Bahrain has picked Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to the United States Princess Reema Bint Bandar as one of the members of the preliminary jury for the country’s prestigious King Hamad Youth Empowerment Award.
The award recognizes youth’s contribution to the achievement of sustainable development goals.
Commenting on her role as a jury, Princess Reema said: “I am honored to participate this year in the Supreme Jury of the King Hamad Youth Empowerment Award to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.”
“The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals provide youth in member states with a clear vision of a future that guarantees sustainability, equality, and environmental protection. I look forward to hearing the achievements of young men and women who contribute to their communities and work to implement these goals,” she added.
Meanwhile, another member of the jury, Stefano Pettinato, who is the resident representative of the UNDP to Bahrain, stressed the important role played by Bahrain in promoting youth-related initiatives and projects in the field of sustainable development all over the world.
Pettinato noted that the award has become one of the distinguished international awards, which have a positive impact through the participation of all groups to present projects that contribute to achieving development goals.
“This year’s communication strategy for the award has been more robust, including access to other parts of UNDP, and other UN agencies around the world, we are pleased to see the results of this through 4,064 projects, which is an unprecedented number, which confirms the importance of this award globally,” he said.