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Qatar renews its commitment to continue cooperation with the United Nations agencies concerned with combating terrorism

The State of Qatar has renewed its commitment to continue cooperating with the United Nations agencies concerned with combating terrorism, and its condemnation of all acts of terrorism, regardless of their motives, justifications and place of perpetration. This came in the statement of the State of Qatar delivered by Mr. Abdullah Mahdi Al-Yami, First Secretary of the Human Rights Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, during an interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights while combating terrorism, within the framework of the fifty-second session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva.

Al-Yami stressed that the phenomena of terrorism and violent extremism constitute a major threat to international peace and security, human rights, and the achievement of the goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. He stressed the need for policies and measures taken to prevent and combat the two phenomena not to undermine human rights and the rule of law, and to comply with international standards and laws and be consistent with the pillars The four global counter-terrorism strategy.

He pointed out that the State of Qatar continues to update its anti-terrorism legislation and policies, the latest of which is Law No. (20) of 2019 issuing the Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Law, in line with international standards and keeping pace with developments related to harnessing modern technology to eliminate terrorism and extremism.

He considered the State of Qatar’s hosting of the International Center for Behavioral Insights to Combat Terrorism, affiliated to the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism, and the Office on Parliamentary Participation in Preventing and Combating Terrorism, as one of the pioneering projects within the framework of the strategic partnership between the State of Qatar and the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism. Mr. Abdullah Mahdi Al-Yami stressed that the support provided by the State of Qatar has enabled the implementation of many initiatives and programs to prevent the use of modern and emerging technologies for terrorist purposes, including the United Nations Program to Combat Terrorist Travel, and the global program on autonomous and remotely operated systems to enhance the capabilities of countries to confront related threats. with unmanned aerial systems to combat terrorism.

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