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  • Her Highness Sheikha Mozah supports the “Reach Out To Asia” initiative and welcomes the Director-General of UNESCO during his state visit in Qatar

    02-05-2006 7:00 am Upon his arrival on 30 April 2006 in Doha for his state visit to Qatar, the Director-General opened the Second Symposium on Innovation in Education (from 30 April to 2 May 2006) in the company of Her Highness Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al Missned, First Lady of Qatar and UNESCO Special Envoy for Basic and Higher Education.

    This symposium was co-sponsored by the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, a private non-profit organization, and chaired by Her Highness and UNESCO. It brought together teachers from across the Arab world, leading international experts and education specialists in a series of panels and debates on access to technology, education and democratic participation.

    In a separate meeting with Her Highness Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned and in the presence of her daughter Her Highness Sheikha Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, chairperson of the non-profit Reach Out To Asia (ROTA) initiative launched by the Qatar Foundation, the Director-General discussed general matters of cooperation between the Qatar Foundation and UNESCO, including emergency assistance to Iraqi universities, promotion of dialogue among cultures and civilizations, inclusive and vocational education and safeguarding of the cultural heritage. Mr Matsuura also thanked Her Highness for setting up a Fund for Asia in order to support the EFA goals and assist Asian countries in developing their national action plans. The first meeting of the Board of Governors of the Fund for Asia, chaired by Her Highness Sheikha Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, took place during the Director-General’s visit.

    Furthermore, Mr Matsuura was received on 1 May 2006 by the Emir of Qatar, His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani. Mr Matsuura expressed his profound gratitude for the strong support that Her Highness Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al Missned, gives to UNESCO’s activities, especially in her function as UNESCO Special Envoy for Basic and Higher Education, in the area of education, not only in the Middle East, but also in other parts of the world.

    On 4 November 2006, the second Reach Out To Asia (ROTA) Charity Gala Dinner was held in Doha, Qatar, under the auspices of The Heir Apparent, His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, brother of Her Highness Sheikha Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, ROTA chairperson. Their parents, The Emir of Qatar, His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani and Her Highness Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al Missned, First Lady of Qatar and UNESCO Special Envoy for Basic and Higher Education, honoured the event with Their presence. Mrs Ute-Henriette Ohoven, UNESCO Special Ambassador for the Education of Children in Need, also attended the second ROTA Charity Gala Dinner.

    The proceeds of the evening of US$ 11.25 million will be donated to ROTA and UNESCO in favour of educational programmes.

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