LMRA CEO Participates in the Asia-GCC Dialogue on Achieving the SDGs and Global Compact “for Safe Migration”

Her Excellency, Mrs. Nouf Abdulrahman Jamsheer, the Chief Executive Officer of the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) and Head of the National Committee for Combatting Trafficking in Persons, participated remotely in the dialogue session for officials from Asia and the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries on achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and implementing the goals of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM).

During the participation, she noted that the Kingdom of Bahrain has taken great strides in the field of governance of migration and safeguarding human rights including ethical employment, decent work, protection of the rights of expat workers, combatting trafficking in persons, as well as strengthening international cooperation and exchanging expertise with member states in this field, which are consistent with the purposes and the 23 objectives of the GCM.

Jamsheer highlighted the prominent projects launched by the Kingdom of Bahrain to address the needs of the Labour Market while safeguarding the rights of all parties, including the Labour Registration Program, which works on registering workers in partnership with the private sector, and the Optional Insurance System for Domestic Workers alongside the Wages Protection System.

The LMRA CEO indicated that the Kingdom’s efforts in, and commitment to, safeguarding the rights of workers is clear through the provision of all procedures that ensure the rights of victims are upheld, and perpetrators are held accountable. She added that this has contributed to the Kingdom attaining international trust and respect, cementing its position as a role model in the field of combatting trafficking in persons at the regional level, which is evident in the Kingdom’s success in maintaining its Tier 1 status in combatting trafficking in persons according to the US Department of State report since 2018 until today ( 5 consecutive years), which is a unique achievement in the Middle East and North Africa region.