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Delegation from Bangladesh visits UNODC
New Delhi, 11 September 2007
In a recent example of inter-agency interface, UNODC hosted an
IOM-led delegation from Bangladesh at its Regional Office for South Asia in New Delhi on 11 September 2007.
Dr. P.M Nair, Project Coordinator, Anti Human Trafficking, breifing the delegation from Bangladesh on the Law Enforcement project of UNODC.
Led by Mr. Mizanur Rahman, National Programme Officer, International Organization for Migration (IOM), Dhaka office and Mr. Sk. Abdur Rouf, Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of Bangladesh, the delegation comprising of representatives from the IOM, the government, NGOs etc. interacted with staff from the Anti-Human Trafficking projects of UNODC. The Bangladeshi delegation is on a study visit to learn more about the victim protection facilities in India.
During the informal, afternoon discussion, UNODC staff led by Project Coordinators Dr. P.M. Nair and Mr. Ajit Joy briefed the guests from Bangladesh on the law enforcement and victim support projects of the office. During the course of the interaction, the delegation was also given an overview of the situation of Smuggling of Migrants from India by Mr. K.C. Saha, Consultant, UNODC on the Migrant Smuggling project. From the other side, colleagues from Bangladesh shared information on their work in the areas of victim support and shelter facilities.
The delegation from Bangladesh, during an interactive session chaired by Mr. Ajit Joy, Project Coordinator, Victim Support and Human Trafficking.
UNODC took this opportunity to brief the delegation on and to extend invitation to the upcoming Conference in New Delhi from 10-11 October 2007 under the Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking (GIFT Initiative). The interaction generated much interest among the delegation members, some of who offered suggestions for the specific, focused discussions planned during the GIFT Conference.
UNODC will be ensuring that the thoughts and ideas shared are given due consideration to make the Conference truly representative of a South Asia initiative in terms of participation and action.