New York/Information Office/ 07 November 2015/ The State of Qatar welcomed the UN Social, Humanitarian and Cultural - Third Committee adoption of the draft resolution entitled: 13th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice. The Third Committee, at the recommendation of the UN Economic and Social Council, adopted the draft resolution and renewed ratification of the Doha Declaration, adopted at the 13th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice. HE Qatar's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Sheikha Alya Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani said that the State of Qatar is pleased to join consensus of the draft resolution "13th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice". She expressed hope that the resolution would contribute to move forward to establish the rule of law and sustainable development, and to address transnational crime. HE the Ambassador underlined that Qatar hosting of the conference was part of bearing international responsibilities, and stemmed from its awareness of the importance of criminal justice and the establishment of safe national communities and an international society governed by the rule of law and the principles of freedom and justice. She welcomed the Committee's call on governments to consider the Doha Declaration in the development of legislation and political guidance, and to make every effort to implement the principles included in that declaration, according to the objectives and principles of the UN Charter, which provides for integrating crime prevention and criminal justice into the wider United Nations agenda to address social and economic challenges and to promote the rule of law at the national and international levels, and public participation.