(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) KUWAIT, July 18 (KUNA) -- Kuwait said the spread of conflicts represented one of several obstacles for the development of youth in the Arab region.
In a United Nations discussion on the matter, Kuwait's UN permanent representative Ambassador Mansour Al-Otaibi said these conflicts have diminished any hopes or aspirations they may have.
Other challenges include unemployment, poverty, terrorism and fundamentalism alongside the absence of education, healthcare, civil liberty and political representation.
The ambassador mentioned recent forums and initiatives to address these hurdles, namely by governments or through UN-administered peace missions in nations such as Colombia, Iraq, Kosovo and Somalia.
In conclusion, he underlined that Kuwait places a firm belief in the importance of youth as a building block for nations and in achieving peace and security. (end)