Qatar had a mixed voting record at the Council.
Qatar's selective engagement on country situations was a particular concern.
Voting Record in 2016
Voting Record in 2015
Qatar was one of the main supporters of the Council’s Syria resolutions. As a key co-sponsor, Qatar played a lead role in mobilizing support for the resolutions on Syria and voted in favor of all of them. Qatar also voted in favor of all the resolutions focusing on the human rights situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories. Qatar, however, did not support the Council's work on other country situations. In 2012, Qatar voted against the resolutions on human rights in Iran and Sri Lanka and abstained on the on the Belarus resolution. It also voted against amendments to improve the Libya resolution in March 2012. In 2013, Qatar again rejected the Sri Lanka resolution, abstained on the Belarus resolution, and did not vote on the Iran resolution.
Qatar did not join any of the joint statements made at the Council on Bahrain, Eritrea, or on referral by the Security Council of the Syrian case to the ICC.
should improve its engagement in the Council by bringing more consistency in
its approach, including by revisiting its positions on Sri Lanka, Belarus and