The State of Qatar Affirms Adoption of International and Regional Initiatives to Provide Quality Education to Millions of Children

The State of Qatar has affirmed that its keenness in education is not limited to the provision of this right to its citizens and residents on its territory, but also it adopted international and regional initiatives aimed at providing quality education for millions of children who have been deprived of this right due to poverty, armed conflict, insecurity, disasters and discrimination.

This came in a statement by HE the Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the United Nations Office in Geneva Ambassador Ali Khalfan Al Mansouri at the opening of the side event organized on the sidelines of the 40th session of the Human Rights Council on the issue ""Education in the 2030 agenda - No one left behind: children with disabilities, girls, forcibly displaced children and minorities".

As part of Qatar's keenness in education, HE referred to the Protect Education in Insecurity and Conflict (PEIC) Programme, which is a founding member of the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA), and the Educate A Child programme, which succeeded as an unprecedented initiative to enroll 10 million children in school through the implementation of more than 65 projects in 50 countries, in partnership with 82 global partners.

This year, HE the Ambassador said, marks the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, which is the most widely ratified human rights treaty, and which states that the right to education is among the basic rights of the child, pointing out that this anniversary represents a valuable opportunity for all parties to exert further efforts to provide and protect this right.

HE also stressed that access to quality education is an essential foundation for achieving sustainable development, and is the real gateway to the enjoyment of all other rights, underlying the importance of working together to implement the fourth goal of the sustainable development, namely ensuring the provision of quality, equitable and comprehensive education for all, as well as all other relevant goals.

HE the Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar said that the goal of education for all cannot be achieved without the full recognition and realization of the right to education for all children without discrimination through concerted international and national efforts to overcome obstacles and promote and support good practices which are one of the main goals of this high-level event.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs