View of part of the Fujairah Corniche and the Hajar Mountains in the Background

Saturday, February 16, 2008

UAE Progress in Tackling Human Trafficking?

After a major international conference in Austria this week on Combating Human Trafficking how is the UAE fulfilling its pledge to tackle this issue in the Emirates?

It has made some steps and has even given a whopping US$15 million grant from the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi on behalf of the UAE for the conference.

But the UAE is not doing enough says some commentators and is in danger of being listed as one of the countries that is dragging the chain in fighting human trafficking.

More details from the AP report entitled, ‘United Arab Emirates Committed to Combating Human Trafficking Minister Says’ and lots more in depth resources on this massive international problem can be found on the Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking site, and within this site the page headed ‘The Vienna Forum’.

Dr. Geoff Pound