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Most ‘precious’ and ‘scarce’ resource of our time is dialogue, UN chief tells Doha policy forum

Baku, December 17, AZERTAC

Following a productive two weeks of global dialogue for the United Nations and its member states, alongside governments and advocates, the organization`s Secretary-General António Guterres, speaking in the Qatar capital, Doha, underscored the importance of international cooperation in the “enormous challenges” of our time, drawing the curtain on a job finished at Sunday’s Doha Forum.

Recapping his recent participations in the successful adoption of the Global Compact on Migration in Marrakech, an agreement on a ‘rulebook’ in Poland laying out the way forward for the 2015 Paris climate accord , and a breakthrough in Yemen peace talks in Sweden, Mr. Guterres said “each of these... underline a core reality in today’s world.”

“To put it simply: We face enormous challenges that can’t be solved by any country on its own,” he told attendees at the two-day meeting 's conclusion.

From Saturday to Sunday, policy leaders at the Doha Forum discussed international alliance, and addressed topics of terrorism, cybertechnology, and the media, among others.

On the Forum’s sidelines, heads of the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) and the State of Qatar, along with Vladimir Vorokonkov and Major General Abdul Aziz Al Ansaari, respectively, jointly signed a Contribution Agreement whereby Qatar agreed to support UNOCT’s counter-terrorism strategy implementation.

Qatar’s contribution of $75 million, which will be stretched over a period of five years, includes support for strengthening the counter-terror office's strategy, backing efforts to support victims of terrorism, and preventing violent extremism.

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