QATAR STRESSES KEENNESS TO COOPERATE WITH HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

GENEVA, - Qatar has reaffirmed its keenness to cooperate with the various Human Rights Council mechanisms, to enable the country to carry out its mandate with transparency, objectivity, independence and integrity.

Ambassador Faisal Abdullah Al Henzab, Qatar's Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other International Organisations Office in Geneva, said this at the 32nd session of the Human Rights Council high level panel discussion, in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of the Human Rights Council.

Al Henzab said, the creation of this council a decade ago, was a historic turning point in the international community's efforts, to improve the situation of human rights and fundamental freedom.

He said that, the emergence of new forms of challenges today, such as, increase in the frequency of armed conflicts, acts of terrorism and extremism, had formed an unprecedented challenge for the council to respond to, apart from keeping pace with new developments.

He noted that, today, there was demand for the council to redouble its efforts in implementing the goals, for which it was established.

He stressed that, to succeed in this task, the council should move away from politicisation, selectivity and double standards, and adhere to the principles of transparency, objectivity and professionalism.

He also called for the strengthening of the council's role, in the implementation of the sustainable development goals, as well as, work effectively as a platform in exchanging experiences and best practices.

Source: Name News Network