Three Qatari cities on UNESCO's 'Learning Cities' list
06 Sep 2022News
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has added three cities in Qatar to the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning's Global Network of Learning Cities.
Doha, Al Rayyan and Al Dhayen now join Al Waqra, Al Shamal and Al Shahaniya on the list. The country now has six municipalities as members of the UNESCO Learning Cities Network.
The addition of these three cities to the Learning Cities network represents a new achievement for Qatari authorities.
According to UNESCO, learning cities foster a culture of lifelong learning, enhance quality and excellence in learning, and effectively mobilize resources across all sectors to promote inclusive learning from basic to higher education.
The UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities is a policy-oriented international network. Sharing ideas with other cities can benefit learning cities at all stages of development, as solutions to problems that arise as a learning city develops may already exist in other cities.
The network is committed to achieving all seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly SDG 4, where 'Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all', and SDG 11 ('Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable').