ISPCAN International Child Protection Congress Qatar 2020


The Journey So Far, And The Future Ahead

15th -17th February 2020

Grand Hyatt Doha Hotel & Villas



About Qatar

The State of Qatar is a sovereign and independent state in the Middle East, occupying a peninsula that juts into the Arabian Gulf. Since its complete independence from Britain in 1971, Qatar has emerged as one of the world's most important producers of oil and gas. It is an Islamic State whose laws and customs follow the Islamic tradition. Since 2013, the country has been governed by HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani.


Qatar has a moderate desert climate with hot, humid summers (temperature may vary from 40°C to 50°C) and mild winters (temperatures rarely drop below 7°C). Rainfall is scarce (average 70 mm per year), falling in brief showers mainly in winter. Vegetation is sparse.


Qatar’s population was 2,342,725 inhabitants in 2015, of which around 20% were Qatari.
The country has a large foreign workforce, especially from Arab and Asian countries (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines). 80% of the population is living in Doha and Al Rayyan.
Arabic is the official language of Qatar even if English is commonly used for business or by the expatriate community. Official documents such as visa must be completed in Arabic language. Islam is the predominant religion in Qatar but other religions are also practiced by immigrant communities. According to 2010 data collected by the Pew Forum, 67.7% are Muslim, 13.8% are Hindu, 13.8% are Christian, 3.1% are Buddhist, 0.7% follow other religions and 0.9% are unaffiliated to any religion.


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