The 39th session of the Arab Women’s Committee kicked off on Feb.9 and declared Riyadh as the Capital of Arab Women 2020. The new phase is held under the slogan ‘Empowering Women…Development of Society’.
The session’s first day was dedicated to the regional preparatory meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women 64 (CSW), in which the 25-year long activities and performance of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the Beijing +25 Regional Review Meeting were reviewed.
During its second day, the Committee is scheduled to discuss several topics on the agenda.
It will begin by discussing the General Secretariat’s activity report between the previous session and the current one, empowering women in the Arab region and reviewing the sustainable development agenda 2030.
Attendees are also scheduled to follow up the outcomes of the ministerial conference on ‘Enhancing women’s role in Arab societies – lessons learned worldwide’.
The Kingdom’s hosting of the 39th session of the Arab Women Committee comes in line with its efforts to serve Arab issues and support the development carried out in all Arab societies, said Secretary-General of the Family Affairs Council Dr. Hala al-Tuwaijri.
She said the meetings advance women’s status and support their rights through economic and social empowerment and highlight their leadership and influential role in vital sectors.
Tuwaijri pointed out that during these meetings Riyadh was declared as the Capital of Arab women for the year 2020, under the ‘The Woman is a Nation and an Ambition’.
She highlighted the Kingdom’s presidency of the G20 and the subsequent meetings that confirm the international role played by the Kingdom at all levels.
Saudi Arabia is going through a new stage in empowering women, supporting their participation in sustainable development in various fields and providing them with their full rights within the society.
The Family Affairs Council is the official authority in Saudi Arabia that represents women, family, children and the elderly in international organization and bodies.
Learn About The Many Amazing Benefits Of Consuming The Super Fruit Rambutan
You may have often spotted a red, furry fruit on your visit to the local fruit vendor. The odd-looking fruite known as rambutan is often consumed by people around the world for its many health benefits. Native to the Malay – Indonsesian region and certain other regions of Southeast Asia, the medium – sized tropical…
Even Less Than Recommended Amounts Of Caffeine While Pregnant Could Impact Your Child’s Life
Starting the day with a hot cup of caffeinated coffee or tea may sound divine to some, but it could have negative impacts on the children of people who are pregnant, according to a new study. Children who were exposed to small amounts of caffeine before birth were found on average to be shorter than…
Princess Mary Of Denmark Epitomizes Royal Elegance For A Charity Event
Crown Princess Mary of Denmark appeared every inch the glamorous royal as she attended an event held in honour of UNICEF. The Danish princess arrived at the 60th anniversary of the UNICEF Supply Division in Copenhagen wearing a burgundy Alexander McQueen Blazer on top of a black ensemble. Known for her love of ultra-chic tailoring,…
New York Flower Show Celebrates ‘Remarkable Women’
NEW YORK – Thousands of flowers in brilliant hues of pink, purple, blue, orange, and yellow greeted visitors at Manhattan’s Hudson Yards in New York City for the Fleurs de Villes FEMMES floral show. ‘We’re so thrilled to be back here for our third show at Hudson Yards. And we’re bringing our FEMME show, which…
Spain Lauds Queen Letizia’s Modernizing Role As She Turns 50
PARIS, France – Spain’s Queen Letizia turned 50 on Thursday. It’s only a birthday but Spain is taking the opportunity to assess its scarred monarchy and ponder how the arrival of a middle-class commoner may help shake up one of Europe’s most storied royal dynasties into a modern and more palatable institution. Divorced and a…