In a partnership with the Qatari Forum for Authors, the National Human Rights Committee launched the book “Human Rights and Sustainable Development” written by Dr. Muhammad bin Saif al-Kuwari, Vice Chairman of the Human Rights Committee, within the framework of the Doha Capital of Culture in the Islamic World 2021 event.
The book focuses on strengthening the cooperation of the concerned authorities in the government with human rights institutions as a key party in the process of achieving sustainable development based on the human rights approach, in addition to strengthening international cooperation by establishing more international partnerships and reviewing models of countries that have experienced sustainable development to benefit from policies and programs In order to achieve the partnership that the United Nations called for it in the seventeenth goal of the sustainable development goals set by UN.
Mr. Sultan Hassan Al Jamali, Assistant Secretary-General of the National Human Rights Committee, made important interventions on the importance of the issues raised by the book. The discussion was moderated by Maryam Al Hammadi, General Manager of the Qatari Forum for Authors.
Dr. Mohammed bin Saif al-Kuwari explained that the book reviews development goals closely related to the principles of human rights sanctioned by international documents and agreements issued by the United Nations.
Al-Kuwari pointed out that the eradication of poverty and hunger is a human right to life, well-being, dignity and health, and the provision of clean water is a human right to health, well-being and a healthy environment.
He said that providing decent work and economic growth is a human right to work, well-being and development, explaining that all sustainable development goals are a human right guaranteed by the constitution and applicable laws and legislation.