Kuwaiti diplomat underscores human rights as” key to civil, sovereign states”

Kuwait's permanent representative to the United Nations (UN) and International Organizations Ambassador Jamal Al-Ghunaim
Kuwait’s permanent representative to the United Nations (UN) and International Organizations Ambassador Jamal Al-Ghunaim

GENEVA, June 14 (KUNA) — Unhampered human rights efforts are crucial to ensure “civil and sovereign states, as well as to uphold religious values,” a Kuwaiti diplomat said on Tuesday.
Kuwait’s permanent representative to the United Nations (UN) and International Organizations Ambassador Jamal Al-Ghunaim made the remarks in a speech at UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) session to mark the tenth anniversary of its inception.
“Kuwait fully supports the UNHRC in its efforts to protect human rights,” Al-Ghunaim said.
He also noted that Kuwait had always been a proponent of forming a human rights council, which came to fruition in 2006.
Moreover, the Kuwaiti diplomat said that his country had “issued its inaugural report on human rights back in May 2010, which was an opportunity for Kuwait to showcase its accomplishments in that realm, while addressing any possible shortcomings.” Similarly, he recalled the country’s second report on human rights in January 2015, where “Kuwait made significant strides in that domain,” he noted. Meanwhile, Al-Ghunaim underscored Kuwait’s efforts to protect human rights in a turbulent Middle East, as he pointed to “conflicts in Libya, Syria and Iraq.” The UNHRC session, which kicked off on Monday and lasts until July 1st, will tackle a vast array of issues germane to human rights. (end) ta.nam