Her Excellency Dr. Hala bint Maziad Al Tuwaijri, Chairman of the Commission on Human Rights, reaffirmed the Kingdom’s determination to continue to promote and protect human rights and the importance of respecting cultural diversity and equality among peoples in the light of international treaties and treaties. , based on the instructions of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, may God protect them both by caring for and making people her current presidency of the Kingdom’s delegation to the High Level Segment (52) of the United Nations Human Rights Council currently taking place in Geneva and her participation in the opening of the High Level Segment of the course.
Her Excellency said in the Kingdom’s speech to the Human Rights Council: “Today we celebrate the seventy-fifth anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which is the foundation for all human rights, and as we remember this historic event; Affirm that the promotion and protection of human rights; This requires relentless and continuous efforts and the achievement of transformation on the ground. The goals of this declaration have been embodied and we in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are witnessing a historic transformation represented by many reforms and achievements in various areas of human rights that have had a great impact on development and quality of life.
And she noted what the Kingdom is seeing today, as part of its vision for 2030, major and unprecedented reforms in various areas that put people at the center. Noting that he has been working to develop his legislative system, issuing and amending many laws that included the evidence system and the personal status system, and that work is currently underway to prepare drafts of the criminal law system and the civil transaction system.
And showed D. Al-Tuwaijri said that in relation to the right to work, the Kingdom recorded a significant decrease in the unemployment rate between 2016 and 2022 from 11.6% to 5.8%. A national policy has also been adopted to promote equal opportunity and equal treatment in work and occupation, which aims to eliminate any discrimination in this area.
His Excellency the Chairman of the Commission on Human Rights noted that the Kingdom has made significant progress in recent years in the field of women’s empowerment, as the Kingdom’s strategic goal “Vision 2030” to increase their participation in the labor market was adopted, and the Balance Center was established in 2021, as a result of these efforts, the share of women in the labor market increased from 21.2% to 34.7% between 2017 and 2022 AD, and their economic participation rate increased from 17% to 37% over the same period %, and the proportion of women in administrative positions (high and medium) increased from 28.6% to 39% between 2017 and 2021.
Her Excellency commended the Kingdom’s humanitarian efforts, including its efforts to support the affected populations in Syria and Turkey and mitigate the devastating earthquake that caused great loss of life and property. Pointing out that the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, may God protect him, in this context led the work of the air bridge to provide health, shelter, food and logistical assistance, as well as the organization of a popular campaign to help the victims of the earthquake. casualties, as the total aid – so far – has reached over (one hundred and sixty) million dollars.
Dr. Drew. In her speech, Al-Tuwaijri noted that, based on the Kingdom’s strong values, its pioneering role, its desire to establish international peace and security and the promotion of human rights, it spares no effort to support humanitarian issues, including the decision of the Kingdom’s willingness to mediate in resolving the Russian-Ukrainian crisis, in addition to His Highness’ contribution to mediation. Royal Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, called for the release of many prisoners and their return to their countries.
Her Excellency expressed the condemnation and condemnation by the Kingdom of the burning and tearing of copies of the Holy Quran by a number of extremists in several European countries, as well as the need to comply with the principles and provisions stipulated by international human rights. standards prohibiting any propaganda of national, racial or religious hatred that constitutes incitement to discrimination, hostility or violence.
At the end of the Kingdom’s speech, Her Excellency called on the Human Rights Council to fulfill its responsibilities to improve the human rights situation in the world in an atmosphere of constructive dialogue, commitment to transparency and objectivity, and promoting a culture of tolerance, emphasizing the Kingdom’s commitment to the need to give all human rights equal attention, not to focus on rights at the expense of others, in the implementation of the principle of complementarity of human rights and their indivisibility.
The Human Rights Council, at its 52nd session, opened its work in the presence of United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, President of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly Csaba Korosi, High Commissioner for Human Rights Rights, Volker Türk, and heads of state delegations -participants of the UN, including heads of state and government, officials and experts. And experts in the field of human rights, to discuss a number of topics and issues in connection with the human rights situation in the world.