Kuwait underlines importance of human rights

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NEW YORK, Nov 3 : The State of Kuwait has reiterated importance of promoting and respecting human rights, saying peace was a fundamental human rights principle. “Seeking to boost human rights will only come into fruition by cooperation and coordination among member countries, regional and sub-regional organizations with the UN agencies, government and NGOs in order to achieve a sustainable world,” attache Abdullah Al-Asfour told a UN General Assembly session discussing Human Rights Council’s report, Wednesday evening. He noted that UN bodies were always seeking to see people of the world enjoy basic rights with the objective of achieving sustainable development in a peaceful, secured and safe world.

The State of Kuwait has reaffirmed support to the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) for the return of refugees to their homes or their settlement in many countries around the world, while asserting importance of protection of refugees. Kuwait affirms importance of protecting UNHCR workers, some 25 percent of them work in hazardous locations, attache Rashed Al-Abhoul addressed UN General Assembly’s third committee, Wednesday evening, discussing UNHCR report about refugees.

The relationship between Kuwait and the UNHCR, which celebrated this year 31st anniversary of foundation of its office in Kuwait, contributed to improvement of the UN agency’s operations to help people suffering from armed conflicts or natural disasters in an indiscriminate fashion. Al-Abhoul said around 100 million people, many of them from Arab countries, have fled to safe havens because of conflicts, violence, natural disasters, climate change or human rights abuse. He meanwhile commended UNRWA for providing health care and education for over five million Palestinian refugees(KUNA)

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