The Seventh Annual Meeting of the Global Network of Responsibility to Protect Focal Points began in Doha on Sunday. The meeting will discuss the situation in Syria and explore ways to prevent mass atrocities in light of the continued war the regime has been waging against the Syrian people for over six years.
The two-day meeting will highlight the ineffectiveness of the current global system and its failure to find a political solution to stop the bloodbath in Syria.
Qatar’s permanent delegation to the United Nations held a briefing with Simon Adams, Executive Director of the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect at the UN Headquarters in New York to discuss preparations for the meeting and send out invitations.
In mid-April, Qatar’s Ambassador to the United Nations Alya Ahmed Al-Thani said that the seventh meeting primarily aims to consider ways of strategic cooperation in the prevention of mass atrocities, strengthen preventive mechanisms, and discuss better responses to regional crises.
Meanwhile, former Qatari Prime Minister Hamad bin Jassem Al-Thani said that the ongoing tragedy in Syria has exposed the inaction of the Arab world as Syria has reflected the conflicts affecting the region.
Al-Thani warned of “double political inaction” being shown by the Arab region about the situation in Syria whose tragedy is continuing because of differences between the major powers.
Speaking during a lecture in Doha University on Sunday, Al-Thami said that the region needs comprehensive human development projects that prioritize the fortification of communities; strengthen states’ institutions; and enable citizens to develop their lives in various fields. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department + Agencies)