Qatar Red Crescent is a volunteer charitable organization that was established in March, 1978.
It was an international recognition in 1981 by the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva, and joined the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent in the same year.
The Zakat Fund is a national charity dedicated to helping the needy through the proper collection, management and distribution of Zakat. As one of the Five Pillars of Islam, Zakat plays an important role in Qatari society. It is a source of blessing for the community that connects the rich with the poor. Zakat also serves as a reminder that all things, including wealth, belong to Allah.
To help the people of Qatar manage their donations, the government established the Zakat Fund in 1994. It now operates as a department under the Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs, with collection boxes and offices scattered throughout the country.
The Arab Democracy Foundation aims to contribute to the provision of the necessary conditions for democratic transition in the Arab region through executable programs with measurable results.Through building networks, ADF seeks to consolidate cooperation and coordination among Arab and international civil institutions and associations. For instance, ADF participated in the workshop on building a civil society coalition for a citizenship campaign in the Arab region, in addition to organizing the “Arab-Turkish Forum: Exploring Political and Constitutional Reform in the Middle East and North Africa” and the workshop on Arab-Latin American dialogue.ADF also helped form networks connecting civil society organizations in Darfur.
The values of liberty, justice and equality cannot exist without the right to an education. Ignorance is by far the biggest danger and threat to humankind.
There’s a place in this organization for all people who believe in the values of freedom, justice and mutual respect. Regardless of faith, race or nationality, we are tied together by the fundamental belief that young people everywhere, including those living in Gaza and the West Bank, deserve the freedom to learn.
The Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs of the important in the State of Qatar ministries that apply Islam approach and thinking and dealing with the affairs of
Muslims from the pulpits of A picture of the façade of the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairsmosques and squares call to God and in the management of the houses of God
The Supreme Education Council - Formerly known as the Ministry of Education - for the State of Qatar, is responsible for all publicly-funded pre-school; schools and the administration of higher education. "Education for a New Era" Established by Emiri decree #37 in November 2002, the Supreme Education Council (SEC) directs the nation’s education policy. It plays an integral role in the development and implementation of the education reform effort, including the work of the Institutes described below that are directly responsible for the reform’s success:
(1) The Education Institute - Education Institute oversees and supports the Independent Schools.
(2) The Evaluation Institute - Evaluation Institute develops and conducts testing of students, monitors student learning and evaluates school performance. It also has established QORLA, an office overseeing the Registration and Licensing of all Teachers and School Leaders across all sectors of schooling in Qatar.
(3) The Higher Education Institute - The Higher Education Institute advises individuals about career options and opportunities for higher education in Qatar and abroad, and administers scholarships and grants.
The Ministry of Youth and Sports is in charge of enabling the younger generation, and to enhance their capabilities and recognizing the role they play in nation building. It also oversees improving the State's sports standards to reach levels of excellence. This involves overseeing the bodies in charge of youth and sports affairs in the State; supporting these bodies, monitoring their activities and coordinating among them; licensing and setting conditions for setting up of youth and sports clubs, centers, and associations. In addition to this, the Ministry is responsible for organizing participation of Qatari youth in local, Arab, and international conferences, tournaments, competitions, camps, journeys, and festivals; grooming the talented and outstanding amongst them; and participating in organization of national sports events and activities.
The Ministry of Transport is in charge of organizing land and sea transport; developing and improving transportation services as well as studying relevant projects and overseeing their implementation to help boost economic activity and serve the national development requirements.
The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) provides legal services to lawyers, lawmakers and the general public. Vision The ministry is committed to spreading legal awareness and promoting respect for the law within Qatar. It aims to support justice and enable the State to enjoy peace, security and properity. Goals The ministry’s responsibilities and goals include: Provide high-quality legal services and training to lawyers and lawmakers in government. Publish updated information about the country’s Emiri decrees and legal developments through the Qatar Gazette. Draft and implement policies and legislations to protect intellectual property rights. Investigate and prosecute cases of piracy and trademark rights violation. Provide a wide range of legal and authentication services to citizens and residents.
In recognition of the critical role of ICT in Qatar’s future, Qatar’s leadership introduced the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (formerly known as the Supreme Council of Information and Communication Technology) within the new cabinet formation announced in June 2013. The Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (ictQATAR) builds a vibrant, advanced, and secure ICT sector that will propel a thriving, diversified economy and benefit all the people of Qatar. As a change agent for human, social, economic, and environmental progress, the Ministry strives to drive innovation well into the future. Specifically, it is charged with a wide-ranging mandate that includes: overseeing and developing the communications sector, e-government programs and postal services; fostering a regulatory environment that is conducive to competition and investment; promoting digital inclusion for all people of Qatar; and developing the next generation of infrastructure and then securing and enhancing the efficiency of that infrastructure. Already, ICT is benefiting those who live and work in Qatar in countless ways. Children and adults learn more creatively. Businesses of all sizes are discovering new efficiencies and new markets. Government is more responsive. And transformation in healthcare is under way. ictQATAR will continue to mobilize efforts to harness the power of ICT, bringing improvements to every aspect of life in Qatar and fostering a technology-friendly environment that will introduce innovative approaches to how we communicate, live and work. In the years ahead, an increasingly vibrant, innovative ICT sector will fuel the objectives of Qatar National Vision 2030 for building a thriving, knowledge-based economy.
