Bahrain this Month: Conference on Human Trafficking
On 1-3 March 2009, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs organised
a conference under the theme: 'Human Trafficking at a Crossroads'.
The Conference was attended by representatives of governments, national
and international governmental and non-governmental organizations,
the private sector and civil society. Dr. Rana Al Khalifah, an advisor
to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs commented that the Conference
comes as part of Bahrain's efforts to eradicate this phenomenon,
in addition to try to include the private sector in combating human
trafficking and providing support to its victims. The Conference
discussed national strategies for combating trafficking; shed light
on coordination between private and public sectors; and provided
an overview of the executive, legislative and judicial measures
taken to curb this phenomena.