Highlighting the importance of
accompanying transformations in the Arab region through strong education
systems, the United Arab Emirates and UNESCO Emirates have signed an agreement
that renewed the Regional Centre for Educational Planning’s special
relationship with UNESCO.
Based in Sharjah, this Centre under
the auspices of UNESCO has trained over educational planners and managers over
the years and has also facilitated access to information and materials on
educational planning and management, as developed by UNESCO and regional
centres of expertise.
The agreement was signed by Hussain
bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education, and UNESCO Assistant
Director-General for Education Stefania Giannini, in the presence of Abdullah
Ali Musabah Al Nuaimi, UAE Permanent Delegate to UNESCO, and Mahra Hilal
Al-Matuei, Director of the Regional Center for Educational Planning in December
at the UNESCO's HQ in Paris.
Al Hammadi affirmed that the
agreement is yet a new international testament to UAE's ambitious vision toward
promoting education and following best practices in this field.
"The agreement entrusts the UAE with a new commitment and
responsibility toward getting the Centre to make more efforts aimed at
supporting UNESCO's methodology and launching further channels of collaboration
with the organisation's member states," he added.
The minister underlined the UAE's
full support to all initiatives that place a priority on education.
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