Kabul University Chancellor has attended Asian-Pacific Advisory-Regional Summit in Bangkok, Thailand

Professor Hamidullah Farooqi Chancellor of Kabul University and Senior Minister Adviser of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Higher Education Affairs;  attended the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) and the UN Technology Bank for Least Developed Countries by their formal invitation of them; that in this program Mr. Barry Mubaraz, head of Plan and Policy at the Ministry of Higher Education, also participated in the Asia-Pacific Advisory-Regional Summit entitled "Strengthening Sustainable Development Agencies (SDGs2030)" to strengthen the science and science academies of underdeveloped countries on the third and fourth of February 2020 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Professor Hamidullah Farooqi Chancellor of Kabul University and Senior Minister Adviser of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Higher Education Affairs; at the third Plenary Session presented his views on the role of academic institutions and academies of science on how to use and promote science, technology and creativities; that grasped attention of the countries' representatives.

Positive response to working with an international organization that Afghanistan is one of its active members, presenting the views and position of the Afghan academic community on the issue as a less developed country, providing official reports on the quantitative and qualitative achievements of the country's academic and scientific community over the years. In the past, it is possible to use the opportunity to identify and open up to discussions with counterparts and communities about common challenges and opportunities on the sidelines of the conference and to raise awareness of relevant organizations' plans and programs to meet the challenges of sustainable development. One of the major achievements the participation of the delegation stated in this International Conference.

Taking into account the realities of how the members of this Summit are working, the delegation is given more opportunities to the Academy of Sciences of Afghanistan as a member of the Asian Academy of Sciences (AASSA) for the effective and useful use and the attention and interests of the UN Technology Bank in enhancing their capacity and position; to enrich the institutions, policy making and implementation of the Afghan government's programs to achieve sustainable goals, especially through scientific research and innovation, allocate more funding and develop practical mechanisms by the Afghan government, particularly the higher education sector, to develop scientific research centers in the country. Academies To Address Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030 Needs, Provide Competitive Recruitment by the Ministry of Higher Education to National Experts to Conduct Scientific Studies on Technological Restrictions and Arrange Operational Plans to Study this in (SPECA) Countries Including seven countries, including Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and political agencies in countries and international organizations seeking to select representatives in accordance with the criteria of international conferences to reflect correctly put forward the views and aspirations of different sectors of the country as the necessities for effective use of these conferences, which they hope will be addressed by the country's leadership.

The Summit, entitled "Strengthening the Academies of Science and Science of the Less Developed Countries to Support the Sustainable Development Agenda (SDGs 2030)" was organized by the UN agencies described in addition to representatives of the Afghan academic community and representatives of about twenty other countries. LDCs also participated and presented their views on the topic.

According to figures released by the United Nations Special Committee on Development, there are currently seven countries that together make up about one billion of the global population, including LDCs. These countries, which make up 13% of the world's population, account for 1.2% of GDP and only 1% of global exports, and at least 50% of these countries are in extreme poverty, which is the main reason behind the research. Severe low productivity poverty in production and low employment in these countries are called. The major problems of these countries have been related to the demographic situation of these countries due to inequality of resources, severe and persistent poverty, and the abnormal development of urban life and other challenges of these countries. The population of these countries is also expected to double in 2050.