NEW YORK, Dec 2, (KUNA): The State of Kuwait has affirmed that it supported and was eager to boost the culture of world peace and dialogue amongst civilizations.
This affirmation was delivered by First Secretary at the Kuwaiti UN mission in New York Fahad Hajji to a UN General Assembly session on the culture of peace, late Tuesday.
During the session, Hajji urged all member states of the United Nations to form a multilateral international system dedicated to dialogue amongst civilizations to achieve the goals of peacemaking and understanding amongst nations. He went on to say that in the current age, the world was facing unprecedented complicated problems especially with the advent of the coronavirus (COVID- 19) pandemic, which did not differentiate between under-developed or developed countries.
Other than the health, political, social, and economic consequences of the spread of COVID-19, the pandemic led to the emergence of heinous racial discrimination and hate speech, matters, which required a solid stance on part of the world to halt such dangerous attitudes. National, regional, and international programs dedicated to the spread of peace and understanding must prevail in reaction to the current predicaments, indicated the Kuwaiti diplomat.
Hajji reiterated calls by the UN leadership back in March to have a worldwide ceasefire to address the challenges caused by COVID-19 and take a chance to spread the culture of peace globally. He stressed the proliferation of the culture of peace was in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG) of 2030 as clearly stated in goal number 16 concerning the support of peace, justice and strong institutions. The Kuwaiti diplomat reiterated his country’s condemnation of terrorism in shapes and forms, saying that terrorist acts were not backed up by any religion, culture, or race.