Invest in youths to build better societies: Kuwait
Bid to join anti-drugs pact mulled
NEW YORK, Nov 14, (KUNA): The State of Kuwait underlined the importance of investing in youths to better build societies, therefore providing programs and carefully reviewed curriculums that will strengthen their principles and avoid crimes and corruption.
The remarks were made by Kuwait’s permanent delegation to the UN, namely Kuwaiti diplomat Bashar Ali Al-Duwaisan, who expressed support for the messages enshrined in Assembly resolution 48/10 of 1993 on sport, underlined the need to invest in youth and build better societies and help combat crime, corruption and extremism.
“The language of sport and athletes has always been the language of peace, security and solidarity, aimed at tackling violence and extremism,” Al-Duwaisan stressed, recalling that football had often brought together soldiers from enemy camps.
The diplomat noted also that “former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela had also used the African Football Cup to build unity and to combat apartheid.” The Olympic and Paralympic Games provided a chance to spotlight the concepts of the “Olympic village” and the “Olympic ideal”, both of which aimed at promoting unity, peace and development.
The principles of the International Olympic Committee and the United Nations were “two sides of the same coin”, Al-Duwaisan said, citing as an example the broad support received by the world’s first refugee athlete delegation at the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Brazil.
Meanwhile, a Kuwaiti official said Monday his country was considering joining an international agreement to eliminate drug trafficking, commending UN Office on Drugs and Crime’s (UNODC) programs that help custom officials in Kuwait combat drug trafficking.
Adnan Al-Qedheebi, Deputy Director General of Customs department for land and maritime borders, said the UN has programs that could develop anti-narcotics system in Kuwait.
He made the statement following a meeting with Hatem Ali, UNODC’s regional chief.