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Call for promoting quality education for world peace

Call for promoting quality education for world peace

QNA
Doha
The decisive and effective role of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in dissemination of science, sound knowledge and checking the corrupt practices that threaten the principles of peace, security and the rule of law are the need of the hour when scourge of wars and extremist ideas threatens the world, Shura Council Speaker HE Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid al Mahmoud has said.
Chairing the 140th Assembly of the IPU on Sunday, Mahmoud said the choice of this year’s subject, parliaments as platforms to enhance education for peace, security and the rule of law, for discussion in the assembly comes at a time of increasing calls for paying special attention to the quality of education.
The session was attended IPU President Gabriela Cuevas Barron, Secretary-General of Martin Chungong, parliament speakers and heads of participating delegations.
Mahmoud said just focusing on expanding the provision of education is no longer sufficient if it can’t be linked to values of love and tolerance. Therefore, parliamentarians have a role to play to promote education, he added.
Mahmoud said Qatar has focused on education, thanks to unlimited support from the country’s leadership in terms of curriculum development, the use of new technologies in the development of teachers and students.
Mahmoud hoped that this year’s assembly would succeed in helping people of the world have a more prosperous future and the help the world enjoy peace and security.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ecuador and President of the 73rd Ordinary Session of the United Nations General Assembly, Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces, hailed the presence of hundreds of parliamentarians from around the world at an international forum that underlines the importance of concerted efforts to achieve the principles of peace and security through education.
In a televised message, she stressed the importance of working at all levels, bringing together all stakeholders to come up with clear visions about the future, especially around the theme of this session, which is promoting education for peace and security and the rule of law.
IPU President Gabriela Cuevas Barron said parliament members play a major role in addressing the issue of education in a rapidly changing world with influences around the world that create many challenges, the most important of which is to make education inclusive and opportunity-driven.
She said education is an important tool to solve the problems and challenges and to promote and achieve sustainability through the use of advanced models of education in several countries.
A number of parliaments participating in the IPU General Assembly highlighted the importance of education in development of nations, dissemination of knowledge and fighting ignorance as the cornerstone of all aspects of life and development and sustainable growth, which call for the development of the educational system.Mahmoud elected president of the 140th Assembly of IPUSpeaker of the Shura Council HE Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid al Mahmoud was unanimously elected as president of the 140th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and the accompanying meetings by the union’s governing council. Thanking for being elected as the president, Mahmoud said more important concern is how to contribute in solving problems and providing suitable conditions for people who need support.

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