Director-General of Dasman Diabetes Institute, Dr. Kazem Behbehani, commenting on the UN proclamation of His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, as a "humanitarian leader," said the UN gesture is an expression of gratitude to a leader "whose heart is full of care towards those in need of help." "His Highness deserves such a title, for he is in the lead amongst those who aid the afflicted regardless of religious and political affiliations," said Dr. Behbehani.
Kuwait, due to His Highness the Amir's guidelines, plays the most prominent role in relieving afflicted peoples in various corners of the world, and this honoring is in appreciation for the pioneering role of the State of Kuwait under leadership of His Highness the Amir for aiding people in need.
Particular reference was made by the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon to the tremendous humanitarian and relief work completed under the leadership of His Highness the Amir to help alleviate the suffering of countries and people both on a Regional and International basis.
His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has promoted and boosted tolerance, security and stability in our country. His Highness has devoted his life for service of the people of Kuwait and aiding the others in difficult circumstances for sake of revealing Kuwait's civic image." The UN has called Kuwait "an international humanitarian center" and described His Highness the Amir as "a humanitarian leader".