RIYADH: RASHID HASSAN
Published — Saturday 21 September 2013
Last update 21 September 2013 5:00 am
King Saud University’s Reading Club has achieved the distinction of becoming the first Saudi club to be a permanent member of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
The public relations official of KSU official said in a statement Friday: “UNESCO has approved an application from the Reading Club at KSU to join the international organization as an affiliate member. KSU’s Reading Club is the first Saudi, non-government organization to become a UNESCO member.”
Spelling out the criteria for approval, he said, “the Club’s membership indicates the similarities between its goals and programs, and those of UNESCO. “UNESCO seeks to bring about peace and security by raising the level of cooperation between countries across educational and cultural fields to establish global respect for freedom, law, and human rights,” the PRO said.