International and multilateral organizations must constantly evolve to deliver on their complex mandates in times of economic, social, and political change. Progress in technology permits an unprecedented opportunity for organizations involved in the fields of education, science, culture and technology to connect on best practice and to collaborate more closely with the wider eco-system, increasing their tremendous leverage effect on economic progress and overall quality of life for all.

While multilateral organizations have contributed greatly to the progress, peace, and improvement of living standards all over the world since their inception over 50 years ago, there are widespread opportunities to expand member support, increase access to funding, and to adapt to a changing geopolitical landscape. Growing awareness and shared innovation create the possibility to increase private sector collaboration and to intensify our efforts in multilateral cooperation.

How can we drive a future-forward eco-system?

To achieve real impact, we must come together, across sectors and countries. This is why on 8 & 9 March 2023, in Riyadh, KSA, the inaugural Future of Education, Science, and Culture of International Organizations Forum (FESCIOF), an unprecedented and inclusive forum, hosted by the Arab League Educational, Cultural, and Scientific Organization (ALECSO) and the Saudi National Commission for Education, Culture and Science (SNC) will gather together multilateral organizations and their wider eco-system to empower our shared future.

How does heritage improve the quality of life for youth?

Our Director-General takes part in to the panel discussion "Youth and Inclusion in the Education, Science, Technology and Culture Sectors" on the 8 March 2023 12:00PM (Ryad Time)

While the pace of population growth has slowed since 2008, the world is still more young than old. In 2020, 33% of the world population was under 20 years old, making this group the largest demographic across the globe. How do we take the young into account as we plan for the development of future organizations?

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