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March 10, 2015

Qatar Foundation Prepares for the Doha Youth Forum

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Qatar Foundation is continuing its preparation to host The Doha Youth Forum on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, in collaboration with the Organising Committee of the United Nations 13th Conference on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice.
Doha Youth Forum
The Forum, which is the-first-of-its-kind in the Middle East, will be held over three days from 7 - 9 April 2015 at the Qatar National Convention Centre.

Through the Doha Youth Forum, which precedes the 13th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in Doha from 12 - 19 April 2015, Qatar Foundation is seeking to nurture and develop young Qataris in order to achieve its mission of unlocking human potential and promoting a culture of excellence.

The Forum is a unique initiative launched by Qatar to actively engage young people in discussions related to crime prevention and criminal justice, and familiarize them with the role and functions of the United Nations. In addition, the forum aims to discuss issues faced by students in the region and the problems caused by crime and how to prevent it through concrete and practical solutions.
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Col. Abdullah Khalifa Al Muftah, Director of Public Relations at the Department of Ministry of Interior, issued a statement about the importance of organising the forum in Doha, saying: “The forum is a Qatari initiative that is the first of its kind in the history of the United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice.”

Qatar Foundation received a total of 185 applications, of which 123 have been accepted. This comprised of 46 males and 77 female students. Most of the applicants are between the ages of 16 and 26. Among the students selected to participate in the Forum, 31 students are from Qatar, 15 from India, 11 from Pakistan, nine from Egypt and seven from Jordan.

The conference will compile a final report to be presented at the culmination of the 13th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice at a ceremony to be held at the Qatar National Convention Centre.

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