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.


Saudi Arabia’s civil defense rescues hundreds from floods after torrential rain

Updated 05 August 2020

Saudi Arabia’s civil defense rescues hundreds from floods after torrential rain

  • More than 600 people have been provided with shelter
  • The Asir region was the hardest hit

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s civil defense has saved almost 700 people after torrential rain caused flooding in several areas of the Kingdom.
Between July 26 to Aug. 4, 77 people including 11 families, have been rescued in Makkah, Madinah, Asir, Jazan, and Al-Baha, the media center of the General Directorate of Civil Defense said Wednesday.
More than 600 people have been provided with shelter, including three families.
The Asir region was the hardest hit and had the highest number of rescues, while the lowest was Madinah with one rescue.
The center said eight committees have been formed in a number of affected areas to limit the damage and losses from the rain.
Civil defense called on citizens and residents in areas experiencing torrential rains in the Kingdom to take precautions and not to walk in the valleys or wide and avoid torrents of water, to move away from areas exposed to flooding caused by heavy rains.