Saudi Arabia's UNESCO Re-Election Reflects Global Trust in Cultural Contributions
Paris, November 16, 2023 - Minister of Culture Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan highlighted the significance of Saudi Arabia's re-election to the U.N. Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Executive Board, emphasizing the trust member states place in the country's impactful contributions. The re-election, secured during the 42nd session of the UNESCO General Conference for the term 2023-2027, underscores Saudi Arabia's commitment to fostering education, culture, and science as catalysts for sustainable development goals and prosperity.
Prince Badr bin Abdullah emphasized that through its renewed membership, Saudi Arabia aims to strengthen international cooperation, realize UNESCO's strategic objectives, and uphold its pivotal role in collaboration with member states. The Kingdom's enduring support for education, culture, and science globally, dating back to its founding of UNESCO in 1946, aligns with the directives of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Crown Prince and Prime Minister Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
Additionally, Prince Badr bin Abdullah shed light on the Saudi Cultural Development Fund, showcasing the Kingdom's commitment through six pioneering projects aimed at safeguarding and positively impacting cultural heritage on a global scale.