Qatar stresses importance of child welfare during UN meeting in Geneva
The mission reiterated the country’s position that the international community must guarantee equal rights to human, social, economic and environmental development.
Noor Ibrahim Al Sada, second secretary of Qatar's permanent mission to the UN Office at Geneva, spoke during the annual Full-Day Meeting on the Rights of The Child and said the agenda of Qatar's 2030 sustainable development plan is an opportunity to strengthen human rights for all people.
Qatar has focused on children within its own borders. The country stressed the importance of the welfare of children in its first national strategic development vision, including education, health care and family welfare. The country was ranked first in the Arab region and fourth internationally in an education report released by the World Economic Forum.
Qatar has also focused on children outside its own borders. It has partnered with entities to support education and health care in developing countries. Qatar has also launched the Educate A Child initiative, which is part of Education Above All. The program provides basic education to millions of children that have suffered from poverty, conflicts, natural disasters and racism.