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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.


Minister of Administrative Development Reviews Steps Taken by Qatar to Empower Women

New York, March 14 (QNA) - HE Minister of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs Yousef bin Mohammed Al Othman Fakhroo reviewed the steps taken by the State of Qatar on the empowerment of women and their relevance to sustainable development before Member States participating in the sixty-third session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, which began its work on Monday in New York. HE Minister of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs, in Qatar's presentation to the Member States participating in the session, stressed that the Government of the State of Qatar paid particular attention to the humanitarian perspective in the formulation of sustainable development strategies as well as in all government programs and policies. In this context, HE referred to the labor market sector strategy and the social protection sector strategy. His Excellency said that the Government of the State of Qatar is keen to ensure gender equality and fair representation of women in the formation of national committees and boards of directors and task forces in ministries and public institutions, indicating that sometimes women lead active ministries and institutions in the state.


Qatar Underlines Importance of Effective Criminal Justice System to Counter Terrorism

New York, March 13 (QNA) - The State of Qatar has underlined the importance of an effective criminal justice system to counter terrorism, provided that the system takes into account gender equality and human rights-based approach. This came in the address of the Permanent Delegation of the State of Qatar to the United Nations during the high-level meeting on "Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Formerly Involved Women in Terrorist Groups", held in cooperation with the delegations of Pakistan, Iraq, Nigeria, Canada, the United Nations Office for Counter-Terrorism , and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) at the headquarters of the United Nations in New York on the sidelines of the sixty-third session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women which began on Monday. The session, chaired by HE Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the United Nations Ambassador Sheikha Alia Ahmed bin Saif Al Thani, focused on reviewing the multiple impacts and factors that drive women, men and children to engage and be affected by violent terrorism. Participants tried to formulate policies and strategies to deal with the phenomenon of women and girls formerly involved in terrorist groups.


HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad al-Thani

QNA/New York HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad al-Thani, the Chairperson of Qatar Museums, Doha Film Institute and Reach Out to Asia (ROTA), highlighted the progress made by Qatar in enhancing women's role and empowerment through education and job creation. She called on the international community to work towards the best policies for the empowerment of women taking into account the cultural specificities of societies. This came in a statement delivered by HE Sheikha Mayassa at the high-level panel discussion entitled 'Women in Power' held on the sidelines of 63rd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, at the invitation of the President of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces.


Qatar Concerned At Current Policies Ignoring UN Charter, International Law Provisions

New York – Information Office – 20 February The State of Qatar has expressed concern at the current trends and policies of the world, which ignore the provisions of the Charter of the United Nations and international law and act against international efforts, while reaffirming its commitment to the policy of strengthening international cooperation and its international partnership to enhance the work of the United Nations. United Nations Organization. This came in a statement delivered by HE Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the United Nations Ambassador Sheikha Alia Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani, at the meeting of the "Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and the Strengthening of the Role of the Organization".


The Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar to the United Nations hosted a reception on the occasion of the Sport Day and Qatar's 2019 Asian Cup

The Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar to the United Nations hosted a reception on the occasion of the Sport Day and Qatar's 2019 Asian Cup victory at the UN headquarters in New York. HE Qatar's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Sheikha Alya Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani said the State of Qatar is one of the few countries that dedicated a day to sport, pointing to symbolic importance of the country's Sport Day in terms of team building and community participation along the dominance of the spirit of pleasure and fitness and attention to physical health.



Qatar Informs UN Security Council, Secretary-General about Bahraini Aircraft Violation of Airspace

New York, February 08 (QNA) - The State of Qatar informed the United Nations (UN) Security Council and the UN Secretary-General about a violation of Qatari airspace on Thursday, 27 December 2018 by a Bahrain Air Force aircraft without the prior authorization of the competent Qatari authorities. This came in a message sent on Thursday by HE Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the United Nations Ambassador Sheikha Alya Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani to HE UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, and to HE Permanent Representative of Equatorial Guinea Ambassador Ndong Mba, who is the President of the Security Council for this month.