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Doha: The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Representative for the Gulf States and Yemen and Director of the UNESCO Regional Office in Doha, Salah El Din Zaki Khaled, has praised the role played by the Qatar Social Work Foundation in supporting education programmes.
Speaking on the sidelines of the recently organised forum by the foundation to introduce its activities and those of its affiliated centers to ambassadors accredited to Qatar, Khaled stated his commitment to enhancing further cooperation and partnership in comprehensive education and education programmes between UNESCO and the foundation.
UNESCO also signed an agreement with the foundation to cooperate in the areas of social and human development, inclusive education policies and practices, and the empowerment of women and youth during the event.
The agreement enhances the foundation's role in monitoring social issues to enable it to be a supporter and advocate for the social sector in Qatar by activating institutional partnerships; creating a strong new institutional culture capable of confronting and managing crises efficiently and effectively through its membership in cultural conventions and committees; and strengthening the role of the UNESCO office.
In addition, it aims to introduce the diplomatic sector to social work in Qatar, strengthening the principle of partnerships and exchanging experiences between countries to enhance social work practices globally.
Speaking at the event, the CEO of Qatar Social Work Foundation, Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Kuwari, stressed that the aim of the event is to provide the best services to the target groups of the foundation and the centers, and to enhance cooperation with embassies and international organisations.
'This cooperation is of great importance to achieve the goals of the foundation and its centers on the one hand, and to achieve the national development goals included in Qatar National Vision 2030 on the other hand, as cooperation, building partnerships, and advocating the issues of the target groups are among the strategic pillars guiding the work of the foundation,' he said.
Al-Kuwari noted that the foundation is keen on development and excellence in providing the best services and empowering its members and integrating them into society, as well as its role in monitoring social issues, which enabled it to be a supporter and advocate for the social sector in Qatar.
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