The International Migration Organization’s (IMO) mission in Kuwait launched on Thursday an awareness campaign marking the World Day against Trafficking in Persons.
In a press release, the mission said that the campaign was organized in cooperation with the Foreign Ministry of Kuwait and partnership with the standing national committee tasked with executing national strategy to prevent human trafficking and smuggling of migrants.
The mission noted that since 2018, it had facilitated the return of 400 individuals to their homelands in cooperation with Kuwaiti authorities and civil society organizations.
On its part, the standing national committee affirmed that Kuwait shared the international community concerns over the trafficking of persons.
Kuwait had taken various steps to ensure the rights of foreign workers in Kuwait setting up laws to ensure that they were protected, the committee pointed out.
The 6/2010 and 68/2015 laws were ratified to protect workers in the private sector and also promote the rights of domestic employees, it added, saying that a shelter for employees of the latter sector was established to provide legal protection and health services.
Through law 5/2006, Kuwait had ratified the protocol to prevent human trafficking especially of women and children as part of a supplement to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime.
The World Day against Trafficking in Persons is celebrated each year on July 30.
Source: Kuwait News Agency