Doha, May 05 / QNA / A panel of discussion was held at the Doha Forum on "Human rights and the repercussions of the economic and financial crisis." Participants presented working papers in the seminar which was moderated by HE Dr. Ali bin Smaikh al-Merry Smaikh chairman of the National Committee for Human Rights.
Several themes were taken up during the discussions such as "progress and regress in a multi-polar world" and "Economic and Social Rights-Texts and mechanisms" and "The Impact of the crisis on Migrant Workers", and "the role of concerned international agencies in the face of economic crisis" , as well as "The WTO and the issue of human rights."
The Forum which is an annual affair here, kicked off on Sunday at the Doha Sheraton and ends today. Economists, social scientists, ministers and government officials from across the world are taking part. The event focuses on the Middle East’s economic future.
Panelists at the session included Mr. Chris Doyle, Director of the Council of Arab-British
Mr. Chris took up the subject of Children’s rights; while Ms. Yasmin Matmdi stressed the importance of cooperation and transparency to improve the global economy and called for global cooperation in support for the world’s emerging economies.
Meanwhile, Mr. Manuel Valls stressed the importance of human rights in all aspects politics, economic and social.
At the end of the session Panelists debated the topics reviewed in the working papers of Mr. Doyle, Ms. Matamdi and Mr. Valls.