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Qatar: Director of the Human Rights Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: The Doha Work Program is a good plan to invest in people and eradicate poverty

His Excellency Dr. Turki bin Abdullah Al Mahmoud, Director of the Human Rights Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, affirmed that the Doha Work Program /2022-2031/ represents a good plan for the least developed countries, as it includes key criteria, the most important of which are investment in people, poverty eradication and capacity building without discrimination, especially for For the most vulnerable elements such as women, the elderly and people with disabilities.


His Excellency added, in the session on generalizing the right to development through the Doha Work Programme, that the second criterion in the Doha Work Program is to take advantage of new technology in order to improve infrastructure in the least developed countries, while the third criterion is to support structural transformation to make it an engine of prosperity in least developed countries.

He pointed out that the promotion of international trade for the least developed countries and the integration of regional interaction is one of the main factors or criteria for the Doha Work Program towards facing modern challenges and threats, such as the Corona pandemic, and the repercussions of climate change, and therefore these countries must be ready to face future challenges, stressing the need Mobilizing global solidarity for the implementation of the Doha Work Program to help the least developed countries graduate and transition to the list of medium developed countries.

HE Dr. Turki also stressed the importance of providing global community protection for the least developed countries, enabling them to access quality education, acquire the necessary skills, achieve the principle of gender equality, empower women and youth to lead economic growth, improve health, build sustainable peace and achieve sustainable development, pointing to the need to benefit From technology to empower societies in the least developed countries, as well as increasing the number of scholarships and places for education and training, and supporting access to the Internet, electricity and a healthy life, so we need an appropriate and good implementation of the Doha Work Program, and good follow-up and supervision mechanisms at the national, regional and global levels.

His Excellency the Director of the Human Rights Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs called on the United Nations entities to support the implementation of the Doha Work Program effectively, and to conduct annual reviews of the progress achieved in implementing the program, to facilitate any challenges that may arise, as well as to add any amendments that may be required to such programmes, as well as The High Representative called on the least developed countries to participate strongly in this process and to support the global review of the Doha Work Program and its implementation at the national level, stressing that good results of the program cannot be achieved without strong commitments from the least developed countries, and the strong involvement and participation of the international community.

For their part, the speakers at the session highlighted the importance of mainstreaming the right to development in the implementation of the Doha Work Program for the Least Developed Countries, which would ensure that the implementation process is inclusive and participatory by taking into account the needs and rights of all people, including those in a situation of weak and ensuring that their voices and perspectives are heard and taken into account in the design and implementation of development projects. They also focused on the need to strengthen the resilience of least developed countries in the context of epidemics, conflicts and climate change.

In the session, the speakers discussed how the implementation of the Doha Work Program contributes to the enjoyment of all human rights by all in the least developed countries. They also reviewed the experiences of their countries and the organizations they represent in facing the challenges facing their societies and the success stories in them, stressing that development is one of the most urgent necessities of human rights. It is a comprehensive economic, social, cultural and political process.

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