ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As of Wednesday, the United Arab Emirates officially assumed the duties
of chair of the Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT), an international
alliance of 18 law enforcement agencies and private sector partners
dedicated to combating online child sexual abuse; under the chairmanship
of Major General Dr. Nasser Lakhrebani Al Nuaimi, Secretary General of
the Office of HH Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior.
As chairmanship of the VGT rotates among members every three years, the
UAE will oversee the international taskforce for the next three years
The VGT chair handover was announced at the Virtual Global Taskforce
Board of Management and consultative team’s meeting in April 2015,
following the unanimous voting for the UAE Ministry of Interior, in
recognition of its significant efforts and extensive activities to
protect children and prevent and respond to child sexual exploitation.
Major General Al Nuaimi said that the appointment of the UAE to chair
this prestigious taskforce for the next three years is testament from
member countries and law enforcement agencies of the efficient efforts,
competence and values of the UAE police, and the leadership’s commitment
to establish the UAE as a center of excellence in the field of child
protection and to enhance children’s awareness regarding the dangers of
modern technologies. “It is our responsibility to make the Internet a
safer place for children,” he said.
The UAE, represented by the Ministry of Interior, officially became a
member of the VGT in May 2010, by inking accession documents to VGT.
Under the agreement, the UAE will be legally bound to realize the VGT
objectives seeking to make the Internet a safer place; identify, locate
and help children at risk of sexual exploitation.
During the official change of chair in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, Major
General Al Nuaimi will assume the duties of chair from Ian M. Quinn,
Deputy Assistant Director of ICE HSI’s Investigative Services Division
and Cyber Crimes Center.
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