- Beginning of real cooperation between Qatar Authority for Charitable Activities and NHRC: Al-Mraikhi
- Thanks to HH the Emir’s wise leadership, Qatar now in parity with international movement promoting protection of human rights: Dr. Obaidan
Doha, December 30 (QNA) – A training course in the fields of economic and social rights opened at the HQ of the Human Rights Committee today.
The two-day training course is organized in cooperation with Qatar Authority for Charitable Activities and aims at developing the participants’ knowledge and practical skills to enable them understand in depth the issues involved in the process linking sustainable development to food security in the campaign of countering poverty.
The course, attended by charity organization personnel in Qatar and concerned governmental departments, also aims at further explaining the role of charity organizations in relation to those issues, in addition to emphasizing the twin role of charity organizations and human rights bodies in this field.
The opening session was addressed by their excellencies Ahmad Ben Mohammad al-Mraikhi, director general of the Qatar Charity Corporation and Dr. Yusof Obaidan, NHRC member.
In his speech Mr. al_Mraikhi welcomed the beginning of real cooperation between the corporation and NHRC pointing out that the activities of the corporation take three major directions: supervising and monitoring charity and humanitarian work, supporting and developing charity and humanitarian activity through promoting universal partnership and upgrading personnel performance in the field of charity and humanitarian work.
For his part, Dr. Obaidan took up Qatar’s effort under the wise leadership of HH the Emir SH Hamad Ben Khalifa al-Thani, to catch up with the international movement in promoting the protection of human rights. In this respect, H.E. underlined the indivisible nature of all aspects of human rights, social, economic etc. As such, H.E. added, Partnership, cooperation and joint action between all concerned parties is key to success both on the local and international levels. He also underlined the importance of charity and voluntary work in this field reminding the participants in the training course that Islam has stressed the importance of both voluntary and charity work:
And in their properties there was the right of the Sâ’il (the beggar who asks) and the Mahrûm (the poor who does not ask others) Quran: (zariyat)
Read full text of Dr Obsidian’s speech in Arabic.
The training course covers a number of workshops including one for the United Nations network of Human rights bodies, another for economic and social rights: principles and substance, a third for economic and social rights: general executive measures, a fourth for economic rights impact on sustainable development and a round table debate on the relation between charity work and human rights bodies.