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Qatar supports UN efforts to boost rule of law.

Qatar has reiterated its commitment to provide all support to efforts to consolidate the rule of law and raise awareness of international law.

Addressing the UN Sixth Committee (Legal) on the agenda item (82) "United Nations Programme of Assistance in the Teaching, Study, Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of International Law", HE Sheikh Nasser bin Faisal al-Thani, member of Qatar's delegation to the 70th UN General Assembly, noted that the United Nations Programme of Assistance in the Teaching, Study, Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of International Law has effectively contributed to the promotion of international peace and security, and achieving the goals of the UN.

He highlighted the importance of the programme at national and international levels, noting that the programme has proved success in strengthening the rule of law.

He said that the programme represents an important aspect in the work of the United Nations in respect of the rule of law as it helped increase awareness of the international law, and promoted national cohesion with the international law. The audiovisual library provided great services to individuals and institutions, and thus laid the foundations needed to improve knowledge of international law.

Perhaps, the challenges facing the world confirm the growing need for the programme as it contributes to the promotion of compliance with international law, and the development of friendly relations, mutual respect and co-operation among nations, he added.

Sheikh Nasser underlined Qatar's commitment to support the rule of law at national and international levels, and its keenness to contribute to the consolidation of the international law.

He stressed Qatar's keenness to provide financial support for the programme in order to overcome the chronic financial difficulties, as well as its keenness to involve the largest number of Qataris in the programme courses in the framework of building legal capacity and raising awareness of the importance international law.

He cautioned that the abolition of regional courses for the programme due to lack of funding is a source of great concern to all states. He renewed support for the recommendations of the Advisory Committee on finance which demonstrated that donations alone will not be sufficient to meet the needs of the programme in light of the continuing financial difficulties.

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Publication:Gulf Times (Doha, Qatar)
Date:Oct 24, 2015
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