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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.



Qatar Renews Commitment to International Obligations to Curb Terrorism Financing

The State of Qatar has renewed its commitment to comply with international obligations to curb the financing of terrorism, and has strengthened its cooperation with international and regional partners by signing regional and bilateral agreements for cooperation and coordination, stressing its active participation in counter-terrorism arrangements.



Qatar Renews Commitment to Dialogue to Resolve Crisis Created by Blockade States

The State of Qatar reiterated its commitment to resolve the crisis that the countries of the blockade have created through dialogue that guarantees sovereignty and put an end to illegal measures. It also renewed its commitment to the mediation of HH the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, expressing appreciation of these efforts, and of the States that supported it, in order to resolve the crisis. The State of Qatar has also affirmed its clear approach to dealing with the crisis wisely from its inception, in accordance with international law and international mechanisms for conflict resolution.