SCTA bans smoking at tourist facilities

Updated 03 December 2012
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SCTA bans smoking at tourist facilities

Saudi Arabia’s General Commission for Tourism and Antiquities has imposed a ban on smoking in all tourism facilities.
The SCTA passed a regulation for all workers in tourism services sectors and institutions including tourism accommodation facilities (hotels, furnished apartments), tourism travel agencies and tourist activity organizers that prohibits smoking in work places. Violation notices will be issued to all tourist institutions which do not comply with this regulation.
Prince Sultan bin Salman, SCTA president, confirmed this regulation in the context of activating all regulations enacted by the Interior Ministry in compliance with the instructions of Custodian of the two Holy Mosques King Abdullah that dictate smoking prohibition in state-run foundations, public institutions, public places, cafes and restaurants, in addition to roofed shopping malls and crowded places.


Kingdom's anti-corruption chief leads Saudi delegation at UN General Assembly

Dr. Khalid bin Abdul Mohsen Al-Muhaisen, president of Nazaha and head of the Saudi delegation, will stress the Kingdom’s anti-corruption efforts locally and internationally. (Shutterstock)
Updated 23 May 2018
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Kingdom's anti-corruption chief leads Saudi delegation at UN General Assembly

  • The meeting will be attended by UNGA President Miroslav Lajcak, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and Yuri Fedotov, executive director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia, represented by a delegation from the National Anti-Corruption Commission (Nazaha), will take part on Wednesday in a high-level meeting of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to mark 15 years since the adoption of the UN Convention against Corruption. 

The meeting will be attended by UNGA President Miroslav Lajcak, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and Yuri Fedotov, executive director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime.

The opening session will discuss the most notable developments and best practices in the application of the UN Convention against Corruption, which has been adopted by 184 countries, including Saudi Arabia. The meeting will conclude with a speech by Lajcak.

Dr. Khalid bin Abdul Mohsen Al-Muhaisen, president of Nazaha and head of the Saudi delegation, will stress the Kingdom’s anti-corruption efforts locally and internationally.