Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Sunday, September 28th 2014 [ME NewsWire]
The Ministry of Interior showcased its child protection efforts during an international conference that recently concluded in Japan.
The Ministry of Interior’s experiences in the field of child protection were highly acclaimed by the attendees. Several delegations expressed their intention to enhance cooperation with the ministry and to get an overview of the latest developments in the UAE. These statements were made during a number of side meetings with the delegations of the United States, Canada, Australia, and the conference’s organizers.
The Ministry of Interior’s delegation took part in the XXth ISPCAN International Congress (International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect) that was held in the Japanese city of Nagoya from 14 to 17 September, under the theme “Towards child-centered societies: Learn from the past, act for the future”. This participation personifies the UAE’s vision and goal to become one of the safest places for children in the world.
Major Dr. Mohammed Khalifa Al Ali, Member and Rapporteur of the Higher Committee for Child Protection, Director of the Child Protection Initiative (Head of delegation), stressed that the participation is in response to the instructions of Major General Nasser Lakhrebani Al Nuaimi, Secretary General of the Office of HH Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Chairman of the Higher Committee for Child Protection. It also embodies his keenness to participate in world conferences, which examine international efforts that aim to provide assistance and protection to children from the dangers they may encounter.
Major Al Ali noted that such participations boost international cooperation, which plays a significant role in transferring and exchanging knowledge, reviewing best practices, and identifying pioneering international initiatives and projects in this important area.
Adding further, he said that attending this conference provided the Ministry of Interior’s delegation with an opportunity to present and exchange viewpoints, ideas, and to showcase its practices and experiences in the area of child protection. “The conference shed light on the various entities and scientific disciplines that undertake similar roles. Creative ideas unfold through direct interaction at scientific conferences and meetings, as well as during the debates held on the sidelines of the conference,” Major Al Ali said.
Moreover, Major Al Ali noted that participation at such events contributes to keep abreast of all developments, establish relations and get acquainted with prominent figures that actively work in the child protection field. This would promote cooperation between countries in a bid to provide protection and support to children, establish friendship ties between them, and unify all efforts to protect children against potential risks.
“During the four-day conference, the delegation gave three different presentations. In the first presentation, the delegation shed light on the training programs designed by the Ministry of Interior, to enhance awareness of individuals who work with children in kindergartens and schools. The second presentation gave an overview of the establishment and development of the Ministry of Interior’s Child Protection Center and highlighted the means of developing and implementing its strategy for child protection. The third presentation acquainted participants with the smartphone application “HEMAYATI”, designed by the Ministry of Interior as a tool to empower parents to protect their children. The delegation also distributed brochures to participants at the conference, highlighting the efforts exerted by the UAE Ministry of Interior in the area of child protection, and the means of using the application.
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