Attorney General of Qatar, H E Ali bin Fetais Al Marri, has affirmed Qatar’s support to all international efforts for maintaining peace, implementing the rule of law and fighting corruption all over the world especially those facing unrest.
Al Marri, who is also Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Center (ROLACC), said that Qatar has been supporting the institutions of the United Nations and other international organisations in the field of peace and it is proactive and always ready to provide all forms of support and assistance to promote international peace and security worldwide.
Al Marri was speaking at a press conference held at the headquarters of ROLACC to announce the opening of a workshop.
The workshop is being organised by the ROLACC in cooperation with United Nations on ‘The Anti-Corruption Challenges Facing United Nations Peace Operation in the Rule of Law Sector’ for the heads of UN peacekeeping missions around the world.
The press conference was attended by the United Nations Assistant Secretary-General Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions (OROLSI) Alexandre Zouev and Chief Corruption and Economic Crime Branch of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Brigitte strobel- Shaw.
Al Marri said that the two-day workshop is hosted by ROLACC as part of its regional and international role in training cadres around the world on the principles of the rule of law and fighting corruption, in close cooperation with the United Nations and its various institutions and offices.
The workshop focuses on the challenges of combining technical and political engagement on anti-corruption efforts, discussing opportunities for policy development, mentoring, training and other processes to strengthen partnerships within and outside the UN system, support anti-corruption measures in rule of law institutions, and investigate and prosecute corruption
The United Nations Assistant Secretary General (ASG) for Rule of Law, and Security Institutions Alexander Zouev, hailed ROLACC for the hosting of this major workshop
Zouev said that Qatar has undertaken many initiatives and made efforts and mediation in the field of peacekeeping and it is not surprising to hold this workshop, which brings together the heads of peacekeeping missions around the world and many stakeholders in Doha.
Zouev pointed out that the support provided by Qatar through ROLACC contributes significantly to building the capacities that work in this field to serve the goals of reducing corruption in countries that work to build justice, and it is also important that corruption issues be discussed at the highest level and that this information be shared with member states.
The Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Anti-Corruption Bureau Brigitte Strobel-Shaw, said that efforts to combat corruption, the rule of law and the administration of justice contribute significantly to peacekeeping operations.
She added that the training workshop, which brings together experts and peacekeepers in the world, allows for a better discussion and understanding of the relationship of anti-corruption with peacekeeping and knowledge of the challenges that hinder the establishment of security, especially in conflict areas.