Kuwait Permanent Envoy to the UN Ambassador Mansour Al-Otaibi showcased late Wednesday the Kuwaiti national efforts to realize the UN millennium goals.
During a meeting for the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), Ambassador Al-Otaibi stressed that Kuwait was keen on contributing to the international efforts to achieve the millennium development goals of 2015.
Eliminating hunger, poverty, and aids, providing primary education to all people and better psychological treatment, reinforcing gender equality, and bolstering efforts for worldwide partnership within the development domain are amongst the high priorities of the Kuwaiti government, said the diplomat.
He indicated that Kuwait had reached several aspects of the millennium goals namely within the education and the efforts in combating of poverty, adding that his country had also decreased consumption of material that is harmful to the ozone layer by 1.27 between 1993 and 2012.
Kuwait will embark on further efforts to decrease pollutants through partnership between the government and the private sector.
In regards to development goals post-2015, the Ambassador stressed that Kuwait will continue to further support the UN as a gesture reflecting Kuwait's utter commitment to the international organization.