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Thu 7 Feb 2008 03:46 AM

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UAE vows to fight human trafficking

Promised measures include new legislation, training for enforcement officers and victim support.

The UAE has pledged to combat human trafficking with new legislation, training and victim support, a committee said on Wednesday.

The UAE National Committed to Combat Human Trafficking (NCCHT) unveiled a series of resolutions to expand its activities internationally as it prepares for the UN’s Vienna Forum later this month.

Head of the body Anwar Gargash said it would tackle trafficking with a four-pronged strategy “which involves stronger legislations, focused training to law enforcement officials, providing support to the victims and promoting international co-operation”.

The UAE delegation to Vienna will include NCCHT representatives along with government officials who are actively involved in combating trafficking, Gargash said.

“Our participation will help us expand our activities internationally, which is important to curb the problem at its roots,” he added.

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