29 May 2009

UAE delegates visit UN office in Vienna

The delegation included Sara Shahail, director of shelter homes for women and children, and Maitha Ghanim Al Mazroui, chief coordinator of the shelter homes.

The UN office arranged a busy schedule for the delegates, who familiarised themselves with various UN activities to combat human trafficking and help its victims. The delegation also toured care centres set up in Austria.

The delegation shared the UAE’s experience in giving safe shelter, healthcare and social and psychological support to woman and children who were victims of human trafficking.

Discussions were held with UN officials to enhance cooperation between the UAE and the UN to counter the transnational crime of human trafficking. Last year, the Abu Dhabi Government made a contribution of Dh8 million to set up a centre for victims of human trafficking in the emirate.

The move was in line with the directives of General Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces