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UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the International Islamic Fiqh Academy (IIFA), a subsidiary of the Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC), issued today an urgent appeal for the allocation of  Zakat and Sadaqah contributions in support of the most vulnerable refugee and internally displaced families during the last ten days of Ramadan.

Edraak, a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platform in Arabic, launched in 2014 by the Queen Rania Foundation to transform the mechanism of access to education in the Arab World by providing unique and vital opportunities has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Strategy Directives, an EdTech consultancy and the founders of “Maharatkom” psychometric assessments for high school students, job seekers as well as midlevel and senior employees.

The UNESCO Executive Board unanimously adopted the first UAE-led decision submitted to it entitled “A Framework for Culture and Art Education,” which was developed to enhance cooperation between culture and education.  In line with the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the draft decision submitted by the UAE calls for harnessing culture in education by expanding learning outcomes, capacities and skills for all through a broad spectrum of opportunities provided by culture,  including heritage and cultural and creative industries (CCI) in formal and non-formal education, lifelong learning, encompassing digital technology. The proposed Framework also intends to benefit different Member States according to their unique needs.

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