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  • Ahmed Saleh

UNESCO members presented on Riyadh's World Expo 2030 application

Riyadh, September 14, 2023, Members of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Committee were given a presentation on the Kingdom's application to host the World Expo 2030 in the capital city of Riyadh at a reception hosted by the Royal Commission for Riyadh City (RCRC). The Technical Director of the Riyadh Expo 2030 bid, Eng. Abdulaziz Alghannam, stated at the reception that "Riyadh Expo 2030 is part of the Kingdom's endeavor to enable all countries to make an impact on the international scale, with the goal of creating a bright future for the planet under the theme "Together for a Foresighted Tomorrow"." "The three sub-themes of Riyadh Expo 2030 represent the Kingdom's vision to present the most influential World Expo ever, collaborating for a better future, where 'Prosperity for All' seeks to achieve a prosperous and peaceful planet in which science and innovation are accessible to all," according to the official website. Additionally, 'Climate Action' encourages innovative responses to climate change by coordinating worldwide efforts, and 'A Different Tomorrow' aims to use science, innovations, and technologies to create new tools for people and society, he added.

According to Alghannam, "Inspired by Saudi Vision 2030, Riyadh Expo 2030 pays great attention to the Kingdom's civilization, rich heritage, ancient traditions, and cultural treasures, which we would be proud to showcase to the Riyadh Expo 2030 visitors through immersive experiences." He emphasized that the capital city is completely ready to host this worldwide exposition and offer the most significant and ground-breaking World Expo ever.

The ambitious aims of the Kingdom for Riyadh Expo 2030 and the significant ongoing development projects that will be completed by 2030 were presented to the members of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee.

They were also informed of Riyadh Expo 2030's sustainability measures, which include clean energy, strict resource efficiency requirements, and elaborate plans to preserve and increase biodiversity, stop food waste, and manage and recycle green trash.

The RCRC hosted a reception in conjunction with the World Heritage Committee meeting that the Kingdom, as the current chair of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, hosted in Riyadh from September 10 to 25.

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