The Qatar National Committee for Education, Science and Culture
Qatar National Commission for Education, Culture and Science has been effectively contributing to achieving the goals of the international organizations which are aligned with Qatar Educational objectives on the one hand and with the goals set by Qatar National Commission on the other hand. This happens through the implementation of a range of programmes, projects and activities in different fields, and in close collaboration and coordination with national, regional and international partners in order to promote citizenship, human rights, justice and human dignity.
Qatar National Commission for Education, Culture and Science seeks diligently to make Qatar's membership in international, regional and Arab organizations a successful investment for the benefit of all aspects of the educational, scientific and cultural activities in the State of Qatar, and contribute to Qatar's national development in accordance with Qatar National Vision 2030.
The UNESCO Office in Doha covers all six independent Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries – namely the Kingdom of Bahrain, State of Kuwait, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Sultanate of Oman, State of Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates, as well as the Republic of Yemen. The Office was established in 1976 and is hosted by the State of Qatar. In line with UNESCO’s global priorities and five major programmes, the UNESCO Office in Doha sets a local programme of action in consultation with the seven before-mentioned Member States.
The vision of the UNESCO Office in Doha is to ”empower women and men to contribute to peaceful and inclusive knowledge-based societies, through education, the sciences, culture, and communication and information, in partnership with Member States, the private sector, and civil society, to fulfill the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).”
Since 2002, Heritage Malta has been serving as Malta’s national agency for museums, conservation practice and cultural heritage. Its mission is to ensure that the elements of cultural heritage under its care are protected and made accessible to the public. The agency also operates a conservation division for the training of conservators and conservation scientists.
Entrusted with some of the most significant and unique cultural sites on the islands, including 7 prehistoric sites which are inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List, Heritage Malta seeks to provide its various audiences with an enhanced experience during visits to the various sites and museums. With a total of 27 open sites, the agency’s vision is to bring culture closer to the people by facilitating interpretation and by increasing accessibility to further areas, both physically and intellectually.
Temporary exhibitions, public lectures, heritage trails and other specialized events which are regularly organized by Heritage Malta promote awareness of the value of Malta’s cultural heritage and ensure a future to the islands’ past.