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At UN Commission for Human Rights, Kingdom pledges to fight racism

Saudi Arabia has given reassurances of its full commitment to human rights and, in particular, to the fight against all kinds of racism. This came in a speech delivered by the Kingdom's representative to the United Nations' European Headquarters in Geneva Dr. Abdulwahab Abdulsalam Attar before the 61st session of the Commission on Human Rights on the occasion of the ‘International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination’, observed each year on March 21. Saudi Arabia, he declared, has concerns about racism in certain societies where discrimination targets religion, as for example when a hypothetical link is drawn between Islam and terrorism.