Kuwait is ready to shoulder its regional and international responsibility towards achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2015-30, Diplomatic Attache in Kuwait's Permanent Delegate to the UN Farah Al-Gharabally has said. Kuwait is keen on dealing seriously and effectively with the SDGs-related issues, Al-Gharabally said in a speech at UN Economic and Social Council meeting on Monday.
She expounded that Kuwait has hosted a number of high-level economic, social and humanitarian meetings and conferences with a view to fostering development and humanitarian partnership among regional and world countries. Kuwait has been also providing financial assistance to set up development projects in developing and least developed countries, through its different financial institutions at the forefront of them the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development, Al-Gharabally stated.
She noted that Kuwait in the past few years provided development assistance that amounted to 2.1 percent of its GDP, which is more than double the percentage agreed-upon internationally. Al-Gharabally emphasized her country's backing to the UN and particularly the Economic and Social Council efforts to eradicate poverty, materialize SDGs and control the communicable and non-communicable diseases.
She stated that Kuwait would end its term in the membership of the UN Economic and Social Council in December 2015. She expressed gratitude for countries which voted for Kuwait's membership in the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, for four years starting from 2016.