UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

11/25/2022 | News release | Distributed by Public on 11/25/2022 11:25

UNESCO and Alwaleed Philanthropies join forces for sustainable development

The support of Alwaleed Philanthropies to UNESCO will enable new concrete projects in Argentina, Morocco and Tanzania in favor of vocational training and local culture-related employment, in particular for young people and women. This is a new step in our cooperation for sustainable development and I thank the foundation for its commitment.
Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay

The agreement foresees the provision of USD 3 million to implement projects that focus on UNESCO and Alwaleed Philanthropies overarching priorities.

The Morocco project will focus on know-how and skills development for employment and entrepreneurship, supporting the reform of the Moroccan Textile and Leather sector, notably through the improvement of training. 1,800 young people will receive training as well as 500 mentors, at least 50% of whom are women.

In Argentina and Tanzania UNESCO will mobilise cultural institutions as knowledge hubs through innovative technology and educational programmes. The project will support the cultural sector with the aim of expanding job opportunities in culture-related employment.

The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the need to build national, regional and international partnerships to meet the challenges of our times, from youth empowerment and training to climate change and sustainable development. This partnership with UNESCO marks the next stage in our work to forge a sustainable future for the Middle East and Africa, bringing new investment and opportunities to enable a more prosperous future.
HRH Princess Lamia Bint Majed Saud AlSaud