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20 May 2022 Created: 09:46 PM Last Updated: 09:46 PM Views: 168 New York, May 20 (BNA): Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani, affirmed the keenness of the Kingdom of Bahrain to implement the goals and principles of the Global Compact for Migration by integrating them into national development plans, in line with the 2030 Economic Vision and sustainable development goals, and in light of the comprehensive development process of His Majesty King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa. This came in a speech delivered in the joint forum which was organised by the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Republic of the Philippines on “Labour Mobility and Human Rights: Improving Labour Migration Governance for Migrant Workers in the Middle East”. It was held on the sidelines of the First International Migration Review Forum at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. The speech was delivered on his behalf by the Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the United Nations in New York, Ambassador Jamal Faris Al-Ruwaei, in the presence of the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA)’s Chief Executive Officer, Jamal Abdulaziz Al-Alawi. The Foreign Minister affirmed that Bahrain will continue its approach to promoting migration governance and human rights, including ethical recruitment, decent work, protecting the rights of expatriate workers, combating trafficking in persons, and continuing its cooperation and distinguished relations, as a GCC member, with the Philippines and other friendly countries, and consolidating the international partnership, in a way that supports the 23 goals of the Global Compact for Safe Migration, and its affirmation in its 2020 voluntary national review.  He highlighted the interest in protecting the rights of migrant workers and combating trafficking in persons within the framework of the 2022-2026 National Human Rights Plan, which was prepared in partnership with the civil society, national human rights institutions, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, the International Organization for Migration, and other local and international partners, taking into account the recommendations of the Universal Periodic Review of the Human Rights Council. Dr. Al-Zayani affirmed that Bahrain, thanks to the wise approach of His Majesty the King and the esteemed government policy headed by His Royal Highness the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, is continuing to protect human rights, including the right to work and the preservation of human dignity, and its commitment to exchange experiences with international organizations, and to promote it under the Strategic and Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (2021-2022) with the United Nations agencies.  AOQ

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