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Qatar announces UN Human Rights Council candidacy 2025-2027


Doha, 9 February 2024(TDI): Qatar hosted a reception to announce its candidacy for participation in the UN Human Rights Council.

According to recent reports, the Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar to the United Nations hosted a reception to officially announce Qatar’s candidature for participation in the United Nations Human Rights Council for the term 2025-2027.

The announcement was made in preparation for the forthcoming October 2024 elections.

During the opening remarks as Qatar announces its UN Human Rights Council candidacy, Sheikha Alya Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani, the Permanent Representative of Qatar to the UN, stressed that her country has emerged as an example in the region for upholding and advancing human rights in every sphere.

Qatar’s initiatives to resolve conflicts and stand for and encourage women, girls, youth, and people with disabilities are evident.

Additionally, the country implements policies aimed at advancement and providing humanitarian assistance.

Enhancing International Humanitarian Efforts

In this regard, Qatar recently conducted a three-day conference of the Technical Working Group Concerned with the Development of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Trust and Accountability Standards System in Doha.

The Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) convened the meeting, bringing together world leaders and humanitarian experts.

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Additionally, in this context, President of QRCS Yousef bin Ali Al Khater stated that today’s conference about Qatar’s candidacy for 2025-2027 marks an important step toward enhancing international humanitarian efforts.

He emphasized that the new guidelines being developed will improve connections and collaboration among national societies, enabling them to provide optimal support to those in need worldwide.

Empowering Women and Promoting Human Rights

Furthermore, Sheikha Hanouf Al-Thani, the director of the International Organizations Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, emphasized Qatar’s involvement in empowering women under the wise leadership of Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani.

This has led to significant engagement in the security, political, and financial sectors.

As well as in the diplomatic corps, shura council, and senior governance and judiciary posts.

Position as a Global Leader

According to reports, Mashael bint Mana Al Hajri, the assistant director of the Human Rights Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, emphasized Qatar’s full dedication to freely fulfilling its pledges and agreements.

Moreover, this commitment entails advancing the development of national legislation and aligning it with the principles of international human rights law.

In addition, Qatar concluded by expressing satisfaction with its human rights protection outcomes, positioning itself as a leader in the Middle East and globally.

Aqsa Bibi
Aqsa Bibi
Aqsa Bibi is a dedicated undergraduate student pursuing a Bachelor of Science in International Relations at the National University of Modern Languages (NUML) Multan. In addition to her academic interests, she is passionate about understanding global dynamics. She has worked with various organizations sponsored by the US Embassy Islamabad. Her commitment to the field and determination to contribute significantly to international relations is evident in her involvement in initiatives. The writer can be reached at kaqsa064@gmail.com

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