High-profile speakers grace Misk forum in Riyadh

Updated 15 November 2017

High-profile speakers grace Misk forum in Riyadh

RIYADH: The second Misk Global Forum, the biggest youth event in the region, will be inaugurated on Wednesday by Abdullah Al-Sawaha, minister of communications and information technology.
The forum will include an array of local and international speakers and hundreds of participants, and will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Riyadh.
Organized by the Prince Mohammed bin Salman Foundation (MiSK), participants will include Saudi and international business leaders in technology, innovation and science.
Speakers include Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih, Bill Gates, Skype co-founder Jonas Kielberg, LinkedIn co-founder Alan Blue, and representatives from technology companies such as Google, Microsoft, IBM, GE and Intel.
Participants include Faisal J. Abbas, Arab News editor in chief, and Adam ArRion, chairman of the American entertainment company EMC, among others.
Established in 2016, the Misk Global Forum brings young leaders, creators and thinkers together with established global innovators.
Shaima Hamidaddin, executive manager and project leader of the forum, said it has become a prominent global meeting to discuss important issues concerning youths and their role in building knowledge-based economies.
This will help them forge ahead with scientific and technological developments worldwide, she added.


Saudi Arabian delegation holds UNESCO reception in Paris

Updated 30 min 44 sec ago

Saudi Arabian delegation holds UNESCO reception in Paris

  • Session attended by permanent delegates of UNESCO member states
  • Hosted by Dr. Hamad bin Mohammed Al-Asheikh

PARIS: The permanent Saudi delegation to the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) held a reception to mark the 40th session of UNESCO’s General Conference in Paris, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Thursday.
The session was held in the presence of the Saudi education minister and deputy chairman of the National Committee for UNESCO, Dr. Hamad bin Mohammed Al-Asheikh.
The session was attended by the permanent delegates of UNESCO member states and senior officials from the organization.
“Today, we see the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 objectives coincide with UNESCO’s mission through the Kingdom’s keenness to support educational, cultural and scientific projects around the world because of its regional and international status, and its roles in strengthening relations between Arab and Islamic countries and the global agenda for sustainable development in the organization’s educational, cultural and scientific fields, Al-Asheikh said in his speech.
He affirmed the Kingdom’s continued cooperation with UNESCO member states in the fields of education, culture and science, and its continued support for the organization’s programs.
He said the Kingdom is one of the founding members of UNESCO, and the sixth country to sign the organization’s charter, on Nov. 4, 1946, upon the directives of the late King Abdul Aziz.