Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Qatar cities receive UNESCO award
Saudi Arabia’s Jubail Industrial City, Damietta in Egypt and Qatar’s Al Wakra have been named among the 10 Unesco Best Learning Cities of 2021.
The announcement was made on Wednesday at the Fifth International Conference on Learning Cities, held in Yeonsu, South Korea. The cities were chosen for enabling citizens to adapt to a rapidly changing world and acquire the knowledge necessary to act jointly to solve global issues.
Jubail, on Saudi Arabia’s eastern coast, is the world’s largest industrial city and home to more than 200,000 people and the world’s fourth-largest petrochemicals company, Sabic.
Egypt’s port city of Damietta, with a population of more than 330,000, was recognised for its environmental consciousness and work in health care.
The UN agency said Al Wakra, with more than 90,000 residents, was becoming one of Qatar’s largest cities with a focus on sustainability.