Bahrain wins UNESCO’s IBE membership
TDT | Manama
The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com
Bahrain has won the membership of the International Bureau of Education of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), representing the Arab States Group.
The honour came during the UNESCO General Conference in France and the meetings of its committees. Education Minister, Dr Majid bin Ali Al-Nuaimi, congratulated His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, on the honour.
“The new achievement proves the distinguished status enjoyed by the kingdom,” Dr Al Nuaimi said.
The IBE was established in 1925 as a private, non-governmental organisation and became an integral part of UNESCO in 1969.
Famous Swiss psychologist, Jean Piaget, led IBE-UNESCO for almost 40 years.
IBE-UNESCO’s mandate strategically positions it to support member states’ efforts to implement Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG4) ‘Quality education for all and other SDGs that depend on their success on education and learning systems.