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Qatar pledges $63 mn to United Nations in 2020

Qatar pledges $63 mn to United Nations in 2020

QNA
New York
Qatar has pledged $62.78 million in voluntary contributions to core resources of a number of United Nations (UN) agencies, departments and programmes in 2020, emphasising that the state attaches the utmost importance to strengthening its partnership with the UN system to meet common global challenges.
This came in a statement made by Permanent Representative of Qatar to the United Nations Ambassador HE Sheikha Alya Ahmed bin Saif al Thani at the United Nations Pledging Conference for Development Activities in New York.
The ambassador explained that contributions to core resources would be distributed to a range of UN offices, where $15 million would be allocated to the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism, $10 million to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), $8 million to UNRWA, $8 million to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and $5 million will go to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
UNICEF would be allocated $4 million, $1 million to the UN Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and $1 million to the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), $1 million to the UN Trust Fund for Resident Coordinator system, $5 million to Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict and $5 million to the Office of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth.
Other voluntary contributions would amount to $5 million for the digitisation of United Nations documents, as well as $250,000 to support the organisation of the International Symposium on Youth Participation in Mediation Processes in December 2020 to be held in Doha to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the establishment of the Youth Peace and Security Agenda and $30,000 would be allocated to the UN Voluntary Trust Fund on Combat Contemporary Forms of Slavery.
Sheikha Alya stressed that Qatar seeks to improve the ability of the UN to respond quickly and in a consistent manner to the millions of people in need in different parts of the world.
She reiterated Qatar’s keenness to support efforts to strengthen the UN’s development system to improve its capacity and efficiency to better serve the goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The ambassador pointed to Qatar’s announcement in 2018 to provide the UN support on its core resources totalling $500 million.
She said Qatar has become one of the largest partners supporting the UN in various fields.

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