Doha: Director of the International Organisations Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs H E Ali bin Khalfan Al Mansouri said that the opening of the United Nations House in Doha on the sidelines of the 5th United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC5), which will be held in Doha from March 5 to 9, affirms the State of Qatar’s commitment to the United Nations, and its support for the efforts of international organizations to maintain international peace and security and promote and consolidate human rights.
Al Mansouri pointed out that the State of Qatar continues to make financial contributions to many UN bodies and entities, with the aim of supporting their projects in the fields of development, humanitarian and cultural aid, and others.
In a statement to Qatar News Agency (QNA), Director of the International Organisations Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stressed that the presence of the United Nations House in Qatar – which is the first in the region – will shed light on the State of Qatar’s cooperation with the United Nations, and its permanent efforts towards achieving common goals between the State and the specialized agencies of the organization.
Al Mansouri said that the UN House is a national initiative project that was established to achieve strategic goals, technically and politically, and was announced by Amir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani before the United Nations General Assembly.
He noted the importance of the project, which would enhance the State of Qatar’s efforts at the international multilateral level and as a reliable partner of the United Nations, pointing out that the UN House includes 12 UN offices with which agreements were signed during the past years.
These include regional offices covering the countries of the region, such as the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) office and the UN Human Rights Training and Documentation Centre for South-West Asia and the Arab Region. He added that coordination is underway to sign other agreements for UN offices and join them to the UN House.
Regarding the reflection of the programmes and initiatives of these offices on the region in particular and the world in general, the Director of the International Organisations Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs explained that these offices work in various fields and contribute through their projects and initiatives to empowering, developing and enhancing the capabilities of people in the region through training opportunities, projects and seminars, in addition to providing technical experiences and assistance to the countries of the region.
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