Artists for Peace
|His Royal Highness Prince Talal Bin Abdul Aziz
|"Democracy is the safety valve that prevents development from adding more burden on the shoulders of the Poor. "
H.R.H. Prince Talal Bin Abdul Aziz, President of the Arab Gulf Programme for United Nations Development Organizations (AGFUND), was appointed as UNESCO Special Envoy for Water in recognition of his contribution to sustainable development in his native country, regionally and on the international level, in addition to tackling the issue of water scarcity through AGFUND and its affiliated institutions and organizations.
Prince Talal has dedicated his life and work to alleviate the suffering of the poor in the developing world, particularly women and children. The noble roles of H.R.H. Prince Talal have identified him as one of the leading philanthropists in the world and one of the most distinguished Arab personalities. He is known for his outstanding contributions in the field of development, particularly sustainable human development.
Biography of His Royal Highness Prince Talal Bin Abdul Aziz
UNESCO Special Envoy for Water
President of AGFUND
Website of AGFUND
|Just Published: The UNESCO-AGFUND Cooperation – A joint force serving human development
The Arab Gulf Programme for United Nations Development Organizations, AGFUND, has worked together with UNESCO since its establishment in 1980. Over the last 25 years of their cooperation, the continuous financial contributions by AGFUND have been crucial for the realization of projects and they became a steady and solid pillar in planning and implementing UNESCO’s activities throughout the world. More
|Delegates from More Than 75 Countries Gather at the Middle East/Africa Microcredit Summit
More than 650 delegates from more than 75 countries gathered October 10-13, in Amman Jordan for the Middle East/Africa Region Microcredit Summit Meeting of Councils (MEARMS). The meeting was co-organized by the Arab Gulf Program for United Nations Development Organizations (AGFUND), the Jordanian Ministry of Planning, and the Microcredit Summit Campaign. H.M. Queen Rania of Jordan and H.R.H. Prince Talal Bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia served as honorary co-chairs. More