Gargash reaffirms the UAE’s support for UN initiatives to halt human trafficking
DUBAI // The UAE has reaffirmed its commitment to tackle human trafficking on World Day against Trafficking in Persons.
The United Nations launched a programme to promote international cooperation to eradicate the crime and the UAE has an important role to play.
“The World Day against Trafficking in Persons is a great opportunity for the UAE to reaffirm the nation’s support to the UN’s plans to combat the global menace of human trafficking,” said Anwar Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign and FNC Affairs and chairman of the National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking (NCCHT).
“This is an occasion to highlight our keen desire to coordinate with the international efforts to raise awareness among all entities concerned on the impacts of trafficking in order to achieve positive results at local, regional and international levels.”
He was speaking during a ceremony with Sergei Balujurtsev, minister and deputy head of mission of the embassy of the Republic of Belarus in the UAE, Asma Fakhri, project coordinator (Drug Demand Reduction) at United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime for the GCC countries, and a group of diplomats, representatives of the Republic of Belarus, as well as members of the NCCHT.
“The organisation of activities on this day is the result of international cooperation to contain these crimes through effective solutions and legislation,” he said..
The UAE plays an important role in the fight against human trafficking and has gained international acclaim by implementing a ‘5 Ps’ strategy, which comprises prevention, prosecution, punishment, protection and promotion of international cooperation, he said.
At the event, at Raffles Hotel in Dubai, the Belorussian delegation reviewed the measures taken by the UAE government on the issue and discussions were held on further cooperation.
Updated: August 2, 2014 04:00 AM