Con­flicts threaten peace cul­ture: Kuwait diplo­mat

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

NEW YORK: The cul­ture of peace is threat­ened by global con­flicts and wars, a fact that re­quired in­di­vid­u­als and so­ci­eties to stand to­gether against ig­no­rance, vi­o­lence, as well as re­li­gious and sec­tar­ian bi­ases, a Kuwaiti diplo­mat told a UN ses­sion late Thurs­day. In a meet­ing on the cul­ture of peace held on the side­line of the 71st UN Gen­eral As­sem­bly, Diplo­matic at­tache at the Kuwaiti del­e­ga­tion to the UN head­quar­ters in New York, Farah Al-Ghara­bally said that the lack of ac­cep­tance and the preva­lence of ig­no­rance had held to sor­row­ful acts of hate and dis­crim­i­na­tion.

The world needs to find the rea­sons be­hind the spread of hate and rigid ide­olo­gies, said the diplo­mat, af­firm­ing that ad­dress­ing such prob­lems will lead to the promi­nence of peace and love around the globe. She af­firmed that Kuwait was keen on peace world­wide, re­veal­ing that her coun­try will al­ways stand firm against acts of hate and ter­ror. Kuwaitis were ter­ror­ized by an at­tack on a lo­cal Mosque in June of 2015, said Al-Ghara­bally, af­firm­ing that all sec­tors of Kuwait’s so­ci­ety stood be­hind the lead­er­ship of the coun­try against this hate­ful act. She went on say­ing that the Kuwaiti con­sti­tu­tion se­cured the rights of all peo­ple re­gard­less of creed, eth­nic back­ground, lan­guage, and other as­pects. The leg­isla­tive and ex­ec­u­tive pow­ers in Kuwait also launched sev­eral ini­tia­tives to spread the cul­ture of peace and un­der­stand­ing in the coun­try, said the diplo­mat who re­it­er­ated calls for re­in­forc­ing global ef­forts to fend of ter­ror, hate, and dis­crim­i­na­tion. — KUNA

Diplo­matic at­tache at the Kuwaiti del­e­ga­tion to the UN head­quar­ters in New York, Farah Al-Ghara­bally.

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