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Sharjah announces agenda of International Government Communication Forum 2017

Baku, March 19, AZERTAC

The Sharjah Government Media Bureau (SGMB) has revealed the agenda of the Sixth International Government Communication Forum (IGCF 2017) to be held under the patronage of Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, the UAE. Themed ‘Societal Participation…Comprehensive Development’, the Forum will take place from 22 to 23 March at Expo Centre Sharjah.

Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Sharjah Media Council and Head of the Forum’s Higher Organising Committee, said: “The 2017 edition of the Forum focuses on the role of government communication as a vital tool in achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Efficient and modern government communication engages all social segments and stakeholders in a partnership with the government to support its endeavours in building a sustainable world by 2030.”

He added: “Over the years, the topics discussed at the Forum have increasingly reflected the leading role of the Emirate of Sharjah and the wider UAE in raising the level of government communication to support governmental efforts across various development sectors and provide a brighter future for coming generations. This makes us confident that this year’s Forum will significantly contribute to advancing the UN’s crucial work in positively transforming the lives of the world’s communities.”

Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi reiterated that the core mission of government communication is to ensure people adopt the values and principles that humanity has developed over time as part of its priority to advance and thrive. He stressed the importance of these values in building human relations and enabling people to better understand one another with the objective of ensuring peaceful resolution to all disputes.

The Chairman of Sharjah Media Council noted that IGCF 2017 will host high-ranking officials from 16 countries including the UAE and comprise five keynote speeches, seven panel discussions, six individual conversation panels, five workshops and three interactive sessions. The Forum is likely to be attended by more than 2,500 guests.

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