02 May 2013

Arab Initiative concludes with call to combat human trafficking

Stressing that the UAE has always adopted international best practices, Dr. Gargash said the country was working to tackle the global menace of human trafficking through a national strategy based on the five pillars of prevention, protection, prosecution, punishment and promotion (of international co-operation).

Workshops organized during the event focused on vital issues such as transition from general approach to security approach from the perspective of international conventions and protocols as well as explaining the mechanisms of identifying trafficking victims based on accurate indications which are in line with international best practices and rules and regulations.

With regard to the other topics highlighted during the workshops, the main focus was on building the capacity of workers in the labour market, and the international system to combat trafficking at work. Other topics underlined the importance of combating human trafficking in the labour market, and the role of ministries of labour and other organisations concerned in preserving labour rights.