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 Meeting on Declaration of 13th UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

18/05/2017

 

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The Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar to the United Nations and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime held a meeting at UN headquarters in New York to brief Member States on the outcomes of the 13th UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, which was held in Doha in April, and to reaffirm the Doha Declaration as the final document of the Congress and a road map for the next five years until the 14th Congress is held in Tokyo in 2020. 

The meeting was attended by Major General Dr Abdullah Al Mal, head of the Qatari preparatory committee of 13th Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, and HE Director of Legal Affairs of the Foreign Ministry Dr Ahmed Al Hammadi, and HE Qatar's Ambassador to Austria Ali Khalfan Al Mansouri, and Executive Secretary of the 13 UN Congress Dimitri Vlassis. 

In her speech, HE Ambassador Sheikha Alya Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani, the Permanent Representative of Qatar to the United Nations, outlined the importance of the Doha Declaration as an instrument and a holistic and comprehensive approach to confront crime, violence, corruption and terrorism. 

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Her Excellency said that Qatar's hosting of the 13th UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice comes from its international responsibility about the importance of criminal justice and the establishment of safe national and international communities governed by the rule of law and the principles of freedom and justice. 

For his part, HE Major General Dr Abdullah Al Mal expressed his satisfaction over the adoption by the UN General Assembly to the outcomes of the 13th UN Congress in Doha, adding that the General Assembly's resolution represents a culmination to the hard work after several years of preparations to ensure that the 13th Congress attained the desired results.
He also briefed on the preparatory and organizational steps taken by the Qatari preparatory Committee, stressing that the congress was the largest and most diverse event in the world as it brought together governments, civil society, academia and experts in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice. 

He praised the wise leadership of Qatar led by HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, lauding the great cooperation extended by all Member States and the United Nations to the Qatari preparatory committee