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Qatar Reiterates Support for Development Efforts for Least Developed Countries

New York, November 14 (QNA) - The State of Qatar reiterated its commitment to supporting development efforts for the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and assisting them in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 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 meeting held at the UN Headquarters in New York on the development of LDCs and to follow up the implementation of the Istanbul Programme of Action (IPoA) for the decade 2011-2020.


Qatar Pledges USD 63 Million to UN in 2020

New York, November 14 (QNA) - The State of Qatar has pledged USD 62.780 million in voluntary contributions to core resources of a number of United Nations (UN) agencies, departments and programs in 2020, emphasising that the State attaches the utmost importance to strengthening its partnership with the UN system in order to meet common global challenges. This came in a statement made by HE Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the United Nations Ambassador Sheikha Alya Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani at the United Nations Pledging Conference for Development Activities held at the UN headquarters in New York.


Qatar, Democratic Republic of Congo Establish Diplomatic Relations

New York, November 06 (QNA) - A signing ceremony for the establishment of diplomatic relations between the State of Qatar and the Democratic Republic of the Congo took place today at the headquarters of the Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar to the United Nations in New York. HE Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the United Nations Ambassador Sheikha Alya Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani signed on behalf of the State of Qatar, while HE Permanent Representative of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the United Nations Ambassador Ignace Gata Mavita wa Lufuta signed on behalf of his country.


Qatar Renews Commitment to Continue Efforts to Promote and Protect Human Rights

New York, November 01 (QNA) - The State of Qatar renewed its commitment to continue its efforts to promote and protect human rights, affirming its continued commitment to actively contribute to the efforts of the Human Rights Council to improve standards of respect for human rights, and to address and respond promptly to cases of human rights violations, especially with regard to strengthening accountability for human rights violations and putting an end to impunity. It expressed its determination to continue to honor its commitments towards the promotion and protection of human rights at the national, regional and international levels. That came in Qatar's statement delivered by HE Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the United Nations Ambassador Sheikha Alya Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani before the United Nations General Assembly on the report of the Human Rights Council presented to its seventy-fourth session.


Qatar Reiterates Support for ICJ for Peaceful Settlement of Disputes

New York, October 31 (QNA) - The State of Qatar reiterated its commitment to uphold the Charter of the United Nations (UN) and international law, and reaffirmed its support for the role of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the peaceful settlement of disputes, translating this approach through recourse to the ICJ in cases related to the application of international law. The State of Qatar affirmed its keenness to respect the decisions of the ICJ as the highest international judicial organ of the UN. 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 during the 74th session of the UN General Assembly on the Report of the International Court of Justice.


Qatar Affirms Support for Implementation of Women, Peace and Security Agenda at All Levels

New York – Information Office - October 30 The State of Qatar affirmed its support for the implementation of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda at all levels, stressing its commitment to continue to cooperate with all stakeholders at the national, regional and international levels. 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 UN Security Council debate on Women, Peace and Security.


Qatar Reiterates Call for Unconditional Dialogue with Blockade Countries to Resolve Fabricated Crisis

New York - information office - 29 October The State of Qatar renewed the call for unconditional dialogue with the blockade countries to resolve the fabricated crisis, stressing the failure of these countries to provide any evidence of their claims. The State of Qatar also reiterated that these countries' insistence on imposing illegal unilateral measures and unfair blockade contradicts the efforts led by the United Nations in the field of preventive diplomacy and the promotion of peaceful resolution of disputes, and that these illegal actions constitute a flagrant violation of the Charter of the United Nations, international law and human rights. This came in a statement delivered by HE Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the UN Ambassador Sheikha Alya Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani at the "The Situation in the Middle East, Including the Palestinian Question" debate held at the UN Security Council meeting.


Qatar Reiterates Support for UN Program of Assistance in the Teaching and Wider Appreciation of International Law

New York / Information Office / October 26 The State of Qatar reiterated its support for the United Nations Program of Assistance in the Teaching, Study, Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of International Law, and commended the valuable results achieved through it. The State of Qatar underlined that it will continue to support all efforts aiming to strengthen the rule of law and to consolidate and raise the awareness of international law, which is a pillar for maintaining international peace and security and achieving the goals of the United Nations. This came in the statement of the State of Qatar delivered by Rakad Ajban Al Smaikh, member of Qatar's delegation taking part in the 74th session of the UN General Assembly, before the UN Sixth Committee (Legal) on Item: The United Nations Program of Assistance in the Teaching, Study, Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of International Law.


Qatar Doesn't Tolerate Corruption in Sport and Life Aspects

New York - Information Office - 23 October 2019 The State of Qatar reiterated that it does not tolerate corruption in sport or any aspects of life and seeks to promote transparency and accountability in all its aspects and at all levels. This came at a special event organized by the Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar to the United Nations in cooperation with the Permanent Missions of the Russian Federation, Italy and Colombia and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Participants in the event shed the light on corruption in sport as something new, calling for a comprehensive response to the risks of this phenomenon at the international, regional and national levels, building on the relevant resolutions of the United Nations General Assembly. The basis for this special event was the International Conference on Safeguarding Sport from Corruption held in Vienna in June, 2018.


Qatar's Permanent Delegation to UN Hosts Meeting of Group of Friends of Sport for Development and Peace

New York - Information Office - 23 October 2019 The Permanent Delegation of the State of Qatar to the United Nations hosted, on its own initiative, the meeting of the Group of Friends of Sport for Development and Peace. HE Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the UN Ambassador Sheikha Alya Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani welcomed the participants to the special meeting and stressed the strong relationship between sport and the goals of development and peace. In this context, HE Sheikha Alya said that the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Office (UNOCT) and the International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS), a non-profit organisation based in Doha, have recently signed an agreement to strengthen cooperation on issues related to the prevention and combating of terrorism, particularly in relation to the protection of vulnerable targets in the context of major sporting events.