Kuwaiti, UNESCO officials meet on education, youth issues

Kuwaiti, UNESCO officials meet on education, youth issues


PARIS-- Undersecretary of the Ministry of State for Youth Affairs Sheikha Al-Zain Saud Al-Sabah on Saturday held talks with Dr. Mmantsetsa Marobe, Director of UNESCO Division for Basic to Higher Education and Learning, on ways to foster youth skills.

Speaking to KUNA and Kuwait TV following the meeting here, Sheikha Al-Zain said: "We have had constructive talks on cooperation between the State of Kuwait and the UNESCO in the coming years." "The talks focused on the future plans for promoting the values of education and culture among the youths as well as the new perspective of UNESCO for comprehensive education encompassing the cultural, intellectual and artistic aspects," she disclosed.

For long year the State of Kuwait has been a key supporter and partner of the UNESCO in several fields, Sheikha Al-Zain noted.

On her part, Dr. Marobe commended the close cooperation between the UN agency and Kuwait in such areas as education, higher education and youth.

The talks dealt primarily with ways to ensure world-clss education and promote the skills of youth, she said in similar statements to KUNA.

Dr. Marobe noted that the UNESCO and Kuwait work together in several areas particularly the efforts to provide quality education for children with special needs and facilitate their integration in the society.

She commended the prize of Amir Jaber Al-Ahmad co-launched by Kuwait and UNESCO in 2002 for the individual and corporate contributors to the welfare of people with disabilities. Sheikha Al-Zain chairs Kuwait delegation to the meeting of the UNESCO division for social and humanitarian affairs which opened yesterday on the sidelines of the 37th General Conference of the organization.


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