Saudi Princess Haifa highlights Kingdom’s participation in UNESCO programmes


Riyadh – The ambassador of Saudi Arabia to the UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Princess Haifa Al-Mogrin, on Monday, stressed the value of the Kingdom’s participation in the organization’s activities.

At the 216th session of UNESCO’s Executive Council, Princess Haifa Al-Mogrin stated that strengthening international collaboration among its 193 member states and laying the groundwork for peace were two of the organization’s main goals.

“We are convinced that mutual assistance is essential for maintaining peace and achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, which are consistent with the principles of Saudi Vision 2030,” she said.

Al-Mogrin, the head of the council’s world heritage, programme, and external relations committees, thanked the attendees for their interest in a resolution that Saudi Arabia and Kuwait had presented at the 215th meeting of the council. The resolution sought to create a global framework for open science in the face of pandemics.

Since January 2020, the princess has served as the Kingdom’s permanent representative to UNESCO. She received a bachelor’s degree in economics from King Saud University and a master’s degree in the same field from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London.

She served as acting deputy assistant minister for G20 affairs from March 2018 to January 2020 and deputy assistant minister for sustainable development affairs from December 2017 to January 2020 prior to her appointment to UNESCO.

She emphasised that Saudi Arabia was in favour of the strategy for emerging nations and expressed excitement for its execution.

She emphasised the significance of include the cultural dimension in the design of the UN agenda for sustainable development beyond 2030 by pointing to the success of the World Conference on Cultural Policies and Sustainable Development held in Mexico last year.

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