H.R.H. Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmed Akl Sabah, Emir of the State of Kuwait, together with President Mahmood Abbas of the State of Palestine,
inaugurated on 12 November 2017 the conference on “the Palestinian Child’s Suffering” organized under the aegis of the League of Arab States.
Dr. Yousef A. Al Othaimeen, Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) attended the conference. The OIC which accords top priority to the Palestinian cause at all political and social levels thus demonstrates unwavering support to the defense of the Palestinian Child and his rights as established under international covenants, as well as to the quest for mechanisms to ensure the protection of the Palestinian child against the inhumane exactions at the hands of the Israeli occupant.
The conference addressed five major themes: the Palestinian Child’s conditions from the perspective of international law and the human rights agreements, the role of the international community and civil society institutions in shoring up the Palestinian Child’s rights and ensuring their observance, the appalling educational, physical and psychological conditions endured by the jailed Palestinian children and the other persons languishing in the Israeli occupant’s dungeons, the required legal protection for the Palestinian children under occupation and the necessary mechanisms for their activation, and the appropriate tools to ensure the development and consolidation of the Palestinian child’s capacities and educational, psychological and cultural nurturance.
On the margin of the conference, the OIC Secretary General met with the Palestine President, Mr. Mahmood Abbas, and exchanged views with him on the Palestinian situation, the latest developments and the national reconciliation, in addition to the Palestinian approaches at the political level.