Thursday, September 24, 2020

Global Appraisal for HRH Premier’s International Day of Conscience Initiative

A number of Permanent Representatives to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) praised the initiative of His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa concerning the International Day of Conscience, and its significance in evoking the importance of awareness in order to establish a culture of peace and tolerance and promote dialogue between Cultures and civilizations. They said the initiative comes at a time the world needs to promote peace, inclusion, solidarity and understanding in order to build a sustainable world.

They affirmed that the great welcome of the Prime Minister’s initiative from members of UNESCO’s Executive Council’s Preparatory Committee, during its meeting last Friday, reflects large scale international appreciation of the efforts undertaken by the Kingdom of Bahrain in supporting global peace, security and stability. They stressed that the committee’s endorsement of a recommendation to adopt in the council’s next session a resolution on the International Day of Conscience, especially in this hard time due to the coronavirus pandemic, indicates the importance of this initiative at the international level.

They also emphasised that the initiative will contribute to the integration and inclusion of the principles of peace and conscience in education. They added it will focus the light on the existing links between peace, conscience and sustainable development, which was demonstrated by the consensus the Bahraini proposal received during the discussions of the preparatory group and the agreement of the attendees on the importance of the organisation’s endorsement of the Bahraini decision.

Moroccan Permanent Representative to UNESCO Ambassador Samir Al-Dahr, the President of the Arab Group, expressed on behalf of the Kingdom of Morocco and the Arab delegations to UNESCO, sincere thanks and appreciation to His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa for his distinguished initiative regarding the International Day of Conscience, which was highly welcomed by members of the UNESCO’s Executive Council’s Preparatory Committee. He affirmed that it is an initiative within the fields and competence of the organisation and underscores the principles of respect for human rights and fundamental freedom regardless of race, gender, language or religion.

He said: “The purpose of declaring an International Day of Conscience for UNESCO is to evoke the importance of awareness in order to establish a culture of peace and love, as well as ensure dialogue between cultures and civilizations. The adoption of an International Day of Conscience by the United Nations General Assembly and the proposal to celebrate it at UNESCO is an international achievement added to the Kingdom of Bahrain’s track-record of global accomplishments.” This initiative, he noted, affirms that Bahrain seeks to remind the world in these difficult circumstances of the necessity to establish the principles of peace, tolerance, solidarity based on love and human conscience among peoples in the world.

He also pointed out that the initiative of His Royal Highness the Prime Minister boosts the Kingdom’s international standing as a country advocating international peace and stability in order to achieve the goals of sustainable development for all. He stressed that the Kingdom of Morocco will continue its efforts to adopt the draft resolution in the Executive Council’s meeting unanimously, thanking Deputy Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Bahrain to UNESCO, Shaikha Wafa bint Abdullah Al Khalifa, for her commendable efforts to explain this initiative to the member states of the Executive Council. He also thanked the representative of the Prime Minister’s Court for attending the tele-meeting.

For his part, Kuwaiti Permanent Representative to UNESCO, Dr. Adam Al-Mulla, expressed sincerest congratulations to the Kingdom of Bahrain on the endorsement of the International Day of Conscience, and said: “This is not new to the contributions and achievements of Bahrain at the international level, in general, and at the level of UNESCO, in particular.”

He stressed that the initiative of His Royal Highness the Prime Minister comes at a time the world is in dire need to promote peace, inclusion, solidarity and understanding in order to build a sustainable world. He added including the Bahraini request in the agenda of UNESCO’s Executive Council’s Preparatory Committee and, then, approving it in these difficult times because of the coronavirus pandemic demonstrates its importance internationally.

Egyptian Ambassador and Permanent Representative to UNESCO, Ehab Badawi, hailed the approval of the preparatory group of the organisation’s executive council of a recommendation on the council’s endorsement in the next session of a resolution on the International Day of Conscience, presented by the Kingdom of Bahrain, without discussion. He offered congratulations to the Kingdom and its permanent delegation to UNESCO on the achievement.

Badawi also praised the distinguished relations between the two countries and the high-level of coordination between their permanent delegations to UNESCO.

