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  • HRH Prince Talal Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud, UNESCO Special Envoy for Water, addressed the Permanent Delegations to UNESCO on the occasion of the 2nd World Water Report

    26-06-2006 1:00 pm His Royal Highness Prince Talal Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud, UNESCO Special Envoy for Water, gave a speech at an informational meeting, convened by the Director-General on 26 June 2006 to update the Permanent Delegations to UNESCO on one of the Organization’s principal priorities, Water.HRH-Prince-Talal-and-the-DG.jpg

    The Director-General recalled UNESCO’s vital and leading role in the management of freshwater resources, a role that is well recognized both within the UN system and by governments and external partners. The Director-General noted that such leadership would not have been possible without the encouragement of UNESCO’s Member States, nor without the support of HRH Prince Talal, “who has shown himself to be not only a most effective ambassador on behalf of freshwater but also a good friend of UNESCO”.

    In his speech, HRH Prince Talal said, “No vital mainstay is more threatened than water, and for this reason, this key element for human life, and indeed for all forms of life on earth, must have top priority as we seek to implement the concept of sustainable development.” Under the title “The Culture of Water Maintenance”, Prince Talal then proposed to the audience a number of mechanisms for the solution of water problems, ranging from educational tools, awareness raising measures and the development of ethical standards to the modernization of water management systems.

    During a bilateral meeting held before the information meeting on water, HRH Prince Talal and the Director-General also discussed other subjects in the fi elds of UNESCO’s competences. They exchanged views notably on education, sustainable development, conflict prevention and culture.

  • Read more about HRH Prince Talal, President of AGFUND and UNESCO Special Envoy for Water

    Photo (top, © M.Ravassard): HRH Prince Talal Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud, UNESCO Special Envoy for Water, Mrs Basma Irsheid, Chief of Programme of UNESCO Celebrity Advocates and Arab Funding Sources, and Mr Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO, during the information meeting on 26 June 2006 at UNESCO Headquarters

    Photo (bottom, © M.Ravassard): Front row, from left to right: HE Mr Ziad Bin Abdullah Aldrees, Ambassador, Permanent Delegate of Saudi Arabia to UNESCO, HE Mr Musa Bin Jaafar Bin Hassan, President of the General Conference and Permanent Delegate of the Sultanate of Oman to UNESCO, HRH Prince Talal Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud, UNESCO Special Envoy for Water, and Mr Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO, on 26 June 2006 at UNESCO Headquarters

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