Organization of Islamic Cooperation to hold meeting on women’s empowerment

OIC headquarters in Jeddah. (Photo: Social media)
Updated 17 June 2019

Organization of Islamic Cooperation to hold meeting on women’s empowerment

  • OIC will discuss issues such as the role of women in combating extremism, women in decision-making positions, protection of women against all forms of violence

RIYADH: The general secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Sunday will hold a meeting in Cairo to draft the internal regulations of its Women’s Development Organization.
The meeting will be attended by experts from member states and relevant international and regional institutions, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Egypt has called for a ministerial-level roundtable on “empowering women in (OIC) members states” on Monday, with the participation of ministers of women’s affairs.
They will discuss issues such as the role of women in combating extremism, women in decision-making positions, protection of women against all forms of violence, and women’s economic empowerment, according to a statement by the OIC. 
It is worth noting that the Women’s Development Organization, based in Egypt, was established by virtue of a resolution of the 37th Session of the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs in 2010 as a specialized organization for the development and advancement of women and for building their capacities and skills in the member states. Until now, 12 states have ratified the statutes whose entry into force requires ratification by 15 states.


Saudi envoy receives Libyan ambassador to the UN

Updated 18 January 2020

Saudi envoy receives Libyan ambassador to the UN

NEW YORK: Abdallah Al-Mouallimi, Saudi Arabia’s permanent representative to the UN, held talks in New York with Taher El-Sonni, Libya’s UN ambassador and permanent representative. 

The two sides discussed issues of mutual concern and latest political developments in the region. 

Al-Mouallimi congratulated El-Sonni for his new apppointment and conveyed the Saudi leadership’s best wishes for prosperity, stability and progress to the Libyan people. 

Al-Mouallimi reiterated Saudi Arabia’s rejection of any foreign interference in the Libyan affairs, adding that Riyadh will continue to push all concerned parties to reach a political solution that guarantees the unity of Libya and saves
people’s lives.