Qatar puts family at forefront of poverty battle

Families play a key role in social development, and Qatar is working on platforms aimed at helping families succeed, Qatar's representative to the United Nations said recently.

Al Thani spoke during a seminar titled "Combating poverty: the case of investment in programs and policies, family-oriented.” Developed by Qatar’s permanent UN delegation and the Doha International Institute for Family, the seminar was held on the sidelines of the 55the session of UN Committee for Social Development. Qatar is deputy chair of the committee.

Al Thani stressed the need to recognize the importance of the family in working toward sustainable development goals, such as Qatar’s National Vision 2030. She also said Qatar played a leading role by in the development of the UN’s "International Year of the Family" resolution.

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