The National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking concluded a two-day virtual online training course today in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) on the identification and referral of potential trafficking-in-persons victims. The training benefited nearly 50 participating officials from the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development and other bodies.
The two-day training equipped officials working in Saudi shelters with the skills necessary to identify and refer potential victims of trafficking. The program featured experts such as Mr. Emam Tarkhan from IOM, international-trafficking-in-persons expert Dr. Muhanad Al-Duwaikat from UNODC, and Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Otaibi from the Saudi Human Rights Commission.
The program covered a broad range of topics, including the international and national legal frameworks governing trafficking crimes, the principles and practices of identifying and referring potential victims, and relevant aspects of the Saudi National Referral Mechanism. Wide-ranging panel discussions included everything from specific case studies to broader discussions of challenges and opportunities in the identification and referral of potential victims.