UNDP Kuwait celebrates Human Rights Day 2011
The United Nations Development Programme in Kuwait is proud to celebrate Human Rights Day on the 10th of December 2011. As the promotion of human rights is a fundamental goal of the United Nations, Human Rights are intrinsic to the work of the United Nations Development Programme in Kuwait.
Dr. Adam Abdelmoula, the United Nations Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Kuwait, asserted: “We would like to take this opportunity to encourage Kuwaiti authorities to follow through on their pledges made during the Universal Periodic Review of the Human Rights Council in May, 2010 and to look into the possibility of ratifying the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.”
UNDP Kuwait strives to better the lives of people affected by human rights violations and works to improve their living conditions in accordance with universal human rights standards. Human rights are not a privilege but a necessity in today’s world.
The universal nature of human rights was highlighted this year in our region, as thousands of people decided the time had come to claim their rights. They took to the streets and demanded positive change to live in a society that respects and protects their basic human rights.
UNDP is the UN’s global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 166 countries, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. As they develop local capacity, they draw on the people of UNDP and our wide range of partners.