Committed to a Better Future
Vision Meets Action
Unsung National Gems
Saudi Arabia's vision for UNESCO is all about one thing: a better future.
Since, November 2019, Saudi Arabia is a proud member of UNESCO’s Executive Board, as part of the Arab States group
(one of six others, which guarantee geographical representation of countries across the Board).
The Kingdom pledges to build bridges in service of humanity and, especially, the youth it empowers. The Kingdom also fully recognizes its leading role in effecting change, as the heart of the Arab and Islamic worlds. As the only Arab nation among the G20 countries, the Kingdom arms its youth with a deep knowledge of arts, culture and sciences, promoting active cooperation with the rest of the globe.
Beyond that, it is a responsible thought-leader, which promotes the core Islamic values of moderation and peaceful dialogue. These bridges mirror the founding principles of UNESCO dedicated to making the world a smaller, richer place. The evidence lies in the uninterrupted support by the Kingdom to the organization since its membership in 1946 (UNESCO’s founding).