Saudi student becomes first Arab ambassador to UN Youth Council

Majed Nezar Alqatari
Updated 20 February 2018
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Saudi student becomes first Arab ambassador to UN Youth Council

RIYADH: A young Saudi student has become the first Arab ambassador to the UN Youth Council on Global Sustainability.
The UN has selected Majed Nezar Alqatari as its ambassador, making him the first Arab national to assume this role.
Alqatari participated in the UN Youth Summit in New York where he joined in discussions on the achievement of sustainable development goals 2030 and the role of young people in implementing them.
Majed said: “I am honored to represent the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, our generation, and SABIC (manufacturing company), and look forward to engaging with young leaders from more than 100 countries around the world.”
Majed said he was given the role because of his research and experience in the field of global sustainability, the leadership positions he holds in scientific and social clubs, and owing to the 200 volunteer hours he has put in for humanitarian, relief and charitable projects in different countries.
Majed is a SABIC scholarship program student, studying for his bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering at Colorado State University.


Saudi Electricity Company services resume after bad weather

Updated 19 October 2018
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Saudi Electricity Company services resume after bad weather

RIYADH: The Saudi Electricity Company confirmed Friday that electricity has been restored to all customers who were affected by a power outage in northern Saudi Arabia on Thursday due to adverse weather conditions.
The company said that it worked to restore its electricity services to customers within half an hour after the outage and continued to work through the night until services were restored. It also said that power lines that had been struck by lightening had been tested for safety purposes.
The Saudi Electricity Company added that teams on the ground will remain on call and ready to respond to any emergencies during any changes of weather in the Kingdom in order to maintain a high level of service, and reduce the length of any further power cuts.
The company also apologized for the power outage.
Meanwhile, the General Authority of Meteorology and Environmental Protection forecasted thunder, rain, and sand storms in the region of Najran.
Najran’s Directorate General of Civil Defense called on citizens and residents to exercise caution and to avoid valleys, bodies of water, areas close to trees, open spaces, and elevated areas.