UN chief welcomes Saudi Arabia’s decision to lift ban on women drivers

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the decision by Saudi Arabia to allow women to drive cars in the country.

Security Council condemns deadly terrorist attack on mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia

The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the terrorist attack at a mosque in the Ehsaa region of Saudi Arabia yesterday, which left many people dead and wounded.

UN chief calls on Iran, Saudi Arabia to avoid further exacerbating tensions after executions

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has phoned the Foreign Ministers of Saudi Arabia and Iran to urge both countries to avoid actions that could further exacerbate tensions after the recent Saudi executions, the attack on the Saudi embassy in Iran, and the rupture in diplomatic ties.

Secretary-General voices sadness at passing of Saudi Crown Prince

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced his sadness at the passing today of Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, who was also Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabian women need support to help advance society – UN expert

An independent United Nations expert today hailed progress in Saudi Arabia on advancing the status of women but urged more action to prevent gender-based violence and raise their profile in public life.

Secretary-General’s emissary meets with Saudi king

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s special advisor on efforts to consolidate peace and pursue political, economic and social development in Iraq met with Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah over the weekend for talks that focused on a range of regional issues as well as the country’s relations with the United Nations.

Saudi Arabia and UN agricultural arm agree to strengthen development cooperation

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and Saudi Arabia have approved almost $60 million worth of joint development projects over the next five years across the Middle Eastern country, the FAO announced today.

UN food agency honours its first Saudi special ambassador

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has honoured Abdulaziz Arrukban, the first Saudi citizen to have volunteered to work with the agency to raise awareness about hunger issues and funds to help alleviate it.

Security Council mourns death of Saudi King Fahd

Mourning the death of Saudi Arabian King Fahd Bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, the United Nations Security Council today paid tribute to what Secretary-General Kofi Annan yesterday called the long-time Saudi leader’s “enduring contributions” to international and regional diplomacy.

Secretary-General pays tribute to Saudi King Fahd as true friend of UN

Calling him a true friend of the United Nations since its inception, Secretary-General Kofi Annan today paid tribute to Saudi Arabian King Fahd’s enduring contributions in the field of international and regional diplomacy where he worked tirelessly to achieve peaceful solutions based on justice.