Saudi Arabia ‘meets key goals in sustainable development’

Fahd bin Sulaiman Al-Tokhaify
Updated 16 April 2018
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Saudi Arabia ‘meets key goals in sustainable development’

JEDDAH: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia concluded its participation in the seventh meeting of International Organizations and the Group of Experts on Indicators of Sustainable Development Goals, hosted by the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) from 9-13 April.
The meeting aimed at reviewing the classifications of sustainable development objectives, discussing the implementation of the guidelines on data flows, developing a document on best practices in global data, and reviewing a number of proposals for additional indicators of sustainable development.
President of the General Authority for Statistics, Fahd bin Sulaiman Al-Tokhaify, the head of the participating delegation in the meetings, affirmed that the Kingdom has been one of the countries that made significant progress in achieving the goals of sustainable development.
Sustainable development is classified as development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations. It is defined as the practice of maintaining processes of productivity indefinitely by replacing resources used with resources of equal or greater value without degrading or endangering natural biotic systems.
According to experts, it has its roots in ideas about sustainable forest management which were developed in Europe during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.


Saudi cultural attaché in the UK meets Saudi teachers, inaugurates student activities in Scotland

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Saudi cultural attaché in the UK meets Saudi teachers, inaugurates student activities in Scotland

JEDDAH: The cultural attache at the Saudi Embassy in London, Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Mugaishi, met at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, Saudi teachers who are currently undergoing a training course as part of the “Experiences” program implemented by the ministry of education.
Al-Mugaishi was briefed on the program prepared per the plan of the National Center for Vocational and Technical Education at the ministry of education, which includes an intensive course in English, the study of modern theories and educational strategies applied in Scotland, and the application of such theories within classrooms in general education schools.
Then he launched the 38th edition of the activities of the clubs of Saudi students who were sent to Scotland at Strathclyde University in Glasgow
The inauguration ceremony was attended by a number of Saudi students studying in different universities and institutes of Scotland,
In his address on this occasion, Dr. Al-Mugaishi stressed the importance of scholarship in advancing the Kingdom and its children, as well as the academic and professional careers of students, and the importance of imparting the acquired knowledge, science and expertise to the homeland in order to contribute effectively to the Kingdom’s march of progress and development.
The cultural attaché bureau continuously communicates with the scholarship students to provide them with all the required support so that they achieve their coveted goals, and return to their homeland equipped with the latest science, knowledge and technology and transfer them to the Kingdom to contribute further to its progress and prosperity.
The ceremony featured poem recitation and a movie highlighting the activities of the students un various Scottish universities, in addition to a short movie under the theme” We are King Salman’s men.”
After that, the cultural attaché launched the Dundee Club on its Internet site, enabling it to independently serve all students in the various Scottish universities and institutes.
Towards the end of the ceremony, the cultural attaché answered the questions of the students.