About Kuwait

History and Events

 

• Urban existence in the area of Kuwait dates back over four thousand years.
• Failaka Island is a docking station for commercial ships.
• Al-Sabah family accessed the rule in 1716, pursuant to the documents of the British archive.
• Signing an agreement with American and British companies for oil exploration in 1934.
• Actual independence of Kuwait in 19th June 1961 after the cancellation of 1899 treaty.

• Kuwait joined the membership of Arab league on 16th July 1961.
• First parliamentarian elections in the modern history of Kuwait on 23rd January 1962.
• Kuwait constitution adopted in 11 November 1962.
• Inauguration of first national assembly in the history of Kuwait on 29th January 1963.
 

Biography of His Highness the Amir of Kuwait

Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah

 

Unanimously proclaimed as Amir of the State of Kuwait on January 29, 2006.
Prime Minister, as per Amiri Decree dated July 13, 2003.
First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, October 18, 1992.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, March 3, 1985

 

Minister of information, February 9, 1982 in addition to his posts as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs.

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Kuwait and the history of humanitarian work :-

Ever since its foundation, the State of Kuwait has been a distinguished example of humanitarian and charitable work. The government and people of Kuwait are innately fond of charitable work and have pioneered in this field even before the discovery of oil. For years, Kuwait’s donations came through its government and people alike. In the 1930’s and 1940’s, Kuwait’s aid reached the Palestinian people. Later in 1956, Kuwait helped the victims of the trilateral aggression on Egypt. Kuwait also provided aid to Yemen and helped build hospitals, schools and universities in different countries around the world. Kuwait’s humanitarian dedication continued into the country’s independence era through its public and civil charitable institutions such as the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development which provides aid to the peoples of the Arab region, Africa and Asia. Another such institution is th...


 

The First International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria - Kuwait 2013 :-

Kuwait responded to the call by the UN Secretary General Mr. Ban Ki Moon by hosting the First International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria in January 2013 in an effort to alleviate the suffering of the Syrian people who are bearing the brunt of this devastating war. The focus of this conference was to highlight the humanitarian side of the Syrian conflict  and its primary goal aimed at mobilizing as much humanitarian assistance as possible to the Syrian people inside and outside Syria. Countries participating in the conference collectively pledged 1.6 billion dollars in aid for the purpose of catering to the needs of the Syrian people until June 2013.


Kuwait’s contribution was estimated at 300 million dollars of the overall funds that were raised during that conference, and was delivered to a number of UN agencies. Kuwait is a staunch believer i...

The Humanitarian Situation in Syria :-

As a result of the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Syria, large numbers of Syrians have taken refuge in neighboring countries. All diplomatic efforts are currently focused on convening the Geneva II Conference which is slated to take place on January 22nd as announced by the UN.

In the meantime, the UN is monitoring the humanitarian crisis in Syria very closely as more than 2.3 million Syrians have fled their homes to take refuge in Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and northern Iraq. The UN has reiterated its appeals to donor countries to honor their pledges of assistance to the Syrian refugees, warning that the UN will soon be incapable of providing any more humanitarian aid to those who need it the most.

While the war rages on in Syria, hundreds of thousands of Syrians have fled the country to neighboring countries in search of asylum. In 2013, the tide of refugees went up almost six-fold compared to the previous years.  Until the end of November 2013, Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Turkey and Egypt were estimated at 2.2 million.


The UN has warned that the number of Syrian refugees could reach 4.1 million in 2014 compared with 2.3 million officially registered refugees presently. In 2013 alone, more than 1.5 million people fled the war-torn Syria.


According to Amnesty International estimates, 10 European countries have agreed to host Syrian refugees. The European Union has so far allocated 1.3 billion Euros in aid for Syrian refugees in neighboring countries and for the Syrians who are displaced inside Syria.
Germany has unveiled a future plan to host 9,000 refugees in addition to the numbers that are already in Germany. ...


 

Speech Of His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah Amir Of The State Of Kuwait

At the opening of the
2nd international humanitarian pledging conference for syria

State of Kuwait – 15 january 2014
 
In the Name of Allah, The Merciful, The Compassionate

Praise be to Allah and His Prayers and Blessing be upon our Prophet Mohammad and His Family and Companions.

Excellencies,
His Excellency the Secretary-General of the United Nations Mr. BAN Ki-moon,
His Excellency the Secretary-General of the Arab League Dr. Nabil Alarabi,
His Excellency the Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council,
Dr. Abdulatif Al Zayani,

Distinguished Guests,
Assalam Alaikum Warhmattu Allah Wabarktuhu

The Second International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria – Kuwait 2014 :-


Owing to the worldwide attention received by the First International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria, and true to Kuwait’s old tradition of international cooperation, his Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Amir of the State of Kuwait, has once again heeded Mr. Ban Ki Moon’s call by accepting to host the Second International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria in mid-January 2014.  As the conflict in Syria rages on, the requirements of the Syrian refugees are expected to increase in 2014 and beyond. With the participation of 60 countries, this second conference is projected to raise more than 4 billion dollars in aid for the Syrian people, and deliver much needed humanitarian relief to Syrian refugees and others whose lives have been shattered by this humanitarian tragedy.


 

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