15 January 2013

Gargash hails NCCHT efforts in checking human trafficking

Speaking on the invitation of Bali Process on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons and Related Transnational Crime (Bali Process), Dr Gargash said the country was pleased to join the Bali Process to support the strategy of the of National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking in a number of areas, mainly through international cooperation enhancement.
The Committee also discussed a group of proposals from different organizations, especially the half-year report of Dubai Foundation for Women and Children, lauding the efforts made by the Foundation in this regard.
The Committee urged all the national organizations and local entities interested in human rights and combating trafficking to put in all efforts to issue reports and statistics that meet the demands and aspirations of the committees to build a comprehensive data base.
The meeting also highlighted the steps followed to issue the annual report of the country on human trafficking, which is expected to be issued next March.
Since its inception in 2002, the Bali Process has effectively raised regional awareness of the consequences of people smuggling, trafficking in persons and related transnational crime, and developed and implemented strategies and practical cooperation in response.