Qatar will continue to support UN in facing challenges: Amir Sep 22, 2020 0 3582 12345 QNANew YorkHis Highness the Amir of State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has reiterated Qatar’s firm support to the United Nations (UN) to face the common global challenges and achieve its desired goals.This came as HH the Amir participated in the High-Level Meeting of the General Assembly to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the United Nations that was held via video conference at the UN headquarters in New York on Monday.“I reiterate Qatar’s commitment to work with the United Nations, pursue its support for it and promote partnership with its agencies to enable it to face the common global challenges and achieve its desired goals,” HH the Amir said.“I would like to thank His Excellency the President of the General Assembly for convening this important meeting to commemorate the seventy-fifth anniversary of the UN. I also express our deep appreciation for the efforts exerted during the last months to make this meeting come out with the declaration of world leaders, which is a historic document reflecting the consensus of the international community to crystallise a unified stance vis -a -vis the common challenges and to achieve the lofty goals of the United Nations in the field of peace, security, development and human rights as the basic pillars on which our organisation was founded,” HH the Amir added.HH the Amir said HE Sheikha Alya bint Ahmed bin Saif Al Thani, Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar, is assigned to take charge of the task of facilitating negotiations on the content of this declaration, in partnership with the Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Sweden.“The founding of the UN has represented a great hope for mankind in the aftermath of the disasters of the Second World War, by drawing conclusions from it and from the absence of a global framework of relations among nations that don’t accept wars as a means of settling disputes, and agreed upon binding principles that allow a collective confrontation against genocides.”HH the Amir said the UN was founded on a hypothesis of an existing humanity that binds “us together, and a common perception of the rights of the human being and his dignity, thus constituting a turning point in international relations”.HH the Amir said, “The UN has made a great stride in achieving the goals agreed upon by the international community, and has been able over the past decades to make many contributions for the advancement of humanity, saving millions of people and changing their lives for the better, through its various institutions and organisations, which are no longer conceivable to imagine our contemporary world without them.”“But it is still falling short of finding the necessary mechanisms to impose its principles on its members, while the right of might still outweighs the might of right in different regions of the world and in different areas of our life,” HH the Amir pointed out.“Today, as we are on the threshold of the third decade of the current century, and despite these appreciated efforts, the world is still facing emerging and unprecedented challenges in various aspects, foremost of which are the exacerbation of regional and international flash points of tension, disarmament problematic issues, environmental issues, sustainable development, terrorism and other global challenges.”HH the Amir said among the most serious challenges that have encountered the international community since the founding of the United Nations is the issue of collectively addressing the threat of epidemics.“The confrontation of the COVID-19 pandemic and its dangerous negative repercussions on lives, public health and countries’ economies is supposed to remind us that the people on earth are tantamount to one family facing a common destiny, and that cooperation and joint action are inevitable to address global challenges,” HH the Amir added.“Our meeting today constitutes an important opportunity to renew the commitment of the international community to the letter and spirit of the United Nations Charter, and that it will continue to be a beacon for our international action, and a stepping stone for us to strengthen international cooperation to achieve its lofty goals,” HH the Amir said.“This entails a serious evaluation and review of the international multilateral action and necessitates hard work to overcome the obstacles that hinder our joint efforts, to achieve a comprehensive reform, especially the issue of representation of the world’s people in the UN Security Council, as well as the mechanisms of implementing its resolutions, avoidance of double standards in implementation, and review of internal regulations that correlate common security issues with the positions of each of the five major states.”HH the Amir said, “In this context, we reaffirm Qatar’s steadfast position in supporting and embodying the principles and objectives of the United Nations charter.”“We stress the need to implement the political declaration adopted today by promoting multilateralism and preventive diplomacy, respecting the sovereignty of states and dealing with them on an equal footing, addressing resolutely the use of force in international relations, finding solutions to protracted crises and conflicts based on international law and decisions of the international legitimacy, respecting the rule of law on the national and international levels, activating the role of women and youth in all fields, using the scientific progress in proper and legitimate manner, implementing international declarations and accords and achieving the goals of the United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda 2030,” HH the Amir said. 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