Kuwait com­mends IDLO’s role in sup­port­ing de­vel­op­ing coun­tries

Sheikh Ali takes part in ad­vi­sory board meets

Arab Times - - LO­CAL -

ROME, Oct 13, (KUNA): Kuwait’s Am­bas­sador to Italy Sheikh Ali Al-Khaled Al-Sabah praised on Fri­day the In­ter­na­tional De­vel­op­ment Law Or­ga­ni­za­tion’s role in back­ing de­vel­op­ing coun­tries to meet their com­mit­ments to­wards in­ter­na­tional agree­ments.

The Kuwaiti diplo­mat made his re­marks to KUNA while tak­ing part in IDLO’s ad­vi­sory board meet­ings with mem­ber-coun­try rep­re­sen­ta­tives, in pres­ence of ex-pres­i­dent of Ire­land Mary Robin­son.

He said the en­vi­ron­men­tal fac­tor is es­sen­tial for at­tain­ing sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment and over­com­ing key chal­lenges fac­ing the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity to achieve peace, sta­bil­ity, and food se­cu­rity, point­ing out is sig­nif­i­cance in erad­i­cat­ing famine and ex­treme poverty as well.

Kuwait is keen on ad­dress­ing is­sues re­lated to cli­mate change and their deep fall­outs such as caus­ing di­rect and in­di­rect dis­as­ters, in­clud­ing hu­man­i­tar­ian, he said, af­firm­ing the Kuwaiti lead­er­ship’s sup­port of IDLO’s role in boost­ing nec­es­sary foun­da­tions and prin­ci­pals to achieve de­vel­op­ment.

The Kuwaiti diplo­mat also pointed out his coun­try’s ac­tive role in­side IDLO, prais­ing the or­ga­ni­za­tion’s con­tin­ued co­op­er­a­tion with the GCC-mem­ber state that re­sulted re­cently in sign­ing a three-decade part­ner­ship agree­ment aimed to en­hance the Kuwaiti leg­isla­tive in­fras­truc­ture via train­ing and qual­i­fy­ing na­tional le­gal cadres.

Dur­ing the meet­ings, Robin­son, also former UN High Com­mis­sioner for Hu­man Rights, stressed im­por­tance of meet­ing en­vi­ron­men­tal com­mit­ments as part of de­vel­op­ing coun­tries’ in­ter­na­tional agree­ments, in­clud­ing the Ky­oto Pro­to­col.

Fail­ing to honor such com­mit­ments would hin­der ef­forts to fight global warm­ing and have neg­a­tive ef­fects on de­vel­op­ing coun­tries and their is­lands, she added.

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