New York/ Information Office/ 16 October 2015/ The State of Qatar confirmed that Israel's continuing violations of international law and international human rights law through its repressive practices and discriminatory policies in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and Gaza particularly damage the various sectors and contribute to undermining the peace, stability and sustainable development. The State of Qatar urged Israel to strictly comply strictly with its obligations under international law, including international humanitarian law, stressing the sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem and the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources. This came in a statement of the State of Qatar delivered by the Third Secretary of the Permanent Mission of Qatar to the UN, Ahmed bin Saif Al Kuwari, during the general debate of the 70th session of the Economic and Financial Committee (Second Committee) in New York. Al Kuwari said the State of Qatar will spare no effort to continue to work hard with the international community to deal with collective challenges and achieve development, peace and prosperity for all the peoples of the world. He stressed Qatar's continuous keenness to achieve the three pillars of sustainable economic, social and environmental development, noting that the Constitution of the State of Qatar and national legislation have attached great importance to issues related to economic growth, social development, preservation of the environment, and women's empowerment as a fundamental pillar of development . He pointed out that Qatar National Vision 2030, aims to transform the State of Qatar by 2030, into an advanced country capable of achieving sustainable development. He stressed the important role of trade as an instrument for strong growth and development, and how it creates a favorable economic environment, pointing to the establishment of a multilateral, open, non-discriminatory and equitable trading system to be an integral part of this environment. He referred to report of the Secretary-General (A/69/179) on "International trade and development," noting that the Doha Round launched in 2001 represents a unique opportunity to promote openness and fairness in the system with the rebalancing of rules and standards for development. He recalled that the ongoing stalemate in the implementation of Doha Round of trade negotiations still pose a significant threat to the system of multilateral trade negotiations, and the ability to achieve development goals. He called for the importance of concluding the Doha Round of multilateral trade negotiations at the earliest soon as possible and the need to give it a developmental real content.