Saudi envoy meets UN Counter-Terrorism official in New York

Saudi envoy meets UN Counter-Terrorism official in New York
The meeting reviewed the cooperation between Saudi Arabia and UNOCT. (SPA)
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Updated 18 January 2020

Saudi envoy meets UN Counter-Terrorism official in New York

Saudi envoy meets UN Counter-Terrorism official in New York

NEW YORK: The Kingdom’s permanent representative to the UN, Abdallah Al-Mouallimi, met the undersecretary-general of the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT), Vladimir Voronkov, in New York. The meeting reviewed the cooperation between Saudi Arabia and UNOCT.
Al-Mouallimi said Saudi Arabia was keen to continue working with UNOCT, which was established with the Kingdom’s support, for its important role in strengthening international efforts to counter terrorism.
Voronkov expressed his gratitude to the Saudi government for its efforts to counter terrorism. 


Saudi funding for training exceeds job seeker payouts for first time since 2011

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Saudi funding for training exceeds job seeker payouts for first time since 2011

Saudi funding for training exceeds  job seeker payouts for first time  since 2011

JEDDAH: Saudi funding for employment and training programs in November exceeded job seekers’ payment support for the first time since 2011.
Last month, a total of SR249 million ($66 million) was spent on employment and training compared to SR215 million through the Hafiz program.

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Last month, a total of SR249 million ($66 million) was spent on employment and training compared to SR215 million through the Hafiz program.

According to figures released on Wednesday by the Saudi Human Resources Development Fund (Hadaf), more than SR488 million was deposited by the fund into the bank accounts of 319,000 beneficiaries and SR473 million was pumped into the Hafiz program during November of last year.
Officials said the success of the Hafiz scheme had helped to reduce the number of beneficiaries of the program. At the start of the year, Hadaf implemented a strategic partnership with the Kingdom’s private sector while also developing and improving support initiatives and introducing quality programs to meet the needs of the labor market.