UN Assistant Secretary-General : Prince Talal Prize is an international prestigious Prize
UN Assistant Secretary-General and Executive Director of UNITAR, Nikhil Seth has congratulated the winners of the Prince Talal International Prize for Human Development, saying that it is a prestigious prize.
During his speech at the ceremony that was held virtually last Wednesday, Mr. Seth stated that the prize is pivotal in promoting and supporting pioneering projects that contribute to sustainable development in the least developed countries. He also expressed that, the development community remains grateful to the Late Prince Talal for his pioneering development and humanitarian programmes which continue to support the disadvantaged, vulnerable and marginalized groups of our society.
Mr. Seth expressed his gratitude saying, “UNITAR is also grateful for its continuing partnership with AGFUND in bringing economic empowerment to marginalized communities, especially women”. He added “Over the past 3 years, UNITAR’s partnership with AGFUND has delivered a dozen of initiatives for the benefit of hundreds of beneficiaries from over 108 countries globally. Thanks to our joint training platform. “Despite the pandemic, AGFUND and the Prize Committee dedication to support impactful projects that contribute to sustainable development in the least developed countries remains strong” he said. Mr. Seth concluded “the next phase of our partnership is to democratize education by providing accredited and affordable degree programmes on financial inclusion from academic institutions globally”.
It is worth mentioning that the Prize, represented by its committee, choses a goal of the 17 SDGs to be the subject annually.