Oman Pavilion has stepped up activities at the Expo 2020 Dubai, which has received over 10 million visitors.

The Sultanate of Oman has been promoting itself as the land of opportunities, business, culture, and education.

On Tuesday, Mohsen al Balushi, Commissioner-General of the ‘Oman Pavilion’, conducted a draw to offer 12 scholarships for the master’s and bachelor’s programs offered by the Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation.

Oman Post also launched a commemorative stamp for the Sultanate of Oman's participation in Expo 2020 Dubai as part of its participation in the Emirates 2022 - World Stamp Exhibition.

Expo 2020 Dubai’s Global Goals Week has been focusing on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that focus on ending poverty, and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality and spur economic growth while also tackling climate change and working to preserve oceans and forests.

Expo 2020’s virtual visitation passed the 65 million mark, driven by the range of entertainment as well as coverage of the Global Goals Week.

Health and safety remain a priority, with stringent rules across the site. All Expo visitors ages 18 and above must show either proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test result taken within the previous 72 hours, while on-site measures include mask-wearing – indoors and outdoors – for visitors, staff and participants, and PCR testing facilities for Country Pavilion staff, frontline workers and entertainers.

Young people and the private sector have key roles to play if the world is to achieve global climate-change goals, speakers told delegates attending the COP26 Reflections: Accelerating the Path Forward.

Describing COP26 as “truly a private sector COP”, Sanda Ojiambo, CEO and Executive Director of the UN Global Compact, set the tone at the SDG Media Zone session, which was hosted by the UNHub.

The SDG Media Zone is hosted by the United Nations, in collaboration with the PVBLIC Foundation, and aims to take the conversation on advancing the Sustainable Development Goals out of the policy sphere and into the public discourse.

While expressing disappointment that no consensus has been reached on climate financing, the private sector has a real role to play, Sanda said, “I thought the private sector was bold, I thought the private sector was ambitious. The private sector was actually asking governments and policy leaders to be very clear about what their ambitions were, what the goals and targets would be, to support country efforts and country actions,” she added.

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