Saudi Arabia’s role in digital transformation cited at UN forum

Dr. Khalid Manzlawiy, Saudi Arabia’s deputy permanent representative to the UN, speaks at a discussion on digital communication technologies to promote sustainable development at the UN in New York. (Twitter photo)
Updated 14 July 2019

Saudi Arabia’s role in digital transformation cited at UN forum

NEW YORK: The Permanent Mission of Saudi Arabia to the UN participated in a panel discussion titled “Promoting Digital Transformation and Global Partnership to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals,” in New York on Thursday.

Dr. Khalid Manzlawiy, the Kingdom’s deputy permanent representative to the UN, stressed the need to make full use of the potential of new information and communication technologies to promote sustainable development to best serve society.

 

The participating speakers praised the role of Saudi Arabia in the field, as well as the remarkable progress achieved by the Kingdom in information technology.

 

Meanwhile, in cooperation with the Permanent Mission of Saudi Arabia to the UN, the International Trade and Investment System organized a panel discussion titled “Reforms in Saudi Commercial Law and Sustainable Development Objectives for Empowering Small and Medium Enterprises and New Enterprises.” 

The discussion, chaired by the Saudi assistant minister of commerce and investment, Dr. Iman bint Habas Al-Mutairi, reviewed the Kingdom’s efforts to achieve sustainable development. 

 

 

 


Europe’s ‘most wanted women’ targeted in new campaign

Iveta Tancosova. (Europol)
Updated 20 October 2019

Europe’s ‘most wanted women’ targeted in new campaign

  • The wanted suspects face a range of charges including murder, and human and drug trafficking

THE HAGUE: Europe’s policing agency Friday rolled out a new campaign to catch the continent’s most wanted female criminals, saying their crimes were just as serious as those committed by men.
Called the “Crime has no gender” campaign, Europol’s new website reveals the faces of fugitives wanted by 21 EU countries in an interactive way, Europol spokeswoman Tine Hollevoet said. Of those, 18 are women.
“People think that usually these crimes are not being committed by women, but they are and they are equally as serious as those committed by men,” she told AFP.
The wanted suspects face a range of charges including murder, and human and drug trafficking.
The interactive campaign first shows the suspects hidden behind spooky neon masks, before their faces are slowly revealed as viewers read the stories behind their crimes.
“After the last time a viewer scrolls, the face of the wanted fugitive is revealed and they will be able to see if it’s a man or a woman,” Hollevoet said.
“The idea is to attract as many visitors as possible, with experience showing us that the more eyes that look at the wanted fugitives, the higher the chance to locate and arrest the wanted person,” she said.
For instance, France is looking for Jessica Edosomwan, a Nigerian citizen who escaped after police raided a prostitution ring in the Lyon region in late 2007 and arrested 26 people.
The ring exploited some 60 prostitutes who were lured to France with the promise of a better future and were smuggled there through Libya.
Once in France, the destitute women were subjected to voodoo “juju” rites and their families threatened, French police told AFP.
The case against the suspects are expected to start in Lyon on November 6 and Edosomwan is the only suspect still outstanding.
She is believed to be either in the Benelux countries, Italy or Germany, police said. Another wanted suspect is Hungarian national Ildiko Dudas, 31, who is wanted for drug trafficking and child abuse. “Very often the suspect’s children were brought along to the drug transactions,” Europol said of Dudas.
Dudas was sentenced to six years in prison for crimes committed between 2011 and 2012 but her current whereabouts are unknown.
Europol’s “masquerade of crime” can be viewed on the following website www.eumostwanted.eu/crimehasnogender — along with instructions on how to send a tip-off to police.