For his part, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Mali to UNESCO, Ambassador Omar Kaita, expressed his country’s sincere congratulations to the Kingdom of Bahrain on the initiative of the International Day of Conscience, which represents an added value to the UN initiatives to promote a culture of peace, nonviolence and coexistence in the world. He affirmed that with the adoption of the International Day of Conscience, the world has full responsibility to mobilise its efforts continuously in order to achieve harmony, tolerance and peace.

Venezuelan Permanent Delegate to UNESCO, Amb. Hector Alejandro Constant Rosales, affirmed his country’s support for the draft resolution submitted by the Kingdom of Bahrain on the International Day of Conscience, which seeks to promote peace and respect for diversity. He noted that moving forward towards establishing human conscience as a source of ideas and thus humanitarian actions, is an important matter. It is necessary to build bridges of dialogue and friendship between people.

MOST READ

SCE launches training course for radiological and nuclear emergencies

The Supreme Council for Environment (SCE)’s CEO Dr. Mohammed Mubarak bin Dainah, launched the national training course on responding to radiological and nuclear emergencies. The...

The Avenues-Bahrain 3rd Year Anniversary Celebration

The Avenues-Bahrain is celebrating its 3rd year anniversary since opening its doors to the public on the 29th of October 2017. The Avenues –...

Plans to improve electricity, water services discussed

Electricity and Water Affairs Minister, Wael bin Nasser Al-Mubarak, received here today the representative of the third constituency of the Northern Governorate at the...

Gulf Air Appoints Bahraini Country Manager in Kuwait

Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, announces that it has appointed Mr. Mohamed Ibrahim Al Hamer as a Country Manager...

Driver License and Vehicle Certificates Can Now Be Issued Via Bahrain.bh!

Having earlier introduced a number of traffic services such as Payment of Traffic Conventions and Issuance of International Driving Licenses, the National Portal bahrain.bh...

Towards Creating Career Opportunities: Interview with Pakiza Abdulrahman

Bahrain Economic Development Board is an investment promotion agency chaired by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme...

KHK MMA dominates at BRAVE CF 41 with four huge victories

BRAVE Combat Federation hosted the first of three groundbreaking events last Thursday in the Kingdom of Bahrain, with seven bouts taking place behind closed...

Carrefour Bahrain Introduces ‘Click and Collect’: The Latest Innovation for Faster and More Flexible Online Shopping

Carrefour, operated by Majid Al Futtaim in the Kingdom of Bahrain, is introducing Click and Collect, a new service that will give online shoppers...

Volunteering for Humanity: The phase III clinical trials in the Kingdom

The phase III clinical trials are being conducted in the Kingdom in collaboration with Abu-Dhabi based G42 Healthcare using a vaccine developed by Sinopharm...

BD 150,000 ‘Shop & Win’ anniversary bonanza

Lulu Hypermarket is celebrating its 13th anniversary of being a retail leader in the Kingdom of Bahrain with a grand ‘Shop and Win’ e-raffle...

The National Medical Taskforce for Combating the Coronavirus (COVID-19) provided an update on the COVID-19 response in the Kingdom

The National Medical Taskforce for Combating the Coronavirus (COVID-19) today held a press conference at the Crown Prince Centre for Training and Medical Research...

Kdan Mobile’s DottedSign Includes AATL Certificates to Ensure Users the Highest Level of Electronic Signature Process

Kdan Mobile Software Ltd., a global software as a service (SaaS) company, has announced that its e-signature service DottedSign now includes a digital identity...

Loan payment deference to help citizens, SMEs

The banks’ response to defer loan payments until the end of the year is a continuation of the initiatives in the financial and economic...

Batelco Launches Unlimited Business Mobile Packages

Batelco has unveiled its latest business mobile packages in a complete refresh of its existing packages, targeted at business customers including entrepreneurs, SMEs and...

GLOMAT – The First Thai-Bahrain Hybrid Virtual Business Meeting

The Royal Thai Embassy, in cooperation with the Office of SMEs Promotion (OSMEP) Thailand, Institution of Small and Medium Enterprises Development of Thailand and...