2000 News Story

Kingdom signs convention against discrimination of women

At the United Nations building in New York today, Deputy Prime Minister and Commander of the National Guard Crown Prince Abdullah bin Abdulaziz signed the convention on elimination of all kinds of discrimination against women. The signing ceremony and delivery of the legal document were attended by the Crown Prince's delegation. The convention was approved by the UN General Assembly on December 18, 1989.

Meanwhile, Crown Prince Abdullah, who is in New York to attend the UN Millennium Summit, handed over to the UN Assistant Secretary-General for Legal Affairs documents on the Kingdom's approval for membership in the Rotterdam Agreement concerning movement of hazardous materials in international trade.