United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNESCO and Qatar to launch international fund for Iraqi higher education

Paris – The First Lady of Qatar and UNESCO Special Envoy for Basic and Higher Education, Her Highness Sheikah Mozah Bint Nasser Al Misnad, and UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura, will sign an agreement on Monday June 23 (11 a.m.), establishing an International Fund for Iraqi Higher Education.

The Fund will be managed jointly by UNESCO and the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, a non-profit organization chaired by Her Highness. It will be financed by an initial contribution from the State of Qatar and will serve to provide immediate and long-term assistance for the reconstruction of Higher Education in Iraq.

The signing of the agreement will take place on the opening day of the World Higher Education Conference +5, at which Her Highness will make a special address.

Journalists wishing to attend the signing ceremony should register with the Press Service, tel: 01 45 68 17 48

Source Media Advisory No 2003 - 57
Generic Field
Publication Date 21 Jun 2003
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