US traf­fick­ing com­bat of­fi­cial vis­its la­bor shel­ter

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL - By Me­shaal Al-Enezi


Of­fi­cials at the la­bor shel­ter op­er­ated by the Pub­lic Author­ity for Man­power re­ceived yes­ter­day Victoria Orero from the US Depart­ment of State Of­fice to Mon­i­tor and Com­bat Traf­fick­ing in Per­sons, who was ac­com­pa­nied by a del­e­ga­tion in­clud­ing the US em­bassy’s po­lit­i­cal of­fi­cer Lloyd Free­man, the em­bassy’s po­lit­i­cal af­fairs of­fi­cer Ahmed Fauzi and Sara Al-Saleem, a le­gal re­searcher from Kuwait’s for­eign min­istry.

The visit comes after a re­quest from the US State Depart­ment’s hu­man traf­fick­ing of­fice. The del­e­ga­tion met the la­bor depart­ment as­sess­ment and fol­low-up man­ager Salem Al-Ajmi and shel­ter man­ager Falah Al-Mu­tairi, and briefed them about the so­cial, psy­cho­log­i­cal and le­gal ser­vices the shel­ter pro­vides. The del­e­ga­tion also toured the shel­ter’s fa­cil­i­ties.


Sec­re­tary gen­eral of the Supreme Plan­ning and De­vel­op­ment Coun­cil Khaled Mahdi said that in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Au­dit Bureau and UNDP, the coun­cil’s sec­re­tariat gen­eral is putting fi­nal touches to spe­cial data­bases for the health, ed­u­ca­tion and oil sec­tors ac­cord­ing to in­ter­na­tional stan­dards and reg­u­la­tions, so that they de­velop the Au­dit Bureau’s abil­i­ties and man­power re­sources to en­able it to per­form bet­ter mon­i­tor­ing of var­i­ous state es­tab­lish­ments’ per­for­mance. Speak­ing to re­porters after the first work­shop or­ga­nized by the Au­dit Bureau, Mahdi said that the work­shop was meant to set paths through which the ex­e­cut­ing com­pany PWC would pro­vide con­sul­tancy. Mahdi added that within an agree­ment signed by Kuwait and UNDP, fur­ther work­shops will be held jointly by the Au­dit Bureau and the Supreme Coun­cil for Plan­ning and De­vel­op­ment in this re­gard.

KUWAIT: Victoria Orero from the US Depart­ment of State Of­fice to Mon­i­tor and Com­bat Traf­fick­ing (se­cond from left) is taken on a tour in­side the la­bor shel­ter yes­ter­day.

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