International Expert Group Meeting on Migrant Smuggling by Air

7-9 December 2009, Vienna, Austria - Between 7 and 9 December 2009, senior law enforcement experts met in Vienna, Austria, to share their expertise on preventing and combating the smuggling of migrants by air.

The aim of the Expert Group Meeting (EGM) was to gain a better understanding of migrant smuggling by air with the objective of better preventing and combating migrant smuggling by air. More specifically, the EGM aimed at gaining a better understanding of:


The EGM gathered expert input on the following points:


The key output of the EGM will be an Issue paper on Migrant Smuggling by Air to be widely distributed among Member States.

The EGM hosted thirteen law enforcers working in North America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East as well as representatives from Interpol, Europol and Frontex at the UNODC headquarters.