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Saudi Students Connect with UN in Support of Sustainable Development Goals

Knowledge exchange workshops foster international cooperation in line with Saudi Vision 2030, supported by WESA, King Saud University and Avaya

Riyadh, KSA – 2017: Western Experts Saudi Arabia Co. Ltd. (WESA), a leading business communications provider in the Kingdom, is hosting a series of virtual roundtables on sustainable development with students from King Saud University in Riyadh, powered by real-time video communication solutions from Avaya. Following the recently held United Nations Day, and in collaborations with the United Nations Division for Sustainable Development, the initiative aims to share best practices on social responsibility and sustainability.

Speaking from New York using video collaboration solutions, Prigati Pascal, the UN spokesperson for Sustainable Development, shared global insight on goal setting and key findings from successful project implementations.

The all-female initiative will help equip King Saud students to address some of the world’s biggest challenges, including poverty and climate change, in line with Saudi Vision 2030, the blueprint for the Kingdom’s future development. Launched last year, Saudi Vision 2030 will develop important sectors such as education and healthcare, and also includes goals on female empowerment and improved efficiency across different sectors.

"Together, Saudi women and men have achieved impressive development in just one year, and we’re proud to be part of a stronger, more collaborative Kingdom,” said Fadi Hani, Vice President, Avaya Middle East, Africa and Turkey. "Through collaborative communications solutions, ambitious Saudi youth have been able to leverage global expertise from top institutes, straight from their offices and homes.”

“Progressive youth make up more than two-thirds of Saudi Arabia’s growing population. Encouraged by Saudi Vision 2030, students at King Saud University are focused on addressing regional and global challenges using a sustainable approach,” says Abdullah Alsultan, CEO of WESA. "The handwork of all individuals, organizations and leaders within the sustainable development space are highly appreciated by WESA. Knowledge-exchange programs not only empower students, but encourage them stay on their path towards improved quality of life, for everyone.”

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