Qatar announced on Sunday a series of agreements with the United Nations that is to see $500 million injected into UN programs over the next few years.
Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani and Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres signed the agreements during the Doha Forum, a conference organized by Qatar and attended by leaders from several countries and other key world figures.
Guterres said the accords represented significant change in Qatar's relation with the UN, and made the Gulf country a structural partner of the international organization.
The UN's International Centre for Counter-Terrorism, created in 2017, is to establish its headquarters in Doha and will receive five million dollars per year from Qatar as part of the deal.
Qatar also is expected to contribute $15 million annually to support terror victims, according to the Gulf country.
Doha will also host offices for UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.