Qatar's Permanent Representative Chairs General Debates of UN General Assembly Legal Committee

Qatar's Permanent Representative Chairs General Debates of UN General Assembly Legal Committee By Joel Johnson - October 07, 2021
HE Sheikha Alya Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani during the general debate

HE Sheikha Alya Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani during the general debate

HE Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the United Nations Ambassador Sheikha Alya Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani chaired the first session of the Sixth (Legal) Committee of the United Nations General Assembly, where Her Excellency opened the Committee's general debates of its 76th session.

Last June, the United Nations General Assembly unanimously elected HE Ambassador Sheikha Alia Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani to chair the Sixth Committee at its 76th session.

After her election, HE Sheikha Alya affirmed the State of Qatar's keenness to chair the Sixth (Legal) Committee of the General Assembly, as it is the main forum on legal issues, and the State's firm belief in the rule of law and commitment to international law and its critical role in stabilizing and strengthening international relations, and achieving the goals of the United Nations, which its charter formed the legal basis for the work of the international organization.

Her Excellency said that she will work closely with all Member States, in a spirit of cooperation and coordination in all matters relating to the work of the Committee, and will do her utmost to ensure that work is in accordance with the contexts adopted in this Committee, which is of great importance to the international community.

The Committee, which began adopting its program of work by consensus and discussing the item "Measures to Eliminate International Terrorism", is one of the main committees in the United Nations specialized in international law and draft international treaties and agreements are submitted to it, in addition to many issues of critical importance to the international community, including measures to combat terrorism, the rule of law, reports of the UN International Law Commission and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, and other topics that represent a priority for the international community.

The work of the Committee includes a large number of important issues and items for the international community to strengthen international law, as the Committee will continue its work until the end of next November. (QNA)

By Joel Johnson - October 07, 2021

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