KUWAIT CITY, Sept 5: Interior Ministry Undersecretary Lieutenant General Sulaiman Al-Fahad on Monday met in his office Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially in women and children, and her accompanying delegation. Other security officials and International Organization for Migration (IOM) Chief of Mission in Kuwait Iman Ereiqat were also present at the meeting.
During the meeting, Al-Fahad affirmed the commitment of the security institution, represented by its different sectors, to apply laws on respecting human rights and human dignity. He stressed that protection is guaranteed for everyone who resides in Kuwait regardless of their gender, religion or faith.
He underscored the importance of the ministry’s projects in protecting human rights and combating human trafficking. He also shed light on laws related to protecting domestic workers and children’s rights as well as combating human trafficking.
He reaffirmed the ministry’s commitment to protect the rights of workers in all levels. He said the security institution has taken bold and significant steps in protecting rights while opening doors for cooperation and exchange of visits with the United Nations and other international organizations to benefit from their experiences.
He presented to his guests the awareness and orientation campaigns being carried out by the security institution. He also disclosed that Kuwait will soon host the first regional conference on protecting children from the dangers of social media, with the participation of international experts in the framework of continued efforts in this regard.
On the other hand, Giammarinaro expressed gratitude to Kuwait, stressing that she is happy to visit the country and satisfied with the efforts exerted by the Interior Ministry in the human rights field. She pointed out the visit a chance for open and frank discussion on human rights and human trafficking.
Meanwhile, Assistant Undersecretary for Correctional Institutions and Sentences Enforcement Major General Khald Al-Dayen met Giammarinaro, the accompanying delegation and Ereiqat. In the meeting, he briefed the delegation on the most important issues, ways of dealing with human trafficking cases and procedures followed by the ministry. They also watched a documentary film on the services provided to inmates in correctional facilities.
Furthermore, Giammarinaro praised what she saw in the presentation and procedures. She and her accompanying delegation visited the correctional facility to personally look into work procedures and programs implemented there.