Minister arrives in Muscat

March 09, 2014 - 2:11:41 am

Muscat: Minister of Administrative Development H E Dr Issa Saad Al Jafali Al Nuaimi arrived yesterday in Muscat on an official visit to Oman. 

At the invitation of Omani Minister of Civil Service Sheikh Khalid bin Omar bin Said Al Marhoon, Al Nuaimi and Al Marhoon will discuss scopes of bilateral cooperation in the field of administrative development. 

The Minister of Administrative Development was greeted on arrival at the airport by the Minister of Civil Service and the Charge d’Affairs of Qatar Embassy in Oman Mohamad Rashid Mohamad Al Humaidi. 

Qatar urges forming UN development agenda post-2015

New York: The State of Qatar underlined the urgent need for building momentum and accelerating the pace of efforts to develop and formulate the  United Nations (UN) development agenda for post-2015 with a focus on the contribution of women, youth and civil society.

The came in the statement delivered by Qatar’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Sheikha Alia Ahmed bin Saif Al Thani before the high-level meeting of the UN General Assembly on the contributions of the youth and civil society in the development plan.

Despite the contributions of women, youth and civil society in the preparation of the development agenda for post-2015, there are still many existing challenges for full and effective  participation in the comprehensive and sustainable development, said Sheikha Alia,  explaining that these challenges are represented in the discriminatory practices, inequality, marginalisation and poverty. These challenges hinder the capabilities of these categories to participate as genuine partners in the comprehensive development efforts, she added.