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  • The Director-General of UNESCO designates HRH Prince Talal Bin Abdul Aziz as UNESCO Special Envoy for Water

    17-12-2002 10:30 pm The Director-General of UNESCO, Mr Ko´chiro Matsuura, has appointed H.R.H. Prince Talal Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, President of the Arab Gulf Programme for United Nations Development Organizations (AGFUND), as UNESCO Special Envoy for Water.

    H.R.H. Prince Talal’s nomination comes 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.

    The nomination ceremony took place at UNESCO Headquarters on 18 December 2002, in conjuction with the award ceremony for the annual AGFUND International Prize for Pioneering Development Projects.

    Mr Matsuura conferred the official title upon H.R.H. Prince Talal in the presence of Jean Michel Jarre and Patrick Baudry, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadors, in addition to representatives of the diplomatic corps and distinguished personalities.

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