05.01.2012 - ODG

Her Highness Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser of Qatar Contributes $20 million to UNESCO

14.12.2011 - UNESCO’s Special Envoy for Basic and Higher Education, Her Highness Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser of Qatar, is making an immediate contribution of $20 million to help UNESCO manage its financial shortfall. Her Highness met with UNESCO’s Director-General, Irina Bokova, on 11 December in Qatar and committed the funding support during the meeting. It is the first step in a longer-term engagement with the Organization.

“This is a most welcome expression of support for UNESCO,” stated the Director-General.  “Her Highness is concerned that the financial difficulties faced by the Organization will have serious consequences on UNESCO’s core programs.”

UNESCO faces an immediate shortfall of $72 million following the suspension of U.S. contributions in October.   A further $167 million is required to meet budgetary commitments for 2012 and 2013.

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