The State of Qatar affirmed that the Global Program for the Implementation of the Doha Declaration was able to make a clear impact in the areas of crime prevention, criminal justice and has supported the implementation of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
In his speech to the high-level event taking place on the sidelines of 14th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in Kyoto, titled “Strengthening the rule of law and justice”: the creative implementation of the global program for the implementation of the Doha Declaration towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals(SDG), HE Advisor to HE the Minister of Interior Major General Dr Abdullah Yusuf Al Mal stated that the global program supported the achievement of the goals of the sustainable development plan. It also implemented policies and programs that support socio-economic development and adopted transparent, credible and resilient institutions, given the great link between the rule of law and sustainable development.
HE added that based on the long-term view of HH the Amir, and the State of Qatar’s belief in pluralism, international cooperation and solidarity and in order to build on the achievements of the 13th Crime Prevention Conference held in Doha in April 2015, the State of Qatar launched, in 2016, the Global Program for the Implementation of the Doha Declaration, in cooperation with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), with the aim of transforming the political pledges in the Doha Declaration into projects on the ground.
His Excellency reviewed a number of features of the global program of the Doha Declaration, including that it is the largest program implemented by UNODC and funded by one country, and it is the first time in the history of crime prevention conferences that a political declaration of a conference became the basis for a practical program to assist countries, especially the developing ones, to address the challenges posed by organized crime, corruption, drugs and terrorism through four pillars: education, sports, judicial integrity and the rehabilitation of prisoners.
He pointed out that the activities of the global program have reached two and a half million people in more than 190 countries. More than 1.4 million students have benefited from the educational materials of the program, 170 thousand people have benefited from capacity building activities and that the Global Judicial Integrity Network was launched in April 2018 as part of the program’s activities.
HE Major General Dr Abdullah Yusuf Al Mal concluded that the State of Qatar is proud of the achievements of the Global Program for the Implementation of the Doha Declaration and encourages member states to consider this program as a model in their future support for the UNODC in accordance with the Kyoto Declaration.
Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs