This came in the meeting of the Third Committee of the General Assembly of the United Nations in its 75th session, held under Item (28) the advancement of women.
The decision highlighted the continuing increase in cases of sexual violence against women and girls in several regions, as the closure measures and the lack of protection services have negatively affected the protection of these two groups, which also affects the health workers in the front lines, where women constitute a large segment of them.
The resolution focused on discussing the devastating effects of this global crisis and its impact on women and girls, and highlighting the pivotal role that these two groups play in confronting the Covid-19 pandemic, taking into account the 2030 Sustainable Development Plan, especially in matters of achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls in a manner. Ensures that no one is left behind.
The permanent representative of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations, Dr. Khaled bin Muhammad Manzlawi, said in the Kingdom’s speech during the meeting: I offer condolences and sympathy to humanity around the world. Everywhere, we find those who have lost dear ones, wishing recovery to all the injured, and we also express our great support to those who They are on the front lines of defense for their great efforts and tremendous courage in combating the Covid-19 pandemic that the world of all sects, religions and ethnicities faces.
Dr. Manzlawi emphasized that the delegation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia presented the draft resolution entitled “Rapid International Response to the Impact of Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19) on Women and Girls” in order to focus on discussing the devastating effects of this global crisis and its impact on women and girls, and highlighting the role The pivotal position presented by these two groups to confront the Covid-19 pandemic, with careful consideration of the 2030 Sustainable Development Plan, especially in matters that address the need to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls in a manner that ensures that no one is left behind.
He added: Taking into consideration the implications of this pandemic and the extent of its great impact on women and girls, to the extent that it may exacerbate existing inequalities, especially in areas under armed conflicts and humanitarian emergencies, which may constitute a real obstacle to the continuation of the efforts made in The field of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls.
He pointed out that the decision highlighted the continuing increase in cases of sexual violence that women and girls are subjected to in several regions, as the closure measures and the lack of protection services have negatively affected the protection of these two groups, which also affects health workers in the front lines, where women constitute a large segment from him.
He indicated that the small group sought to come up with a resolution formula that accommodates the multiplicity of opinions and their differences, as the supreme goal of this decision requires it to come up with a consensual formula that includes most of the concerns of member states, by virtue of the fact that everyone suffers from the outbreak of this dangerous virus.
At the end of the speech, Dr. Manzalawi thanked all Member States on behalf of the Kingdom’s delegation for its efforts to adopt the resolution entitled “Strengthening measures taken at the national and international levels in order to urgently address the impact of Covid-19 on women and girls” by consensus, stressing It is imperative to set aside narrow interests to ensure the fight against health epidemics and address their negative effects, as solidarity and cooperation are the only way to overcome this crisis, advance our homelands and achieve prosperity and well-being for our peoples.