Doha, November 17
The National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) and Msheireb Properties signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for joint cooperation, to harness art in protecting and promoting human rights, combating racism and spreading a culture of social peace.
The memorandum was signed by the Secretary General of the NHRC Sultan bin Hassan Al Jamali, and the Director of Msheireb Museums Dr. Hafiz Ali Abdulla.
The MoU provided for cooperation and coordination between the two parties in spreading awareness and education about human rights, with a focus on modern forms of exploitation, in addition to organizing joint awareness activities, conferences, seminars and panel discussions on topics related to the common goals of the two parties, and organizing art exhibitions to spread a culture of human rights in various fields related to rights and duties, and highlighting the values of national identity in respect of the rights of individuals and societies.
After signing the memorandum, the Secretary General of the NHRC Sultan bin Hassan Al Jamali, stressed the common role and objectives linked between human rights and museums in preserving the cultural, social and behavioral identity of the human heritage in all its forms to promote all the positive from previous civilizations and avoid the negative ones, especially with regard to racist practices and tribal strife.
He said that the memorandum is consistent with the objectives of the National Human Rights Committee in promoting and protecting rights, preserving human dignity, promoting a culture of equality and non-discrimination, and upholding the values of tolerance and justice, in addition to spreading awareness and education on human rights.
For his part, the Director of Msheireb Museums Dr. Hafiz Ali Abdulla, said that the memorandum comes within the framework of concerted efforts to achieve the common goals of the two parties, and to work together to raise awareness about one of the most important social issues and to promote initiatives concerned with human rights.
He pointed out that in the next stage, programs will be prepared to implement the memorandum’s agenda, in the interest of the human being and the Qatari citizen.