Qatar has reaffirmed its commitment to bolster international cooperation in preventing and combatting terrorism and violent extremism through a comprehensive approach, emphasizing that the international response must be extensive, cooperative, well-informed, employ best practices, and be led by the United Nations.
HE Sheikha Alya Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani, Permanent Representative of Qatar to the United Nations, stated this during a side event of the United Nations Joint Appeal for Counter-Terrorism in Africa, held on the outskirts of the Third Counter-Terrorism Week (CT Week) in New York.
HE Sheikha Al-Thani added that the 10 UN inter-agency flagship initiatives supported by the Joint Appeal represent a promise to be met and form a new generation of multilateral action and joint programming that rely on the strengths of each partner to deliver comprehensive and innovative responses to complex priority challenges across the continent.
The Qatari diplomat noted that the Joint Appeal for Counter-Terrorism in Africa is timely and relevant as it supports the priorities and spirit of the eighth biennial review of the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy, which strongly focuses on preventive measures.
Sheikha Al-Thani added that sufficient and predictable funding is a prerequisite for the UN to fulfill its mandates and effectively support member states in implementing the global strategy
Qatar has committed itself to supporting strategic and multi-partner initiatives for the prevention and combating of violent extremism, through the multi-year strategic investment of $120 million in the United Nations Trust Fund for Counter-Terrorism for the eight years of 2019-2026.
Sheikha Alya expressed her happiness to see that many leading counter-terrorism global programs supported by Qatar via the United Nations Trust Fund for Counter-Terrorism have been selected for the Joint Appeal.