The State of Kuwait is celebrating the 6th anniversary of UN honoring of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah as a "Humanitarian Leader and the State of Kuwait as an International Humanitarian Centre."

The highly prestigious award was conferred on His Highness the Amir by the United Nations in 2014, in recognition of his outstanding humanitarian work across the globe, hence September 9th stands out as a remarkable and memorable day in the State of Kuwait's national calendar.

In an official ceremony at the United Nations' Headquarters in New York, attended by senior Kuwaiti officials and representatives of diplomatic missions, on the occasion of the conferment of the Award on His Highness the Amir, the former UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon said: "Kuwait has shown exemplary humanitarian leadership in supporting these operations under the compassionate and passionate leadership of His Highness, the Amir. We are here today to pay our deepest tribute to the humanitarian leadership of His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber al Sabah. We thank His Highness the Amir of Kuwait and the people of Kuwait for their outstanding generosity towards Syrians and Iraqis in need." In response, His Highness the Amir expressed appreciation to the United Nations for the gesture, saying that "The award I have received from the United Nations is not for myself per se, rather it is for Kuwait and its people."

HH the Amir added that the State of Kuwait has pursued, since its independence, a consistent approach in its foreign policy based on the need to provide humanitarian aid to all countries in need, regardless of geographical, religious and ethnic determinants, out of its belief and conviction of the importance of international partnership.

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Justice, freedom, and equality are the pillars of society, while cooperation and compasssion are the strongest nexus that cements the bonds between citizens. 

Article 7
Constitution of the State of Kuwait, 1962