Doha, 04 March 2023 (QNA)
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of State of Qatar, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani and UN Secretary General, António Guterres inaugurate purposefull United Nations House building this evening in Lusail City, State of Qatar.
UN House will accommodate various regional UN agencies presently based in Qatar and any other in future under one roof. Among these presently Doha based are World Health Organization (WHO); United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF); United Nations Education, Sciences and Culture Organisation (UNESCO); Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR); United Nations Office of Counter Terrorism (UNOTC); International Labour Organisation (ILO); International Organisation for Migration (IOM), and Office of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict (SRSG CAAC),
The House will function as a platform for all UN agencies to work more closely with Qatar while facilitating increased cooperation between the country and UN agencies.
In 2018, an agreement was signed by Qatar and the UN regarding the establishment of the UN House in Qatar.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman AlThani, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Qatar in his inauguration speech said that the United Nations House makes Doha a place and a platform for dialogue and a positive step for cooperation between Qatar and the UN.
‘We look forward to the United Nations House being a successful model for laying the foundation for action and dialogue’, he said, adding that Qatar’s goal will remain for Doha to be a Centre for multilateral action and a platform for dialogue.
Through their projects and initiatives, these offices will empower, develop and enhance the capabilities of the region through training opportunities, projects and seminars while providing expertise and technical assistance in their fields of specialization.
Qatar shows us every day that wise governance and the perfect balance of power that they attain are not really correlated to size of the country or geopolitics. All the respect Qatar.