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On Monday, 12/02/2024 AH, a delegation from the National Society for Human Rights in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, headed by the Chairman of the Society, Mr. Khalid bin Abdul Rahman Al-Fakhri , has participated in the activities of the International Conference on Food Justice from a Human Rights Perspective “Challenges of Reality and Future Challenges”, that was held in Doha, State of Qatar. The Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions, the United Nations Development Program, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, the International Fund for Agricultural Development, and the General Secretariat of the League of Arab States, have also participated in the conference in addition to many relevant governmental and non-governmental organisations at the international and regional levels.

The Chairman of the National Society for Human Rights has pointed out that food security is one of the basic human rights and is one of the main objectives of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and it is important to benefit from the experiences applied on the ground to protect human food security. For instance, the experience of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented in the establishment of a special body for food security and the launch of many national strategies concerned with food security, which contributed to the development of infrastructure and logistics, increasing the production efficiency of agricultural systems and upgrading with sustainable supply chains and increasing strategic commodity stocks.

In addition, Al-Fakhri has stressed that the common challenges faced today have proven that the path towards sustainable recovery depends on our cooperation in order to address them at all levels by developing a unified approach, establishing the principles of responsible use of natural resources, and benefiting from successful experiences in this field, such as the experience of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The delegation of the Society has held a number of meetings on the sidelines of the conference with many regional and international institutions concerned with human rights, in which they discussed the developments witnessed by the Kingdom in the human rights file in accordance with Vision 2030, and discussed the ways of cooperation with the Society, and the delegation included: Dr. Ibrahim bin Hamad Al-Qaeed, Dr. Omar bin Zuhair Hafez, Ms. Al-Anoud bint Fahd Al-Saif and Mr. Abdul Karim bin Khalid Al-Ali.