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WORKING VISIT OF THE DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER OF MALAYSIA AND MINISTER OF WOMEN, FAMILY AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, DATO’ SERI DR. WAN AZIZAH DR. WAN ISMAIL, TO ATTEND THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL COUNCIL OF THE MANAGEMENT OF SOCIAL TRANSFORMATIONS (MOST) BUREAU MEETING AND 14TH SESSION OF THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL COUNCIL (IGC) OF MOST, PARIS, FRANCE, 17-21 MARCH 2019
The Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia and Minister of Women, Family and Community Development, Dato’ Seri Dr. Wan Azizah Dr. Wan Ismail, will undertake a working visit to attend the Intergovernmental Council of the Management of Social Transformations (MOST) Bureau Meeting and 14th Session of the Intergovernmental Council (IGC) of MOST, Paris, France, 17-21 March 2019.
Dato’ Seri Dr. Wan Azizah will be chairing the Intergovernmental Council (IGC) of the Management of Social Transformations (MOST) Bureau Meeting on 18 March 2019 as well as the 14th Session of the Intergovernmental Council (IGC) of MOST on 19 and 20 March 2019.
Dato’ Seri Dr. Wan Azizah is the current President of the MOST IGC following Malaysia’s re-election to the IGC for the 2017 – 2019 term. She will be holding this Presidency until the next Extraordinary Session of the MOST IGC in November 2019.
The MOST Programme is an intergovernmental science programme on social transformation by UNESCO. The programme focuses on connecting governments, social and human sciences communities and civil societies to promote a culture of evidence-based decision-making.
Amongst Malaysia’s main achievement under the MOST programme was the completion of a research project on Valorising Evidence on Inclusive Social Development to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals by the Institute of Malaysian and International Studies under Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). The research project supported Malaysia’s implementation of the United Nations (UN) 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with a focus on SDG 10 (Reduced Inequalities) and SDG 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions). Two community development programmes under the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development were involved in this project namely, the Family and Community Empowerment Programme (FACE) and the Activity Centres for Older Persons (PAWE). The success of Malaysia’s research project will be shared at the forthcoming 14th Session of the IGC.
In between chairing these sessions, Dato’ Seri Dr. Wan Azizah is scheduled to meet the Director General of UNESCO, Ms. Audrey Azoulay. She is also expected to meet with the French members of Parliament; the French Minister of State for Disabled People; the former French Minister of Education, Higher Education and Research; and the President of the French Council of Muslim Faith.
On the sidelines, Dato’ Seri Dr. Wan Azizah is scheduled to officiate the Malaysian Tropical Fruits Festival at the UNESCO Restaurant and host a dinner reception for OIC Ambassadors/Permanent Delegates to UNESCO as part of Malaysia’s lobbying efforts for the UNESCO Executive Board (2019
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