UN lauds His Highness Amir pioneering humanitarian role

Stephen O'Brien UN Under Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator.
Stephen O’Brien UN Under Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator.

ISTANBUL, May 22 (KUNA) — The State of Kuwait and His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah’s commitment toward humanitarian actions “are role model for the region,” a UN official said Sunday.
These commitments reflect the nations’ true human identity and nature, Stephen O’Brien, UN Under Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, stated to KUNA.
Other countries should also promote their potentials to provide humanitarian aid and support to conflict-stricken countries and needy people around the world, O’Brien added.
He also praised His Highness the Amir’s pioneering role in humanitarian action, which earned him the “Humanitarian Leader” title by the UN, and expressed his appreciation to the Kuwaiti people and the political leadership.
Kuwait’s successful hosting of three donors’ conferences to support the Syrian people and humanitarian situation in that country, in addition to co-chairing the fourth in London last February, made it worthy of the “Humanitarian Center” title, he noted.
Earlier, His Highness the Amir and his accompanying delegation arrived in Istanbul to attend the World Humanitarian Summit.
The UN sponsored-Summit is expected to attract representatives from 155 world countries and international organizations. Fifty world leaders are expected to attend as well. (end) rs.ma

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