Responsible leadership key to ‘justice, harmony’, Muslim World League chief tells conference at UN

Muslim World League Secretary-General Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa. (SPA)
Updated 03 May 2019

Responsible leadership key to ‘justice, harmony’, Muslim World League chief tells conference at UN

  • Conference discusses enrichment of human life physically and spiritually

JEDDAH: Responsible leadership is the main pillar in establishing justice and harmony among all countries, said Muslim World League (MWL) Secretary-General Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa.

Addressing religious and political dignitaries, intellectuals and human rights activists at an MWL conference on responsible leadership at the UN headquarters in New York, he said the league will donate $1 million to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

He also underlined the MWL’s readiness to take part in a number of UN projects designed to improve needy people’s quality of life worldwide.

The conference discussed topics related to enriching human life physically and spiritually. One such topic was “a return to civility in public discourse” amid increased divisions.

Participants also tackled the widening gap between rich and poor in developed and developing countries.

They called for policies that provide effective economic gains for the poorest and most marginalized communities.

They also called for environmental protection and sustainability worldwide so future generations are not jeopardized.

Participants emphasized the importance of faith as a factor uniting the peoples of the world instead of dividing them.

They underscored the importance of eliminating breeding grounds that produce such groups as Daesh, the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) and neo-Nazis.

The conference also discussed gender equality, and all agreed that inequality between women and men hinders countries’ advancement. Participants called for an environment that helps empower women.

Al-Issa thanked all the participants for their presence and interaction, and expressed hope that everyone will cooperate to promote peace, tolerance, justice and mercy for a better future for humanity.


Two workers killed at Saudi Arabia's SASREF oil refinery

Updated 1 min 49 sec ago

Two workers killed at Saudi Arabia's SASREF oil refinery

  • Another two contractors were injured at the SASREF plant in Jubail in the incident on Sunday

RIYADH: Two contract workers have been killed at an oil refinery in Saudi Arabia.

Another two contractors were injured at the SASREF plant in Jubail in the incident on Sunday, the company said.

“SASREF immediately activated response teams to identify the source of the incident and responded to the situation,” the statement said.

“The safety of our people and operations is a top priority.”

The company, which is owned by Saudi Aramco, said additional safety measures would be put in place to prevent incidents in the future.

The 305,000 barrel per day SASREF refinery had until September been a joint venture between Aramco and Royal Dutch Shell.

Aramco bought it as part of a strategy to expand its downstream operations.