Energy revenues have helped laid a solid economic foundation in Qatar. Realizing this, the Ministry of Energy and Industry (MOEI) hopes to secure the country’s prosperity through the establishment of ultra-modern infrastructures capable of servicing and responding to the country’s changing needs and future challenges. Vision MOEI is committed to building a robust industrial sector that can: Help the State of Qatar achieve balanced economic growth. Diversify the country’s revenue sources. Goals The ministry’s responsibilities and goals include: Develop and support industrial ventures that help diversify the economy. Maximize the added value of intermediate materials. Encourage the private sector to increase its participation in industrial development. Increase the manufacturing sector’s contribution to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Encourage and develop both clean and energy-intensive industries. Strengthen the integration of the oil and gas sector with the manufacturing sector; while encouraging similar integrations for other industries. Maximize productivity through the integration of operating industrial projects.
The Ministry of Defence is responsible for defending the homeland. It leads fighting and support units including: Qatar Emiri Land Forces Qatar Emiri Air Forces Qatar Emiri Navy Forces Calibration Center of Qatar Armed Forces The Qatar Constitution directs and guides the defense strategy. Vision Through the use of its fighting capabilities, Qatar Armed Forces’ mission is to defend and protect Qatar’s national supremacy and wealth as well as participate in humanitarian and peacekeeping missions. Goals The ministry’s responsibilities and goals include: Recruit military personnel domestically and externally and re-enlisting personnel who have served their tenure. Purchase materials and services for the Armed Forces. Calibrate measurement and testing devices. Consider applications for exemption from the military service. Issue certificates to civilians.
The Ministry of Administrative Development oversees implementation of the law regulating governmental human resources. It sets general policies on human resources, including job localization policies, and follows up their implementation once approved. The Ministry studies chapter one budgetary estimates and the organizational charts proposed by government entities and makes recommendation for endorsement. It also reviews and improves work processes of government entities and provides them with technical help in modernizing and streamlining procedures and applying corporate quality standards. To this end, it manages government human resource planning program and extends technical help. This helps improve the efficiency of the State's administrative setup; trains Qatari employees and redevelops/repositions those holding positions that do not match their educational qualifications.
The Ministry contributes through its departments, municipalities and centers in the overall progress and comprehensive development undergoing by the State of Qatar under the enlightened wise leadership of His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, The Emir and the Crown Prince his Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani and under the directives of the Prime Minister, the Minister of Foreign Affairs His Excellency Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabr Al Thani.
The Ministry offers many services to the citizens and residents in the field of municipal services which include maintenance of local roads, general public cleaning, pest control, food control in terms of its sale locations, its storage and exchange, monitoring of markets and retail outlets, issuing of building permits and advertisement permits, issuing of commercial licenses. Additionally, these services include management of public parks and promenades, plantation of trees and promoting greenery all over the state of Qatar and provide advice and consultations to the public with about the rehabilitation and maintenance of their gardens.
Under the directives of His Excellency Sheikh Abdul Rahman Bin Khlifa Bin Abdul Aziz Al Thani, the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Urban Planning, the Ministry strives to extend the provision of electronic services to the public to all its services, in its drive to reach its objective of a paperless electronic government in the State of Qatar.
The establishment of the first Municipal Affairs Ministry in Qatar goes back to the year 1972 through a decree of Law No. 24 which set the duties of the Ministry and its Departments. These duties were amended in 1990 after the cancellation of the Ministry of Industry and Agriculture by delegating the duties and functions of this Ministry that were related to agricultural affairs to the Ministry of the Municipal Affairs which became the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Agriculture. More duties were added to this Minsitry when it was merged with the Ministry of Public Works in 1993 by decreeing Law Number (20) for the organizing The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Agriculture and outlining its duties to include the duties of the functions of public works.
In 2004, Law Number (1) was decreed to establish the Public Works Authority and in the same year Law Number (15) was also decreed to establish the Urban Planning and Development Authority. Therefore, the duties of the Ministry were confined to the municipal affairs and agriculture through the provisions of Law Number (23) decreed in 2005.
The Ministry of Finance was created on 5/11/1960 according to the Emiri Decree. On 18/2/1962 Law No (2) of 1962 was issued to regulate the public financial policy in Qatar.
Ministry of Finance works to achieve the following objectives of the financial plan:
Achieve the balance between public expenditure and public revenues.
Reduce the size of the public debt and improve cash flow.
