A delegation from the National Society for Human Rights in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, headed by the Society’s President, Khalid bin Abdul Rahman Al Fakhri, participated in the activities of the International Conference on Food Justice from a Human Rights Perspective, “Challenges of Reality and Bets of the Future,” which was held in Doha, State of Qatar, with the participation of the Global Alliance for National Human Rights Institutions and the National Human Rights Programme. The United Nations Development Fund, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, the International Fund for Agricultural Development, the General Secretariat of the League of Arab States, in addition to many relevant governmental and non-governmental organizations at the international and regional levels.
The President of the National Society for Human Rights pointed out that food security is one of the basic human rights and is considered one of the basic objectives of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. It is important to benefit from the experiences applied on the ground to protect human food security, including the experience of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which is represented by the establishment of a special body. For food security and the launch of several national strategies concerned with food security, which contributed to the development of infrastructure and logistics, increasing the productive efficiency of agricultural systems, improving sustainable supply chains, and increasing strategic stocks of basic commodities.
Al Fakhri stressed that the common challenges we face today have proven that the path towards sustainable recovery depends on our cooperation in confronting 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 that of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The association’s delegation held a number of meetings on the sidelines of the conference with many regional and international institutions concerned with human rights, in which the developments taking place in the Kingdom in the human rights file in accordance with Vision 2030 were discussed, and ways of cooperation with the association were discussed. The delegation included: Dr. Ibrahim bin Hamad Al-Qaid, Dr. Omar bin Zuhair Hafez, Ms. Al-Anoud bint Fahd Al-Saif, and Mr. Abdul Karim bin Khaled Al-Ali
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