Social Responsibility and Human Rights
The State of Qatar endeavors, through Qatar Vision 2030 and the National Development Strategy 2011–2016, to implement widely policies that follow the principles of social responsibility.
It is considered a collaborative, synergistic lifestyle that is based on support for and enhancement of human rights.
The National Development Strategy reflects this vision in plans that form a sustainable and dedicated environment for the implementation of human rights in cooperation with various entities of both the private and public sectors.
Health, education, housing, family cohesion and rights of the underprivileged are the top priorities of the development strategies.
Increased health, whether physical, mental or social, ensures community members are economically and socially productive. Through the implementation of national health systems under the rubric “Health for All”, which include comprehensive healthcare policies, strategies, services and plans, Qatar seeks to provide advanced healthcare for all members of society.
Education, in its wider humanitarian perspective, is built on an integrated and sustainable educational framework, which is connected with development strategies, and policies to tackle poverty and illiteracy. Qatar is a leader in promoting humanitarian initiatives, through H.H. Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser’s “Education for All” initiative.
The initiative is focused on enhancing social responsibility and the partnership between the public and private sectors, as well as collaboration with international organizations, to offer quality primary education that supports sustainable development, both locally and globally.
Housing is one of the basic life requirements, a major factor of social stability, and a primary right of citizenship. Proper housing complements the economic, social and urban faces of a society.
It has an active role in encouraging the social and economic development of individuals and their living changing requirements. This is why the population policy and housing laws in Qatar are organized according to the rights of all levels of society.
The cohesion of the family and its role in society is important. The various public and private sectors have contributed in supporting the many educational and awareness activities that are included in Qatar’s strategies to promote family cohesion.
The State of Qatar, through its national strategy and its economic, social, political, educational, health and cultural plans, supports and protects the neediest members of society by providing protection and support for its women, children and people with special needs, in order to enhance its capability to contribute effectively to the sustainable development process outlined in Qatar Vision 2030.
The Ministry of Economy and Trade in Qatar presents the Qatar Standards of Corporate Social Responsibility project at an annual conference. The project includes the regulations and ethical controls that commercial corporations operating in Qatar abide by in order to accomplish the goals of social responsibility in Qatar.
The improvement of human rights and other humanitarian cases are the co-responsibility of the government, business and financial sectors, and civil society at large.
Qatar National Vision 2030 crystallizes these goals and trends in its four pillars: economic, social, human and environmental development. To accomplish the goals of social responsibility, we must unite all efforts in this field, study them on the ground and continue their development through sustainable initiatives.