Qatar Moderates UN High-level Debate Session on Transnational Organized Crime

The State of Qatar has reiterated the importance of promoting peaceful societies to achieve sustainable development goals and pursuing an approach that will provide universal access to justice and establish effective and comprehensive accountability institutions. This came in a high-level debate session moderated by HE Qatar's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Sheikha Alya Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani. Held today in New York, the session discussed "Transnational Organized Crime" on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the assassination of Judge Giovanni Falcone.

UN Praises Qatar Charity, Its Projects with OCHA

The United Nations(UN) said it is bound only by the list of sanctions adopted by the organs of the United Nations and the Security Council. This came in UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric response to a question about the list, made by Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE and Bahrain, of so the called "terrorist organizations and entities" featuring the name of Qatar Charity.

Qatar, South Korea Launch Initiative to Form Group of Friends of Education for Global Citizenship

The State of Qatar and South Korea have launched an initiative to form a group of Friends of Education for Global Citizenship in a meeting held in New York. Qatar's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, HE Ambassador Sheikha Alia Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani, and the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to United Nations HE Ambassador Cho Tae-yul launched the initiative. Addressing the meeting, HE Sheikha Alia said that the initiative was launched as part of Qatar's efforts to implement the goals of the 2030 Sustainable Development Plan.

Qatar Urges Intensified International Efforts to End Conflicts, Crises

The State of Qatar stressed commitment to support any initiative by the UN Security Council aimed at protecting civilians during armed conflict in order to achieve international peace and security in the region and the world. Addressing the Security Council Open Debate on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict, Qatar's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, HE Ambassador Sheikha Alia Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani, said the Resolution 2286 (2016) adopted by the Security Council was particularly important to cope with wars and conflicts in various regions of the world, including conflicts in our region, which are increasingly disregarding the sanctity of the medical sector, medical personnel and facilities as well as the wounded and the sick.

HH the Emir Patronizes Opening of 17th Doha Forum

HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani patronized the opening of the 17th edition of the Doha Forum, which is being held under the theme "Development, Stability and Refugee Crisis" in the presence of HE President of the Republic of Sudan Field Marshal Omar Hassan Ahmed Al-Bashir, HE President of Republic of Mali Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, HE Prime Minister of the Lebanese Republic Saad Al Hariri and HE Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Somalia Hassan Ali Khayre, as well as a number of Their Excellencies heads of delegations participating in the Forum, at the Doha Sheraton Hotel on Sunday morning. The opening ceremony was attended by HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani and a number of Their Excellences ministers and heads of diplomatic missions accredited to Qatar. The opening was also attended by a number of businessmen, academics, parliamentarians, intellectuals, journalists, representatives of regional and international organizations and representatives of civil society organizations.

Alia Al-Thani Reiterates Importance of Doha Forum

The importance of the Doha Forum continues year after year, especially in its ongoing edition which discusses stability, development and refugees as one of the world's top issues, said HE Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the United Nations Sheikha Alia Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani. Speaking to Qatar News Agency (QNA), HE the Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the United Nations said that the world is undergoing complex crises that led to a new wave of asylum, in which the refugees suffer many problems and social and economic difficulties, pointing out that economic and social aspects associated with the crises must be tackled to eliminate this vicious cycle of crises, violence and killing.

Doha Forum/ UN Hails Qatar's Pivotal Role in Supporting Fragile Societies, Combating Poverty

aHE Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Amina Mohammed on Sunday praised Qatar's pivotal role in supporting and assisting the United Nations in promoting fragile societies, combating poverty, human trafficking and other issues that remain the biggest challenge for the world. Addressing the plenary session of the 2017 Doha Forum, the UN official welcomed the State of Qatar's solidarity with the United Nations in working to reduce conflicts and fight climate change, unemployment among youth, violence, nationalism, populism, xenophobia and inequality, stressing that many people lost confidence on governing regimes for their inability to deal with such issues.