‘Nepal is serious about fighting human trafficking’


Aug 8, 2018-

Nepal government takes human trafficking and trans-national crimes seriously, and it is committed to fighting them at any cost, Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa has said.

 Addressing the international conference on Seventh Regional Ministerial International Conference on ‘People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons and Related Transnational Crime’ in Bali of Indonesia on Tuesday, he said the Nepal government was serious about curbing the problem  of human trafficking since a large number of people leave the country daily for foreign employment.

He said human smuggling and trafficking had emerged as a big impediment for sustainable human development, rule of law and citizen’s security. The Home Minister expressed the belief that the conference would facilitate the information exchange and collaboration among the law enforcement bodies to curb trans-national crimes related to human smuggling and trafficking.

He said the conference would be the guideline for the welfare of migrant workers at different countries.

Home Ministers and high government officers of different countries attended the conference. Since 2002, the conference is being organised in the name of Bali Process.

Forty-five member countries including Nepal, China, India and Australia as well as UN agencies including IOM, UNHCR and UNODC are the members of the conference.

Home Minister Thapa had left on Sunday leading four-member team. They will return on Wednesday.

Published: 08-08-2018 07:18

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