Vienna / Information Office / October 15
The State of Qatar affirmed its keenness to continue supporting the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and its various activities, with the aim of combating terrorism, organized crime, drug trafficking and corruption in the world.
This came during the meeting of the Qatari delegation participating in the tenth session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (COP10), headed by HE Advisor to HE the Minister of Interior Major General Dr. Abdullah Al-Mal, and the membership of HE Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dr. Ahmed bin Hassan Al Hammadi, HE the Ambassador of the State of Qatar and the Permanent Representative of Qatar to the United Nations and international organizations in Vienna Sultan bin Salmeen Al Mansouri, with the Director of the United Nations Office in Vienna on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Dr. Ghada Wali.
During the meeting, HE Major General Dr. Abdullah Al-Mal indicated that the State of Qatar has funded the global program for the implementation of the Doha Declaration, issued by the 13th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in 2015, which is the largest program offered by one country in the history of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, as the program has become a model for the support provided by countries to the United Nations office.
His Excellency added that this program has proven its effectiveness and vitality and has achieved the highest possible outcomes, to support the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, as the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic has not prevented the program from continuing its work.
His Excellency pointed out that the number of countries benefiting from the activities of the global program, according to the statistics of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, reached 186 countries, including 36.000 youth and 65.000 children.
His Excellency stressed that the program transformed the recommendations of the Doha Declaration into programs on the ground, especially within the education for justice pillar and the crime prevention for youth through sport.
For her part, UNODC Director confirmed that the office looks forward to continuing work and coordination with the State of Qatar during the next stage, in a way that strengthens the response to organized crime in all its forms, expressing her gratitude for the generous support provided by the State of Qatar to the United Nations and the Vienna office, especially with regard to the implementation of the global program of the Doha Declaration.