Qatar affirms its commitment to actively contribute to international efforts to achieve comprehensive and sustainable development
Qatar reiterated its commitment to actively contribute to international efforts to achieve comprehensive and sustainable development, stressing that it has not failed to support the efforts of many countries and international organizations to address the global health crisis.
HE the Permanent Representative of Qatar to United Nations Ambassador Sheikha Alya Ahmed bin Saif al-Thani in a statement during the General Discussions of the Third Committee of the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly said that Qatar was keen to take the necessary measures to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic, from a respectful perspective, promotes the human rights of the citizens and residents of Qatar, focusing on the groups most affected by the pandemic and its consequences, especially the elderly, women, children and people with disabilities.
He distinguished the category of migrant workers, as the necessary precautions were taken to protect them by providing vaccines, occupational safety and health conditions and establishing control and accountability systems for employers.
He also pointed out that Qatar is now ranked second in the world in terms of the percentage of the population that has received a dose of the Covid-19 vaccination and fifth in the world in terms of the proportion of the population that has been fully vaccinated.
He noted in his response, his respect for the special needs of women, to protect them and ensure their effective and safe participation in response efforts, referring to the decision of the part-time system in government institutions recently approved by the Council of ministers, which would empower women workers by giving them more flexibility in work to achieve a balance between work and family responsibilities.
The statement underscored Qatar’s emphasis on the importance of supporting the draft resolution submitted under the social development item on “preparations for the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the International Year of the Family in 2024” , on which the State of Qatar is facilitating consultations on behalf of the Group of 77 and China.
The statement by the State of Qatar also underlined the importance of the implementation of General Assembly resolution 75/275 presented by Qatar, entitled “International Day of Women Judges”, expressing the aspiration of the ‘State to relaunch the first International Day of Women Judges on March 10, 2022, which would help promote the full participation of women on an equal basis with men at all levels of the judiciary.
On this occasion, the declaration called on member states to support the draft resolution submitted by Qatar, Brazil and Spain under social development on “addressing the challenges faced by people with rare diseases and their families. “.
In 2020, Qatar provided more than $ 140 million, which was allocated to help build capacity to respond to the pandemic and its effects, find and develop vaccines and ensure equitable access to them, by especially in countries in urgent need of assistance.
The statement expressed Qatar’s aspiration to soon open the United Nations House in Doha, which will house the offices of many UN bodies and make it the capital of international multilateral action in the region, including an office of Unicef and an analysis and communication center of the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict.