International Community Can Do More To Harness Sport To Engage Youth And Promote Change, Says UNODC Chief At High-level Event For International Day Of Sport

PRESS RELEASE Vienna/New York, 9 April 2018 – Sports offer a practical and cost-effective means to help prevent violence and crime, and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, said Yury Fedotov, Executive Director of the United Nations O...Read More

UNESCO GCC And Yemen Office Celebrates International Women’s Day 2018 In Qatar

As part of UNESCO’s efforts to promote gender equality, UNESCO GCC and Yemen Office will organize several events for International Women’s Day 2018. International Women’s Day is celebrated on 8 March every year, a date recognized by the Uni...Read More

Qatar Fund For Development Boosts UNESCO’s Heritage Emergency Fund With US $2 Million Contribution

al_nouri_mosque_iraq.jpg © UNESCO ICONEM 02 March 2018 The Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) and UNESCO signed a new agreement this week to supplement the financing of UNESCO’s Heritage Emergency Fund (HEF) with US$2 million. “More than eve...Read More

UNESCO And Education Above All Foundation Join Forces To Prioritize Inclusive Quality Education

22 February 2018 Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser of Qatar, founder of the Education Above All Foundation, UN SDG Advocate and UNESCO Special Envoy for Basic and Higher Education, and Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO, will co...Read More

UNESCO Presents QNRF’s Roundtable On Biodiversity In Qatar

qnrfroundtablebiodiversityjan2018.jpg © UNESCO Anna Paolini, Director of the UNESCO Cluster Office for the GCC and Yemen, presented UNESCO’s initiatives in the field of Natural Sciences during Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF)’s Research ...Read More

Qatar under Siege: Chances for an Article XXI Case?

For more than six months now, the richest country of the world has been under an embargo imposed by its Arab neighbours, apparently motivated by their discontent over Qatar’s increasingly independent course in international affairs. The emb...Read More

UNODC Develops New Animated Series To Help Promote Primary-level Ethics Education

PRESS RELEASE Vienna, 8 November 2017 – At a major United Nations anti-corruption conference being held this week, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) unveiled a new cartoon campaign to promote ethics and values teaching to primary sch...Read More

We Need Deeper Commitment To Water Cooperation

dg-water-decade-ny.jpg © UNESCO On 19 September, within the framework of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Director-General Irina Bokova addressed the high-level event “Towards Implementation of the International Decade for A...Read More


7 September 2017 The United Nations Human Rights Council will hold its thirty-sixth regular session from 11 to 29 September 2017 in the Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Room at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. The session will be...Read More

Director-General Denounces Killing Of War Reporter Christopher Allen In South Sudan

29 August 2017 The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, today condemned the killing of journalist Christopher Allen who died in South Sudan on 26 August. “I condemn the killing of Christopher Allen,” said the Director-General. “In keep...Read More

Qatar Files WTO Complaints Against The United Arab Emirates, Bahrain And Saudi Arabia

Further information is available in documents WT/DS526/1, WT/DS527/1 and WT/DS528/1 What is a request for consultations? The request for consultations formally initiates a dispute in the WTO. Consultations give the parties an opportunity to...Read More