Kuwait ea­ger to boost ef­forts to end dis­crim­i­na­tion: Am­bas­sador

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

Kuwait seeks to boost ef­forts to fully im­ple­ment the terms of the In­ter­na­tional Con­ven­tion on the Elim­i­na­tion of All Forms of Racial Dis­crim­i­na­tion, said se­nior Kuwaiti of­fi­cial at the UN yes­ter­day. Speak­ing at the 93rd meet­ing of the UN’s Com­mit­tee on the Elim­i­na­tion of Racial Dis­crim­i­na­tion, Kuwait’s Per­ma­nent del­e­gate to the UN and in­ter­na­tional or­ga­ni­za­tions’ head­quar­ters in Geneva Am­bas­sador Ja­mal AlGhu­naem said that Kuwait, which joined the con­ven­tion in 1968, aimed to end all forms of dis­crim­i­na­tion and pro­tect hu­man rights in ac­cor­dance with ar­ti­cle 70 of the Kuwaiti con­sti­tu­tion. Pre­sent­ing Kuwait’s pa­pers on its role in the con­ven­tion, he men­tioned ar­ti­cle 29 of the con­sti­tu­tion, which states that all peo­ple have equal so­cial, po­lit­i­cal cul­tural, and civil rights.

Ghu­naim noted that Kuwait had es­tab­lished sev­eral bod­ies to pro­tect the rights of women and dis­abled peo­ple, fight­ing cor­rup­tion, prevent­ing hu­man traf­fick­ing, child pro­tec­tion and a com­mit­tee to im­prove liv­ing con­di­tions for il­le­gal res­i­dents. The coun­try strongly be­lieves in the role of women in so­ci­ety, thus, al­low­ing women to seize se­nior po­si­tions such as min­is­ters, am­bas­sadors and chair­per­sons of top ranked com­pa­nies and or­ga­ni­za­tions.

Speak­ing of Kuwait’s ef­forts to end dis­crim­i­na­tion, Ghu­naim men­tioned that the coun­try is­sued a de­cree in 2012 to in­crim­i­nate any acts that pro­mote ha­tred and racism, he noted. The coun­try is at­tract­ing large num­bers of for­eign job seek­ers due to its rep­u­ta­tion in equal­ity among all na­tion­al­i­ties, said the am­bas­sador. Kuwait is cur­rently home to over 164 na­tion­al­i­ties of dif­fer­ent re­li­gions and cul­tures, en­joy­ing their full rights. —KUNA

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