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The United Nations General Assembly has extended an invitation to Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain to deliver a speech at its annual forum this year, focusing on the topic of Peace Culture.

September 1, 2019

The United Nations General Assembly has extended an invitation to Mr. Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain, Chairman of Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain Cultural Foundation, to deliver a speech at its new forum scheduled for September 13th at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, focusing on the topic of Peace Culture. This topic has been of interest to the United Nations in previous years as well, and the forum is considered to be of high significance.

This marks the third invitation that Mr. Albabtain has received for this forum. The President of the Assembly, Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, conveyed the invitation, stating, "This event will mark the twentieth anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace, and this year's focus is on 'Peace Culture: Empowering and Transforming Humanity,' reflecting the enduring value of a culture of peace for the 2030 change agenda."

According to the invitation letter, Mr. Albabtain is invited to speak on the topic of "An Approach Based on Enhancing Peace Culture from the Grassroots to the Summit: Civil Society Organizations, Youth, and Municipalities."

Fernanda mentioned that the Assembly will hold a working session in the form of a roundtable discussion for member states to interactively discuss the role of partnerships in achieving sustainable development goals, including development through the building of peace culture. She added in her letter to Mr. Albabtain, "Your insights and expertise will greatly enrich the dialogue."

It is worth noting that this invitation is the third from the United Nations General Assembly to Mr. Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain, after the Foundation achieved a prominent presence at the Assembly by presenting proposals that were approved by member states and subsequently realized through the actual implementation of teaching peace culture curricula worldwide. The Foundation also hosted an international forum on peace culture at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands, on June 13th, which was attended by heads of states, ministers, political, intellectual, cultural, and media figures from around the world. This positive impact contributed to the issuance of this invitation, aligning with the Foundation's ongoing efforts.

Regarding this invitation, Mr. Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain, the Chairman of the Foundation, stated, "As we express our gratitude to the United Nations General Assembly, its representative, President Maria Fernanda, and the member states for this invitation, we emphasize that the Foundation remains committed to its path of promoting secure coexistence among nations through the gateway of peace culture. This is the same path that the United Nations General Assembly pursues."

Albabtain added, "The Foundation's engagement with the international community enables it to achieve its peace culture objectives more deeply and impactfully, based on a global mass base that aspires for peace. The Foundation now represents the popular aspiration for security and stability, translating these public ambitions onto the international stage."

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