The State of Qatar has underlined that education is a key to development and its belief in the importance of investing in the development, protection and education of children has paid special attention to improving the quality of education, by giving everyone the opportunity to gain a distinguished education and gain experience.
This came in a statement issued by the State of Qatar, which was delivered by Maha Yousef Al Baker, member of the delegation of the State participating in the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly before the Second Committee on item (20) on sustainable development.
Ms. Al Baker said that the State of Qatar has been able to make many achievements in this field in cooperation with its partners in the international community, where in partnership with many partners, Education Above All has provided quality education to 10 million disadvantaged children in more than 50 countries around the world, including those affected by armed conflicts, poverty and natural disasters.
As part of Qatar’s efforts to meet its commitments to implement the 2030 Sustainable Development Plan, this year’s voluntary national review was also presented during the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, which gave a picture of the progress made by the State of Qatar in implementing the sustainable development goals discussed, including ensuring universal access to reliable, sustainable and affordable energy services, ensuring sustainable consumption and production patterns, and revitalizing the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development, she said..
Al Baker added that Qatar Nation Vision 2030 has identified key economic, social, human and environmental goals and has placed development at the center of its priorities. As part of its efforts to build an efficient and effective system to monitor and follow up the implementation of the goals of the 2030 Sustainable Development Plan, where the State has aligned the objectives and objectives of this Plan with the objectives of the Second National Development Strategy 2018-2022 of the State and has developed a monitoring and follow-up system.
At the same time, while the State of Qatar continued to make progress in implementing the goals of sustainable development and to make efforts to develop its human, economic and environmental capacities, it had intensified its efforts and measures to overcome the economic, social and humanitarian burdens resulting from the unjust blockade and unilateral and arbitrary in particular in contravention of the provisions of international law and contrary to the fundamental principles of the multilateral international system, she added.
She said that the 2030 Sustainable Development Plan is of exceptional importance and represents a comprehensive and far-reaching vision that focuses on people and leads to transformation and looks forward to sustainable development in its three dimensions, economic, social and environmental, taking into account the different capacities and levels of development of countries, and national policies and priorities.
She stressed that while countries were making vigorous efforts and taking ambitious action at the national level to meet the requirements of the 2030 Sustainable Development Plan and its ambitious goals, it was particularly important to complement this by strengthening the global partnership for sustainable development, especially in light of the pivotal role of international cooperation in this regard and of our goal of not losing anyone
She underscored the importance of revitalizing the role of the resident coordinator system as one of the most important elements of the United Nations development system restructuring and, therefore, the provision of finance was a crucial tool for success in that endeavor, stressing that the State of Qatar would not hesitate to support such endeavors, in line with its positions in support of United Nations organs.
Sustainable development can not be achieved without the establishment of peaceful, non-marginalized societies, as affirmed by the sixteenth goal of sustainable development. Accordingly, the State of Qatar has played a leading role in establishing the Global Alliance to report on progress in promoting societies that enjoy peace for all.
Concluding, Maha Yousef Al-Baker emphasized the important role of education in sustainable development, which plays a pivotal role in building a better and more sustainable future for present and future generations, capacity-building, skills development and promoting a culture of peace, tolerance and non-violence and the rejection of violence, noting the plan of sustainable development of attention to good, fair and comprehensive education for all.
Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs