Investing in education essential to surviving economic challenges: UN Expert

DUBAI, Investing in education, know-how and inter-governmental integration to ensure urban development and social cohesion are all essential factors to reducing poverty, inequality, mitigating the effects of climate change, and addressing the negative sides of new technologies, according to the Director of the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD).

Paul Ladd made the remarks while addressing a seminar hosted by Dr. Hanif Hassan Al Qassim, Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue, in Dubai, as part of the ‘Year of Zayed’ Cultural Majlis.

The world now stands at a critical crossroads and is beset with major challenges that will reshape the socio-economic scene in the years to come, added Ladd, noting that the watchword for achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030 is to invest heavily in knowledge.

UNRISD is an autonomous research institute within the United Nations that undertakes multidisciplinary research and policy analysis on the social dimensions of contemporary development issues.

The seminar was attended by a number of public figures and businessmen.

Source: Emirates News Agency