Human trafficking committee launches website
Dubai, May 12, 2009
The UAE National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking has officially launched its website at nccht.gov.ae aimed at improving the reach of its communication to reach all segments of the community and enhance awareness about human trafficking.
Dr Anwar Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Federal National Council Affairs and chairman of the committee, said the online initiative highlights the UAE's commitment to leverage all necessary tools to combat transnational human trafficking crimes and to limit its impact on the society.
He added that going online will help establish an interactive role with the members of the community and better explain to the public about human trafficking crimes and ways of avoiding them.
The website will serve as a new communication channel enabling individuals to send their queries and notify officials about any suspect activity related to human trafficking cases.
The new website offers a number of services and interactive features, explaining to the public the nature of the committee's mandate and efforts exerted to fight human trafficking as well as highlighting the committee's core areas of work.
Laws and legislations, and local and international agreements related to the crime can be viewed on the website, including the Federal law 51/2006 as well as the definitions of the crime.
The website hosts a special section dedicated to annual reports issued by the committee regarding various initiatives and steps taken to fight human trafficking, besides policies and legislations enforced by the UAE on this matter.
Another section, which will be updated daily, has been dedicated to news and events relating to the committee.
The website also features another important interactive feature – ‘Contact Us’ – that allows contact with officials via e-mail, thus enabling users to send complaints and notify the committee about cases related to human trafficking.
The site also has a suggestions box which is aimed to have the public's opinion on ways to develop the committee's tasks and on different issues related to combating human trafficking crimes. – TradeArabia News Service