Saudi Arabian CSW63 Statement
Ladies and Gentleman,
After serious consideration, back and forth discussions, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is not prepared to join consensus. We have worked long hours for many weeks. We have made compromises. Regretfully, not all delegations have shown flexibility. The agreement we have before us disregards important red lines for my country known to all. We are disappointed that the facilitator waited so long to try and forge consensus on all issues. All red lines were preserved in the text until today. It is not fair to try and force us to agree to compromises that are forced and quickly prepared.
In this regard we repeat, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia cannot join consensus on accepting the agreed conclusions of the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).