The United Nations General Assembly unanimously elected HE Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to UN Sheikha Alya Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani, to lead the Sixth Committee as Chairperson of the Legal Committee of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly, which will kick off on Sep. 14 of 2021.
In a statement, HE Qatar’s Representative to UN expressed the State of Qatar’s appreciation and gratitude to the member states for unanimously electing Her Excellency to chair the Sixth Committee of the UN General Assembly’s 76th session, and she thanked the member states of Asia and the Pacific Group (APG) for recommending the candidacy of the State of Qatar to chair the Sixth Committee, as well as all the geographical groups for their support for the State of Qatar’s candidacy for this significant position.
She stressed that the State of Qatar was keen to run for the chairpersonship of the General Assembly’s Legal Committee, given that it is the main forum concerned with legal issues, in addition to the country’s firm belief in the rule of law, commitment to international law and its critical role in stabilizing and strengthening international relations, and achieving the goals of the United Nations, whose charter formed the legal basis for the work of the international organization.
Her Excellency affirmed that she will work closely with the President of the General Assembly and his office, as well as all the member states, cooperatively and coordinatively on all matters related to the work of the Committee, and will do her best to ensure that work is within the contexts adopted in this Committee that is highly significant to the international community.
She also pledged to build on what was previously achieved in the work of the Sixth Committee, and to consult and coordinate with HE Chairperson and Bureau of the Sixth Committee for the Assembly’s 76th session, in a way that achieves the goals of the Sixth Committee’s member states, expressing her anticipation to work and cooperate with General Assembly’s President and Bureau’s members, to accomplish the tasks assigned to the Assembly’s 76th session.
In accordance with the contexts established on the agenda of the General Assembly’s committees, the Arab Republic of Egypt, Lithuania and Spain were elected as Vice-Chairpersons of the Sixth Committee, and Costa Rica was elected as Rapporteur for the Committee.
The Legal Committee (Sixth Committee) is UN’s main committee that is concerned with international law and presented with draft international treaties and agreements, in addition to issues of great importance to the international community, including measures to combat terrorism, the rule of law, and other topics that represent a priority for the international community.
Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs