Prevent migrant smuggling to reduce human trafficking
12 November 2012
The Bali Process on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons and Related Transnational Organized Crime celebrated its 10 years of existence this month at the Tenth Anniversary Commemorative Conference in Bali.
Covering 46 countries in Asia and the Pacific, the Bali Process is a unique forum bringing states together in response to human trafficking and migrant smuggling.
Speaking at the inaugural session, Gary Lewis, UNODC Regional Representative for East Asia and the Pacific, called on Bali Process members to "end impunity and put the criminals out of business."
In his scene-setting speech Mr. Lewis focused on human trafficking in Southeast Asia - specifically the Greater Mekong Sub-region - and the challenges posed by the related crimes of human trafficking and migrant smuggling.
Read more here.
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