Saudi labor minister heads delegation at ILC in Geneva

Ahmad Al-Rajhi. (SPA)
Updated 09 June 2019

Saudi labor minister heads delegation at ILC in Geneva

  • Saudi delegation will meet with representatives of other member states and participate in meetings of Gulf Cooperation Council, Asia Pacific and G20 countries

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s minister of labor and social development, Ahmad Al-Rajhi, will head the Kingdom’s delegation at a major international gathering in Geneva later this month.
Government, business and worker representatives will be among the Saudi party attending the 108th session of the International Labor Conference (ILC) taking place in the Swiss city from June 10 to 21.
The session will celebrate the centenary of the International Labor Organization (ILO), with the participation of leaders of the UN agency’s 187 member states.
Items for discussion will include the reports of the ILO’s president of the governing council, and its director-general, which will take in a global outlook on the future of labor.
The conference will review the ILO’s programs and budget for approval. It will also study a report on governments’ implementation of labor conventions, and surveys on global social protection, social justice and sustainable development.
The drafting and adoption of the ILO’s declaration for the centenary will be discussed along with other topics and events related to the jobs market, including efforts to end workplace violence and harassment.
On the sidelines of the conference, the Kingdom’s delegation will meet with representatives of other member states and participate in meetings of Gulf Cooperation Council, Asia Pacific and G20 countries.


King Salman’s guests laud Hajj facilities

They paid tribute to the guest program, which allowed them to visit the sacred places, historical sites and Islamic landmarks in Makkah and Madinah, all at the expense of King Salman. (SPA)
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King Salman’s guests laud Hajj facilities

  • There were 634,379 domestic pilgrims, of whom 67 percent were non-Saudi

MADINAH: A number of guests from Tunisia and Morocco, who also came as part of the program, lauded the efforts and services provided them during the season.
In statements to the Saudi Press Agency, they admired the projects in the Two Holy Mosques and the holy sites, citing them as evidence of the Kingdom’s dedication to pilgrims and its keenness to help them worship in comfort.
They paid tribute to the guest program, which allowed them to visit the sacred places, historical sites and Islamic landmarks in Makkah and Madinah, all at the expense of King Salman.
There were 2,489,406 pilgrims at this year’s Hajj, according to the General Authority for Statistics (GASTAT), and 1,855,027 of them came from outside the Kingdom. There were 634,379 domestic pilgrims, of whom 67 percent were non-Saudi.