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Doha, March 31 (QNA) – Arab and South America’s countries leaders concluded here this evening at the Doha Sheraton their Second Summit chaired by H.H. the Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani.

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‘s delegation to the Summit was chaired by H.H. the Heir Apparent Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani.

The closing session of the Summit was attended by H.H. Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser al Missned.
Attending the closing session also were a number of their Excellencies the sheikhs ministers, guests as well as a number of heads of diplomatic missions accredited to Qatar.

H.H. the Emir and the Chairman of the Second Arab- South America countries’ Summit delivered a speech at the closing session:

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Doha: (NHRC: 23/3/2009): H.E. NHRC Chairman, Dr. Ali Ben Smeikh al-Merry, today received, H.E. Suhair Bal-Hassan, the Chairperson of The International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH). 

 
Bilateral relations and Human Rights issues were taken up during the audience.  

The International Federation of Human Rights aka Fédération internationale des droits de l’homme (FIDH) is a federation of non-governmental human rights organizations. FIDH’s core mandate is to promote respect for all the rights set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
 

FIDH was established in 1922, when it united ten national organizations. It is a federation of 155 human rights organizations in nearly 100 countries. Among which are the French Ligue des droits de l’homme (LDH) and the Palestinian Society for the Protection of Human Rights.

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DOHA (QNA: 17/3/2009):  Qatar National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) and the American Centre for International Labor Solidarity signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) Tuesday 17th March 2009,  on cooperation in training and exchange of data and expertise on labor.

The MoU was signed for NHRC by its Chairman, Dr Ali bin Smeikh Al Merri, while Ellie Larson, Executive Director, signed it for the American Solidarity Centre in the presence of the US ambassador to Qatar, Joseph Evan LeBaron; the Director General of the Qatari Foundation for Combating Human Trafficking, Miriam Al Malki, and Heba F El-Shazli, Regional Programme Director of the American Solidarity Centre.

Addressing a press conference on the occasion, Dr Al Merri said the MoU was a partnership between the NHRC and the American Centre for training opportunities and technical and technological expertise related to the rights of an expatriate workforce.

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Geneva – (Agencies: 10/3/2009):  The sub-prime mortgage crisis has exposed the crisis in governments’ housing policies and could still hit the middle classes, the United Nations’ expert on urban planning said on Monday. Sub-prime mortgages, given by lenders to people who could not afford them, are widely blamed for triggering the meltdown in US banks and the global liquidity crisis and economic downturn. 

 
Raquel Rolnik, a Brazilian urban planner appointed to the role of special rapporteur on housing by the Human Rights Council a year ago, said the crisis had revealed the need for governments to reform housing policies.  

She said the reduced involvement of the state in housing helped contribute to the need for people to take loans they could not afford, placing both themselves and the lenders at increased risk.

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Doha: NHRC-Agencies: 3/3/2009: NHRC Chairman, Dr.  Ali Ben Smaikh al-Marri has slammed a report of the US Department of State on Qatar’s record in human rights as “politicized” and “full of wrong information, adding that the report has ignored the progress made by Qatar on its human rights record.  

“The US report, whether this year’s one or the previous years reports, include lots of wrong information that does not reflect the reality of human rights situation in Qatar, al-Marri said yesterday, (Tuesday: 3/3/2009) at a press  conference  to announce an anti-human trafficking awareness campaign.  He added that NHRC is not much concerned with the American report. At the end, he added, it is issued by a single state, even if it is a super power. We only consider the reports issued by concerned international organizations and the UN. Al-Marri added that the report does not conform with internationally accepted right criteria for monitoring human rights issues. 

 
“We know the report is mainly based on the information provided by the US embassy in Doha, for example, but I met with some officials at the US embassy here and they told me that the embassy gives the  right information, but the US State Department shows only what it wants to show,” Dr al-Marri said.

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Doha: (NHRC: 30/3/2009): The Department of Media & Public Relations, Media Section has prepared an attractive  (Power Point)  file displaying a summary of the various NHRC activities during the month of February-  which included: the publication in the daily mass circulation Qatari daily, "Al-Wattan"  of the second NHRC monthly Page a monthly page; the  visits by both the American ambassador to Doha , and the Commissioner-General of the Commission of Jordan to NHRC HQ ;  NHRC  participation in the activities of  both the fourth education week and the Law enforcement forum; and a visit to al-Tamkun al-Shamil School.

  1) The second monthly page jointly edited by Reem Shahdad and Ali al-Sulaiti was published on Sunday, 1/2/2009;  

2) His Excellency NHRC president, Ali Ben Smaikh al-Merry separately received at NHRD HQ, the American ambassador to Doha and Jordan’s High Commissioner for Human Rights on Wednesday, February 4, 2009 on Tuesday, February 10 / 2009 respectively.

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Doha: (Millennium Hotel: Agencies: 21/2/2009): QATAR is expected to ratify the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) soon, according to an adviser at the National Human Rights Committee.

Ahmed Fuad Gad Allah, speaking on the sidelines of a Doha workshop on the enforcement of international conventions-related laws, said that both the Cabinet and the Advisory Council were discussing the convention in preparation for ratifying it.

“Qatar seeks to ratify most of the international conventions. The Cabinet Council and Advisory Council are putting the finishing touches before Qatar can ratify the (women’s) convention,” he said.

The UN special Rapporteur on violence against women, Yakin Erturk, participating in a seminar organised by the Doha International Institute for Family Studies and Development last year, had appealed to the government to ratify the convention, saying that there was a growing awareness on the issue in Qatar.

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Doha, February 10 (QNA) – Chairman of Qatar National Human Rights Committee Ali bin Smeikh Al-Marri met here today with Jordanian Human Rights Commissioner-General Moheid-din Tawq.

Talks during the meeting discussed matters related to human rights and means of bolstering cooperation between the two sides.

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RIYADH (AFP) 1/2.2009 – President Barack Obama told the Organization of Islamic Conference that he has full confidence that the United States can work together with the world’s largest grouping of Muslims, the OIC said on Sunday.

In a letter to OIC Secretary General Ekmeleddin Ihasanoglu, Obama said he would work to improve relations with the group, the Jeddah-based organization said in a statement.

It did not release the text of the letter.

Obama also thanked the OIC, which represents 1.5 billion Muslims in 57 countries, for its congratulations on the occasion of his inauguration on January 20, the organization said.

In an open letter published in major US newspapers on January 21, the OIC urged Obama to work for a "shared" peace in the world rather than one that is "imposed."

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Doha: (NHRC-31/1/2009): The 5-day Workshop on Training journalists on Media Coverage of Human Rights issues jointly organized by NHRC and the Dar al-Al-Sharq Training and Media Centre concluded at the Doha Millennium Hotel The on Thursday 29th January 2009.  More than 120 participants representing the local media and legal bodies, besides university students, among others, completed the course, which began on January 25.

The training focused on legal and reporting skills with specific reference to human rights, and on improving coverage and public knowledge on rights-related issues.

Speaking at the conclusion ceremony, Khalid Abdul Raceme Al Saied, Editor-in-Chief of The Peninsula, said the workshop was a continuation of the cooperation between Dar Info and the NHRC.

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