Dr. Salim M. AlMalik, Director General (DG) of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO), called on international and regional organizations concerned to contribute to the implementation of the recommendations of the Transforming Education Summit, held in New York, particularly in the developing countries, in order to achieve SDG 4 and meet the requirements of quality, convenience and equality.
This statement was part of ICESCO DG’s address, delivered on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, at the Global Symposium on the Role of International and Regional Organizations after the Transforming Education Summit 2022, held by the Arab Bureau of Education for the Gulf States (ABEGS), via videoconference, with the participation of regional and international organizations as well as experts in the field of education.
At the outset of his address, Dr. AlMalik underscored the significance of the International Day of Education given the importance of education to various fields. “In this context, this symposium highlights the scale of responsibility and the magnitude of challenges, and showcases the outstanding efforts of the Arab Education Bureau for the Gulf States,” he added.
He stressed that five months after the Summit, it is high time to allocate appropriate budgets to transform education, develop action plans, identify priorities, and bridge educational development gaps between countries.
Dr. AlMalik concluded his address by reaffirming the Organization’s commitment to the Summit’s recommendations, through partnerships and technical support to Member States to move forward in achieving the desired goals, adding that ICESCO will hold a high-level workshop to follow up on the outcomes of the Summit.