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16-04-2012 - Gulf Times

UN flag raised at QNCC

The United Nations flag was raised at the Qatar's National Convention Centre (QNCC) yesterday in a symbolic ceremony marking the start of activities for the 13th session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad XIII).

During the flag-raising ceremony, QNCC was handed to the United Nations as official UN territory for the duration of Unctad XIII. The ceremony was attended by HE the Minister of Culture, Arts, and Heritage, Dr Hamad bin Abdulaziz al-Kuwari, who is also head of Unctad XIII National Organising Committee, Kobsak Chutikul, special adviser to Unctad, members of the conference organising committee, the vice chairman of Qatar's Chamber of Commerce and Industry, diplomatic corps and representatives from UN organisations.

In his address on the occasion, Dr al-Kuwari reflected on the establishment of Unctad 50 years ago, recognising the organisation's efforts towards creating a more inclusive world, with a global economy that works for all


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