HH the Emir Participates in UN General Assembly Opening Session

HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani gave participated in the United Nations General Assembly at its 73rd session, which was held in New York City, along with the Heads of State and Government and Heads of Delegations governmental and non-governmental organizations.


Qatar Affirms Interest in Promoting, Protecting Human Rights, Developing Labor Laws

New York, April 11 (QNA) - The State of Qatar has affirmed its interest in the promotion and protection of human rights as a strategic option for the State in the provisions and principles of the Constitution and national legislation, which are in line with the international conventions and instruments related to human rights to which the State of Qatar has acceded, and it stressed that it has spared no effort to improve and develop labor laws. This came in a statement delivered by HE Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the United Nations Ambassador Sheikha Alya Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani, at the high-level meeting of the United Nations General Assembly to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Establishment of the International Labor Organization (ILO). Her Excellency said in line with the State of Qatar's policy to promote human rights, it has spared no effort to improve and develop labor laws, improve living standards and provide a decent life for them, reiterating Qatar's keenness to deal with this issue with transparency that reflects its commitment to international labor standards and expatriate labor who contributed to the process of construction and development witnessed by the State.


Qatar's Permanent Mission to UN Holds High-level Session on Occasion of World Autism Awareness Day

New York, April 05 (QNA) - The Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar to the United Nations organized, together with the Mission of Bangladesh and the US 'Autism Speaks' Association, held a high-level session on the occasion of the World Autism Awareness Day. The session, organized in cooperation with the Sultanate of Oman, the Republic of Belarus, India, Italy, South Korea and the United States at United Nations Headquarters, highlighted practical and effective practices taken by Member States, the United Nations and civil society organizations in dealing with people with autism, in view of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which its objectives can only be achieved by not excluding any member of society, including those with autism and persons with disabilities. It stressed that the goals of sustainable development should contribute to the strengthening of individuals and families affected by autism or other mental health conditions, and focused on actions and practices related to the eradication of poverty, the provision of health services and welfare, quality education and the elimination of inequality.


The State of Qatar Organizes Event on International Sport for Development and Peace Day

New York, April 04 (QNA) - The Permanent Delegation of the State of Qatar to the United Nations, together with the Permanent Delegation of Monaco, the United Nations Department of Global Communication, the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs and the United Nations Office for Partnerships organized an event on the occasion of the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace at the headquarters of the UN in New York. The aim of the event was to celebrate the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, which will be after tomorrow Saturday, and to expand awareness of the significant, tangible and positive contribution of sport to the goals of sustainable development. The organizers of the event also sought to inspire influential individuals and sport-related institutions to commit themselves to playing a role in advancing the goals of sustainable development. The Permanent Representative of Qatar to the United Nations HE Sheikh Alya Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani welcomed the participants and said that the State of Qatar will host the World Cup 2022 for the first time in the Middle-East, describing it as a great opportunity for the region and the Arab world. Her Excellency stressed her belief that the event acts as an incentive for the State of Qatar and the region to advance social progress, to build a better tomorrow for future generations.


Qatar Presides over Session of UN General Assembly Condemning Terrorist Attack on Mosques in New Zealand

New York - Information Office - April 02 HE Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the United Nations Sheikha Alya Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani, as Vice-Chairperson of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly, chaired on Tuesday a session to condemn the terrorist attack on the mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, and other acts of violence based on religion or belief. The General Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution condemning terrorism and other acts of violence based on religion or belief. The State of Qatar was at the forefront of countries that called for a General Assembly meeting following the terrorist attack on mosques in Christchurch.


Qatar Chairs High-level Meeting on 'Climate and Sustainable Development for All'

New York, March 29 (QNA) - HE Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the United Nations Sheikha Alya Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani, as Vice-Chairperson of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly, chaired a meeting on 'Climate and Sustainable Development for All', which was attended by heads of state, government, ministers and representatives of youth organizations. HE Maria Fernanda Espinosa is Chairperson of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly. The meeting, attended by HE UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, focused on the issue of the Protection of the Global Climate for Present and Future Generations of Humankind in the Context of the Economic, Social and Environmental Dimensions of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including the synergies between the climate action plan and the sustainable development plan, long-term planning and consideration of generations in the implementation process.

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