Qatar supports efforts to revitalise United Nations work
October 12 2017 09:46 PM
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QNA/New York

The State of Qatar has affirmed its support for all efforts to revitalise the work of the United Nations and to strengthen its role, including the efforts of the Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and proposals and ideas aimed at strengthening the work of the organisation.
Addressing the Sixth Committee of the UN General Assembly on the 'Report of the Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on the Strengthening of the Role of the Organisation', Issa bin Ali al-Muhannadi, member of Qatar's delegation participating in the works of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly, said that discussing this topic provides member states with the opportunity to present their vision for the proper legal implementation of the charter, and the functional relationship and powers of the organs of the United Nations.
He said that the Charter adequately defined the responsibilities of the principal organs of the United Nations, which required that efforts be focused on revitalising the organisation's work, with a view to achieving the delicate balance envisaged in the Charter between the mandates of all principal organs, in particular between the mandate of the General Assembly as the principal deliberative and representative body of the organisation, and the mandate of the Security Council as the organ entrusted with the maintenance of international peace and security.
The discussions of the Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on the Strengthening of the Role of the Organisation had confirmed that the imposition of unilateral coercive measures, which are imposed outside the United Nations system, lack legal basis because they aim to impose policies on the target state and achieve special interests.
In addition, they represent a flagrant violation of international law and the Charter of the United Nations, pose a serious threat to international order and violate the principles of equality, sovereignty and territorial integrity of states, al-Muhannadi underlined.
The member of Qatar's delegation participating in the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly added that imposing those unilateral coercive measures are even more dangerous because they are a violation of the mandate of the organs of the United Nations established by the Charter, namely the Security Council, as the only international legal body that can impose sanctions under the Charter.
While the United Nations is working to unite international efforts to meet the current challenges and crises, Qatar is subjected to unilateral actions that cast a negative shadow on the region and the world, al-Muhannadi said.
Imposing unilateral measures on countries that have long been recognised for their support for the rule of law and their significant contributions to strengthening the international cooperation in the fight against terrorism, human rights and sustainable development, is detrimental to international efforts to meet common challenges, contribute to the creation of an unstable regional and international environment, and helps terrorist organisations exploit the absence of regional and international coordination to achieve their abhorrent objectives.
Al-Muhannadi underlined that Qatar has achieved tangible successes in promoting the rule of law at the regional and international levels, and in resolving disputes by peaceful means, out of its commitment to abide by the letter and spirit of the Charter of the United Nations.
Qatar reiterated that the objectives of the United Nations would only be achieved through international cooperation, the promotion of collective prevention of crises and the peaceful resolution of disputes in accordance with the provisions of Article 33 of the Charter of the United Nations.
Qatar affirms that it would continue to participate in the work of the Special Committee and to support all efforts that would contribute to strengthening the role of the United Nations, to enable it to achieve its objectives and to use its capabilities to work with its partners in the International Group for the maintenance of international peace and security, al-Muhannadi concluded.



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