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Qatar Stresses Continuation of Unjust Blockade is Flagrant Violation of International Law

New York, April 25 (QNA) - The State of Qatar reiterated that the continuation of the unjust blockade imposed almost two years ago, under vague and exposed pretexts to the international community, constitutes a flagrant violation of international law, human rights, and the United Nations (UN) Charter and undermines international cooperation and the international multilateral system. Qatar warned of weakening the multilateral system, which would spread the policy of bullying in international relations, and replace the rule of law with the law of jungle, with the risks and consequences of a terrible price for all. This came in a statement of HE Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the UN Ambassador Sheikha Alya Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani, at the High-level Meeting of the UN General Assembly on the occasion of the International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace. Her Excellency said that the continuing and growing challenges of the international community were a growing concern for all, as crises and breaches of international law threatened peace and stability in the world, stressing that the only option for achieving peace and development and protecting human dignity is based on diplomacy and multilateralism.


Qatar Renews Support for International Investigative Mechanism for Crimes Committed in Syria

The State of Qatar has renewed its support for the International Impartial and Independent Mechanism to hold accountable those accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Syria, stressing that sustainable peace in Syria can only be achieved through justice by ensuring accountability. This came in a statement made by HE Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the United Nations Sheikha Alia Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani at the UN General Assembly meeting on the report of the "International Impartial and Independent Mechanism to Assist in the Investigation and Prosecution of Persons Responsible for the Most Serious Crimes under International Law Committed in the Syrian Arab Republic since March 2011." HE said that the State of Qatar's keenness in the International Impartial and Independent Mechanism stems from its moral and legal responsibility to bring justice to the victims, as well as its keenness to enhance chances of achieving sustainable peace in Syria, which can only be achieved through justice by ensuring accountability.


Qatar Calls on Security Council to Take Decisive Action to End and Prevent Sexual Violence in Conflict

New York, April 24 (QNA) - The State of Qatar, on behalf of the Group of Friends on the Responsibility to Protect, called on the UN Security Council to take decisive action to end and prevent sexual violence in situations of conflict, and urged the Council to better use of sanctions in order to prevent and stop sexual violence. 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, on behalf of the Group of Friends on the Responsibility to Protect, which is chaired by the State of Qatar in partnership with Denmark, at the High-level Security Council Meeting on "Women, Peace and Security: Sexual Violence in Conflict". HE Sheikha Alya Al-Thani reviewed a strategy to combat sexual violence in conflict, based on strengthening the capacity of national institutions which she said is critical to ensure accountability for these crimes in the past and to prevent and deter such crimes in the future. She called on Member States to take legal and legislative action to address the phenomenon of sexual violence in times of conflict comprehensively.


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.