Her Excellency Mrs. Buthaina bint Ali Jabr Al-Nuaimi, Minister of Education and Higher Education, described the Doha Work Program for the period 2022-2031 in favor of the least developed countries as ambitious, noting that it attaches special importance to universal access to quality, equitable and comprehensive education, in addition to the necessary skills to ensure learning opportunities. forever. HE the Minister of Education and Higher Education confirmed in her speech during the session celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the establishment of the Least Developed Countries Group under the slogan"Building a new generation of partnerships for progress" The State of Qatar places the promotion and protection of the right to education at the top of its priorities in its international development and relief programmes. Her Excellency indicated that the State of Qatar, in cooperation with its international partners, has been able to achieve many achievements that have made a significant change in the lives of millions of children around the world, including the least developed countries, with the aim of contributing to achieving a better future by providing them with educational opportunities. Her Excellency noted two important initiatives launched by the State of Qatar during the Education Transformation Summit held by HE Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres last September, as a contribution to the efforts made to support the achievement of the goals of the Education Agenda 2030 and beyond, an initiative launched by the Education Above All Foundation. In cooperation with other related partners "Innovative financing mechanisms for education". She also drew the initiative "firm" One of the initiatives of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, which was launched with the participation of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education of the State of Qatar, the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Djibouti, and the UNESCO Office in Doha, related to "To localize education for a sustainable future", which is a role model. She emphasized the pivotal role of education in bringing about the desired radical changes in the least developed countries, noting the importance of encouraging innovative investment, giving priority to education, and intensifying support and cooperation in this field. Her Excellency the Minister of Education and Higher Education said: As we meet today at this commemorative event, experiences show us that the global development landscape has changed during those fifty years, since the establishment of the category of least developed countries, and the challenges at the present time have become more complex and diverse. She added: There is no doubt that the Corona virus pandemic, the climate crisis, and the existing conflicts have placed additional burdens on the shoulders of the least developed countries, and they constitute a real challenge that threatens the economic, social and development progress of these countries, and despite the difficulty of this stage, it is possible Looking at these variables as a critical point for bringing about the desired transformation of the least developed countries, and enhancing their ability to recover and withstand future crises. And she continued: "There could be no better opportunity than that offered by this commemorative event and the Fifth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries, which began this morning, to highlight the challenges, and to promote the necessary partnerships and investments, that contribute to accelerating the sustainable development of the least developed countries.". She affirmed her confidence that any new breakthrough cannot be achieved without a priority given to the issue of education, as one of the main enabling elements for achieving sustainable development.
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