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Regional Conference on Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants

Islamabad (GNP): Under the framework of the Global Action to Prevent and Address Trafficking in Persons and the Smuggling of Migrants in Asia and the Middle East (GLO.ACT – Asia and the Middle East), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Country Office Pakistan, is organizing a two day (16-17 September 2019) Regional Conference to combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP) and the Smuggling of Migrants (SOM) at local Hotel in Islamabad.

GLO.ACT-Asia and the Middle East is a four year (2018-2022) joint initiative by the European Union (EU) and UNODC implemented in partnership with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in five countries in the region of Asia and Middle East, including Pakistan. The project reaffirms that combating human trafficking and migrant smuggling is of the highest importance for the EU and the United Nations as a whole.

Delegates from Afghanistan, Egypt, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Morocco and Nepal are travelling to Pakistan to attend the Regional Conference. Representatives from several embassies, high commissions, UN Agencies, international/national Organizations, civil society, private corporations and senior government officials from provincial police departments, Pakistan Railways Police, provincial line departments, academia will be participating. International experts on the subject shall be facilitating the conference.

Mr Jeremy Milsom, newly appointed Representative for UNODC Pakistan shall be inaugurating the Conference, Mr. Ahmed Mukkarram, Additional Director General Immigration, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), Ms. Anne Marchal, Chargé d’Affaires a.i., Delegation of the European Union to Pakistan have kindly consented to deliver key note addresses at the Conference. GNP

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