GloAct against human trafficking launched

- Rastriya Samachar Samiti, Kathmandu

Mar 8, 2017-

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) announced the implementation of Global Action (GloAct) against trafficking in persons and the smuggling of migrants in 13 countries including Nepal on Tuesday on the eve of the 107th International Women’s Day. 

The joint initiative by the UNODC and the European Union is supported by the International Organisation of Migration (IOM) and Unicef and shall remain in effect until 2019. 

At a programme in the Capital on Tuesday, representatives of the GloAct partner organisations highlighted the need and importance of this initiative to control human trafficking and smuggling of migrants remaining as social taboos. The aim of the campaign is to assist the selected countries in developing and implementing comprehensive national counter-trafficking and counter-smuggling responses. These organisations will cooperate with the Office of Attorney General in Nepal to seek a legal remedy for survivors, assist Nepal Police in setting up a special unit to effectively combat against human trafficking and smuggling of migrants. 

On the occasion, Radhika Aryal, joint secretary at the Ministry of Women, Children, and Social Welfare, said the government was seriously working to combat trafficking in persons and necessary acts including the Anti-gender-Based Violence Act had already been endorsed and implemented. 

Published: 08-03-2017 08:06

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