As an affirmation of the consistent approach and interest in rights and freedoms, especially the rights of children, women, and persons with disabilities, Qatar has ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and its protocols and has been keen to put into practice the basic principles and provisions of the convention and its protocols. It has joined other conventions that provide greater protection for children and the environment in which they grow up in, including the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) under Decree No. (28) of 2008, the UN Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime of 2000 (UNTOC) under Decree No. (10) of 2009, and the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) under Decree No. (28) of 2009.
The State of Qatar attaches great importance to ensure complementarity between national laws and international instruments, especially in consolidating the principle of the rule of law at the national and international levels; from this standpoint, it has been keen to strengthen the efforts of national institutions concerned with the rule of law, based on international standards and norms, and increase societal awareness of this principle, as it is a key factor for achieving equality and justice among all (citizens and residents) and promoting good governance.
As part of Qatar’s international efforts to support Sustainable Development Goal 16 to “promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels,” it made a distinguished partnership with the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict to establish its Analysis and Communication Center in Doha, especially since the principle of the rule of law is the main pillar for the success of international efforts in achieving the goals and objectives for which the UN was established, which is the main criterion for adherence to the UN Charter.
In order to build effective, accountable, and inclusive institutions at all levels, the State of Qatar, represented by the Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Centre (ROLACC), which was established in Doha in cooperation with the UN in 2012, contributes to promoting the principle of the rule of law and combating corruption at the regional level, by holding seminars, workshops, and academic programs for specialists from the countries of the region.
The State of Qatar, out of keenness to strengthen its strategic partnership with the UN and support its efforts in maintaining international peace and security, joined the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) in 1989, thus renewing its commitment to work with the international community for the complete elimination of nuclear weapons and the achievement of regional and international peace and security. It affirmed the importance of strict and complete adherence to all undertakings and the implementation of legal obligations arising from international agreements in the field of nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation.
Qatar has always stressed in many international and regional forums the importance of developing peaceful nuclear energy programs in a responsible manner while adhering to comprehensive safeguards measures in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to ensure the highest standards of safety and security in a world where nuclear proliferation is a source of great concern and threatens the future of upcoming generations. It repeatedly stressed the need to free the Middle East from nuclear weapons and weapons of mass destruction to achieve the desired stability, regionally and internationally. (MORE)
Source: Qatar News Agency