Minister of Culture and Chairman of the National Commission for Education, Culture and Science Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan is leading Saudi Arabia's delegation to the 42nd session of the General Conference of UNESCO, held in Paris between November 7 and 22.
The delegation includes representatives of the ministries of culture and education, the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority, and other national authorities.
Delivering the Kingdom’s speech at the conference, Prince Badr reviewed the achievements the Kingdom, in cooperation with UNESCO, accomplished in the past two years in the field of education, science and culture.
Minister of Education and Vice-Chairman of the National Commission for Education, Culture and Science Yousef Al-Benyan will deliver a speech at the ministerial session concerned with revising UNESCO's 1974 Draft Recommendation concerning Education for International Understanding, Cooperation and Peace and Education relating to Human Rights and Fundamental Freedom.
The Saudi delegation is participating in several meetings and committees tackling culture, education, science, communication and information, programs and external relations, as well as several other topics, including UNESCO budget for 2024 and 2025, and the Human Resources Strategy for UNESCO in the period 2023-2027.
Various other Saudi entities are taking part in the events associated with the current session of the conference to showcase the Kingdom's achievements in line with Saudi Vision 2030. Among them is the Royal Commission for AlUla, which has a pavilion highlighting its partnership with UNESCO in conserving heritage, education, building capacity, environment and creative arts.
The Ministry of Culture is participating in the Partners' Forum, organized by UNESCO on the sidelines of the General Conference, to feature the six projects it launched in collaboration with UNESCO through the Saudi Cultural Development Fund.