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Kuwait supports UN industry body’s sustainable development objectives

Kuwait calls for enhancing education quality in poor societies

VIENNA: Director General of Kuwait’s Public Authority for Industry Abdulkarim Taqi attends the UNIDO session. — KUNA

VIENNA: Kuwait is a major proponent of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) as it seeks to push its sustained development plans, said an official yesterday. Industrial growth is among the focal points of sustained development goals, the Director General of Kuwait’s Public Authority for Industry Abdulkarim Taqi said amid UNIDO talks. The Kuwaiti delegation to the talks were acquainted with the specialized UN body’s latest endeavors, added the official, saying that Arab nations should work closely with UNIDO in efforts to bring their economic goals to fruition. “Countries all over the world need UNIDO’s support to draw up their development plans,” he highlighted, pointing out that failing to keep abreast of the latest industrial trends can often throw these goals off track. Kuwait is committed to its sustained development goals and the UN body’s support is crucial for overall industrial growth, he added.

Education quality
On Monday, Kuwait called for enhancing the quality of education and provide real learning opportunities in poor societies and marginalized communities around the world. Kuwait also calls to boost visual and social media campaigns in order to spread the culture of sustainable development and raise public awareness on its goals, Taqi said in a speech before participants of the 47th Session of UN Industrial Development Organization’s Industrial Development Board in Vienna. He stressed the importance of intensifying training courses, workshops, lectures, and symposiums about sustainable development and its goals in several developed and developing countries. The inclusive of sustainable development concept and goals in school curriculums is essential for building intellectual generation able to develop and lead the coming stage for sustainable development, said the Kuwaiti official. Furthermore, he indicated that the trainer qualification program, organized by the Institute of Dominant Achievement (IDA) in Kuwait last April, aimed to promote UN’s sustainable development goals (SDGs).

Sustainable development
Holding such courses, usually in partnership with Arab Planning Institute and UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD), stem from Kuwait’s conviction in the importance of spreading the culture of sustainable development among individuals and institutions in state and private sectors, and civil society organizations, said Taqi. It also comes in line with Kuwait’s approach to achieve prosper and sustainable future through mobilizing all efforts to attain the national sustainable development goals as part of the New Kuwait Vision 2035, and directions of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to transform the country into global financial and commercial hub by 2035, he added. Meanwhile, Taqi lauded the efforts exerted by UNIDO’s Director-General LI Yong in accordance with the organization’s principles and goals that focus on achieving sustainable development. The three-day session is held with participation of experts from UNIDO’s member-states, representatives of international organizations, civil society bodies, and media institutions. As a specialized UN body, UNIDO aims to promote and accelerate global industrial development. – KUNA

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