Saudi Arabia Pledged to Combat Food Insecurity at UN Summit

Saudi Arabia pledged to the United Nations that it will continue to work with other countries to restore global agricultural systems in order to achieve food security and alleviate poverty.

The Kingdom also highlighted the UN and its many organizations’ critical role in tackling global challenges during the 76th session of the UN General Assembly on Friday, which was dedicated to poverty eradication, agricultural development, and food security.

Reem bint Fahd Al-Omair, third secretary and member of Saudi Arabia’s permanent mission to the UN, addressed the committee and reaffirmed her country’s commitment to supporting the Republic of Guinea’s statement on behalf of the Group of 77 and China.

She stated that the Kingdom is concerned about development challenges and supports humanitarian and development activities aimed at attaining growth in developing countries.

She stated that Saudi Arabia appreciates cooperation in the face of global issues and wants to assist countries experiencing economic or social difficulties or those vulnerable to natural disasters.

For example, the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center have worked on over 1,700 projects in areas like food security, nutrition, water, sanitation, education, and health.

Saudi Arabia, according to Al-Omair, respects the UN’s efforts to promote sustainable food systems. She also lauded the UN Food Systems Summit held last month, as well as all international initiatives aimed at achieving sustainable development goals.