The youth should embrace the culture of peace, said a Kuwaiti official on Thursday during the World Forum for the Culture of Peace, which kicked off earlier today at the Peace Palace. “Curricula has a major role in instilling such value in students; an inevitable outcome of His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah’s endeavor of deep-seating peace on a global scale,” said Dr. Hamid Al-Azmi, minister of education and higher education. The UN-bestowed title for His Highness as ‘Leader of Humanitarian Action’ is seen as an ongoing motivation for the youth in walking the path of peace and humanity, noted Al-Azmi, and added that developing curricula, as well as feeding them with values of peace and humanity, is a process done on a regular basis.
The event organizer is Kuwait’s Abdulaziz Saud Al-Babtain Cultural Foundation, in partnership with the World Peace Foundation, Leiden University in Holland and the ICRC among others. In addition to Minister Al-Azmi, the Kuwaiti government is also represented by Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Mohammad Al-Jabri.