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