Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Universality of human rights not excuse for anti-religion ideas - Kuwait envoy  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) - 11/06/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Universality of human rights can't be accepted as a pretext for accepting ideas and practices that are inconsistent with the religion and tradition, says Kuwait's delegate to the United Nations.

"Kuwait reiterates its rejection of all ideas that are inconsistent with the true Islamic religion and traditions of Kuwait under the pretext of the universality of human rights," Kuwait's Permanent Delegate to the UN and International Organizations in Geneva Ambassador Jamal Al-Ghunaim said in a speech at the opening of the 26th session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC).

"Kuwait's stance is similar to that of many countries in this regard." He, however, expressed Kuwait's "full support to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights" and its role in defending human rights across the world.

Al-Ghunaim welcomed the introductory statement made by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, especially the concerns she raised about the serious violations and abuses committed by the Israeli authorities against Palestinian people.

"Kuwait shares the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights' concerns about the continuation of the illegal Israeli policies of settlement in East Jerusalem and displacement of Palestinians after the demolition of their homes," he said.

He urged the UN Human Rights Council to take serious action to tackle these violations to preserve its credibility as a major defender of human rights in the world.

Ambassador Al-Ghunaim voiced Kuwait's strong condemnation of the indiscriminate military operations and violent acts in Syria that target densely-populated residential areas.

"Kuwait renews its call to all parties to refrain from launching attacks against civilians and to stop indiscriminate use of weapons in populated areas," he said.

He also urged all warring parties in Syria to allow humanitarian aid and relief agencies easy access to the conflict-ravaged areas.

Al-Ghunaim recalled Kuwait's positive appeal to host international conference to tackle the humanitarian crisis in Syria.

Kuwait has hosted two international conferences for international donors for Syria aid in the past two years and handed all its aid pledges to humanitarian agencies providing support to the affected people inside Syria and in neighboring countries, he pointed out.

The two conferences raised USD 3.9 billion in aid pledges, including USD 700 million donated by Kuwait.

Al-Ghunaim announced Kuwait's welcome to the visit made recently by the technical team of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to the Kingdom of Bahrain and the meetings it held with relevant parties to design programs of technical cooperation and capacity building for Bahraini cadres in the field of human rights.

"These steps demonstrate Kingdom of Bahrain's commitment to cooperation with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Human Rights Council and relevant mechanisms," he concluded.

 


Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)




  MENA News Headlines
 Nov 23 2014 - Qatar- Saudi Deputy FM Receives Copy of Credentials of Qatar's AmbassadorQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - QNA) Saudi Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Abdulaziz bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud received a copy of credentials of HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Thamer Al-Thani as Qatar's ...

 Nov 23 2014 - Qatar- HE Prime Minister Holds Talks with Algerian CounterpartQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - QNA) HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani and HE the Prime Minister of Algeria Abdelmalik Sellal on Sunday co-chaired the 5th ...

 Nov 23 2014 - Qatar Takes Part in 31st Meetings for GCC Labor and Social Affairs MinistersQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - QNA) Qatar will take part in the 31st meetings for GCC Ministers of Labor and Social Affairs which will be held from 24 to 25 November in Kuwait. HE the Minister of Labor and Social ...

 Nov 23 2014 - Kuwait- Parliament Speaker Meets Tajik FMQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - QNA) Kuwaiti National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanem met here on Sunday the visiting Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan, Sirodjidin Aslov. Talks between ...

 Nov 23 2014 - OPEC won't cut production ceiling say Kuwaiti expertsArab Times
(MENAFN - Arab Times) KUWAIT Nov 22 (KUNA): The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) will not likely lower oil production ceiling in its upcoming Nov 27 meeting two Kuwait oil experts ...

 Nov 23 2014 - KFH unit Kuveyt Turk wins awardArab Times
(MENAFN - Arab Times) ISTANBUL Nov 18 (Agencies): Kuveyt Turk won GFC Global Financial Conferences' Bonds & Loans Award for Islamic Capital Markets Deal of the Year at Esma Sultan Palace last ...

 Nov 23 2014 - Qatar- HH the Emir Meets Uruguay AmbassadorQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - QNA) HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani met today at his Emiri Diwan Office with Ambassador of the Republic of Uruguay Jose Luis Remedi whose term of office has expired At the ...

 Nov 23 2014 - Somalia's Culture Minister Meets Charge D'affaires of Qatar's EmbassyQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - QNA) Somalia's Minister of Culture and Higher Education Duale Adam Mohammed conferred with Charge D'affaires of Qatar's Embassy in Somalia Hasan bin Hamza Asad Mohamed. The meeting ...

 Nov 23 2014 - Qatar- Foreign Minister's Assistant Meets Vietnamese CounterpartQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - QNA) HE the Foreign Minister's Assistant for Foreign Affairs met here on Sunday with Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Pham Quang Vinh. The meeting dealt with bilateral ties and means to ...

 Nov 23 2014 - Law protects 'expatriates'Arab Times
(MENAFN - Arab Times) KUWAIT CITY Nov 21 (KUNA): Director- General of the Public Authority for Manpower Jamal Al-Dosary on Thursday reaffirmed commitment of the authority to protect expatriate ...

more...


 






Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help