Qatar Continues Efforts in Sports Investment to Promote Cooperation, Solidarity and Peace

New York, – The State of Qatar has reaffirmed to continue its efforts in the sports investment by creating an environment of understanding, in order to promote cooperation, solidarity and peace at the national, regional and international levels.

This came in a statement the State of Qatar, delivered by Afra Ghanem Al Saleh, a member of the Qatari delegation participating in the 71st session of the General Assembly of the United Nations before the Assembly, on the item plenary session (11) on “Sport for development and peace.” The statement pointed out that many General Assembly resolutions addressed the need for building a peaceful and better world through sport and the ideal Olympic as was also noted the importance of sport as a means to promote education, health, development and peace.

In this regard, the statement shed light on the experience of the State of Qatar, which firmly believes in the importance of the role of sport in promoting intercultural dialogue, peace and development.

It added that the Ministry of Youth and Sports in Qatar is working to deepen the health, education and the concepts of peace through the sports, by giving more care and attention to youth centres , sports clubs and federations. It also said that Qatar Olympic Committee organizes the Olympic program for school pupils which aims to deepen the culture of exercise for health promotion, creating an attractive environment for students and encourage them to do physical activities.

As part of the consolidation of the Qatar National Vision 2030, and to implement the vision of the state aimed to achieve an active and healthy society both physically and psychologically to develop individual capabilities, and enhance its interaction with the social environment, the State of Qatar has adopted a national sports day to be observed on the second Tuesday of the month of February each year, as from 2012, as a public holiday in the State of Qatar, in a pioneering and unique worldwide initiative, the statement added, noting that the aim of the move is devoted to community sports concepts, and expanding the base of popular participation in various sports activities.(

Source: Qatar News Agency