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IOM bestowes great honor on Al-Sabeeh
September 16, 2017, 2:55 pm

Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and Minister of State for Development and Planning Affairs Hind Al-Sabeeh received a special honor from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) during a ceremony on Sunday, 10 September at the UNDP office in Mishref.  She was felicitated for her role in promoting human and labor rights in the country.

MOI Director General William Lacy Swing stated that Minister Al-Sabeeh is a pioneering figure in her domain and praised her wise leadership in development projects.  Swing also congratulated Al-Sabeeh and Kuwait on their achievements in the field of human rights. He went on to express his admiration towards His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah for spearheading awareness regarding the humanitarian situation of refugees and his sincere efforts to resolve the Gulf crisis.

He also mentioned that it was his privilege to be present during the third anniversary of the UN honoring and proclamation of His Highness the Amir as a "humanitarian leader”, and it was his sixth visit to Kuwait.

Minister Al-Sabeeh emphasized Kuwait’s eagerness to strengthen the strong and lasting 25-year Humanitarian partnership with humanitarian organizations, particularly the IOM, which has endeavored through many development programs and humanitarian programs. She also highlighted several cooperation programs between Kuwait and the IOM, pointing out the eight courses and workshops in the fields of human trafficking and referral mechanism among others.

For her part, Kuwait's UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative Zineb Touimi-Bejelloun extended her best wishes to Minister Al-Sabeeh on her honor.

She extolled Al-Sabeeh's significant role in effecting the State's development plans as well as her efforts to achieve sustainable development and materializing Kuwait's 2035 development vision.

On a similar note, Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs and Acting Minister of Information Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Al-Sabah lauded the efforts made by Minister Al-Sabeeh to enhance human rights principles and laws in the country, and her dedication to validate the commitment to the Kuwait-signed international human and labor rights treaties and covenants.

During the ceremony, Sheikh Mohammad, who was deputized to the ceremony by the First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, stressed his support for the continuation and building of the fruitful partnership between the IOM and Kuwait.


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