The Royal Commission for the Governorate of Al-Ula hosts the first conference of Nobel Prize laureates 2020, attended by more than 20 Nobel Peace Prize winners as well as 100 prominent leaders of thought, society, politics and scholars from all over the world.
According to the Saudi Press Agency, “SPA”, the conference’s theme reflects the historical role of Al-Ula as a meeting place for different cultures, civilizations and peoples for thousands of years, focusing on the importance of imparting ideas and knowledge as a basic principle of humanity.
Among the conference participants include Nobel Peace Prize laureates, former Polish President Lech Walesa, Lord David Trimble of Northern Ireland, and founder of Grameen Bank in Bangladesh Professor Muhammad Yunus.
From prominent participants and speakers of the conference are Princess Dana Firas, Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Society for the Preservation of Petra; who hosted the last conference of Nobel laureates; and Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
The conference will discuss important global issues related to unity, international cooperation, innovation and sustainability, heritage preservation and building a common vision for the future.
The conference aims to provide clear and influential solutions regarding the future of education, health, agriculture and economics.
The Nobel Prize Laureate Conference has been held regularly since 2004.