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Qatar Stresses Pivotal Role of Education to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals

New York - Information Office - October 12 The State of Qatar has emphasized the pivotal role of education as one of the critical enabling elements to achieve the sustainable development goals. This came in the statement of the State of Qatar made by the Third Secretary of the Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar to the United Nations Sheikh Abdulrahman bin Abdulaziz Al-Thani, in the joint discussions of the United Nations General Assembly on the items concerned with the "integrated and coordinated implementation and follow-up of the outcomes of the major conferences and summits it holds in the economic, social and related fields", and "Follow-up to the outcome of the Millennium Summit", and "Strengthening the United Nations system".


Qatar Affirms Relentless Efforts to Protect and Promote Children's Rights

New York / Information Office / October 11 The State of Qatar affirmed that it will spare no effort to protect and promote children's rights, noting that its made great strides over the past decades in this regard by adopting many measures at the legislative and executive levels in many areas and sectors, within the implementation of Qatar National Vision 2030, which is consistent with its obligations with the Convention on the Rights of the Child and its Optional Protocols. This came in the State of Qatar's statement made by the Third Secretary of the Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar to the United Nations, Sheikha Al Maha Mubarak Al-Thani, before the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) of the United Nations General Assembly on the item "Promoting and Protecting Children's Rights."


Qatar Chairs Session of UN General Assembly Second Committee

Doha / Information Office / October 08 The State of Qatar chaired a session for the Economic and Financial Committee (Second Committee) of the General Assembly at its seventy-seventh session. The State of Qatar was represented by Third Secretary of the Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar to the United Nations Sheikh Abdulrahman bin Abdulaziz Al-Thani. The State of Qatar had been elected as Vice-Chair of the Second Committee for the Asian and Pacific Group of States. The Second Committee deals with issues relating to economic growth and development such as macroeconomic policy questions; financing for development; sustainable development; globalization and interdependence; eradication of poverty; operational activities for development; agriculture development, food security and nutrition; information and communications technologies for development; and implementation of the New Urban Agenda.


The State of Qatar Reiterates Commitment to Partnership with International Community on Sustainable Development Agenda

New York / Information Office / October 07 The State of Qatar stressed its commitment to partnering with the international community to respond to challenges, and its commitment to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The country warned from the challenges facing agenda, which were exacerbated by the COVID-1 pandemic, as well as the climate change emergency, conflicts, and crises related to food, energy, and financing. This came in the statement of the State of Qatar made by member of the State of Qatar delegation participating in 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly Wassaya bint Abdullah Al Dhaidah before the Economic and Financial (Second) Committee of the General Assembly on macroeconomic policy and following up on the implementation of resolutions of international conferences on financing development.


Qatar Affirms that Advancement of Women is Priority of Its Policy

New York / Information Office / October 07 The State of Qatar affirmed that advancement of women is a priority of its policy, based on its firm belief in the importance of promoting human rights, enhancing her equal participation in the country’s sustainable development efforts, in line with Qatar National Vision 2030. This came in the statement of the State of Qatar delivered by Third Secretary of Qatar's Permanent Mission to the United Nations Sheikha Al Maha bint Mubarak Al-Thani, before the General Debate of the Third Committee of the 77th Session of the General Assembly on the item Advancement of Women.


Qatar Renews Commitment to Work with UN in Counterterrorism

New York / Information Office / October 05 The State of Qatar has renewed its commitment to continue cooperation with the United Nations bodies concerned with combating terrorism, affirming its absolute condemnation of all acts of terrorism whenever and wherever they are committed and regardless of their motives and justifications, including the use of terrorist methods with racial, ethnic or ideological motives. This came in the statement of the State of Qatar delivered by the Second Secretary of the Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar to the United Nations Ali Ahmad Almansouri, before the 77th United Nations General Assembly Sixth Committees (Legal) general discussions on measures to eliminate international terrorism.


Qatar Renews Commitment to Actively Contribute to International Efforts to Achieve Sustainable Development

New York - Information Office - October 04 The State of Qatar renewed its commitment to effectively contributes to the international efforts aimed at achieving comprehensive and sustainable development, noting its keenness on adopting an approach based on the protection and promotion of human rights for all segments of the society without discrimination during its development process. This came in the statement of the State of Qatar delivered by Third Secretary of Qatar's Permanent Mission to the United Nations Sheikha Al Maha bint Mubarak Al-Thani, before the general debate of the UN General Assembly Third Committee on the item "Social Development".


Qatar Reaffirms Keenness to Live Up to Joint Responsibility, Multi-Lateral Action

New York / Information Office / October 04 The State of Qatar has reaffirmed its keenness to live up to the principles of joint responsibility and multi-lateral action, pointing to its contributions and initiatives at the international level that made a positive impact on the life of millions of people worldwide. This came in the statement of the State of Qatar recited by the Third Secretary of the Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar to the United Nations Sheikh Abdulrahman bin Abdulaziz Al-Thani before the general debate in the Economic and Financial Committee (Second Committee) of UN General Assembly at its 77th session on the second item of "Transforming political commitments into actions for sustainable recovery - rebuilding a sustainable future for all".


Paraguay Awards HE Sheikha Alia Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani National Order of Merit

New York – Information Office - October 03 The Republic of Paraguay has awarded HE the Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the United Nations Sheikha Alia Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani the National Order of Merit Don Jose Falcon in recognition of Qatar's contribution to Paraguay's access to COVID-19 vaccines during the worst phase of the global health crisis. HE Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Paraguay Julio Cesar Arriola Ramirez presented the order to HE Sheikha Alia Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani during a ceremony at the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Paraguay to the United Nations in New York.


Qatar's Permanent Mission Hosts Event on Combating Child Trafficking in Sports

New York – Information Office - September 29 The Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar to the United Nations, in partnership with the missions of Gabon and Monaco, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and Mission 89, hosted an event on the sidelines of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly, on combating child trafficking in sports, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, which was held under the title "Time to Stand Against Child Trafficking in Sport, Role of Technology and Support to Tackle Exploitation and Human Trafficking in Sport". HE Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the United Nations Sheikha Alia Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani affirmed in a speech before the event that human trafficking is a source of great concern to the State of Qatar, noting that trafficking in migrant athletes, usually teenagers, is an alarming development.