Arab Women Committee declares Riyadh capital of Arab women for 2020

The meeting also discussed mechanisms for cooperation with relevant international organizations. (SPA)
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Updated 12 February 2020

Arab Women Committee declares Riyadh capital of Arab women for 2020

  • The decision was taken at the 39th session of the Arab Women Committee

RIYADH: The Arab Women Committee has announced Riyadh as the capital of Arab women for 2020 under the slogan “Women are a homeland and an ambition,” SPA reported.

The decision was taken at the 39th session of the Arab Women Committee, which was held on Monday in Riyadh under the umbrella of the Arab League. 

The secretary-general of the Family Affairs Council, Dr. Hala bint Mazyad Al-Tuwaijri, said that the declaration of Riyadh as the capital of Arab women was due to the role that the Kingdom played at all levels, and its continued support for women’s empowerment.

The Arab Women Committee — chaired by Saudi Arabia for a year — discussed a number of issues, including the report of the General Secretariat’s activity between the previous and the current sessions, the 2030 agenda for sustainable development, women’s empowerment in the Arab world, and the follow-up to the recommendations of the Ministerial Conference that focused on women’s empowerment and its impact on social development.

The meeting also discussed mechanisms for cooperation with relevant international organizations, as well as reviewing the topics presented by member states.

The committee began its activities on Sunday with a regional preparatory meeting for the Commission on the Status of Women 64 (CSW), during which the results of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action after 25 years and the Beijing+25 Regional Review Meeting Declaration were reviewed.
 


Saudi Arabia announces 14 more deaths from COVID-19 

Updated 27 May 2020

Saudi Arabia announces 14 more deaths from COVID-19 

  • Saudi Arabia announced 14 more deaths from COVID-19 and 1,815 new cases
  • 739 were recorded in Riyadh, 325 in Jeddah and 162 in Makkah

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia announced 14 more deaths from COVID-19 and 1,815 new cases of the disease on Wednesday. 

Of the new cases, 739 were recorded in Riyadh, 325 in Jeddah, 162 in Makkah, 118 in Hufof and 74 in Dammam. 

The health ministry also announced that 2,572 more patients had recovered from the coronavirus, bringing the total number of people who have recovered in the Kingdom to 51,022.

A total of 425 people have died from COVID-19 in the Kingdom so far.