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HH Sheikha Moza Attends Carnegie Mellon Qatar's 10-year Anniversary Celebrations

HH Sheikha Moza Attends Carnegie Mellon Qatar's 10-year Anniversary Celebrations

Doha, March 18 ( QNA ) - HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Developmen...

Saudi Crown Prince Meets Princess Astrid of Belgium

Saudi Crown Prince Meets Princess Astrid of Belgium

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The accession of H.H Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa AI Thani to the reins of power in the country is considered to be a turning point in the history of establishing the basis for freedom, democracy and public participation in the State of Qatar.
Following his accession to power in 1995, H.H. the Emir has been working to provide more chances for the freedom of expression. He lifted media censorship and abolished the Ministry of Information, some of whose responsibilities and departments were either referred to other establishments or transformed into independent bodies such as the National Council for Culture, Arts and Heritage and Qatar General Broadcasting and Television Corporation.
Qatar TV Satellite Channel went on the air in December 1998 and Al-Jazeerah Satellite TV Channel started transmitting from Qatar in November 1996. The local press has flourished in recent years, benefiting from the prevailing democratic atmosphere and available incentives for growth and now covers all social and economic areas of interest. These publications are independent entities issued by private publishing houses with their own modern presses and successful investments.
A press and publications law, which was issued in 1979 and has been bypassed by the new political and information developments witnessed by the country in recent years, is presently being updated. The new press and publications law is expected to be more flexible in line with the new trend of democratization and freedom of expression being nurtured in the country.

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Qatar LogoThe constitutional development in Qatar graduated from one phase to another, keeping pace with the development of the country and it's economic growth. The first provisional constitution was issued in 1970 before independence and it was amended in 1972 after independence, in order to cope with the requirements and responsibilities of the new phase.
Since that time the objectives and features of the state policy and its Gulf, Arab and Islamic affiliations were determined. The State's authorities and apparatus acquired their experience from actually practicing these authorities in the internal and external domains.
Amendments were made on some provisions of the provisional basic statute in regard to the executive authority and hereditary rule so as to conclude the constitutional arrangements in the country. The judiciary act and other basic laws, which were enacted to regulate civil and commercial interactions, were other steps on the way to build up the government apparatus and lay down the foundation for the rule of institutions and the law. To reach that goal, an Emiri Decree was issued in July 1999 to form a high level committee to draft a new, permanent constitution for the country, one of the main provisions of which would be to cope with the achievements of the State of Qatar and to meet the aspirations and hopes of the 21st century.
At the end of June 1999, the Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah Bin Khalifa Al-Thani issued a decision to form a ministerial committee mandated to study the planning of future economic and industrial development in the country in the light of current global trends. In December 1999 H.H. the Emir Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani issued an Emiri Decree to form the "High Committee for Coordination and Follow Up", chaired by H.H. the Heir Apparent Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Al-Thani. The Committee is mandated to study the projects proposed by the ministries of public utilities and services sector and work to explore the means to improve coordination among these ministries with a view to enhance cooperation and optimize the implementation of projects. 
In 1999, free elections were held to form the Central Municipal Council for the first time in the history of Qatar. The historic event marked the country's first step towards democracy in its civic sense. In a pioneering move, women were allowed both to vote and run as candidates in this initial step towards popular participation in decision making in the country.

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His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani. Heir Appa...
His Highness the Emir appoints the prime minister and...
His Excellency Sheikh. Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabr Al-T...
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Planning Council was issued, providing for the establishment of a planning and follow-up unit at each ministry, public corporation and government department as per the instructions of the concerned Minister or authorized official. In its first Article the Emiri Decision ordered the establishment of a legally and financially independent body named the Planning Council. The Article stipulated that the Council have a general secretariat headed by a secretary general, whose appointment is made in accordance to an Emiri Decision based on the nomination of the Council's president.

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was revived when H.H. the Emir of Qatar issued the Law No 12 for 1998 organizing the election law of the Central Municipal Council. H.H. also issued the Emiri Decree No 17 for 1998 on the election of the members of the Central Municipal Council. Several committees were subsequently formed. They include the legal, security, and information, technical, supply, and follow up committees. A preparatory committee was also formed under the patronage of Her Highness the wife of H.H. the Emir to carry out an awareness program for women, emphasizing the importance of their participation in the elections both as candidates and voters.

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Her Highness has given prominence to the role of Qatari women and created an environment that encourages them to meet their social obligations and participate in public life. H.H. Sheikha Mouza endorses women's conferences, which discuss women's issues and recommend solutions for the problems and challenges that confront women who work outside the home.
She has directed most of her attention to education programs, maintaining a direct and continuous association with government and private education institutions. She frequently attends and effectively participates in the meetings of education leaders in all scientific, educational and sports matters. A keen observer of the news will notice that when Her Highness accompanies H.H. the Emir during his official visits, she shows particular interest in visiting educational institutions and universities. Her Highness' keenness to contact education leaders is also conspicuous, together with her desire to familiarize herself with modern educational programs, with the aim of adopting those aspects which do not contradict Islamic teachings and social principles.
Her Highness has spared no effort to bring about a qualitative change in the standard of education and produce a generation capable of keeping pace with the developments and technologies of the times. She was one of the supporters of 
Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, established in 1996 as a private and independent entity. One of the first achievements of the Foundation was the establishment of Qatar Academy, whose council of trustees is chaired by a leading Qatari woman Sheikha Al-Misnad. Among other pioneering projects that emerged from the Foundation are the Family Development Center and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)-Qatar College of Design Arts.
H.H. Sheikha Mouza did not ignore her sons and daughters, the disabled. She has honored them by supporting and sponsoring care activities carried out on their behalf. She has worked hard to establish specialized societies to care for the deaf, the dumb and the blind, such as Al Noor Institute for the Blind. The National Committee for Children with Special Needs is another example. It was established in June 1998 with the initial aim of preparing an extensive study on the establishment and management of Shafallah Center. The Committee is chaired by Sheikha Ghalia Bint Mohammad Al-Thani and has in its membership a number of medical doctors and specialists.
Her Highness, furthermore, sponsored several ladies-only functions such as the conference entitled: The Woman between the Family and the Workplace, which was held in 1997. The conference recommended several activities to help women realize psychological equilibrium and stability and outline approaches geared to support and protect the family. She also sponsored the first and second women's conferences held in March 1994 and May 1996 respectively.

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