Role of Northern Borders Region NGOs in fight against COVID-19 tackled in virtual meeting

Prince Faisal bin Khalid bin Sultan, Northern Borders Region governor, presiding over a virtual meeting of nongovernmental organizations on Thursday. (SPA)
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Updated 04 June 2020

Role of Northern Borders Region NGOs in fight against COVID-19 tackled in virtual meeting

ARAR: Northern Borders Region Gov. Prince Faisal bin Khalid bin Sultan on Thursday chaired a virtual council meeting of nongovernmental organizations, or NGOs, in the region, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The video conference reviewed the council’s work during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, and the achievements of charity bodies in supporting the Kingdom’s efforts to help citizens, needy families and groups affected by virus precautionary measures, along with ensuring safe labor environments and providing necessary living requirements.

The council discussed future plans for the development of charitable organizations, cooperative societies, and professional associations and how to overcome challenges and achieve goals through strategic planning.

During the meeting, delegates spoke about mechanisms to establish organizations based on development needs in cooperation with the council and branches of the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development.

Members agreed on a proposal to hold an information meeting with nonprofit sector organizations in the region to highlight the council’s role, and to organize field visits to all regional groups in conjunction with improving the council’s advisory and collaborative capacities.

Prince Faisal urged charity workers and organizations to link up with the council in helping to provide special community-based and developmental services in the region, and build a development model for charitable organizations in line with the targets of the Saudi Vision 2030 reform plan, such as increasing the nonprofit sector’s gross domestic product contributions to 5 percent.

He also noted the need to improve civil work in the region by applying best practices, efficient administrative and governance systems, and achieving financial sustainability in order to develop long-term strategic plans.


Prince Khalid says Saudi Arabia’s 90th national day renews pride 

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Prince Khalid says Saudi Arabia’s 90th national day renews pride 

Saudi Arabia’s Vice Minister of Defense, Prince Khalid bin Salman congratulated King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, and the people of the Kingdom on National Day. 
“(National Day) renews pride in our past,” the prince said on his official Twitter account on Wednesday, adding that it increased the nation’s ambition for its future.
“On National Day we recall the glories of the founding founder, King Abdulaziz - may God rest his soul - and the heroism of the faithful who sacrificed their lives for our homeland,” he said. 
Saudi Arabia marked its 90th National Day with an announcement from the General Entertainment Authority that the first concert will be held under the motto “mettle to the top,” and feature superstars Rashid Al-Majed and Aseel Abu Bakr in Green Halls in Dammam.
This year, Saudi Arabia marks its national day amid the coronavirus global pandemic.

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