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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.


Qatar's Permanent Mission Organizes Program for Delegation from QAF, Joaan bin Jassim College

New York, March 28 (QNA) - The Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar to the United Nations organized a program for a delegation of officers from the Qatar Armed Forces (QAF) and members of the joint operations course from the Joaan bin Jassim Joint Command and Staff College. The delegation visited New York City and the United Nations Headquarters. The program included the holding of hearings with a range of senior officials of the General Secretariat of the United Nations. The delegation of the Qatar Armed Forces listened to a lecture by Undersecretary-General for Political Affairs Rosemary Di Carlo on the objectives and role of the United Nations in the international arena, where she focused on conflict prevention and resolution, stressed the importance of multilateral action and the support of Member States, and commended the support provided by the State of Qatar to the United Nations.


The State of Qatar Affirms Commitment to International Obligations in Combating Financing of Terrorism

New York, March 28 (QNA) - The State of Qatar has affirmed its commitment to comply with the international obligations to combat the financing of terrorism, stressing its effective role on the ground in the framework of the joint efforts of the international coalition to combat ISIS. As well as its active participation in international and regional arrangements to combat the financing of terrorism. This came in a statement delivered today by HE Permanent Representative of Qatar to the United Nations Sheikha Alia Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani at the meeting of the Security Council on the threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts and combating the financing of terrorism.


Qatar Emphasizes Importance of Investing in Human Development by Focusing on Education

New York, March 27 (QNA) - The State of Qatar stressed the importance of investing in human development and human resources through a strong focusing on education for girls, boys, women and men, thus contributing to progress in the social and economic development. This came during a lecture delivered by HE Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the United Nations Ambassador Sheikha Alia Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani at US Military Academy at West Point, at the invitation of Dean of the Academic Board of US Military Academy, West Point Dr. Cindy Jebb.


Qatar Participates Effectively in Sixty-third Session of UN Commission on Status of Women

New York, March 20 (QNA) - The State of Qatar has participated in a strong and effective manner in the work of the sixty-third session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, which began on Monday (March 11th) and is due to end on Friday. The delegation of the State of Qatar was led by HE Minister of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs Yousef bin Mohammed Al Othman Fakhroo. In this regard, the Permanent Delegation of the State of Qatar to the United Nations organized a number of events on the sidelines of the session, including a High-Level Roundtable on Gender Parity and Security Sector Reform: Promoting Peaceful and Inclusive Societies for Sustainable Development, at the initiative of the Permanent Delegation of the State of Qatar and the delegation of Ghana, who co-chaired by the Group of Friends of Gender Equality in the United Nations and in cooperation with the delegations of Slovakia and South Africa, who co-chaired by the Friends of Security Sector Reform Group. The roundtable discussions assessed options for strengthening linkages between gender equality and security sector reform programs as a means of promoting Goal 16 of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and implementing Security Council resolution 2151 (2014), which calls for "equality in the effective and full participation of women in security sector reform, given the vital role of women in conflict prevention and resolution and peace-building.


Qatar and United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism Hold First Strategic Dialogue

New York – Information Office – 20 March: The first strategic dialogue between the State of Qatar and the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism was held at United Nations Headquarters. The meeting was chaired by HE Chairman of the National Counterterrorism Committee General Eng. Abdul Aziz Abdullah Al Ansari. The meeting was attended by HE Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the United Nations Sheikha Alya Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani, HE Director of Department of International Organizations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Yousef bin Sultan Laram, and a government academician delegation from Qatar. The meeting was chaired also by the Under-Secretary-General of the UN Counter-Terrorism Office Vladimir Voronkov, and was attended by Assistant Secretary-General and Executive Director of the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) Michele Coninsx, Assistant Administrator and Director of the Crisis Response Unit, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Asako Okai, and the Coordinator of the Monitoring Team that oversees United Nations Security Council sanctions against ISIS, Al-Qaida, Edmund Fitton-Brown, and officials from UNESCO, Interpol, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Office of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations. The strategic dialogue included an exchange of views between the two sides on the global and regional strategic climate and the challenges and threats posed by terrorism, violent extremism leading to terrorism and opportunities for international cooperation to address them. The strategic dialogue held on Tuesday was the second conducted by the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism since its establishment in 2017 as the first dialogue was with the European Union.