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Qatar Affirms Seeking to Enhance Information Security, Encourage International Cooperation in Combatting Cyber Crimes

New York / Information Office / October 04 The State of Qatar has said that it is actively seeking to enhance information security within the country and to encourage international cooperation in combating cybercrime, noting that it was a victim of cyber-piracy, which was a cover for creating a plotted regional crisis that has severely harmed regional and international security and stability. It further stressed its commitment to continue to support United Nations efforts to combat crime, cybercrime, drugs, human trafficking, corruption and terrorism by addressing the root causes and eradicating them.


Qatar Highlights Need to Strengthen Power of Sport to Prevent, Combat Violent Extremism

New York, October 01 (QNA) - The State of Qatar stressed the need to empower young people with life skills and values that would prevent them from engaging in violent extremism. This came in a speech delivered by HE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Sultan bin Saad Al Muraikhi at the opening of the high-level event organized by the Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar in partnership with the United States, the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism, and Football for Peace Foundation on the sidelines of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly, under the title "Promoting the Power of Sport to Prevent and Counter Violent Extremism".


HH the Amir Participates in Opening Session of the General Debate of the 74th UN General Assembly

New York / Information Office / September 24 HH the Amir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani took part in the opening session of the General Debate of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, which kicked off at the UN headquarters in New York on Tuesday in the presence of Their Highnesses and Excellencies leaders of states and heads of governments and delegations of governmental, regional and international organizations and civil society institutions.


Qatar's Delegation to UN, Green Climate Fund Organize a High-Level Event on Mobilizing Institutional Investment for Climate

New York, September 23 (QNA) - Qatar's Permanent delegation to the United Nations, in cooperation with Green Climate Fund have organized a high-level event on mobilizing institutional investment for climate, on the occasion of holding the Climate Action Summit at the UN Headquarter in New York. Participants focused on emphasizing that institutional investment is a sovereign wealth fund that provides a unique opportunity to create values for the environment and sustainable development. The high-level event also highlighted the discussion of best practices in the management of investment as well as diversified long-term assets for investment in climate.


Qatar Reiterates Commitment to Implementing UN Declaration and Program of Action on a Culture of Peace

New York, September 13 (QNA) - The State of Qatar has continued its efforts in promoting the values of tolerance and combating extremism, as Qatari institutions, including the Doha International Center for Interfaith Dialogue, continue to promote a culture of peace and capacity building in the field of dialogue and tolerance. The State of Qatar voiced its firm belief that nation-building begins with building human being and cooperation for building a society based on mutual respect and coexistence in harmony and cohesion, and reiterated its commitment to continue to implement the United Nations Declaration and Program of Action on a Culture of Peace. That came in a statement delivered by HE Permanent Representative of Qatar to the UN Ambassador Sheikha Alya Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani at the "High-Level Forum on the Culture of Peace" held today by the UN General Assembly. HE the Permanent Representative of Qatar to the UN pointed out that the Doha International Center for Interfaith Dialogue has been holding annual international interfaith conferences with the participation of religious leaders from different religions,


UN Praises Qatar's Efforts in Leading Negotiations to Hold Meeting to Mark 25th Anniversary of World Conference on Women in Beijing

New York, September 12 (QNA) - The United Nations General Assembly Thursday adopted, at its seventy-third session, a resolution in which Qatar played a leading role in facilitating its negotiations, as it decided to hold a one-day high-level meeting to mark the 25th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women, which adopted the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. Qatar and New Zealand facilitated and led negotiations on the draft resolution before it was adopted. Last June, HE President of the 73rd Session of the General Assembly Maria Fernanda Espinosa appointed HE Permanent Representative of Qatar to the UN Ambassador Sheikha Alya Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani, and HE Permanent Representative of New Zealand Ambassador Craig John Hawke to facilitate and lead consultations with member states that will lead to a high-level meeting on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women.


Qatar Emphasizes Need for Binding International Instrument to Preserve Information Security

New York, September 10 (QNA) - The State of Qatar underlined the need for a binding international instrument to preserve information security, and standards and norms in the use of Information and Communications Technology (ICTs) in order to reduce risks to international peace, security, and stability, stressing that international law, in particular, the Charter of the United Nations, applied to States' use of ICTs. This was stated in a statement by HE Permanent Representative of Qatar to the United Nations Ambassador Sheikha Alya Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani at the "Open-ended Working Group on developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security" at the first substantive session of the Group, which began Tuesday at UN Headquarters in New York. HE the Ambassador stated that the State of Qatar has taken measures to harness the latest technologies at the legislative, regulatory and executive levels to preserve information security. The State of Qatar has adopted a comprehensive approach that is guided by relevant international initiatives and takes into account the security of information assets and the security of individuals who use them, she said.


Qatar Presides over Pledging Conference for UNRWA

New York, June 26 (QNA) - The State of Qatar chaired the pledging conference for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). HE Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the UN Ambassador Sheikha Alya Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani presided over the conference on behalf of HE President of the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly Maria Fernanda Espinosa. The conference was called for by the Ad Hoc Committee of the General Assembly for the Announcement of Voluntary Contributions to UNRWA. HE UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krahenbuhl attended the conference. Krahenbuhl urged to support UNRWA to provide services to 5.4 million refugees, provide 8 million medical visits per year and provide emergency relief to 1.5 million people. The State of Qatar reiterates that it will remain at the forefront of the countries that can be trusted with the various partners in providing humanitarian assistance to the brotherly Palestinian people.


UN General Assembly Chooses State of Qatar to Facilitate High-Level Meeting on 25th Anniversary of Fourth World Conference on Women

New York, June 26 (QNA) - The United Nations General Assembly chose HE Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the UN Sheikha Alia Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani and HE Permanent Representative of New Zealand Ambassador Craig John Hawke to facilitate and lead consultations with Member States that will lead to a high-level meeting on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women. The 25th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women, which adopted the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPFA), is set to coincide with the 75th session of the UN General Assembly in September 2020.


UN Counter-Terrorism Office, ICSS Sign Agreement to Strengthen Security of Large Sporting Events

New York, June 24 (QNA) -- The United Nations Office for Combating Terrorism and the International Center for Sports Security (ICSS) today signed an agreement to strengthen cooperation in the prevention and control of terrorism and to protect vulnerable targets in the context of major sporting events. The agreement was co- signed by Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Office Vladimir Voronkov, and the Chairman and CEO of the International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS) Mohammed Hanzab, in the presence of HE Ambassador Sheikha Alia Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani, Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the United Nations.