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Saudi woman elected in UN gender discrimination committee

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A UN committee on the elimination of discrimination against women elected Saudi Arabia's Dr. Tamadur bint Yousef al-Rammah, the kingdom's Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Development, as a member, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Friday.

The news comes as another Saudi woman, Basmah al-Mayman, won the position of Middle East regional manager of the United Nations World Tourism Organization.

This is the first time the position has been occupied by a Saudi or Gulf official and came after a fierce international competition.

(With SPA)