Contribution agreement signing with Qatar
13 Nov 2013
New York – The State of Qatar is one of the MPTF Office’s long standing contributing partners. It made its first contribution in 2004 to the UNDG Iraq Trust Fund, and today made a new contribution to the Trust Fund to Support Initiatives of States Countering Piracy off the Coast of Somalia. The Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the UN, and the Executive Coordinator of the MPTF Office signed the Standard Administrative Arrangement for the contribution of $244,537 to this UN Trust Fund. The Fund was established by the UN Secretary General in order to defray the expenses associated with the prosecution of suspected pirates as well to support the international forum, the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia, in meeting its objective of eliminating piracy.
The State of Qatar has also contributed to the two Trust Funds for Iraq and the UN Secretary General’s Peacebuilding Fund. This new contribution brings Qatar’s overall contributions to UN MDTFs to over US$ 5.8 million. For more information on the State of Qatar’s contributions to MPTF Office-administered UN Trust Funds, please visit the State of Qatar Portfolio Page on the MPTF Office GATEWAY