News Bulletin – September 8, 2019

HH the Amir meets President of the Chamber of Deputies of Brazil

HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani met at the Amiri Diwan office on Sunday with the President of the Chamber of Deputies of Brazil Rodrigo Felinto Ibarra and his accompanying delegation, who called on to greet HH the Amir on the occasion of their visit to the country.

During the meeting, they reviewed relations of friendship and cooperation between Qatar and Brazil.

The meeting was attended by HE Speaker of the Shura Council Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid Al Mahmoud.

UN Counter-Terrorism Executive Director: Qatar is Active Player in Supporting Global Efforts to Combat Extremism

Executive Director of the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate at the United Nations Michele Coninsx affirmed that the State of Qatar is showing the international community that it is an active player in supporting global efforts to identify solutions to the challenge of combating extremism and terrorism.

In an interview with Qatari newspaper Al-Sharq on the sidelines of her participation in the International Conference on Studying the Causes of Extremism, which is held in Doha, Coninsx said that the conference focuses on the motives of extremism and discusses the causes of the phenomenon and ways to deal with it.

She added that the fight against terrorism was closely linked to collective efforts at the global level, which made it effective and crucial to address the threats posed by terrorism.

Coninsx called on the international community to work together and to bring the terrorists to justice through legal procedures, stressing that terrorism and violent extremism can never be defeated by military means alone.

She added that there are other factors that can address the phenomenon, including addressing the conditions conducive to the spread of terrorism, preventing extremism and terrorism, combating incitement to commit terrorist acts, respecting human rights and fundamental freedoms, promoting political and religious tolerance, good governance, economic development and social cohesion.

Coninsx stressed the importance of the international conference, noting that the involvement and exchange of information and lessons learned on the motives of extremism is important for member states given the complexity of this challenge and the fact that the motives of extremism may vary from country to country and region to region.

On the issues and themes of the conference, Coninsx said that the topics under discussion were relevant to the current development of the global terrorist threat, including the challenges posed by the return of foreign terrorist fighters and returnees from conflict zones to their countries, in particular, the way in which the causes of extremism work helps feed many of the current threats. The conference’s focus on the motives of extremism is relevant to our collective efforts to effectively counter the threats posed by terrorism, including the return of foreign terrorist fighters, she noted.

The Executive Director stressed that understanding, discovering and addressing the drivers of extremism in violence is a critical element in this response and on this basis. She said that during the conference, they will address the measures adopted by the UN Security Council to address these challenges, as well as the efforts of the Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate to promote the effective implementation of relevant Council resolutions by Member States.

The two-day International Conference on Studying the Causes of Extremism began on Saturday and is being organized by Qatar University’s Social and Economic Survey Research Institute (SESRI) in the presence of international experts, scientists and decision-makers from 20 countries around the world.

The conference agenda will include five sessions on the role of evidence-based policy in combating extremism, assessing the risk factors of this phenomenon, ways to control and combat it, and extremism and resilience operations, with new approaches to measuring extremism and intolerance.

The conference will conclude with a declaration containing a number of recommendations that promote the existence of new scientific visions to study the causes of extremism.

Prime Minister of Qatar Meets President of the Chamber of Deputies of Brazil

HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani met on Sunday with the President of the Chamber of Deputies of Brazil Rodrigo Felinto Ibarra and his accompanying delegation, who are currently visiting Qatar.

During the meeting, they discussed aspects of joint cooperation between the two countries and ways of supporting and developing them in various fields.

The meeting was attended by HE Speaker of the Shura Council Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid Al Mahmoud.

Prime Minister Meets UN Executive Director of the Counter-Terrorism Committee

HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani met Sunday with Assistant Secretary-General and Executive Director of the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate at the United Nations Michele Coninsx, on the occasion of her participation in the International Conference on Studying the Causes of Extremism, currently held in Doha.

During the meeting, they discussed aspects of joint cooperation between the State of Qatar and the United Nations and ways of supporting and developing them in various fields.

QRCS Training Center Holds Medical, Health Education Courses for 117,000 Beneficiaries

Qatar Red Crescent Society’s (QRCS) Training, Research, and Development Center (TRDC) offers diverse services for ministries, government organizations, private companies, schools, universities, hotels, banks, and youth clubs.

Over a year, its courses, programs, and activities were attended by 115,601 beneficiaries, as well as more than 1,830 health professionals.

Inspired by QRCS’s objectives and principles as an auxiliary to the State of Qatar, TRDC seeks to develop humanitarian services, particularly health care, in harmony with the country’s recent advancements. It is a training and qualification facility that offers diverse training and education services.

Using state-of-the-art training equipment and techniques, the center holds many courses internationally accredited by global training organizations, in compliance with the highest quality standards.

It serves a wide range of medical workers in Qatar, including physicians, nurses, first responders, and technicians. It also covers disaster preparedness and relief workers both in and out of Qatar, under the world’s best health and administrative practices.

TRDC aims to improve the quality and efficiency of services, paying great attention to government and private-sector employees, construction and infrastructure workers, and all social groups.

The public first-aid courses cover many topics such as first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), automated external defibrillator (AED), Heartsaver, and oxygen administration.

In relation to continuing medical education (CME)/continuing professional development (CPD), the courses include IPCCE, evaluation of direct observation skills at wound care clinic, nursing leadership, understanding of patient safety fields, basic life support (BSL), and advanced cardiac life support (ACLS).

Under the community health education activities, TRDC holds health day at companies and hotels, Weqaya (field awareness sessions for workers), health education lectures, public health exhibitions, and the QRCS School Program health component.

All the programs offered are accredited by the Ministry of Public Health’s (MOPH) Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners (QCHP), American Heart Association (AHA), European Society of Cardiology (ESC), and International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

The training courses are delivered by well-trained instructors with international certification, including 15 first-aid and AHA courses (ACLA/BLS), certified lifeguard instructors, 15 experienced QCHP-certified medical lecturers, and 100 community health educators.

TRDC adopts a development strategy that involves the regular review of objectives, regular performance evaluation, constant updating of curricula and technology, and enrichment of partnerships with government organizations and NGOs.