Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s rights body underscores role of youth in progress

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Updated 11 December 2019

Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s rights body underscores role of youth in progress

  • The OIC body stressed the need to invest in the education

JEDDAH: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s (OIC) Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) called on all member states to bolster their efforts to integrate the role of youth in achieving the goals of sustainable development.

In a statement issued on Tuesday marking the “International Human Rights Day,” the rights body said in order to capitalize on the youth potential, the OIC has proposed a “youth strategy” with particular focus on alleviating poverty, promoting universal education and ensuring gender equality.

It said the energy and creativity of youth are vital for building peace and inclusive societies.

The OIC body stressed the need to invest in the education and character building of the youth for a better future.

The IPHRC, realizing the importance of youth, held its 2019 annual seminar on the subject of “Importance of promoting and protecting the rights of youth for building peaceful democratic societies and sustainable development,” in Tashkent in October.


Saudi Arabia announces 19 more COVID-19 deaths

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Saudi Arabia announces 19 more COVID-19 deaths

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 332,550
  • A total of 5,348 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

LONDON: Saudi Arabia announced 19 deaths from COVID-19 and 416 new infections on Wednesday.
Of the new cases, 75 were recorded in Madinah, 49 in Riyadh, 47 in Makkah, 15 in Dammam, 10 in Jeddah and 10 in Yanbu.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 332,550 after 433 more patients recovered from the virus.
A total of 5,348 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.