Kingdom coasts enhance biodiversity with planting 14m mangrove trees by yearend    KAU emerges tops, KAUST 3rd among 157 Arab universities    UAE government starts granting 'golden' visas to resident doctors    DP World reports strong volume growth of 17.1% in Q2 2021    China is building second nuclear missile silo field: US scientists    Social media account admins summoned for posting ads abusing women's dignity    UN-African Union Mission in Darfur in final shutdown phase    India-US cooperation covers virtually all domains of contemporary relevance: Jaishankar    Saudi Arabia affirms its support for Tunisia's security and stability    Expat remittances up 19%, with per capita annual transfer hitting nearly SR24,000 in 2020    Naomi Osaka bounced out of Tokyo Olympics    Pulling out is not a Saudi trait    Saudi foreign minister describes talks with Pakistani leaders as 'very fruitful'    Progress on tobacco fight, but new nicotine products pose increasing threat    KAMC in Makkah performs 6th artificial heart transplant surgery    Young judoka Tahani proud to compete with world's best in Tokyo Olympics    India expanding strategic petroleum reserves into second phase    Tickets for Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix now goes on sale    Clubhouse says no data breach after reports of 3.8bn phone numbers of users being sold    Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Directs KSrelief to Urgently Provide Malaysia with Medical, Preventive Equipment and Supplies to Address COVID-19 Pandemic    Weather Forecast for Sunday    Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Congratulates President of Maldives on Independence Day    RSNF Commander Patronizes Ceremonial Launching of His Majesty's Ship "Jazan"    OIC Condemns Houthi Attempts to Target Civilians in Saudi Arabia    Kuwait Records 987 New Infections of Coronavirus    Philippines evacuates thousands as monsoon rains flood cities, provinces    Heavy rain in India triggers floods, landslides; at least 125 dead    Without Fans, Tokyo Olympics Kicked Off    Pilgrims Perform Dhuhr and Asr Prayers at Arafat Holy Site    Dr. Mohammed Sulaiman Al-Jasser, Saudi Arabia's Pick to Chair IsDB Group for the next five years, unanimously approved by BoG Committee of Procedures    Britney Spears says she won't perform while under father conservatorship    Saudi Press: Fitch affirms Saudi Credit Rating at "A" with a revised outlook to stable from negative    Handled Cargo at Saudi Ports Increases during June 2021    SDAIA, DARP & STC Launch Pilgrim's Smart Bracelet (NUSK)    Tabuk sculptor spends 8 years in carving entire Holy Qur'an on 30 marble slabs    2 Goals by Diaz Gives Colombia 3rd Place at Copa America    Yusuf Khan is dead, long live Dilip Kumar    Legendary actor Dilip Kumar, 98, passes away, and with him an era    Saudi Cinema Night at Arab World Institute in Paris Kicks Off    KSU Leads Joint International Scientific Project for Early Detection of Breast Cancer    Saudi Arabia to Participate in Cannes Film Festival 2021    Arab Cup U-17 Championship Draw Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Palestine, Kuwait, in the 1st Group    Bollywood star Aamir and wife Kiran separate after 15 years    AWI Hosts Saudi Cinema Nights in Paris    Saudi Uner-20 Football National Team Beats Egyptian Counterpart to Qualify for Arab Youth Cup Championships' Final    Council of Senior Scholars: Muslim Brothers' Group Don't Represent Method of Islam, rather only Follows its Partisan Objectives, Violating our Graceful Religion    Eid Al-Adha Prayer Performed at the Grand Holy Mosque    Pilgrims Perform Dhuhr and Asr Prayers in Arafat Holy Site    







Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.



Saudi Press: Saudi Arabia Celebrates World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
Published in Saudi Press Agency on 20 - 06 - 2021

Saudi newspapers highlighted in their editorials today a number of issues at local, regional and international arenas.
Al-Bilad newspaper said in its editorial that based on its pioneering role and considering the importance of this role in alleviating human suffering, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is one of the largest donor countries in the world, whose humanitarian work includes many countries without discrimination.
Therefore, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia established King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief), to be a leading institution for relief and humanitarian work, providing aid to the needy and affected people worldwide through using an accurate monitoring mechanism and advanced transportation methods, in cooperation with the United Nations organizations and international and local non-profit organizations in the beneficiary countries, the newspaper further said.
On the other hand, the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) provides financing for development projects in developing countries and grants for financing studies and institutional support. It also provides financing and guarantees for national non-oil exports.
In another context, Al-Riyadh newspaper reported in its editorial that desertification is considered one of the most important global environmental issues that threaten about 30% of the earth's surface. Therefore, World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is observed each year on June 17, as mandated by the United Nations, to combat the degradation of land in arid, semi-arid, and dry sub-humid areas and raise awareness of aggravated dangers of desertification and the importance of maintaining biodiversity.
The newspaper added that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and most Arab countries are located within the arid areas.
To celebrate World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, Saudi Arabia has activated numerous programs and events. It also worked on implementing plans and projects that confront desertification. Saudi Arabia announced the executive regulations for the development of vegetation cover and combating desertification. Moreover, the Kingdom has promoted sustainable development and worked to raise awareness on the dangers of desertification and the importance of preserving biodiversity, the newspaper added.
The government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has also imposed laws and penalties to prevent excessive logging, and to confront poor agricultural methods. It has also established centers specialized in sustainable development and combating the deterioration of natural resources, in order to avoid the causes of land degradation, desertification and loss of biodiversity, the newspaper concluded.
Meanwhile, Al-Yaum newspaper reported in its editorial that the ongoing Arab, Islamic and international condemnation of the crimes and attacks committed by Iran-backed militias affirm that these acts destabilize the security and stability of the region, threaten global stability as well as the global economy, energy and international trade.
These condemnations also come as an explicit rejection of Iranian behavior, which relies on terrorism and arming lawless militias in order to achieve its expansionist agendas and suspicious goals in the region.
The newspaper added that the Iranian policy, for more than four decades, adopts a sectarian and terrorist view, affirming that this regime is incapable of being a natural part of the world since it is threatening the world's security and stability, the newspaper added.


Clic here to read the story from its source.