Paris, The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) renewed Sultan Qaboos Award for Environment Preservation Renewed for 6 years.

The renewal came at the meeting of the joint committee comprising the Programs and Foreign Relations Committee, led by Ambassador Dr. Samirah bint Mohammed al- Moosa, the Sultanate’s Permanent Delegate to the UNESCO and the Financial and Administrative Committee led by Michel Spinellis, Greece Permanent Delegate to the UNESCO on the sidelines of the 205th session of the UNESCO Executive Council, which was recently held in Paris.

During the meeting, the ” Joint Committee ‘ discussed renewing the UNESCO awards including Sultan Qaboos Award for Environment Preservation.

After the Sultanate’s Permanent Delegate’s presentation on the award, the draft decision was considered and unanimously approved for the six coming years.

UNESCO Secretariat General expressed their appreciation for the efforts made by the Sultanate of Oman in the field of environment protection and its effective cooperation with the UNESCO in this field. They also appreciated increasing the value of the award from $70,000 to $100,000.

Source: Oman News Agency