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Welcome to another update on our recent movements and progress in stimulating the local economy and creating bridges to markets across the globe.
As a global player in the economic sphere, QFC participated in the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, where we were given the opportunity to speak about Qatar and QFC’s initiatives toward creating a sustainable future at a panel discussion entitled “Transitioning to a Green Middle East”. We shared our work in promoting sustainable finance and why it is critical in addressing the global climate crisis plaguing the world. We highlighted the QFC Sustainable Sukuk and Bonds Framework, the first in the GCC region to be launched which in time, will prove integral in the processing and issuance of these financial instruments in Qatar and the development of the local sustainable finance market.
The Framework demonstrates our commitment to the progress of the financial sector. Relatively, we organised a roundtable themed “Islamic FinTech - Challenges and Opportunities in 2022” in the UK, in collaboration with Elipses and Dinar Standard. The event, which tackled the challenges and opportunities in the Islamic FinTech sector, was an excellent platform to work with our partners and highlight growth areas in this rapidly expanding sector.
Our move to strengthen ties with other markets, enables us to do more for our firms and in turn strengthen Qatar’s economy. Accordingly, we signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Astana International Financial Centre to foster joint projects that will spur activities in both international financial platforms and with the Founder Institute to propel the startup business environment in Qatar. A collaboration with these organisations, will become instrumental in advancing our objectives of raising FDI and diversifying Qatar’s economy.
Chief Executive Officer, Qatar Financial Centre
Hosting events is an essential instrument for QFC to engage firms on its platform and Qatar’s business community. These engagements provide updates on the latest developments and trends in key sectors and industry insights that help businesses better navigate the local and international markets.
Qatar’s Permanent Representative to the UN participates in first IMRF event
The President of the UN General Assembly hosted the first International Migration Review Forum (IMRF) at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on 17-20 May 2022. The aim was to review the progress made in implementing the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration at the local, national, regional, and global levels.
The Permanent Representative of Qatar to the United Nations, HE Sheikha Alya Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani, delivered a statement emphasising Qatar’s intention to continue its contributions and enhance cooperation in international migration. She also stressed Qatar’s keenness to continue its role as a vital and effective partner in international efforts to implement the vision and objectives of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration in accordance with the State’s national principles based on respect and promotion and protection of human rights.
The event resulted in the adoption of an agreed Progress Declaration.
IOM Qatar participated in the International Conference on Child Helplines in Doha
IOM Mission in Qatar participated in the International Conference on Child Helplines 2022, held in Qatar on 23-24 May 2022. The conference was organised by the Doha-based Protection and Social Rehabilitation Centre (AMAN), a part of the Qatar Foundation for Social Work (QFSW), to mobilise international and regional efforts for child helplines.
The event covered several topics, including the approach of AMAN to child protection, the challenges faced by child helplines at international and regional levels, emergency response mechanisms to help children in political crises, and the role of child helplines in achieving SDGs. The event also reviewed the most important international and regional practices and experiences, laws, regulations, policies, and other relevant topics. IOM Qatar delivered a speech on the organization's activities on migrant children and their protection.