the context of the International Decade for the Rapprochement of Cultures (2013-2022). The General Assembly of the United Nations last year proclaimed the Decade designating UNESCO to be its lead agency.

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Journalists wishing to cover the visit of Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud need to contact UNESCO’s Press Service to obtain accreditation:Djibril Kebe: d.kebe(at)unesco.org, +33 (0)1 45 68 17 41

 




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