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.


Preventive protocols issued as Saudi Arabia moves to relax curfew further

Updated 30 May 2020

Preventive protocols issued as Saudi Arabia moves to relax curfew further

RIYADH: As Saudi Arabia moved closer to Phase 2 of the gradual relaxation of coronavirus lockdown rules, the Ministry of Interior announced precautionary measures and preventive protocols for several sectors to follow.

The preventive protocols, prepared by the Ministry of Health,  covers the period from 8 Shawwal to 28 Shawwal 1441 in the Hijri calendar, corresponding to May 31 to June 20, 2020 in the Gregorian calendar.

A ministry official said the protocols are provided for mosques;  the public; petroleum, petrochemical and gas and other industries; malls and retail centers, home delivery service, among others.

The preventive protocols can be found at: https://covid19awareness.sa/archives/5460.

The MOI urged all citizens, expatriates and concerned authorities "to implement these procedures and abide by their provisions in order to preserve the safety of all".

Also on Saturday, the acting minister of economy and planning, Mohammad bin Abdullah Al-Jadaan, said the gradual lifting of the curfew "represents a new stage in the face of the global pandemic crisis and towards a gradual return to economic activities in the Kingdom to its normal levels."
 
"The decisions were taken after continuous coordination between the Ministry of Health and the concerned authorities, relying on a focused plan that seeks to balance between procedures for reopening economic activities and maintaining the stability of health and social conditions," said Jadaan, who is also the Kingdom's minister of finance.

Al-Jadaan highlighted that the government has increased – during the last period through the state’s general budget – spending on urgent and necessary requirements to face the crisis.

It has significantly strengthened the financial allocations for the Health and related services sector.

The government also launched urgent support initiatives to mitigate the impact on the private sector, supporting the economy and to preserve the jobs of citizens in economic establishments, he said in a statement carried by the SPA.