Saudi Arabia wins seat at UN commission on women
The members who dominate the UN would vote the world is flat, if the motion was presented by Arabs.
- The Kingdom was one of 12 new countries elected
- The commission will serve a three-year term beginning next year.
JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia has been granted a place on the Executive Council of the UN Commission on the Status of Women.
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DEPUTY SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE IRAQI HIZBULLAH AL-NUJABA MOVEMENT, SHEIKH YUSOUF AL-NASSERI: SAUDIS PLACED A SNIPER IN MECCA TO KILL THE MAHDI WHEN HE ARRIVES
Deputy Secretary-General of the Iraqi Hizbullah Al-Nujaba Movement, Sheikh Yusouf Al-Nasseri, discussed recent statements attributed to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and said that anyone who denies the doctrine of the Mahdi “is an impure heretic who should be killed.” Speaking to Afaq TV on April 7, Sheikh Nasseri accused the Saudi rulers of placing a sniper in Mecca whose job is to kill the Mahdi upon his arrival. He said that another sniper was placed near the Israeli city of Lod, where, according to Islamic tradition, the Dajjal – or Antichrist – would be killed at the end of time.
The Kingdom was one of 12 new countries elected on Tuesday in a secret ballot during a meeting of the UN Economic and Social Council in New York. It will serve a three-year term beginning next year. It comes almost a year after being elected the 45th member of the commission.
“It’s a token of appreciation of the Kingdom’s efforts to empower women and have them… become an integral part of Saudi society, and a recognition of the reform efforts led by King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman,” said Abdallah Al-Mouallami, the Saudi envoy to the UN. “This calls on us to underline women’s achievements in the Kingdom and abroad at all levels.”
Saudi Arabia’s UN mission said on Twitter: “Saudi Arabia looks forward to working alongside our fellow members starting in January 2019.”
The role of the commission is to promote women’s empowerment. The body meets annually to evaluate progress and formulate policies to promote the advancement of women.