Strengthen the state's financial reserves.
Continuing to invest the country's main resource of oil, gas and petrochemicals, with a focus on increasing domestic economic integration.
Continue to develop infrastructure construction and basic services of education and health to accommodate the expected expansion in service activities and productivity.
Encourage the private sector to industrial investments.
Privatize part of the petrochemical, fertilizers, iron and steel industry.
Improve government performance by implementing E-Government.
The Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC) creates commercial policy for both private and public sectors in order to boost regional and international trade relations and support the development of businesses across the country.
The Ministry maintains four departments and sections:
Commercial Registration Section,
Commercial Agents Section,
Industrial Property Rights Section
Price Control Section
To subscribe to the whatsApp account, one simply has to send the word “subscribe” to the number 66111400 and add the number to the contact list on his or her mobile phone. The service will be activated immediately. MEC has come up with this service to make communication with the public easier and also to keep the public aware of updates and events.
In 1966, newly created administrative units namely Doha Cultural Center and Folklore Censorship, and the Theater Section were all affiliated to the Broadcasting Department of the Ministry of Information. The establishment of these new units presented a prelude to the creation of Culture and Arts Department in 1975. In fact, the existing units and other newly founded sections such as the Fine Arts, the Exhibitions, the Studies and Research as well as the Administrative and Financial Affairs presented the origins of the first entity of the cultural work in Qatar.
In general, the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage is in charge of:
Organizing cultural festivals and taking part in festivals organized in Qatar and in brotherly and friendly countries ;
Organizing cultural events and activities such as symposia, lectures and poetry recitals ;
Producing and presenting theater and folklore shows and music and lyric concerts ;
Organizing Qatari weeks abroad and hosting cultural weeks of brotherly and friendly countries;
Organizing arts (plastic arts, photography) and heritage exhibitions ;
Publishing and distributing books and compilations in relation with culture, translating outstanding intellectual and literary works into Arabic and vice-versa ;
Documenting and archiving popular heritage, organizing and animating heritage events and celebrations ;
Organizing the yearly Doha Book Fair and participating in Arab and foreign book fairs;
Discovering young talents and organizing cultural, scientific and religious symposia and contests.
While organizing and supervising such events, the Ministry of Culture acts in its quality of a central ministry that lays down cultural programs and implements them according to the promulgated laws; its activities in this field should be regarded as the main activity of cultural policy of the State.
The ministry of environment is striving to achieve several goals, most importantly, protecting the environment through inclusive and sustainable growth for future generation to achieve the vision of 2030.
Reaching the vision would be through wildlife growth, preparing and proposing laws, projects and suitable solutions for all environmental issues, implementing them by training Qatari nationals in implementation of environmental protocols, as well as environmental awareness.
Civil and governmental organizations should coordinate all efforts; cooperate with regions and countries by ratification of environmental agreements and protocols for the purpose of protecting environments.
Strategic Goals for Ministry of Environment:
1. Balance between the social and economic development needs and protecting the environment.
2. Preserving and protecting the environment, including air, land, water and biological diversity.
3. Ensure the quality of environmental health and safety
4. Improve the institutional effectiveness and performance
5. Propose and develop policies and legislations to protect the environment
6. Enhance awareness and environmental culture
7. Support and activate the national, regional and international cooperation.
First, administrative units of the minister:
1. Minister's Office
2. Public Relations and Communication Unit.
3. Planning and quality Unit.
4. International Cooperation Unit.
5. The Internal Audit Unit.
6. Waste Treatment Centre
Second, administrative units of the general secretary office:
1- General Secretary office.
2- Projects units
3- Management of environmental processes.
4- Legal department affairs.
5- Management of awareness and environmental education.
Third, administrative units of the Assistant general secretary office for Environmental Affairs
1 Department of Evaluation and Environmental Permits.
2. Management of climate change and renewable energy
3. Management of environmental monitoring.
4. Management of hazardous substances.
5. Department of Environmental Protection.
6. Management of protected areas and wildlife.
7. Water management.
Forth, administrative units of the Assistant general secretary office for agricultural affairs, livestock and fishery:
1. Department of Agriculture.
2. Livestock management.
3. Department of Fisheries.
4. Biotechnology Center
Fifth, administrative units of the Assistant general secretary office for laboratories and standardization:
1. Department of Central Laboratories.
2. Quality management and conformity.
3. Management Standardization and Metrology.
Sixth, administrative units of the Assistant general secretary office for joint services:
1- Human resources management.
2. Department of Finance and Administration.
3. Public Service Management
4. Information technology department
The Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs supports build and develops the labor market efficiently by utilizing the national, productive workforce and bringing in skilled expatriate cadres. Also, the ministry provides state-of-the-art services and leads the field of comprehensive social welfare and development for all the segments of the society. The ministry aims, in this regard, to promote a secure and stable atmosphere in a society that is proud of its national Islamic identity.