Geneva/Information Office/ 02 March 2016/ The State of Qatar reiterated keenness to promote national development in all axes while enhancing international development cooperation. This came during a speech delivered by Qatar's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office at Geneva, HE Faisal bin Abdullah Al-Henzab, before the Annual High-Level Panel Discussion on Human Rights Mainstreaming at the 31st session of the UN Human Rights Council. HE Al-Henzab said we foresee with the start of the Council's second decade of action a new era coinciding with the implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, which we consider an important step towards a better world in which all peoples and individuals are equal in their right to live in dignity, development and prosperity. This agenda leads ultimately through its diverse objectives to one goal promoting and protecting human rights, especially if we look at development as a basic right and therefore sustainable development goals as an integral part of the obligations stipulated by human rights agreements, he went on saying. The Human Rights Council represents the spearhead in the efforts made in the implementation of this agenda, through supporting and urging Member States to fulfill their obligations in this regard, he added. The State of Qatar has made great strides towards the enforcement of the Millennium Development Goals as part of Qatar National Vision 2030 and its various institutional strategies, led by the National Development Strategy (2011-2016), which made big and concrete achievements, particularly in the areas of education, health care and raising the standard of living for individuals, placing Qatar in a leading position in the international human development indicators, the Qatari diplomat concluded.