Saudi city of Jubail to host UNESCO’s 6th International Conference on Learning Cities


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RIYADH: Town of Jubail in Saudi Arabia, a part of UNESCO’s World Community of Studying Cities, is ready to host the sixth Worldwide Convention on Studying Cities from Dec. 3 to five.

Isabell Kempf, the director of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Studying, highlighted the crucial function of UNESCO studying cities in fostering local weather consciousness and offering native communities with the mandatory abilities for a sustainable future. “The convention in Jubail might be a major step in direction of significant local weather motion,” Kempf said in the course of the announcement on Thursday.

The occasion will happen in Jubail Industrial Metropolis, on the amenities of the Royal Fee for Jubail and Yanbu. This coincides with the fee’s preparations to mark its fiftieth anniversary, having been established in 1975. Consistent with King Salman’s dedication to fostering worldwide collaboration to handle international points and promote sustainable improvement by way of training, he’ll function the patron of the convention, as reported by the Saudi Press Company.

“Internet hosting this worldwide convention confirms the pioneering function of Jubail Industrial Metropolis as a task mannequin within the subject of training for sustainable improvement,” the SPA added.

“Internet hosting the convention additionally represents an vital alternative to trade experiences and concepts with cities all over the world, and develop joint motion plans to boost the function of studying cities in dealing with international challenges, particularly local weather change.”

The World Community of Studying Cities stated Jubail was chosen to host the convention in recognition of its dedication to the occasion, the initiatives it has developed to boost lifelong studying alternatives for all, and its energetic participation within the community since becoming a member of in 2020.

Jubail Industrial Metropolis obtained the UNESCO Studying Cities Award in 2021 for its efforts to boost sustainable improvement, increase entrepreneurship and enhance abilities, in line with the spirit of the community.

The theme of the convention might be “Studying Cities on the Forefront of Local weather Motion,” which officers stated is in keeping with the goals of the Saudi and Center East Inexperienced Initiatives launched in 2021 by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, chairman of the Supreme Committee for Inexperienced Saudi Arabia.

“The UNESCO Studying Metropolis pointed to nationwide packages launched as a part of the Saudi Imaginative and prescient 2030, such because the Human Functionality Improvement Program, aimed toward constructing a nationwide technique for the event of residents’ capabilities,” the Institute for Lifelong Studying stated.

“Adopting a lifelong-learning perspective and involving the participation of presidency businesses, the personal sector and the non-profit sector, this technique stretches from early childhood by way of to normal training, college training, technical and vocational coaching, and steady coaching.”

The convention in December will provide a possibility for municipal officers, these with an curiosity within the subject of studying and training, and representatives of the UNESCO World Community of Studying Cities to come back collectively to trade data, concepts, options and finest practices associated to the promotion of lifelong studying.


The community, which incorporates 356 cities in 79 nations, says it goals to encourage studying inside households and communities, and facilitate studying within the office, by way of the usage of trendy applied sciences, the promotion of high quality and excellence in studying, and by fostering a tradition of lifelong studying amongst member cities to assist promote particular person empowerment, social inclusion, financial improvement, cultural prosperity and sustainable improvement.

“Throughout ICLC 6, contributors, together with policymakers, studying metropolis mayors, lifelong studying and sustainability specialists, private-sector representatives, nongovernmental organizations, civil society, researchers, educators and United Nations entities, will work collectively to establish and strengthen lifelong studying insurance policies for local weather motion, resilience and the institution of sustainable cities,” the Institute for Lifelong Studying stated.

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