The UAE called on Member States of the UN to tackle the root causes of conflict-related sexual violence, including structural gender inequality and harmful social norms at the UN Security Council. The UAE submitted a written statement for the Council’s…"UAE: Prevention is Key to Combatting Conflict-Related Sexual Violence"
His Excellency Ahmed Abdul Rahman Al Jarman, Assistant Minister for Human Rights and International Law, Vice-Chairman of the National Human Rights Committee, chaired the committee’s third meeting in the presence of representatives of various entities to review the UAE’s efforts in strengthening and protecting human rights against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this context, His Excellency praised the role of UAE authorities in combating the pandemic and greatly reducing its spread. The committee…"The National Human Rights Committee Holds its 3rd Meeting"
The State of Qatar participated in the special meeting of the Arab Permanent Human Rights Committee of the General Secretariat of the Arab League, which was held today via video conference. The State of Qatar was represented in the meeting by HE the Acting Director of Department of Human Rights at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dr. Turki bin Abdullah Al Mahmoud. The meeting discussed the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the efforts of Arab countries…"Qatar Participates in Arab Permanent Human Rights Committee’s Meeting"
The UAE reaffirmed its support for the people of Lebanon during a virtual briefing on the humanitarian situation in the country in the wake of the tragic Beirut explosion on 4 August 2020. “Our hearts go out to the people of Lebanon,” Amiera Alhefeiti, Deputy Permanent Representative and Chargé d’Affaires of the UAE to the UN, said. “The resilience of the Lebanese people is legendary, but this is a clearly a moment when international support…"UAE Reaffirms Support for People of Lebanon"
The State of Qatar took part in the virtual briefing on the humanitarian situation in Lebanon, held via video by the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). HE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Sultan bin Saad Al Muraikhi represented the State of Qatar at the meeting. Addressing the meeting, HE Al Muraikhi conveyed heartfelt condolences to the government and people of Lebanon, and best wishes for the injured for a speedy…"Qatar Participates in Virtual Briefing on the Humanitarian Situation in Lebanon"
Beirut, Those responsible for the oversight of the ammonium nitrate believed to have sparked this week’s massive and deadly blast at a Beirut port should be placed under house arrest, the Lebanese Cabinet said on Wednesday. The most recent toll from the accident stands at 135 dead and about 5,000 others wounded, Lebanese broadcaster MTV quoted Health Minister Hamad Hassan as saying. Searches were ongoing for missing people, according to Deutsche press agency (dpa).…"House arrest demanded for port officials in wake of Beirut blast"