Call for ensuring provision of emergency services in women-only facilities in KSA

Call for ensuring provision of emergency services in women-only facilities in KSA
Rescue workers help participants simulating injured people during "Emergency Evacuation Operations" exercises at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh April 29, 2013. The exercises, demonstrating preventive evacuations and rescue efforts in the event of an aircraft-related incident, showed the cooperation between the Civil Aviation Authority, Civil Defense, Red Crescent and Saudi Police and Security. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser (SAUDI ARABIA - Tags: SOCIETY TRANSPORT)
Updated 29 November 2017

Call for ensuring provision of emergency services in women-only facilities in KSA

Call for ensuring provision of emergency services in women-only facilities in KSA

RIYADH: During the debates of the Shoura Council on Tuesday, the Health Committee of the Saudi Red Crescent Authority (SRCA) requested coordination with relevant authorities in order to adopt an effective mechanism to enter women-only facilities in emergency cases to provide urgent services in time.
The council also demanded the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) draft a manifesto for the Kingdom’s foreign policy in regional and global environments, pinpointing priorities as regard countries and issues. The suggested manifesto would play a guiding role for diplomats.
The council also demanded the MOFA to support the missions of the Kingdom in New York, Geneva, Brussels and Vienna with highly qualified staff in the fields of international relations, international law and media. Moreover, the council asked the Foreign Ministry to update the list of diplomatic occupations, including the duties and responsibilities as appropriate for the diplomatic service.
The council also demanded the ministry to develop its website and enrich it with important information about the Kingdom in English, French and Spanish. Furthermore, the Shoura Council asked the Foreign Ministry to coordinate with the Ministry of Civil Service to come up with proposals to offer bonuses to diplomatic and administrative staff to motivate them to work in Africa and Asia.
A female member of the council called for the employment of women who are specialized in Shariah law so that they could give lessons to female visitors to the Two Holy Mosques.
The council listened to a recommendation presented by the Committee on Transport, Communications and Information Technology, which urged the Saudi Ports Authority to expand electronic applications and technologies in its future projects, and to link with the concerned government agencies and private sector companies, which are benefiting from port services.
Commenting on the committee’s recommendations, one member asked the ports authority to provide reasons for the rise of its spending and fall in revenues compared to figures of the previous year.
The Committee on Culture, Information, Tourism and Antiquities, among other recommendations, asked the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) to prepare a detailed operational plan of its programs and initiatives in collaboration with the ministries, government agencies and private sector in line with tourism objectives and goals set by the Vision 2030.