UN, Kuwait maintain close partnership in combating human trafficking -- Officials

KUNA

UN officials praised on Monday the "close partnership" with Kuwait to enhance the capacities of local partners and relevant ministries to protect the victims of human trafficking. This came in a press statement issued by Representative of the UN Secretary-General and Resident Coordinator in the State of Kuwait Tariq Al-Sheikh during a visit of a UN delegation to the shelter of the foreign workers established in November 2014.

The center is an actual translation of the special attention paid by Kuwait to labor rights and the preservation of human dignity, he added. Al-Sheikh praised Kuwait's progress in addressing the issues of foreign workers, mainly the female domestic ones hosted by the shelter, and also health and social services and care offered to them.

Meanwhile, the UN officials said that within the fruitful cooperation with Kuwait over the last years, many awareness campaigns have been organized about labor exploitation, trafficking in persons and domestic workers' rights, in addition to providing technical support and advice to support the government's efforts to respond to the challenges of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic through comprehensive solutions compatible with international laws and standards.