The United Nations Human Rights Committee has raised concerns about the trafficking in women for prostitution in Macau, the Portuguese news agency Lusa said yesterday. The Macau Government yesterday said its report to the UN on the application of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights in the enclave had been well-received by the Human Rights Committee. The report was presented to the committee by a delegation from Macau in New York on April 4. Concluding observations by the committee in response to the report included a number of 'principal subjects of concern', the Macau Government admitted. The UN's principal concern had been about allegations of 'trafficking in women for the purpose of prostitution', Lusa said. Two Hong Kong men were recently convicted in Vietnam for running a sophisticated syndicate taking women to Macau, where they were forced to work as prostitutes. In recent years cases have emerged of women being taken to the enclave from China and Thailand, where they were forced into the vice trade. A statement from the Macau Government last night said the authorities had taken measures against the exploitation of prostitutes by organised crime.