Saudi Arabia elected to UN women's rights commission

Posted on:25 Apr 2017 17:56:07
Saudi Arabia elected to UN women's rights commission
25 April 2017 Current Affairs:

  • Saudi Arabia has been elected to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

  • The Middle Eastern kingdom was one of 12 new countries elected to the UN body in a secret ballot.

  • It will serve a four-year term beginning next year, according to a statement from the UN Economic and Social Council.

  • The role of the UN's Commission on the Status of Women is to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women.


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