Posted on June 29, 2019

There is a great progress in the implementation of projects related to Doha Declaration of the 13th Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (Doha 2015), said Major General Dr Abdullah Yousif Al Mal, Advisor to H E the Prime Minister and Interior Minister, who is also Chairman of the Follow-up Committee for the implementation of the World Program for the Doha Declaration yesterday.

John Brandolino, Director, Division for Treaty Affairs at United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has praised Qatar’s generous support for the World Program for the Implementation of the Doha Declaration which was adopted in 2015. The 9th Meeting of the Follow-up Committee on the Implementation of the Doha Declaration of the 13th Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (Doha 2015) discussed in Doha yesterday the projects on the themes of the Universal Declaration of Education for justice, the integrity of the judiciary, the rehabilitation of prisoners and the prevention of crime among young people through sport.

Major General Dr Abdullah Yousif Al Mal said in a statement after the meeting that the committee reviewed what has been achieved for the five continents around the world, specifically for the least developed countries, in addition to the results of the workshops, in view of the material resources provided for these four axes, as well as discussing what will be submitted to the 14th United Nations Conference on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, to be held in Kyoto, Japan, in April next year.

He stressed that the pace of implementation of the Doha Declaration projects is moving rapidly, in addition to adding several countries to the list of beneficiaries of the programme such as the State of Palestine, Kyrgyzstan and some South American countries, and currently Tunisia, Morocco and some of the least developed countries on the African continent. He said that the coordination meeting is held every three months between the Committee charged with following up the implementation of the Doha Declaration (on behalf of the State of Qatar), UNODC and it is concerned with the achievements made in implementing the Declaration with its four axes.

Brandolino  said that the meeting addressed the achievements of the World Program for the Implementation of the Doha Declaration, adopted in 2015 in more than 65 countries around the world, in the form of direct technical assistance in various areas such as sport, education, prisoner rehabilitation and judicial integrity. Brandolino noted Qatar’s generous support for the program, stressing that Qatari partners are outstanding, and these high-level meetings with Qatar reflect their commitment and the very good work they are performing with the agency.

The Third Secretary, Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar to the United Nations and international organizations in Vienna Sheikh Abdulrahman bin Nasser Al Thani, referred to the progress made in programs for prisoner rehabilitation and youth education in Bolivia, Colombia, Brazil, El Salvador and others. He also referred to the feedback from the judges towards the programs, which represent a major step towards the integrity of the judicial process, and to educate and establish ties between members of the judiciary in different countries to enhance communication and exchange of experiences.

source: QNA and The Peninsula

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