Ajman Joins UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities

Ajman Joins UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities

Ajman has been granted membership in the Global Network of Learning Cities (GNLC) by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). This inclusion positions Ajman among 356 cities from 79 member states committed to lifelong learning for all, with a focus on exchanging ideas and solutions to achieve quality and comprehensiveness in education.

His Excellency Sheikh Salem bin Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of Culture, highlighted that Ajman’s selection in the UNESCO GNLC reflects the emirate’s substantial efforts in providing an ideal learning infrastructure. It mirrors Ajman’s commitment to adopting comprehensive and sustainable strategies for education.

His Excellency added, “The Ministry of Culture was keen to support the emirate’s candidacy file through the efforts made by the National Committee for Education, Culture and Science.” The Ministry’s collaboration with UNESCO and partners, from file submission to nomination, aligns with the leadership’s vision of integrating performance across government agencies, enhancing competitiveness, and achieving national development goals.

Ajman’s membership follows the preparation of a comprehensive file by the General Secretariat of the Executive Council in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture. The file underscores the integration of efforts among various educational authorities to promote comprehensive learning, sustain resources, and advance the culture of education.

Dr. Saeed Saif Al Matrooshi, Secretary General of the Executive Council of Ajman, commended the emirate’s accession to the Global Network of Learning Cities as a testament to its commitment to enhance learning opportunities and support empowerment. The membership aligns with Ajman’s vision of building an educated generation and a skilled workforce.

Membership in the GNLC aligns with Ajman’s commitment to creating a sustainable educational environment, fostering principles of tolerance, coexistence, and understanding, and providing opportunities for competition and innovation.

Ajman’s participation in the GNLC involves contributing to global learning initiatives, exchanging experiences, and launching innovative educational programs to advance lifelong learning and sustainable development globally. The UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities includes 356 cities in 79 member states, with Ajman joining other UAE emirates, Ras Al Khaimah and Sharjah.

Learning cities within the network aim to promote comprehensive education, encourage learning in families and communities, facilitate workplace learning, use modern educational technologies, enhance learning quality, and promote a culture of lifelong learning. Ajman’s involvement in the GNLC signifies its commitment to transforming education into a continuous journey and contributing to global efforts for lifelong learning and sustainable development.

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