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Qatar Confirms Importance of NPT as Effective Tool for Collective Security

New York – Information Office - August 04 The State of Qatar has emphasized the importance of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) as an effective tool for collective security through the practical steps taken for the essential, fair, and balanced implementation of NPT's three core pillars, calling for joint action towards achieving the entire goals of the treaty. This came during the statement of the State of Qatar delivered by HE Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the United Nations Sheikha Alya Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani in the Tenth Review Conference of the Parties to the NPT being held in UN Headquarters in New York from Aug. 1 to 26, 2022.


Qatar Renews Call to Prevent and Resolve Conflicts by Peaceful and Diplomatic Means

New York / Information Office / May 26 The State of Qatar renewed its call to prevent conflicts and resolve them by peaceful and diplomatic means, stressing the need for all parties to conflicts to abide by the principles and provisions of international humanitarian law and international human rights law and to avoid targeting civilians and civilian facilities and infrastructure. This came in the State of Qatar's statement delivered by HE Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the United Nations Sheikha Alya Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani in UN Security Council's open debate on "Protecting civilians during armed conflicts".


Qatar Sponsors Event to Enhance Access to Aid and Protection for Children Affected by Conflict

New York - Information Office - May 24 ​ The State of Qatar, the European Union, the United States, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, the Dominican Republic, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and the International Committee of the Red Cross, sponsored a virtual side event entitled "Enhancing Humanitarian Access and Protection for Children Affected by Conflict", which was organized by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and Geneva Call, on the sidelines of the UN Security Council annual debate on the protection of civilians. ​ The event highlighted the current efforts to secure humanitarian access, focusing on deficiencies in compliance with IHL obligations and exploring some ways to improve humanitarian access in conflict situations. ​ The event reviewed the best ways to provide children in conflict-affected areas with protection and health services, including vaccinations and education, with special attention to the situation of girls.


Qatar Affirms its Intention to Continue its Contributions to Enhance Cooperation on International Migration

New York / Information Office / May 21 The State of Qatar affirmed its intention to continue its contributions to enhance cooperation on international migration, and its keenness to continue its role as a vital and effective partner in international efforts to implement the vision and objectives of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, based on its national principles based on respect, promotion and protection of human rights. This came in the State of Qatar's statement delivered by HE Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the United Nations Sheikha Alya Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani, before the first International Migration Review Forum (IMRF), held under the auspices of the United Nations General Assembly.


Qatar Affirms its Interest in Addressing Challenges to International Peace and Security, including Food Security

New York / Information Office / May 21 The State of Qatar has affirmed giving priority to contributing to addressing the challenges that affect international peace and security, and the factors that exacerbate humanitarian crises, including addressing the issue of food security. In this regard, the State of Qatar pointed to directing a large part of its international humanitarian assistance towards addressing hunger and food shortages through cooperation with the United Nations system, expressing its belief in the centrality of the role of the international organization in addressing crises, including food insecurity. This came in the statement of the State of Qatar delivered by HE Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the United Nations Sheikha Alya Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani, at the ministerial UN Security Council meeting on Maintenance of international peace and security - conflict and food security, which was called for by the United States, which it presided over the council's work for this month.


Permanent Mission of Qatar in NY Sponsors Digital Health for Children with Developmental Delays, Disabilities Event

New York - Information Office - May 14 Under the patronage of the permanent mission of the State of Qatar to the United Nations, the missions of Poland and Turkey, the "Autism Speaks" organization, the UNICEF and Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), a virtual event was organized to discuss the topic of digital health for children with developmental delays and disabilities" during this year, considering that digital health, artificial intelligence, and machine learning applications contribute to identifying and evaluating the needs of children with developmental delays and disabilities, and providing care, support and intervention after cases are diagnosed early. This event represented an opportunity to learn about the latest capabilities and innovations of technology in the field of digital health, artificial intelligence and machine learning, as well as an opportunity to exchange experiences and make suggestions, in which experts, scientists, government representatives in the field of health, civil society organizations and stakeholders participated.


Qatar Inaugurates Photo Exhibition on Children and Armed Conflict at United Nations Headquarters

New York - Information Office - May 07 On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the mandate of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Children and Armed Conflict, the State of Qatar sponsored a photo exhibition on children and armed conflict under the title "From Despair to Hope: Children beyond Armed Conflict", which was organized at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, with the permanent missions of Kazakhstan, Malta, Iraq, Norway, France and the United Kingdom. HE Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the United Nations Sheikha Alia Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani, inaugurated the exhibition in the presence of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict Virginia Gamba, a number of ambassadors and permanent delegates to the International Organization, and representatives of the relevant United Nations agencies and non-governmental civil society organizations.


Qatar Reiterates Strong Condemnation, Denunciation of Israeli Occupation Forces, Settlers Storming the Blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque

New York / Information Office / April 26 The State of Qatar reiterated its strong condemnation and denunciation of the Israeli occupation forces and extremist settlers who stormed the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque days ago, assaulting defenseless worshippers, arresting them, and obstructing their performance of their religious rites, stressing that this is a flagrant violation of international law, international humanitarian law, international human rights law, and international legitimacy. This came in the statement of the State of Qatar made by HE Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the United Nations Ambassador Sheikha Alya Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani at the meeting of the UN Security Council on the "Situation in the Middle East, Including the Palestinian Question."


Qatar Affirms Commitment to Promote, Protect Elderly Rights

New York - Information Office - April 12 The State of Qatar has affirmed its commitment to continue its tireless efforts to promote and protect elderly rights and work to remove all obstacles that could prevent them from living in dignity and well-being in the shadow of their families and society, in addition to ensuring their participation in the construction and development process at all levels. This came in the statement of the State of Qatar made by the Director of the Family Affairs Department at the Ministry of Social Development and Family Najat Daham Al-Abdullah during the 12th session of the United Nations Open-ended Working Group on Ageing.


General Assembly Welcomes Qatar's Hosting of 2022 FIFA World Cup

New York / Information Office / April 09 The United Nations General Assembly welcomed in a consensus resolution adopted today the State of Qatar's hosting of the FIFA World Cup 2022. The resolution welcomed the unique dimension of the 2022 World Cup, which is organized by the international football association (FIFA) in the State of Qatar for the first time in the Middle East. The General Assembly adopted its resolution under the title "The 2022 World Cup organized by FIFA in Qatar". The resolution was submitted by the State of Qatar and sponsored by 106 countries, under the item "Sport for Peace and Development; Building a Peaceful and Better World Through Sport and the Olympic Ideal".