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.


Electronic Trade and Retail Association OK’d in Saudi Arabia

Minister of Labor, Ahmed Al-Rajhi. (SPA)
Updated 25 January 2020

Electronic Trade and Retail Association OK’d in Saudi Arabia

  • The association will be under the supervision of the ministry’s trade and investment department

RIYADH: Minister of Labor and Social Development Ahmed Al-Rajhi has approved the establishment of the Electronic Trade and Retail Association, which is the first private community association. The association aims to develop scientific thought and educate the community about the concept of electronic commerce as well as developing and guiding websites and electronic platforms and preparing them for the practice of electronic commerce.
The association’s headquarters will be in Riyadh. It will be under the supervision of the ministry’s trade and investment department.