GCC hails Bahrain’s success in fighting human trafficking
Agencies | Muscat
The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com
The GCC countries labour ministers praised Bahrain’s achievements in maintaining the lead role in US Department of State’s 2023 Trafficking in Persons Report 2023, for the sixth year in a row.
They noted the level of progress that the Kingdom has achieved in terms of protecting the workforce. This came as Labour Minister Jamil bin Mohammed Humaidan headed the Bahraini delegation participating in the ninth meeting of the Committee of GCC Labour Ministers, held in Oman on September 19-20 with the participation of GCC countries labour ministers.
Humaidan stressed Bahrain’s support for joint Gulf action and coordination efforts among member states to improve Gulf labour markets and exchange successful experiences, especially with regard to plans for employing the national workforce and facilitating the transition of Gulf manpower between Gulf labour markets in accordance with their common principles.
He noted the role of this meeting in activating and implementing the decisions issued by the Supreme Council in the field of labour and studying the development of legislative tools in the GCC countries to keep pace with developments in labour fields.
The ministers discussed the measures taken by member states to facilitate the employment and movement of citizens of the GCC countries for the purpose of work and what they have done towards equality with the citizen workforce, in addition to enhancing coordination between the GCC countries in international forums.
The meeting also discussed developments in labour markets, the effects of technological development, changes in work patterns, potential impacts on the workforce and developing recommendations to reduce job losses through continuous learning policies, training, and rehabilitation programmes.